Celebrating the birthday of the great Scottish poet, the Supper will include the traditional haggis, followed by another favourite from North of the Border, cranachan – a whipped cream and raspberry-based dessert. For those Sassenachs who don’t delight in the mysteries of the illustrious haggis, there will be the alternative of shepherd’s pie, including a vegetarian version.
Cittaslow Aylsham’s chairman, Liz Jones, says the Burns Night event is designed to provide an opportunity to enjoy a meal with friends, old and new, in a convivial atmosphere and at a reasonable price. “January can be a dismal month,” says Liz, “with the warmth of Christmas evaporating into the cold winter nights. Our Burns Night Supper will provide the perfect antidote to those post-Christmas blues.”
The Burns Night Supper, starting at 7.00 for 7.30pm, costs just £12 per person with tickets available from Salad Days Fruit & Veg stall in the Market Place on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. There will be a bar offering wine and soft drinks.
There are currently just a handful of towns in the UK that have qualified for Cittaslow status, an accreditation, hard won, that reflects a certain quality of life, a strong community spirit and a distinct identity in the face of the threat of monotonous global uniformity. Aylsham is proud to be one of those towns and its Cittaslow committee is delighted to be able to bring events like the Burns Night Supper for the enjoyment of its residents.
There’s more about the Cittaslow movement at www.cittaslow.org.uk