Burns Nightoverlooking the Thames might not seem a conventional way to celebrate the lifeand poetry of the great Scottish bard, yet Blueprint Café chef Mark Jarvis hascreated a festive supper on Friday January 25 that’s a livelyway to start a new trend.
Starting with awarming Scotch broth, classic fish and rice kedgeree, or haggis croquettes, this special menucontinues apace with main courses of Scottish salmon and tatty broth,rumbledethumps potato with a slow-poached and roasted duck egg, or clapshot potato with roasted haunchvenison, whisky and juniper. The supper is rounded off by Isle of Mull cheddarwith oat biscuits and chutney, creamy cranachan dessert with preservedcurrants, malt and honey, or Scottish tart enlivened by Johnnie Walker andclotted cream.
Of course, a Burnssupper wouldn’t be complete without a traditional piper, so diners will enjoythe unmistakeable sounds of the Highlands dancing on the breeze of Butler’sWharf as they tuck into this fine fare. Quoting from Tam o’Shanter to fellowdining companions or singing Auld Lang Syne is optional.