On Friday, January 25 at 5 p.m., The J. Clyde (1312 Cobb Lane, Birmingham) will celebrate the life and work of poet Robert Burns with a Burns Nicht dinner at the pub.
Robert Burns earned the title as Scotland's favorite son for the work he produced as both a poet and lyricist during the late 1700's. He is best known for his poem Auld Lang Syne which is often sung worldwide on New Year's Eve, but his extensive collection of poetry was a catalyst for the Romantic period in arts and literature. His writings of love, friendship, work and drink had a profound impact on the world by inspiring movements in literature, society and politics. Burns is considered to be a national hero of Scotland, and the Scottish people even voted him the "Greatest Scot" in 2009.
January 25th is Robert Burns' birthday, and The J. Clyde will host the following three course, Scottish themed dinner paired with traditional Scotch-style ales and Scotch whisky to celebrate his life:
- First Course: Scottish Salmon Lox - Smoke salmon with crème fraîche and chive. Paired with a traditional Scottish Heather Ale. Heather Ales are considered to be one of the oldest beer styles in world dating back to 2000 B.C. Brewed with the flowers of wild heather, these beers have floral, peat, and fruity notes with a dry, lingering finish.
- Second Course: Rabbit Confit Shepherd’s Pie - Rabbit confit atop a bed of rosemary mashed potatoes, served with roasted winter vegetables en jus. Paired with Dirty Bastard Scotch Style Ale from Founders Brewing Company.
- Third Course: Tarte Tatin - Warm Granny Smith apple tarte served with vanilla bean ice cream. Paired with a pour of Famous Grouse Scotch Whisky.
Cost of the dinner is $39 per person before tax and gratuity. This dinner is by reservation only and seating is extremely limited. You can arrange your reservations by calling (205) 939-1312, emailing email@example.com, or by simply letting your server or bartender know the next time you are at the pub.
If you happen to be a lover of great works of literature, food and drink, it appears The J. Clyde has you covered on all those fronts this Friday. The word is that the very limited amount of seats available for this dinner are going fast, so make sure you contact them as soon as possible to guarantee you will have a spot at this very special event. Prost!