I love haggis, black pudding and cock-a-leekie soup
There are plenty of mellow malts to tap into and serve with cock-a-leekie soup
or smoked haddock chowder.
Soon after, January 25 became a regular date for the annual celebrations of poetry augmented by cock-a-leekie soup
, haggis, neeps, tatties, and, of course, a dram or two of whisky, all against the backdrop of swirling bagpipes.
Expect cock-a-leekie soup
, haggis and neeps, Ashet pie, traditional trifle and oatcakes and cheese.
The rest of the feast includes Scotch eggs, garden salad, cock-a-leekie soup
, stuffed chicken breast, seasonal vegetables, "neeps and tatties (turnips and potatoes), Drambuie trifle, shortbread and truffles.
None of us expect our waiter to be genuinely cock-a-hoop at serving us our cock-a-leekie soup
, certainly not on the pittance that most waiting staff are often paid but we do want them to make a plausible pretence of it.
Similarly, the Burns Night at Rivington Grill will kick off with a refreshing cock-a-leekie soup
following which haggis with neeps and tatties (Scots for turnip and potato) will be served.
The meal started with cock-a-leekie soup
, followed by brill, corned beef or chicken Maryland.
This seemed a trifle excessive to a chap whose life had been immeasurably bucked by the discovery that a well-respected Scottish company was canning cock-a-leekie soup
for little more than the price of a daily paper.
A Burns Supper was held at the Dusit Hotel on Shaikh Zayed Road last night and around 350 guests, many wearing national dress, dined on traditional Scottish fare such as cock-a-leekie soup
, beef tenderloin and haggis, neeps and tatties (potatoes and turnips).
After dining on lobster, fried brie, cock-a-leekie soup
and herb-crusted lamb, we were torn over what to choose for dessert when the decision was suddenly taken out of our hands.
The menu will include cock-a-leekie soup
, (a chicken soup with leeks), roast beef and "neeps and tatties" (turnips and potatoes), among other traditional items.