Och aye, it’s Burns Night! The traditional Scottish celebration will see new British bar and restaurant Reform Social & Grill host a Burns supper. Not sure what all the fuss is about? Check out our fast facts!
What’s Burns Night?
• It’s a celebration of the birthday of Scottish poet Robert Burns.
• Food includes haggis, which is sheep’s heart, liver and lungs mixed with onion and spices and traditionally encased in the animal’s stomach (it’s an acquired taste). It’s served with neeps (turnips) and tatties (potatoes). Clootie dumpling, a suet based pudding, rounds off the meal.
• Burns suppers follow a traditional format. They include a tribute to the haggis and a ‘toast to the lassies’ by a male speaker, whose partner then replies with a toast to the laddies. It’s all done in Scots dialect, but don’t let that put you off.
INFO: Starters from Dhs48, mains from Dhs120, 12noon-12midnight, Sat 25 Jan, Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes, Dubai, 044 542 638, www.reformsocialgrill.ae