Sunday, January 20, 2008

The English Pub's Robert Burns- Shriners Burn Unit Benefit

O, my luve is like a red, red rose...R.Burns
Derek Bennett, Naples' English Pub's proprietor, celebrated Robert Burns Night with a full house, honoring the Scottish author of Auld Lang Syne, and raising several thousand dollars for the Shriner's Children's Burn Unit in Tampa, FL. Held on the Poet's birthday, Burns' Suppers have been celebrated in over 150 countries, for over two hundred years-quite the tradition!

The magical candlelit evening, offering 5 traditional courses paired with fine wines and aged Scotch, began with selected readings of "Rabbie" Burns. Then Chef Fred Ward, having sacrificed a squealing young Haggis, cooked, and paraded it properly about the room, with Piper John Morrison piping. He served it with Sauce, Neaps and Tatties, paired wi' a nip of oh-so-smooth Tomatin 12 year old Scotch Whisky.

"Pipin in the Haggis" on it's Silver Platter, with Chef Ward, Piper John Morrison
Alan Sloan Addressing the Haggis
The Cooked Haggis Celebrants, with wine goblets and candle light
Marsha Cheekily Toasts (or Roasts) the Men
A rich Scotch Broth followed, then a Bacon Wrapped Loch Fynn Trout, paired with with McWilliams Shiraz from Oz.
The savory Oat Encrusted Black Angus New York Strip, served with Whisky Peppercorn Sauce, Paired with Le Grande Noir Cab/Syrah The Scots Burnt Cream dessert was paired with French Red Bicyclette Rose. A Loyal Toast was proclaimed in honor of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth- long live the Queen!

Pete, Judy and Nick. Richard, Marsha, and Tim Wearing the Plaids
Tim, Gazing on a Sporran
Pete, Weary of the Frozen Tundra
Richard, Elegant in Full Regalia
Pensive Gentleman
A Friendly Couple -Gie her a haggis!
Scots Burnt Cream
Derek's Cheeky Lasses And for auld lang syne, my jo,
For auld lang syne,
We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

Sláinte Mhath! Happy Burns Night!

Reserve now for 2009's Robert Burns Night, wherever ye may be. Visit Naples English Pub now for a hearty British lunch or supper. Share delicious food, have a pint, and watch fine sports on the widescreen.

The English Pub 2408 Linwood Ave, Naples Fl. 239-775-3727


Thistlemoon said...

That sounds like a fun night! I once hosted a Burn's Night and it was quite a lot of fun!

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