Saturday, January 25, 2014

Robert Burns Night at The Morrison

The Morrison is easily my favorite restaurant these days. And, their Filet Burger (see March, 2013 post) was the first thing I wanted to eat upon getting my braces off last week. They handed out Robert Burns Night postcards then, and now I'm back for the event.

Even if you don't think you know Robert Burns, you do. He wrote "Auld Lang Syne" as a poem before it became THE New Year's Eve song. And for those of you with ears, Burns' "Scots Wha Hae" was the second song I learned for the bagpipes, after "Amazing Grace." It is still the first song I play each time I practice.

This Burns night started with a classic bagpiper, Aaron Shaw from the Wicked Tinkers (see May, 2013 post), escorting in the haggis. Then, Burns' "Address to a Haggis" was read, and the haggis was cut open. That's where the Morrison's version of Burns night went another direction, and the audience was invited to read Burns-appropriate poems to the packed house. What was great was watching the poems being read off the glowing light of cell phones. Young, old, traditional, raunchy, accented and not, the readers totally got into it, and the celebrants laughed, hooted and cheered! The night ended with the crowd singing along to "Auld Lang Syne" with Aaron's piping.

And a girl's gotta eat!

This is the January special Jam Burger, with fig jam, stilton cheese and bacon. Wow!!

To those of you I haven't sold on The Morrison, what's it going to take?

Click here for The Morrison's Web site.

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