On the 25th January, The Lygon Arms will celebrate Burns Night with a feast and toast to the Scottish poet, Robert Burns.
Nestled in the charming village of Broadway in the Cotswolds, the converted 13th-century former coaching inn, a haunt for many a historical figure, is the perfect setting to honour Scotland’s foremost literary hero. Inspired by the traditional Burns Night supper, diners will be treated to an Ardbeg cocktail masterclass with Scottish whisky authority Michael Pearson and a four-course whisky paired menu devised by Head Chef, Ales Maurer. Once warmed by the cocktails, guests will go on to enjoy a starter of haggis, so beloved by Burns, pickled red cabbage and a scotch laced sauce following the ‘Address to Haggis’.
The main course will see the finest Aberdeen Angus beef fillet showcased alongside slow cooked ox cheek, wild mushrooms and the customary neeps and tatties. Dessert will be a twist on cranachan, the oat based dessert, here with bitter Valhrona dark chocolate mousse, blood orange sorbet and honey; the perfect partners to peaty Ardbeg whisky. The cheese course will be a celebration of the robust flavours of Scottish Dunsyre Blue cheese, hailing from the Clyde Valley, a pear jelly, rye crackers and walnuts, as guests will be invited to make their final toast to Robert Burns.
Published whisky writer, Michael Pearson will devise three different aperitif cocktails whilst teaching the guests about the nuances and heritage of 200-year-old Ardbeg whisky. Head Chef, Ales Maurer said ‘Burns Night is the perfect opportunity to highlight to our guests the exceptional produce Scotland is famed for. Putting together this menu with Adberg whisky is the ideal way to celebrate Robert Burn’s life and works with the things he enjoyed the most. The Lygon Arms makes the perfect setting as a historical seat with other noted figures including King Charles I and Oliver Cromwell, previous guests here’
Price: Tickets to Burns Night at The Lygon Arms costs £95 and includes a cocktail masterclass with Michael Pearson to make and drink three Ardbeg whisky cocktails, a four course whisky paired menu and tea and coffee.