Caledonian Society of Bermuda - Hogmanay Ball
Venue: Fairmont Hamilton Princess
Date: Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 at 7.30pm
It is a widely-known fact that the Scots know how to celebrate New Year’s Eve in style! Such is our enthusiasm for the last day of the year that we even have our own word for it (Hogmanay), with the Edinburgh Hogmanay Street Party being the biggest New Year event in the world. Luckily, the Caledonian Society of Bermuda have stepped in to save you the plane fare and are bringing a little piece of Scotland to you in Bermuda!
By popular demand, our famous Hogmanay Ball will return for the first time since 2010 and will be held at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess on Tuesday, December 31st.
The event kicks off with a cocktail reception (cash bar) from 7.30pm with a rendition of Auld Lang Syne at 8pm (midnight in Scotland). We will then be seated for 9pm for a delicious Scottish-themed dinner with wine included. You can also expect party favours, a raffle, champagne at midnight and DJ King Arthur keeping you on the dancefloor until 3am. Dress code is black tie and tickets are $155 each, $90 for under-18s, including grats. Proceeds go towards various community charities.
The menu for the evening is as follows - please let us know in advance if you will be taking the vegetarian option or if you have any other dietary requirements:
Gaelic Sgoons with Heather Honey Butter
Chivas Regal Whisky Cured Scottish Salmon, Beet Salad, Dill Creme Fraiche, Oatcakes
Cock a Leekie Soup
Wild Lowlands Black Berry Sorbet, Scottish Gin Splash
Highlands Angus Beef Tenderloin and Garlic Butter Broiled Jumbo Shrimp, Neeps and tatties Haggis Gratin, Bordelaise Sauce
Banoffee Tart with Lemon Shortbread and Drambuie Cream
Freshly brewed regular and decaffeinated coffee and selection of Fairmont teas