Plans are under way for a celebration honoring the life and time of poet Robert Burns, and Mount Airy Museum of Regional History officials say now is the time to make plans to attend.
The museum is hosting the annual Robert Burns Dinner at Trio Restaurant located in the Main Oak Emporium. The event is set for Jan. 26, at 6 p.m., said Matt Edwards, director of the museum.
Tickets are $50 and includes the annual toast.
Seats could sell out fast, according to the museum director.
“There is limited seating, so if you would like to come and honor Mr. Burns’ contributions to his literary work along with your own Scottish heritage, please call Nancy Davis, guest services manager, at 786-4478 to make your reservations,” Edwards said.
The event is filled with traditional Scottish cuisine to celebrate the life and lineage of the poet.
Traditional haggis will be served, along with a traditional dinner of roast beef, “neeps and tatties,” (mashed potatoes) and a delicious Scottish dessert known as “tipsy laird.”
According to Edwards, the traditional haggis dish served at the event is “as close as you can get to the haggis they eat in Scotland.”
Guests will be welcomed with bagpipes performing traditional music, and the haggis dinner will be presented to bagpipe music.
“It is a fun night with dining, toasting, entertainment and regaling about the life of Scotland’s own poet laureate,” Edwards said. “Mr. Ryan Singleton, our guest pianist, will once again honor us by accompanying the traditional songs sung at the Burns Dinner.”
An auction of what Edwards described as “unusual items” will also be held at the event.
“Proceeds from the auction will help us keep the annual Robert Burns Night alive and well,” he said.
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