Burns Night Menus to Enjoy at Home
21st January 2021
Our friends over at Leeds Food Tours have put together the ultimate list of Burns Night Menus to Enjoy at Home…
Burns Night is an annual festival to celebrate Scottish poet, Robert Burns. He wrote Auld Lang Syne, which many of us drunkenly sing to welcome in the new year!
It’s celebrated on 25th January and usually involves a traditional meal of haggis served with neeps and tatties (turnips and potatoes). There’s an official running order for Burns Night too, which includes readings of poems, music, speeches, and even addressing the haggis.
Although it’s mostly celebrated in Scotland, there are plenty of ways to celebrate in England too, with restaurants and entertainment venues usually putting on events. Although there won’t be any parties this year, a few restaurants are putting on a Burns Night inspired menu to enjoy at home.
You might not usually celebrate, but I’m sure an excuse to do something a little different (and open the whisky!) is very welcome this year.
Burns Night Inspired Menus in Leeds
Easy Riders @ Tobacco Road
With only 20 boxes available for delivery, order as soon as possible if you fancy this. For £30 you’ll get a box for two people which includes:
• Deep Fried Balmoral Chicken – buttermilk chicken and haggis served with scotch sauce
• Irn Bru Pulled Pork Sandwich – with buck slaw and in a pretzel bun
• Burns Unit Bon Bons – haggis bon bons with Irn Bru hot sauce
• Tattie Tots – deep fried tatties served with chippy curry sauce
• 2 Scottish themed tipples
Message them on instagram (@easy_riders_kitchen) for more information.
Vice and Virtue
The first of two fine dining options, because it’s a special occasion after all! For £50 per person you can enjoy a five course Burns Night supper with three whisky pairings included!
• Snacks (always an intriguing one!)
• Smoked Salmon with Tattie Scone, Creme Fraiche and Caviar
• Haggis and Lorne Fritter with Neeps & Tatties and Whisky Sauce
• Cranachan (a creamy dessert traditionally eaten on Burns Night)
• Breakfast Truffle Petit Four
Available on 24th & 25th January.
Harewood Food & Drink Project
If five courses isn’t enough, Harewood at Home have you covered with seven dishes cooked by chef Josh Whitehead. They’re collaborating with Glengoyne distillery for this, one of my dad’s favourite whiskies and a distillery that I was dragged around by him in an attempt to uncover my love for single malt! I’m yet to acquire it.
This one is £55 per person and available on 22nd January, menu below. Order here.
Ok this one isn’t a menu or takeaway, but a virtual Burns Night from one of Leeds’ independent venues, and you will learn how to make your own vegan Haggis!
Join Oporto on Facebook (link here) from 8pm on 25th January for live music, Knave’s Kitchen vegan haggis recipes and Scotch whisky recommendations. Keep an eye on the event so that you can prep for haggis making!
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