The City of London's very own Scottish restaurant, Mac & Wild, are hosting an entire week's worth of dining events for Burns Night at their Devonshire Square location.
In celebration of Scotland’s most famous poet, Robert Burns, Scottish sensations Mac & Wild will mark the annual tradition of Burns Night with a whole week of shenanigans including Burns inspired menus, a dedicated Burns pop-up with Copper Dog and of course, poetry and pipers. Festivities will run from Tuesday 21 to Saturday 25 January.
They’ll kick things off with a Chivas Blend Burns Special Masterclass on Tuesday 21 January. Guests will be taken on a guided tasting session learning about the craftsmanship of the Master Whisky Blender, whilst exploring the world of whisky accompanied with a haggis pairing.
On Wednesday 22 January, learn a new skill with Highland Park House of Haggis, a bespoke haggis making masterclasses in Mac & Wild’s converted Land Rover. Taking guests through the process, secrets and magic of one of Scotland’s finest delicacies each guest will make their very own haggis chieftain to take home.
Come Friday guests can delve into darkness at Mac & Wild’s Drams in the Dark immersive experience, a multi-sensory whisky tasting in complete darkness, accompanied with haggis pairings.
With Burns celebrations in full swing, on Saturday 25 January, Mac & Wild will be bringing a day dedicated to Scotlands National treasure, starting with a Bottomless Brunch with all you can drink whisky cocktails for a right ol’ Highland hurrah.
A menu of bottomless Irn Bru Sours and Bobbie Burns whisky cocktails will be accompanied by dishes including the Full Scottish Breakfast, with bacon, a homemade tattie scone, haggis, black pudding mushrooms, Lorne sausage, scrambled eggs and bone marrow beans, alongside Mac & Wild Haggis Pops served with a Red Jon sauce.
On Burns Night itself, Mac & Wild will be hosting two dedicated Burns Suppers at both Mac & Wild restaurants, complete with live music, poets, dancers and whisky galore. For a knees up the bard himself would commend, guests should head to Mac & Wild Devonshire Square, where they will be greeted by live bagpipers before delving into a five course feasting menu.
On Friday and Saturday evening, Mac & Wild will host a dedicated Burns pop-up at 1 Devonshire Square with Copper Dog Scotch Whisky. Set for two evenings, the pop-up events will include live music, Scottish street food, haggis making masterclasses, a whisky wall and even bone marrow whisky Luges. Throughout the celebrations guests can tuck in to Haggis pops, Vegan Pops, Dirty Haggis chips, the vegan Bloody Roots Burger, as well as, Mac & Wild’s brand new – The Sustainable Burger
If you’re ever going to celebrate this Scottish tradition then Mac & Wild is where it has to be.