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Friday, 8 February 2013

Successful Burns Supper at Ayr Spice Restaurant in Minishant

Leading Ayrshire chef Mafiz Ali hosted a successful Burns Supper earlier this week, and patrons enjoyed some superb entertainment to accompany the traditional fare of haggis, neeps and tatties, and - of course - a nip of whisky.
 
 
Jim Shields (pictured above), who only stepped down from his year as president of the World Burns Federation in September 2012, led the cast, proposing the toast to “The Immortal Memory” and singing a group of the Bard’s songs, accompanying himself on the guitar.
 
 
Like his “Trusty freen” Jim Shields with whom he shared master-of-ceremonies duties, Bob Henderson (pictured above) is an Ayr man who “emigrated” to “Auld Reekie” decades ago. Bob addressed the haggis and recited Burns’ epic poem, “Tam o’ Shanter”.
 
 
Ian Lyell, a well-known stalwart of Mauchline Burns Club and retired teacher at Kyle Academy, proposed the toast “Tae the Lassies”, and Moira Ewing (pictured below) replied.
 
 
 
Bryce McCulloch (pictured below) piped in the haggis.
 
 
Mafiz Ali commented: “Our Burns Supper at Ayr Spice Restaurant in Minishant has once again proved to be a great success. Everyone who attended seemed to enjoy the occasion greatly, and we look forward to holding another Burns Supper here again next year.”
 
Ayr Spice Indian Restaurant
 
Ayr Spice Indian Cuisine can be found in the fine old red sandstone Memorial church at the entrance to the picturesque village of Minishant, 5 miles south of Ayr on the A77. The church was erected by the thread magnate Sir Peter Coats of nearby Auchendrane, in loving memory of his wife Glorianna, who died in 1877.

Indian food can be simple or elaborate, humble or opulent, within a culinary tradition that is centuries old. The unique gift of Indian cuisine is its inspired use of exotic spices and the finest fresh ingredients. Proprietor Mafiz Ali and his team at Ayr Spice are determined to bring you the best of that tradition, and look forward to welcoming you.

Ayr Spice Restaurant is open 7 days a week from 12 noon until 10pm including Bank Holidays, Christmas and New Year. Takeaway and home delivery are also available.

Mafiz Ali
Ayr Spice Indian Restaurant
The Old Minishant Memorial Church
22 Ayr Road
Minishant
Ayrshire
KA19 8EX

Tel: 01292 441 413
Web: http://www.ayrspice.info

A complete set of photographs taken during the successful Burns Supper event is available to view on Flickr. CLICK HERE and then click on any thumbnail images to access larger versions.
 
Ayr Spice Indian Restaurant is a member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.
 


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