Durban - The Royal Natal Yacht Club is serving up a dollop of distinctly Scottish flavour as Michelin star chef Charlie Lakin prepares a Burns Night feast.
Burns Night – celebrating the life and poetry of Scottish national poet Robert Burns – is celebrated by Scots around the world on his birthday, on January 25.
Lakin, who worked at 9th Ave Bistro and runs his own eco-farm on the North Coast, has put his distinct style on the tasty six-course dinner. He will focus on the flavours, textures, colours and tastes of Scottish cuisine.
The menu includes canapés on arrival and boasts the likes of Glaswegian fish-n-chips-style Haggis – that’s home-made haggis served with curry sauce – followed by a slow roasted onion, mature cheddar, wild garlic and puffed barley.
Roasted linefish and buttered cabbage with whisky-spiked shellfish cream is followed by slow roasted shoulder of lamb with bashed tatties and neeps, creamed leeks and haggis crumble.
In keeping with the Scottish theme, dessert is an oats and Drambuie cake with honey ice cream and raspberries and there will be home-made shortbread.
The club also aims to raise funds for Cansa and this year has invited Darren Maule to auction off three prizes, one of which is Lakin offering his services as a private chef in your home for one night.
The yacht club is hosting the event at long tables in it’s Trafalgar room with all the pomp and ceremony required. Cost is R195 and seating is limited, so booking is essential. Call 031 301 5425.
The Independent on Saturday