|When:||Back to Calendar January 27, 2013 (all-day)||Where:||Floata Restaurant
180 Keefer Street
Vancouver,BC V6A 1X4
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|Cost:||$65 single ticket or $625 for table of 10|
|Contact:||Kristin Cheung or Todd Wong
|Categories:||Dinner event Gung Haggis Fat Choy Dinner|
|Tags:||burns dinner burns supper gung haggis robbie burns|
Gung HAGGIS Fat Choy tickets now….
SOLD OUT! – sales are closed
as of end of Saturday, January 26th.
Next year’s dinner will be January 26th 2014 – Don’t Miss Out!
Hi everybody – You can be the first to order a table…
for the 2013 Gung HAGGIS Fat Choy Robbie Burns Chinese New Year.
~ change of ticket sales:
is now through Ricepaper Magazine – We thank Firehall Arts Centre for helping us with ticket sales for the past few years, but are now trying to do it in-house at Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop / Ricepaper Magazine. Please check out Firehall Arts Centre for the great multicultural programming that they do.
~ new theme for 2013:
celebrating Sir James Douglas, the father of BC and first governor in 1858.
~new incentive to buy tickets early:
We are going to put a bottle of wine on the tables that are ordered by January 1st
Sunday January 27, 2013
Celebrating BC Scottish and Chinese pioneer culture, history – in music, poetry and culinary fusion
Reception: 5:00 pm
Dinner: 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Floata Seafood Restaurant (#400 – 180 Keefer St, Chinatown Vancouver)
Each ticket includes $5 service charge.
History of Gung Haggis:
In 1998, “Toddish McWong” held a small private dinner for 16 friends with food, haggis, poetry and songs – from both Scottish and Chinese cultures and thus was born – Gung Haggis Fat Choy - Now it is a dinner for 400 people! More than a traditional dinner with music and poetry. Gung Haggis Fat Choy re-imagines a traditional Robert Burns Dinner format, within a BC or Canadian historical context that puts Scottish-Canadian and Chinese-Canadian pioneers on an inclusive and equal platform, while acknowledging historical racism and how we move beyond it. This event has grown to also celebrate contemporary Scottish-Canadian and Chinese-Canadian artists and poets and their innovations to create something uniquely Canadian, and a heckuva lot of FUN!
2003 – 1st Creation of deep-fried haggis wonton, and we move to Flamingo Restaurant on Fraser.
Menu Highlights include:
Deep-fried haggis wonton + haggis pork dumpling (su-mei) and appetizer courses.
“Neeps” served Chinese style in the form of pan-fried turnip cake, dim sum style.
Traditional haggis is served with Chinese lettuce wrap.
And we always feature fun sing-alongs such as Loch Lomand, My Chow Mein (Bonny) Lies Over the Ocean, and When Asian Eyes Are Smiling.
Lots of surprises… such as new for 2012 – a revamped version of Robbie Burns lyrics set to Johnny Cash or Elvis Presley music.