On Saturday, January 25 at 5 p.m., The J. Clyde (1312 Cobb Lane, Birmingham) will once again host their annual Burns Nicht Dinner, a Scottish-themed beer dinner to honor the life and work of celebrated poet Robert Burns.
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 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. Burns dinners are held throughout the world each year on January 25 to celebrate Burns' birthday and his work.
This year's Burns Nicht Dinner at The J. Clyde will feature a three course menu of Scottish fare paired with some special and limited brews from Cahaba Brewing Company. This dinner will also double as a release event for the brewery as this will be the first time Cahaba's India Pale Lager will be served. The dishes and brews speak for themselves, so here is the full menu:
- Reception @ 4:45 p.m.: Scotch Whisky (to be determined)
- First Course: Quail Scotch Egg - Boiled quail’s egg encased in pork sausage, lightly breaded and deep fried. Served over sauce gribiche. Paired with Cahaba India Pale Lager.
- Second Course: The Haggis - Sheep’s organs prepared in the traditional Scottish manner. Tossed with steel cut oats, spices and fresh herbs, then stuffed in a beef casing and boiled. Served with neeps and tatties (mashed turnips & potatoes). Paired with Cahaba White IPA.
- Third Course: Scottish Shortbread Cake - Petite shortbread cakes finished with raspberry preserves and crème Chantilly. Paired with Cahaba Winter Warmer.
- Farewell: Cahaba Rye Imperial Stout with Vanilla Bean
Cost of the dinner is $48 per person before tax and gratuity. Seating is incredibly limited and by reservation only. If you would like to arrange reservations, you can do so by calling 205.939.1312 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you happen to be a fan of timeless literature, great craft beer and Scottish cuisine, this is absolutely the event for you. Just make sure to get in touch with The J. Clyde as soon as possible because word is that available seats are filling fast. Prost!