Celebrate the 256th Birthday of Poet Robert Burns @ Tam O’Shanter

January 21, 2015 @ 5:30 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Tam O'Shanter - Los Angeles
2980 Los Feliz Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Tam O'Shanter


Legendary Restaurant Is Hosting Annual Event to Honor the 256th Birthday

of the Famous Scottish Poet!

LOS ANGELES, Calif. January 19, 2015 Tam O’Shanter, a member of the Lawry’s family of restaurants and one of the longest standing restaurants in Los Angeles, is hosting its annual fun-filled celebration of Robert Burns with two seatings each day on January 21 and 22, 2015 (5:30pm and 8:15pm seating/event times). The Tam’s celebration of the poet’s 256th birthday (he was born on January 25, 1759) will feature over 40 varieties of single malt scotch on display and available for tasting, specially prepared Haggis, and performances by authentic bag pipers, drummers, Scottish sword dancers, and more. Close to 1000 guests, many bedecked in plaid, come every year to The Tam to partake in this annual event, which always sells out and for which the restaurant received a special award from the city for carrying on such a wonderful tradition.

Burns introduced the character of Tam O’Shanter in a poem in 1790, and the term came to be associated with a large Scottish-style wool hat worn by men. Burns also is known throughout the world for writing the Scottish folk classic, Auld Lang Syne. Dr. Neil MacLeod hosts the event at The Tam and has been doing so for 32 years. During the celebration, the Haggis is served using a sword to cut the meat and guests drink out of goblets. There will be a playful take on Burns’ poetry, as read by actress Koni McKurdy. Additionally, Chef Ivan Harrison, a Haggis aficionado, will be the celebrated cook for the evening. Chef Ivan started working at the Tam in 1958 and retired after 42 years of service.

“The Tam’s Robert Burns dinners continues to be one of the best traditions in Los Angeles,” says John Lindquist, General Manager of Tam O’Shanter. “This wonderful event is about honoring and celebrating this proud heritage with incredible food and drinks and fun times with great friends.”

For reservations and information, please call (323) 664-0228 or visit TamOShanter.com.

About Tam O’Shanter

Delighting diners for 90 years, the Tam O’Shanter is Los Angeles’ longest standing restaurant operated by the same family in the same location. Guests enjoy good cheer, warm hospitality, and exceptional food in a cozy old world atmosphere. If you have some Scottish ancestry, you might even find your family tartan among the extensive collection decorating the walls! Tam O’Shanter is located at 2980 Los Feliz Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90039. For reservations and information, please call (323) 664-0228 or visit TamOShanter.com.

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