Huge success, sold out...
Press: MC Weekly January 2013
Everyone at MHAA/MOM would like to thank Edie McDonald and her family for make this dinner such a wonderful success. Talk about sacrifices... they even gave up their seats and ate standing up and in the kitchen. Like any normal family it didn't damper their spirits or the festivities. Two thumbs up to MHAA staff and management who remained ever vigilant and available to assist Edie on a moments notice.
Catering was by Two Chefs Catering.
See you next year!
January 25, 2013 - 5:30pm
Robert Burns (1759–1796)
A Burns supper is a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns, widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland , and author of many poems both in Scots and English. His English works are characterized by their blunt political and civil commentary. The suppers are normally held on or near the poet's birthday, 25 January, sometimes also known as Robert Burns Day or Burns Night.
Burns suppers are most common in Scotland and Northern Ireland but occur wherever there areBurns Clubs, Scottish Societies, expatriate Scots, or aficionados of Burns' poetry. The first suppers were held in Ayrshire at the end of the 18th century by Robert Burns' friends on the anniversary of his death, 21 July, In Memoriam and they have been a regular occurrence ever since on 25 January, Burns' birthday.
Burns suppers may be formal or informal. Both typically include haggis (a traditional Scottish dish celebrated by Burns in Address to a Haggis), Scotch whisky and the recitation of Burns' poetry and occasionally end with dancing when ladies are present. Formal suppers follow a standard format as follows:
1.1 Start of the evening
1.2 Host's welcoming speech
1.3 Entrance of the haggis
1.5 Immortal memory
1.7 Toast to the Lassies
1.8 Reply to the Toast to the Lassies
1.9 Other toasts and speeches
1.10 Works by Burns
The Scots members of Monterey History and Arts Association invite you to join them in celebrating the 253rd anniversary of Robby Burns birthday at 5:30 p.m. on January 25th at Casa Seranno, 412 Pacific St., Monterey. Our 2nd annual formal celebration will include all the traditional trappings of the occasion; haggis, piper, poetry recitations and an appearance by the laureate himself as portrayed by Taelen Thomas. Sissy English beverages will be available for those without Scots blood. Tickets are limited $50 in advance. Come in period dress and receive a free entry for a door prize.
Tickets are $50 per person. You can register via the link below.
Or call 372-2608.
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