Gung Haggis Fat Choy update for January 10th
What's happening with Gung Haggis Fat Choy 2007?
Just confirmed today… Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan is attending. This will be the second time he has attended as Mayor, in addition to two previous times as a city concillor. Mayor Sullivan definitely has Scottish ancestry… and he's learned to speak Chinese
Haggis is ordered. I really like haggis from Peter Black and Sons, from Park Royal South, in West Vancouver. I have used it every year since 2002. When I don't use it, there's usually complaints. This is a nice spicy family secret recipe. I have never “gagged” on a Peter Black haggis, as I have on other haggis. Peter and family attended last year and had a great time. Peter even gave the Selkirk Grace.
Erin Cebula of Global TV, called me on Monday – she's going to do a story about the Gung Haggis Fat Choy dinner event. Look for her and a television cameraperson at the Vancouver Public Library on January 15th, when I host Gung Haggis Fat Choy World Poetry Night with Ariadne Sawyer as part of the World Poetry Series.
Jazz-gospel singer Leora Cashe is really really excited about performing for GHFC – we talked on Sunday. Leora wants me to perform accordion with her for the Gung Haggis Fat Choy dinner – an old Scottish song that her Scottish uncle used to sing and perform on accordion – “My Luv Is Like a Red Red Rose.” Leora is also really excited about helping to lead the singalongs for the dinner, such as “Loch Lomand (You Take the High Road)” and others…
And the dinner menu???
This year we are having something very special – Haggis Dim Sum appetizers.
I am talking with Floata Restaurant and trying to haggisize some of my favorite dim sum foods such as Hah-Gau shrimp dumplings. I think my mother will be upset… shrimp dumplings are one of her favorites too!
Crab is definitely on the menu… and lots of other good foods. Look for an improved menu from last year's dinner.