Saturday January 25, 2014 at 13:45
Burns night is celebrated around the world… but how many of us really know his poetry or why we address the haggis? I created this event a few years ago with Joanna, and it’s been hugely popular. Buy your tickets early, as this event will sell out.
Celebrate the birthday of Robbie Burns – Scotland’s favorite son – and discover how much of London is really paved in tartan!!
You’ll have your toes tapping, your tongue twisting and your taste buds tingling on this Discovery walk.
Think you know everything about Scotland’s National Bard? Think again! From Scotland Yard to Haggis and Neeps, this walk will introduce you to not one, but two Robbies.
And if you have no idea what I just said, at the very least you’ll find a few new hotspots to return to and enjoy a nice day out with fellow taste adventurers.
If you like exploring London’s side streets or simply want to build up an appetite than join fellow Tastourians than join us in celebrating the birthday of Scotland’s favourite son with a wee dram (or two) of Whisky!
-Professionally guided tour and informative commentary by a qualified City of Westminster guide.
-A small bottle of whisky for the poetry recital competition (Only one winner)
-Maps and links to places mentioned on the tour.
-An invitation to join us at one of London’s best Scottish Restaurants for a drink/dinner, post-walk.
-Booking fee & Paypal fee
Optional Dinner afterwards (see below for more details)
Time: 1:45 – 5:00pm (Meet at 13:45 for a 14:00 departure)
If it rains, the meeting time and place will remain the same. Please bring a brolly.
This walk lasts approx. 3 hours (including a 45 min pub stop)
Age: Not appropriate for children under 16
Dress: Smart casual, comfortable walking shoes
Location: near Charing Cross Tube Station
As many of our walks fill up, the meeting point will be sent with your payment confirmation. We want you to hear the guide throughout your experience; therefore, the number of people on this walk is limited to around 15 attendees.
Non Members: Only £15
Save £3, when you pre-pay on-line 1 week before the walk
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Please note, Bon Vivant members may register for the dinner only – £80. Non Members are able to attend the dinner only, however, the payment of the walk is required. Meaning that members save £12
Cost of the dinner with the walk:
£95, or save £5 if booked within a week of the event.
So, why not JOIN as a Bon Vivant Member and receive exclusive invites and special discounts?
‘Great day out! I thought I knew a lot about London, but the excellent, knowledgeable guide proved me wrong. It was a good mix of enjoyable people, learning about places I’ve already been and discovering a few hidden gems. Providing the map and links was a real bonus’ Tastourian, Janet
About our Walks:
This is one of seven fascinating walks hosted by Joanna. Our walks focus on exploring famous pubs, restaurants, bars… and let’s not forget historical and modern day epicurous adventurers. Add in a few fantastic food related shops and a bit of Art History and this afternoon of discovery will give you a taste of an area you will surely want to visit again!
Most importantly, we limit the number to around 15 people. This allows you to hear the guide and whilst providing a good mix of people to enjoy the experience with.
About our Guide:
Joanna has hosted nearly 30 walks for our group. Each walk is carefully planned, and updated with quirky news stories and property prices. If you want to know which house just sold for 17.83 million, where Nigella Lawson lives or the bar Prince Harry was last seen at sharing a £112 cocktail, Joanna will know it. If it’s history your after, you’ll be impressed… did I mention she’s a qualified City of Westminster guide?
Note about the tour
This walk currently does not go inside buildings (besides a watering holes or two for refueling) nor does it include any tasting samples. If you’re interested in this style of walk, usually costing £20-40 more, please let me know when you RSVP
Please add this event to your calendar.
This event will sell out.
Drinks after the tour:
After the tour, we will go to a nearby pub which serves whisky. Our guide will present a miniture bottle of Whisky to the winner of the poetry recital.
Dinner and Dancing after the tour:
There will be an optional traditional celebration arranged for 6:30pm. The venue is one of London’s best Scottish Restaurants. The cost of the dinner, dancing and whisky tasting is £80 per person. Please note, this is the cost of the dinner, entertainment and PayPal fee. This does not include service charge, additional drinks, or anything else ordered. This dinner is not organised by Tastour.
To pay for both the walk and the dinner, please select from the options, above where you are asked for your email registration details.
Burns Menu 2014
Haggis bites with whisky sauce
Smoked fish trio (Inverawe smoked salmon, smoked eel and smoked trout) served with
roasted beetroot, horseradish, potatoes and pickled cucumber
Wild mushroom and Isle of Mull cedar tart
Stuart Haggis with neeps and tatties
Roast saddle of venison, roasted beetroot and red cabbage, honey roasted carrots game jus
Loch Duart salmon with baby leeks, spinach and Cullen Skink broth
Selection of Scottish cheeses
Coffee and a chocolate and whisky truffle
Photo of the ‘addressing of the Haggis’
Tastour, UK Wine Educator of the Year*, makes meeting people and learning about food and drink fun, easy and engaging. With a diverse range of events, priced from £5, there is really something for everyone – from epicurean tastings and exclusive dinners, recipe swaps and walking tours to day trips and social networking nights. Our signature speedTASTING events, filled with one-liners and quirky facts, are all served alongside quality food and drink. Bring a date, your mates or come along on your own!
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