17th Annual Robert Burns Dinner
The Penn Club will honor the spirit of Scottish poet Robert Burns at a traditional celebration of Burns’ birthday. Not for the fainthearted — but certainly not to be missed — the evening will include the parade of the Haggis, accompanied by reading of Burns’ poem “Address to a Haggis”—a mainstay of many Burns dinners. For the uninitiated, Haggis is a Scottish pudding comprised of organ meat, oatmeal and onions, traditionally cooked in a sheep’s stomach, which is ceremonially sliced open with a sword at Burns dinners. It is said to be an acquired taste. Fortunately, the rest of the evening will include a Scottish-inspired menu that would have caused Burns himself to wax poetic. Rest assured that the Penn Club will have enough Scotch whiskey on hand for you to invoke your own poetic impulses.
Over the years the Burns Supper has evolved into a mainstay of our Penn Club social calendar, and it is always exciting to welcome both familiar and new faces to our truly unique event. Price includes meal, scotch tasting and bagpipe music.
Once you have logged on to the Penn Club member area, you will find the Penn Club event calendar under “Social” on the home page navigation. Click on the event to find a more detailed description and complete the registration information. Include any guests who will attend on your registration form.