Celebrate Burns Night in Dubai with these Scottish dishes
Time Out Dubai has a list of restaurants in Dubai celebrating Burns Night (January 25) and serving haggis, including The Ivy, D&A and Rivington Grill
In commemoration of the national poet, Robert Burns, a few Dubai restaurants will be paying culinary homage with traditional Scottish-themed dishes on January 25. Whether you're after something Downtown, off the Sheikh Zayed Road or Umm Seqeim, we've suggested a some places to enjoy grub that will make you think you're in Scotland. See the Burns Night in Dubai offers.
And so you don't look out of place, here are five things you need to know about the iconic poet.
Burns had 12 children, the last of which was born the day the great poet was laid to rest, at the age of 37.
Auld Lang Syne, written by Robert Burns appears in the Guiness Worlds Records as one of the most popular songs of all time.
Only Queen Victoria and Christopher Columbus (as well as relgious figures) have more statues of themselves in the world than Burns.
It has been claimed one of the most popular pop songs of all time, Thriller by Michael Jackson was inspired by some of Burns' work.
In 2009, Burns was the first person to be commemorated on a Coca Cola bottle.
A three-course menu which includes dishes such as rumbledethumps with potato and cabbage, and venison carpaccio with highland honey and mustard dressing for starters; followed by whole baby chicken with haggis, neeps or Hebridean leek and potato pie served with seasonal vegetables for mains.
Finish off with traditional sweets such as chocolate Cranachan with Drambuie or clootie dumpling with vanilla custard. Dhs200 per person (excluding beverages).
Three themed dishes will be on offer in addition to the a la carte menu including: cullen skink (smoked haddock and chive soup) (Dhs60);haggis with neeps and tatties (turnips and potatoes) (Dhs95) and traditional Cranachan (whipped cream, honey, raspberries and toasted oatmeal) (Dhs45) for dessert.
Check out some blackboard additions with specials including: cock-a-leekie soup (Dhs50); arbroath smokie (smoked haddock) with endive and quail egg salad (Dhs65); Scottish salmon tarter with pickled cucumber (Dhs50); Shetland Isles mussles and chips (Dhs120) and of course, haggis served with neeps and tatties (Dhs140). Cranachan (Dhs45) and Stilton Cheese with oatcakes (Dhs50) are also available for those looking to a sweet or savoury ending to the meal respectively.