Formal Burns Night and 6-Course Gourmet Dinner



Additional Details
  • Event Type: Special Event
  • Hosted By: Academia No. 847
  • Invited: Grand Lodge Officers, Masons, By Invitation or Registration
  • Dress: Other - White tie and tails, black tie tuxedos or formal Scots Kiltwear is ideal, or (at minimum) suit and tie. Dresses for women are requested
  • Meal Cost: $63.00
  • Itinerary Details:
    Academia No. 847 Installation of Officers Ceremony 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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    3rd Annual Formal Burns Night - Oakland Scottish Rite
    Put on your finest attire and celebrate the 3rd Annual Formal Burns Night with us! Immerse yourself in the rich traditions of Scotland as we honor the great poet Robert Burns in a delightful evening, replete with live bagpiping, Scottish dancing, fiddle playing, and a 6-course gourmet meal of the first order. This includes seared loin of elk with blackberry-herb demiglace, with sides of neeps and tatties Orkney Island-style, royal venison haggis and peas served with the best butter in the world (and that's just the main course!), as well as rare whiskies and a magnificent location hosted at the historic Oakland Scottish Rite (OSR) building.

    You will be pleased to note there is ample free and secure parking at the OSR!

    Dinner for everyone will be starting promptly at 8:30. Guests should arrive by no later than 8:15, as we will be starting promptly at 8:30 and late guests may not be accomodated for the dinner.

    A night of liberal Sharing of Apropos Toasts and Boundless Fellowship!
    Itinerary and Menu Details:
    8:30 - Formal Bagpipe Procession into Dining Hall for All Guests & Masons
    Dispensation of the Legendarily Potent Academia Punch!
    Traditional Scotch Broth with Lamb, Herbs & Root Vegetables
    Acme Bakery Baguette + 4 Flavor Expressions of the World’s Best Butter - Bordier
    Mixed Greens with the Original San Francisco Green Goddess Dressing
    Seared Loin of Elk, Served with Blackberry Herb Demiglace Sauce
    Side of The Glorious King o’ the Pudd’n Kingdom: Royal Venison Haggis, Rare Spices
    Orkney Clapshot (Neeps & Tatties with Chives, Butter, Bacon Fat, Whisky)
    Peas Smothered with the Best French Onion Butter in the World
    Palate Cleanser of Acacia Honey, Lemon & Drambuie, Ice-Cold in a Glass
    Mixed Berry Crannachan with Brown Sugar Drambuie Oatmeal
    Garnished with Lavender Whipped Cream, Violet Sugar and Scottish Shortbread
    10:45 - Reluctant Departures, Formal Leaving with Bagpipes


Jan 24, 2024


7:00pm - 10:30pm


Oakland Scottish Rite

1547 Lakeside Drive
Oakland, CA 94612

Organizer Contact Info

Jonathan Hirshon
(408) 393-4900