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Payne and Gunter

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 11:30

Payne and Gunter deliver Burns Night Supper for 10th year

SECC reappoint Payne and Gunter to cater at the annual celebration dinner held in London at the Victoria and Albert Museum

The SECC held a “Burns Night” Supper at the Victoria & Albert Museum on Thursday 21st January 2016. Guests included a mixture of event and exhibition planners, stakeholders and media to enjoy an evening of traditional Scottish fayre and celebrate a successful year at the venue.

“Hosting some of our previous, existing and prospective clients with traditional Scottish hospitality is a great way to kick off 2016. There couldn’t be a better way to showcase the SECC, Glasgow and Scotland”.

Kathleen Warden, Director of Conference Sales at the SECC.

The Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre (SECC) is Scotland's premier national venue for public events, concerts and conferences. Hosting an event in London allows the venue to forge stronger relationships nationwide.

As one of Payne and Gunter’s longstanding clients the team were thrilled to work with the SECC again. Planning for the event included site visits to London’s most unique venues and food tastings to get a menu that was contemporary and upholding of the traditional dishes including Haggis, neeps and tatties.

Hosted for the first time at the V & A Museum, guests were welcomed to the drinks reception by a bagpiper. Guests were then led to the Raphael Gallery where dinner service commenced with the Address to the Haggis and they ate a traditional supper and a wee dram of whisky.

The menu included Macsween Haggis Shepherd’s Pie with neeps and tatties puree, Glengoyne whisky cream sauce for starters. Highland venison, venison bon bons, roasted carrots, boulangère potatoes, crispy kale , rosemary jus for main and Cranachan panna cotta, raspberry sorbet, heather syrup, toasted oatmeal crunch for dessert.

After dinner and speeches, The Toast to the Lassies and the Lassies' response all followed along with ceilidh dancing and Whisky Tasting.

Kathleen Warden, director of conference sales at the SECC, said:

"The SECC’s Burns Supper is always one of the hottest tickets in town. This year was no exception and we were really pleased to celebrate our most successful year ever with our friends across the industry.”