Mad Fox Brewing Company wants to help you banish the winter blahs with their Robbie Burns Dinner on Wednesday, January 23. The five-course beer dinner featuring Scottish favorites marks the 254th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns (1759-1796), the great Scottish poet.
According to a press release, "Burns Suppers run the gamut from staid, formal affairs to far more raucous occasions. Mad Fox’s unique take on the global tradition will fall more to the fun, flavorful side of life." The full menu is below.
Known in Scotland as “The Bard,” Burns is best known for his poetic song Auld Lang Syne, the popular tune played annually at New Year’s celebrations worldwide. A pioneer of the Romantic Movement, his poetry and lyrics gave him wide renown as the national poet of Scotland. Following his death, Burns’ friends began honoring his passing each year with a traditional Scottish meal including haggis, Scotch whisky and the reciting of Burns’ poetry. The Burns Supper was born from this, and is now celebrated by Scottish societies and organizations around the world, generally around the time of the poet’s birthday.
The Robbie Burns Dinner is $65 per person (tax included, gratuity excluded), with limited seating. A reception begins at 6:30 pm with dinner scheduled for 7:00 pm. To reserve your seat, please visit or contact Mad Fox Brewing Company at 703.942.6840.
Mad Fox Brewing Company Robbie Burns Dinner Menu
Salmon Rillette (mustard caviar, frisee, toast, shallot pickles)
Defender American Pale Ale
Cock-a-leekie (beer braised pheasant roulade with leak and prunes, seared pheasant breast, bacon lardons, pan jus
Oaked 80 Shilling
Haggis with Neeps & Tatties (petite haggis with braised baby turnip and potato puree)
Oaked Wee Heavy
Leg of Lamb (coriander roasted lamb leg with braised greens, barley, spicy apricot compote)
Headcracker Golden Barleywine
Cream Crowdie (honey toasted oats, shortbread, whipped cream, fresh berries)