Burns Night supper
Burns Night Top Table – Some of the organising team, from left, front row, Jill Willis (head chef), Grizelda Tyler, Sue Lake. Standing at back from left, Mo Anderson-Dungar, Wendy Sadler, Geoff Sadler, Alan O’Rourke, Sue Margarson, Giles Margarson, Roger Willis, Adam Waller

Aylsham Burns Night Supper

A Burns Night Supper with a difference was organised by Cittaslow Aylsham and Slow Food Aylsham at the end of January. While most of the evening followed the time-honoured pattern, the Address to the Haggis was performed by local lady, Grizelda Tyler who, with her Sottish ancestry, added a female dimension to a traditionally male event.

Alan O’Rourke Immortal Memory – Alan O’Rourke proposed a toast to the immortal memory of Robbie Burns

The customary menu of Haggis, Neeps & Tatties was supplemented by cottage pie for those whose taste does not extend to the mighty Scottish dish but everybody agreed that the dessert of Cranachan (whipped cream, oats, raspberries and a dash of whisky) was a great finale to a delicious meal.

Over 60 diners enjoyed the evening with proceeds going to support the work of Slow Food and Cittaslow in the town, including the annual Food Festival and summer cooking demonstrations in the Market Place as well as other, non-food-related activities.