Head Chef Neil Borthwick (a Scot himself, through and through) at Merchants Tavern in Shoreditch has hatched a bespoke menu to celebrate this great Scottish tradition in true Tavern style. Expect his usual seasonal fare with a distinctly Scottish stamp including haggis croquettes, red deer, a mouth-watering Scottish heather and honey tart and Isle of Aran cheese (£40 per head, full menu below).
At the bar, guests will be treated to the Rabbie’s Dram cocktail (£9.50) mixed with Laphroaig, Drambuie, Cherry Heering liqueur, honey and grapefruit and served with a Robert Burn’s poem on a neat little scroll. For £25 guests can also sample a whisky flight comprising Johnnie Walker Blue Label, Talisker 18yo and Lagavulin 10yo.
Serving seasonal modern European food, Merchants Tavern in Shoreditch is a creative collaboration between Angela Hartnett and Head Chef Neil Borthwick. The ethos behind the critically acclaimed restaurant is focused on top quality drinks and food that is refined yet honest.
BURNS NIGHT AT MERCHANTS TAVERN
Cock-a-leekie soup & prunes.
Salmon & dill mousse, soda bread.
Red deer haunch of venison with creamed cabbage endive.
Chicken pie, grain mustard & whisky.
Scottish heather honey tart, creme fraiche.
Isle of Arran cheese and oatcakes.
(Vegetarians are also welcome – an alternative menu option will be available)
Johnny Walker Blue Label
Talisker 18year old
Lagavulin 10year old
RABBIE’S DRAM COCKTAIL
Laphroig 10 Year Old peated whisky
Grapefruit and honey