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The Sitwell Supper Club presents: Aberfeldy Burns Night by Boisdale

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The Sitwell Supper Club presents: Aberfeldy Burns Night by Boisdale of Belgravia; a Scottish celebration at Rooks Nest Farm

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The Sitwell Supper Club is delighted to announce its first event of 2022: on Saturday January 22 at 7PM: a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns with feasting, poetry and whisky orchestrated by famed Scottish restaurant Boisdale of Belgravia and in association with Aberfeldy Single Malt Whisky.

William Sitwell is teaming up with founder of Boisdale, Ranald Macdonald, a restaurateur of legend, the younger of Clanranald and eldest son of the 24th chief and captain of Clanranald. Working with Wiveliscombe chef Tim Zekki, Ranald will present a traditional Scottish feast of smoked salmon, haggis and, of course, fine whisky.

Ranald started the first of his Boisdale restaurants in Belgravia in 1986, based simply on his four passions: Scotland, whisky, cigars and jazz. As well as his Belgravia establishment Ranald founded Boisdale of Canary Wharf, a venue of fine dining and music and where you'll find the nation's largest whisky bar. This evening of great food and drink will feature a Scottish piper and we'll also witness the traditional address to the haggis.

Your host William Sitwell is one of Britain's foremost food writers. Restaurant critic for The Telegraph he has been a regular judge on the BBC hit show MasterChef for almost 20 years. His supper club in Somerset has quickly become a firm favourite for lovers of great food, great wine and great times!

This dinner will take place in the converted Cow Shed at William's Somerset home, Rooks Nest Farm. As a diner you'll take your seat, marked with place cards for you and your party, on one long table.

Drinks are from 7pm. The event ends at 10.30pm.

Courtesy Drinks

Fishers Gin and Double Dutch Tonics, Charles de Fère Blancs de Blancs

Menu

Starter

Dunkeld smoked salmon

Main course - served with neeps and tatties

Haggis

or vegetarian haggis (a delicious alternative)

or slow-braised brisket of Westcott Organics beef

or roast loin of venison with caramelised pears and celeriac purée

(if you don't want conventional haggis, please email your main course preference to sitwellsupperclub@hotmail.com once you have bought tickets)

Pudding

Scottish tart with Aberfeldy 16-year-old

Cheese course

Selection of fine Scottish cheeses with oatcakes and chutney

Drinks

In addition to welcome drinks, waters are included in the ticket price; refreshing Acqua Panna and sparkling San Pellegrino. We will also provide complimentary and celebratory glasses of Aberfeldy whisky. Aberfeldy Distillery is the home of the highly-acclaimed Aberfeldy 12 and Aberfeldy 21 single malt Scotch Whisky. The distillery is located where Perthshire's highest mountain, deepest loch and longest glen meet, and is historically and geographically what is often called the 'Heart of Scotland'.

Wines and other drinks are extra and can be purchased from the bar

Please dress warm. While there is cover and heaters, the Cow Shed is an exposed building so please be prepared!

There is car parking on site.

Any queries please email: sitwellsupperclub@hotmail.com

 FAQs

What time does the event begin? Doors open at 7PM

What should I wear? We would love to see guests in Highland dress. So help us create a real sense of occasion and come in your kilts, your trews, your tonnags and, of course, your sporran.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?There is parking at the venue. You are welcome to leave your car overnight and take a taxi home. We recommend Mike Adams taxis: 07527453082

Must I eat haggis? It sounds horrible. Haggis is delicious. Really, you should try it. However, beloved guest, we are offering delicious braised brisket of local Somerset-bred beef, or roasted loin of venison or a wonderful veggie haggis for those who prefer to taste just a morsel of haggis from a neighbouring plate. If you would like this option, once you have booked tickets please email: sitwellsupperclub@hotmail.com

How can I contact the organiser with any questions? Email: sitwellsupperclub@hotmail.com

If the event is showing as sold out, is there hope for me and my pals? If an event sells out quickly then we might consider staging a second night. You can also email the host requesting seats in the event of dropouts.

What are the seating arrangements? Seating is on one long communal table, positions allocated by the host and seating will have place cards.

What's the refund policy? There are no refunds. Unless the Government enforces restrictions that close our doors, in which case you'll be refunded.

Where can I stay? Accommodation may be found at the nearby Notley Arms in Monksilver https://www.notleyarmsinn.co.uk/en-GB or The White Hart in Wiveliscombe https://whitehartwiveliscombe.co.uk/

Will I freeze to death? Not if you dress warm, make use of a blanket provided, nestle near our electric heaters, appreciate the warmth from our space blowers and get stuck into our fabulous drinks

Will I be COVID-safe? All our supper clubs operate within government guidelines and we adapt as necessary. While we have cover we are technically outdoors which allows for ventilation.

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Organiser William Sitwell

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William Sitwell is one of Britain's leading food writers. He is a restaurant critic for The Telegraph as well as a writer and commentator for that newspaper. He was formerly the multi-award-winning editor of acclaimed magazine Waitrose Food for 16 years. William has authored three internationally successful books: The Restaurant; A History of Eating Out, A History of Food in 100 Recipes, Eggs or Anarchy: The Remarkable Story of the Man Tasked with the Impossible: to Feed a Nation at War and The Really Quite Good British Cookbook. The host of Britain's liveliest food and drink show, Biting Talk on Soho Radio, he is also one of the long-standing critics on the hit BBC show MasterChef. His acclaimed supper clubs are hosted in the beautiful setting of the Cow Shed at Rooks Nest Farm in Somerset and at Fortnum & Mason, the iconic store on London's Piccadilly. His amazing programme of dining sees chefs from London and across the UK cooking fabulous dinners at fantastic locations with wines to match for amazing value.

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