Burns Night 2024 will be remembered as an absolute triumph for Hog Roast Loch Lomond! The iconic poet’s 265th birthday was celebrated with flair, and our team had the pleasure of being part of a fantastic evening at a local town hall.
The venue played host to a lively Ceilidh event, attracting 200 guests eager to showcase their dancing skills and indulge in a delectable feast prepared by Hog Roast Loch Lomond and our talented catering manager, Steve.
Caroline and Sean, the visionary clients behind the event, decided to take a bold step away from the traditional haggis, neeps, and tatties feast that typically defines Burns Night. And their gamble paid off in spectacular fashion! Recognising that almost half of Scots aren’t fans of the national dish, the pair opted for a more inclusive dining plan that delighted everyone in attendance.
The evening kicked off with a canapé selection featuring handmade gourmet sausages, smoked Scottish salmon, beer-battered mini fish and chips, mini quiche, and chicken liver parfait. The diverse offerings set the tone for a night that would be anything but ordinary.
For the main course, guests were treated to locally-sourced free-range chickens accompanied by butcher’s chipolata sausages, a traditional hog roast with all the trimmings, and grilled vegetable and halloumi skewers. The menu was rounded out with fresh salads, coleslaw, and roasted new potatoes, ensuring a feast that catered to every palate.
To further enhance the dining experience, baskets of gluten-free rolls and wraps were served alongside rows of sauces, allowing guests the freedom to customise their meals. The innovative approach to the menu was met with resounding approval, with everyone loving the variety and creativity on offer.
While the celebration may not have adhered to Rabbie Burns night traditions, it was precisely this modern take on a classic event that resonated with the guests. The inclusive dining plan not only pleased everyone’s taste buds, but also made each and every guest feel a part of the celebration.
Burns Night 2024 will be remembered, not just for the poetry, live music and dancing, but for the deliciously diverse dining solution that Hog Roast Loch Lomond delivered.