The 11th annual Traditional Robbie Burns Supper/Celebration at The Rhinecliff- Fri., Feb 1st, 2019 - 6:30-9:30pm
Celebrating the life and art of the legendary poet Robert Burns. A much-anticipated tradition in the Hudson Valley. Featuring the recitation of Burns's poetry, a traditional dinner with the entrance of the haggis, storytelling, songs, and whisky toasts.“It’s all about the party. It’s about good food, entertainment and good company.”
With your Host, the renowned Hudson Valley Storyteller Jonathan Kruk, Master Piper Jeremy Freeman, Swordsman Neil Roberts+ the Honorable Haggis, Whiskey tastings + other Special Guests.
Special overnight room rates$149. Presented in association with DAAssociatesPR.com
Pls call 1-845-876-0590 for reservations. $49.95pp ++, $40.95 bar seats
The Rhinecliff prepares a menu that consists of traditional Scottish dishes like cock-a-leekie soup, “neeps and tatties” (turnips and potatoes mashed together) and lemon curd shortbread, but substitutes a Highland beef stew for what Burns called the “great chieftain o’ the puddin-race.”.
The ceremonies include the requisite Parade or Piping-in of the Haggis, along with the traditional Selkirk Grace, the Toast of the Lassies and the Lassies’ Response for a bit of good-natured battle-of-the-sexes humor. Master piper Jeremy Freeman will play the bagpipes; storyteller Jonathan Kruk and other Special Guests will relate some incidents from the life of Burns; swordsman Neil Roberts will buckle some swash. Participants are encouraged to bring songs, poems and stories by, about and in the spirit of the Bard of Ayrshire. And at the end, everybody joins in singing Auld Lang Syne, in a context where it makes a lot more sense than on New Year’s Eve.