As January begins to come to a close an important and fun Scottish tradition nears. The Burns supper, a long-standing tradition, is held on January 25th every year to commemorate the birthday of Robert Burns. Considering all of the Irish/Celtic/Scottish events in the area (Celticfest, Celtic Classic Alliance, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations), I’m surprised there aren’t more Burns supper events in the area.
The Burns supper is an event held on the birthday of Robert Burns, a famous Scottish poet most well known for Auld Lang Syne, better known as the song you sing after the ball drops on New Year’s Eve. A Burns supper is a structured affair, with odes to haggis and many other odd ceremonies. Scotch usually accompanies the fare for and poems by Burns are recited. Unfortunately there’s no a fully structured Burns supper event in the Lehigh Valley, but the closest you’re going to get is the Burns Weekend at Braveheart Highland Pub in Hellertown.
From the 21st to the 25th Braveheart is having the following dinner specials in celebration of the event:
Smoked Hakkock Soup
Fried & battered thin sliced potatoes baked with chedder & bacon
Pan-Seared Haggis with Neeps and Tatties
Corned Beef & Cabbage
Roasted Leg of Lamb with Mustard Sauce
ground beef, potatoes, onions, celery & carrots with a puff pastry crust
scottish dessert with whipped cream, raspberry puree & toasted oatmeal
So stop in, have some traditional Scottish food, and wash it all down with a dram of something good.
Braveheart Highland Pub
430 Main St.
Hellertown, P.A. 18055
Pub – (610) 838 – 6555