Burns Night is not only a celebration of the Scottish bard, Robert Burns, but it is also a celebration of the delights of Scottish food and culture. This year, as part of our Feasts and Festivals series, MOFAD will be hosting our very first Burns Night! Guests will enter to the beautiful sound of bagpipes before sitting down to enjoy samples of haggis (vegetarian included) and other Scottish delicacies, a guided Scottish whisky tasting courtesy of Johnnie Walker, and Burns poetry recitations.
Wear your tartan, bring your Scottish pride, and get ready to toast the lassies (and the lads).
FOR THE BRAVE AND HARDY GUESTS, WEARING THE FULL KILT GET UP WILL WIN YOU A SPECIAL MOFAD PRIZE!
Some hae meat and canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it,
But we hae meat and we can eat,
And sae the Lord be thankit.
About Patrick Duffy
Pipe Major Patrick Duffy has been performing in the New York City area for the past 17 years. He is Pipe Major of the New York Scottish Pipes & Drums and is Piper to The Chief of The New York Caledonian Club. Patrick has performed at the Explorers Club Annual Dinner gala, the National Trust for Scotland annual gala, and various local community events. Originally from a family of ten from the small town of Hayward, Wisconsin, Patrick now resides on the Upper West Side and can periodically be heard skirling on the pipes on warm summer evenings in Central Park.
About Darron Foy
Darron Foy is The Flatiron Room's resident whisky expert, a mammoth task for the bar that houses the largest collection of whisky on the East Coast. In 2015, Darron received his Certificate of Expertise in the Sales and Service of Scotch Whisky from the Scottish Whisky Heritage Centre in Edinburgh. In 2016, he moved to Brooklyn.
About John Hutt
John Hutt, whose family hails from Fife, is a lifelong chef with a passion for and interest in the theory, history, science, and culture of food. He has opened restaurants, written papers, cooked a lot of food for a lot of people, and travelled the world eating and drinking delicious things. He came to MOFAD from the El Bulli institute in Barcelona where he was working on the theory and practice of food and cooking.
About Johnnie Walker
Johnnie Walker is the world’s number one Scotch Whisky brand, enjoyed by people in over 180 countries around the world. Since the time of its founder, John Walker, those who blend its whiskies have pursued flavour and quality above else.
Six generations of skilled Master Blenders have pioneered and crafted bold new flavours that have transformed a small Scottish grocery store business, founded in 1820, into an international whisky business selling stylish, authentic, and iconic blends.
This program is part of Feasts and Festivals, a program series that examines food and drink’s central role in celebrations, ceremonies, and rituals across the globe. For more information, click here.
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