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It’s been used as a pizza topping, it can be delectably deep fried, and it has even been realized as a three-legged animal of folklore that lives on the Scottish hillsides. But at The Bookworm, on Friday, Jan 24, the haggis is going to be served the traditional way: with whiskey, neeps and tatties.

The Bookworm is hosting a three course Burns supper in honor of Robert Burns, an 18th century Scottish poet famous for writing “Tam o’ Shanter” and “Auld Lang Syne.” Lads and lassies will do a few of readings of Burns’ works with the musical accompaniment of bagpipes, but the real treat will be the titular star of Burns’ poem “Address to a Haggis,” a food best described as a form of sheep sausage. Whether you’re a regular haggis addict or just curious about the Burns ritual, the Scots want you there. 

Tickets can be picked up at The Bookworm and will get you the entertainment, the meal, two glasses of whiskey, plus a chance to see our Dining Editor give a traditional Scottish toast. Hurry before the haggis runs out.

China World Hotel will also serve up a Burn’s supper at 6.30pm on Saturday. More details here.

Photos: www.visitlochalsh.co.uk, Addison Berry on Flickr