(Hawaii News Now) - It's time to plan for the annual celebration of Scotland's favorite poet, Robert Burns. This year we are combining the traditional Scottish favorites with a local-style Hawaii flair. Rational haggis will be served with Hawaii's lomi lomi salmon and taro lavish as a starter. A surprise-ingly aromatic cock-a-leekie soup will include long rice. The program will also contain a local twist with "Address to A Haggis" featuring Caledonian members Stuart Donachie and Hardy Spoehr.
The Robert Burns Dinner is one of the most anticipated events of the Caledonian Society cal-endar. More members come out for this event than for any other during the year. We also have more guests than at any other time, so getting your reservations in early is a must.
The three choices this year will be beef tenderloin with a guava glaze, local fresh fish with a scotch sauce, or a chunky mushroom potpie with Okinawan sweet potatoes. Dessert will be a surprise soufflé also with a local flair.
We have tried to keep the prices down for the past four years, but we will have to raise them this year. The Caledonian Society is a non-profit organization and as such we do not charge more than our costs for any event. We also have relied on some very generous donations from some members each year. Prices are as follows for this year:
Early Bird Special on or before Jan. 7, 2013: $75 for paid CS members; $85 for your guests; OR buy a table of eight (8) and fill it how you'd like (member or non-member) for $600. Please get your guests' names & food choices in by Jan. 9, 2013.
After Jan. 7, 2013: $85 for CS members; $95 for your guests; Table of eight (8) is $680 (member or non-member). Please send guest information & food choices with your reservation.