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MetiNews.Com - Missing your usual Burns Night Supper? Here is how you can order in a traditional feast including that 'address to the haggis'
Breaking News ! With Burns Night coming up on January 25, two North East chefs have come up with a lockdown alternative to the traditional celebratory suppers usually hosted at venues around the region. David Kennedy and Murray Rhind, who joined forces last summer to launch a bakery, are creating a Burns Night in a Box take-out with The Blackbird pub in Pontleland, Newcastle, and its sister venue, The Northumberland Arms in Felton where they will go on sale. And these food boxes contain everything needed to recreate the Burns Night Supper - the annual celebration that marks the birthday of Scotland’s most famous poet, Robert Burns - and that even includes a copy of the Address to the Haggis, the poem he wrote in appreciation of the famous dish. Read More Related Articles As Burns Night Suppers around Newcastle are cancelled, here's how you can celebrate instead Read More Related Articles What is Burns Night and when is it being celebrated this year? The usual Burns Night events and flamboyant get-togethers are, of course, not possible during the pandemic but the chefs are hoping that their food boxes will help people conjure up some of the atmosphere. The pair set up Kennedy and Rhind at The Beacon in Newcastle’s Westgate Road last summer then followed up soon afterwards with the launch of a second shop in Jesmond. They have created the Burns Night in a Box idea with The Blackbird and The Northumberland Arms following the success of the pubs' Christmas boxes initiative.
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Alongside the accompanying copy of Robert Burns' Address to the Haggis will be sourdough baguette and herb butter and traditional cock-a-leekie soup with haggis, neeps, tatties and whisky jus as well as 12-hour braised beef stew with red cabbage and rumbledethumps potatoes - a Scottish Borders dish of potato, cabbage and onion which is similar to bubble and squeak. For dessert, there will be raspberry and vanilla cheesecake with cranachan crumb, marshmallow and honey ice cream as well as home-made Scottish shortbread. The Burns Night in a Box, which costs £45, will be available for collection at both pubs on January 24 and 25 as well as at the chefs' Jesmond shop. Keep an eye out online to order them via the 'order K&R takeaway' option at The Blackbird here or The Northumberland Arms here. For the Kennedy and Rhind shop see here.
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