Robbie Burns and Whisky Nosing Evening

It was Robbie Burns Night last Sunday, January 25th and here at Barbara-Jo's we celebrated the proper way with plenty of whisky, haggis, bag pipping and the masterful lyrical recitation of Robbie Burns poetry by musician, Jim Byrnes. There wasn't a single sombre looking face in the room. As the night progressed, the room was glowing with rosy-cheeked celebration honouring the 250th birthday of the great poet.

Bruce Mackenzie, the whisky-guy, did a wonderful job explaining the 13 different varieties of whisky being featured ranging from light, sweet and pleasing on the palate to the equivalent of having a camp fire in your glass. Mark Holmes made the best Scotch eggs yet that were devoured instantly while Chef Glenys Morgan cooked up a feast that included smoked trout pate on seed bread, haggis and parsnips, savoury cheese biscuits and a delicious caramel apple bread pudding to finish. Nobody left unsatisfied; the night was a huge success and all who attended will be looking forward to next year's festivities.

The before...and the after!