January doesn’t have to be all post-Christmas gloom and New Year’s resolution self-denial. There’s still something to celebrate even in this most dreary of months: the late and frankly quite great Scottish poet Robert Burns. Although Burns night celebrations are a traditionally Scottish speciality, they’re becoming increasingly popular in England – and Reform is always leading a worthy trend. Join us this January for our own special Robert Burns tribute with a delicious whisky tasting menu paired with Scottish-inspired canapés.
The menu itself is named after Burns’ poem ‘Selkirk Grace’, with each line corresponding to a different whisky cocktail. Even if you’re not a regular whisky drinker, these cocktails are bound to convert you. Mixers go from absinthe to red vermouth, our favourite being the ‘But we hae meat and we can eat’ cocktail, an expert mix of Jonnie Walker Black, crème de cassis, orgeat syrup, blackberries and pomegranate juice. Sounds delicious, doesn’t it? And don’t forget the paired canapés, including mini haggis and pear tarts and whisky-soaked Dundee cake. Now, that’s one delicious tribute to Mr Burns!
We’ll be serving up this decadent tasting menu throughout January, so there are plenty of opportunities for you to fit in an evening tipple. So this January, don’t just sit at home in your out-dated Christmas jumper lamenting December days gone by, come to Reform for a warm Scottish welcome and celebrate the great Scottish poet with us. We’re sure you ‘can eat’ and drink just that little bit more.