The LA Scotch Club will be hosting its 6th infamous Burns Night Supper on Saturday, Jan 24th at Beckham Grill in Pasadena, beginning at 6:30 with supper at 7:15 (late arrivals welcome). Our scotch sponsor this year will be Aberlour.
What is a Burns Supper? Well, you can get the “official” description here, but in reality it’s just an excuse to eat, drink scotch, and wear kilts.
Robbie Burns is Scotland’s most famous poet, who wrote Auld Lang Syne and other things that tended to involve food and scotch. In keeping with tradition, we’re going to have a grand ol’ time with a lot of great scotch and dinner. Food will be pre-ordered (see below) per your selection and you may bring a friend(s) who are welcome to enjoy the supper even if they decide not to partake of scotch.
If you google “Burns Supper”, you may notice that it is traditionally chock full of a lot of formal rituals that we will be liberally abbreviating in favor of enjoying scotch. After the Address to a Haggis, complimentary haggis will be served for those of us brave enough to sample.
And of course there’s Los Angeles proudest cultural classic, the Drunken Poetry Contest will be held for the prize of a lovely bottle of scotch and a booby prize for the worst.
Drunken Poetry Winner: Midge Haggard Berthe
The Full Video of Drunken Poets
Plasteredpiece Theater: The Raven