The only Robert Burns Dinner in Sonoma County for the past ten years is an annual celebration at the Camellia Inn. In 2013, February 10th will bring the celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns to the Inn.
The traditional supper includes haggis (a traditional Scottish dish), wine and the recitation of Burns' poetry. The supper starts with the Scottish soup course. Following is the Entrance of the Haggis carried by the cook, while a bagpiper leads the way. The traditional dinner fare includes mashed tatties and neeps and a dessert course such as cranachan or Tipsy Laird (whisky trifle), all washed down with the "water of life" (uisge beatha) a Scotch whisky.
Speeches, toasts, Robert Burns' poetry and songs round out the dinner. Dinner for two is included in the package. King rooms are $449 and regular Queen Rooms are $369.
Included will be the Selkirk Grace, because Burns was said to have delivered it at a dinner given by the Earl of Selkirk.
Some hae meat and canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it;
But we hae meat, and we can eat,
And sae let the Lord be thankit.
From Ground Hog's Day To Robert Burns, enjoy an Epicurean Weekend at the Inn
We have food festivities for both the Groundhog's Day weekend and Sunday's Robert Burns Celebration. Join us for either weekend and take home your choice of a Robbie Burns or Groundhog commerative gift.