Students with head chef Joe Keenan Stabbing the Haggis

Celebrate a Night Of Scottish Tradition

Tue, 2015-01-27 10:49

The Scene 1 Restaurant at East Durham College’s Peterlee Campus is set to celebrate in true Scottish style as it prepares to host a Burns Night Supper.

The event will take place on Thursday 22nd January at the restaurant with a fantastic menu on offer.

The traditional menu will feature dishes such as, potato scones with a Scotch egg and whiskey sauce, mince n tatties, breast of chicken balmoral and tweed kettle.

Over 20 students are busy making preparations for the special event, which is being planned and executed as part of the hospitality and catering students’ course.

Sharon Littler, Programme Leader for Hospitality & Catering said: “All the team are really enjoying planning and preparing for the event. It will provide the students with some valuable experience in planning and putting on a themed-night event.”

Catering student Jennifer Hayes, aged 29 from Ludworth, added: “All the team are really looking forward to Burns Night, it will hopefully be really busy and a real buzz. It should be a great experience for all of us.”

The four course meal, plus wee dram, will only cost £16.95 and tables are available from 7.00pm. To reserve a table please call Scene1 on 0191 518 8302.

The Burns Supper is an institution of Scottish life: a night to celebrate the life and works of the national Bard, Robert Burns. The first suppers were held at the end of the 18th century by Robert Burns' friends on the anniversary of his death, 21 July, Suppers are now traditionally held on 25 January, Burns' birthday.