Join us at the Borrowdale Hotel on Friday 21st January at 7pm as we are set to serve the UK’s poshest haggis at our exclusive Burns Night extravaganza!
We will use a silver-plated carving trolley worth £25,000 to present the traditional Scottish delicacy during the evening, which is held to mark the life and legacy of Scottish bard Robert Burns.
The silver-plated trolley, which has been a feature of the four-star hotel’s dining room for more than 40 years, will take centre stage during the celebrations which include the traditional Address to a Haggis and Toast to the Haggis.
“The serving trolley is very much part of the Borrowdale Hotel and is used to serve our Sunday roasts and on other special occasions. It’s irreplaceable in terms of what it means to the hotel, and we’ve been told that to buy a new one could cost more than £25,000. We recently had restoration work done on the trolley which cost approximately £3,500 to ensure it’s in excellent working condition and can continue to be used to serve diners for years to come.” – Dani Hope, Director at Lake District Hotels
The Borrowdale Hotel’s Burns Supper begins at 7pm and will include poetry recitals, speeches and traditional Scottish food and drink including cullen skink and haggis, neeps and tatties. There will also be a whisky nightcap.
During the evening, award-winning piper Craig Irving will pipe the haggis into the room before the Address to the Haggis is given by Tony Belli, who works as a Maintenance Assistant with Lake District Hotels. The haggis will then be plated and served to guests.
Tony, who is originally from Ayrshire, presided over several Burns Suppers while serving in the army, most recently as a reservist with the Royal Logistics Corps.
“Burns Night is a special celebration for anyone of Scottish descent and helps keep the language and legacy of Robert Burns alive for now and for the future.” – Tony Belli, Lake District Hotels Maintenance Assistant and Burns Supper host.
The Borrowdale Hotel’s silver-plated carving trolley was made by Drakes Silversmiths of London who made carving trolleys for the finest catering establishments. It is believed to originate from around 1930 and has been in service for more than 90 years.
The event costs £49.95 per person and begins at 7pm on Friday 21st January. The price includes welcome canapes, a 4-course meal, traditional piper, Address to a Haggis, entertainment plus a whisky nightcap. To book a table please call 017687 77224