Robert Burns Supper
The 7th annual Traditional Robbie Burns Supper at The Rhinecliff- Fri., Jan 30th, 2015 - 6:30-9:30pm
With your Host, renowned Hudson Valley Storyteller Jonathan Kruk, Master Piper Jeremy Freeman, Swordsman Neil Roberts, Songster Big Joe Fitz, Chanteuse ELAINE RACHLIN- the Honorable Haggis, Whiskey tastings + other Special Guests. Reservations suggested. Special overnight room rates. Presented in association with DAAssociatesPR.com Pls call 1-845-876-0590 for reservations. www.therhinecliff.com
Celebrate the life and art of the legendary poet Robert Burns. A much-anticipated tradition in our area. Featuring the recitation of Burns's poetry, a traditional dinner with the entrance of the haggis, storytelling, songs, and whisky toasts.
The Rhinecliff prepares a menu that consists of traditional Scottish dishes like cock-a-leekie soup, “neeps and tatties” (turnips and potatoes mashed together) and lemon curd shortbread, but substitutes a Highland beef stew for what Burns called the “great chieftain o’ the puddin-race.”. The ceremonies include the requisite Parade or Piping-in of the Haggis, along with the traditional Selkirk Grace, the Toast of the Lassies and the Lassies’ Response for a bit of good-natured battle-of-the-sexes humor. Master piper Jeremy Freeman will play the bagpipes; storyteller Jonathan Kruk will relate some incidents from the life of Burns; swordsman Neil Roberts will buckle some swash. Participants are encouraged to bring songs, poems and stories by, about and in the spirit of the Bard of Ayrshire. And at the end, everybody joins in singing Auld Lang Syne, in a context where it makes a lot more sense than on New Year’s Eve.
Skullsplitter Ale will be on tap, and whiskeys from Tuthilltown Spirits will be available for tasting. If you want to indulge freely in Highland spirits without falling off the mountainside on the way home, the Rhinecliff offers a special room rate of $149 plus taxes for guests of Burns Night. This event usually sells out, so make your reservations now at (845) 876-0590, $39.95 pp. firstname.lastname@example.org or www.therhinecliff.com.