Nick Nairn talks Burns Night and Haggis as he joins Cunard’s British Isles Culinary Discovery

Nick Nairn talks Burns Night and Haggis as he joins Cunard’s British Isles Culinary Discovery

As one of the most celebrated events in the Scottish calendar, Burns Night, rapidly approaches Cunard is pleased to announce one of Scotland’s most respected chefs, Nick Nairn will join guests on board the first British Isles Culinary Discovery later this year.
Nick Nairn, Publicity Images. At The Cook School at Port of Menteith, Stirlingshire. Pictures by Ashley Coombes / Epicscotland 5/05/2010. 07887 676 002
The 12-night cruise on board Queen Elizabeth (23 June – 5 July) will explore the regional delicacies in and around the British Isles including England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, whilst celebrating Cunard’s exquisite cuisine and White Star service.

Nick Nairn, TV personality and owner of Nick Nairn Cook Schools became the first Scottish chef to be awarded a Michelin Star in 1991. With a passion for teaching, and Scotland’s rich ‘natural larder,’ guests will be treated to an in-depth talk and cooking demonstration on the art of Scottish cuisine.

“As a Scottish chef this is a fantastic opportunity for me to show people what amazing produce we have in Scotland. Of course Cunard is renowned for its excellent food, and I’m delighted to be part of the team that is going to take that heritage and just to push it that little step further.” explained, Nairn.

With Burns Night (Monday, January 25) just around the corner, Nairn is also busy preparing to celebrate the life of acclaimed poet, Robert Burns and the ‘essence of Scotland’, with a traditional Burn’s Supper:

‘For us Scots, Burns Night is a huge night and we tend to forget what an important man he was to Scottish culture and society. I normally get caught up in a big dinner somewhere – but this year I’ll be at home. For me it’s going to be very traditional – a pure celebration of the essence of Scotland, that’s got to be haggis, neaps and tatties.’

Joining Nick during the 12-night cruise will be experts from the world of gastronomy, is Charles Sichel of Maison Sichel, the first merchant and producer in Bordeaux to build its own winery in 1967, and Jilly Goolden, English Wine Critic and UK television personality. Together with Cunard’s on board expert chefs and sommeliers, guests will be treated to unique talks, food demonstrations and exclusive dinners showcasing carefully selected food and wine pairings.

Angus Struthers, Cunard Marketing Director, said:

“We’re extremely pleased to welcome Nick, and all our experts on board the British Isles Culinary Discovery, as we celebrate Cunard’s proud British heritage, and the authentic regional specialities. Cunard continues to offer some of the finest dining experience at sea, and food lovers and wine connoisseurs everywhere will be spoilt by the gastronomical delights as they join us for this very special cruise.”

British Isles Culinary Discovery – enjoy a Britannia Balcony Stateroom for £1,999 pp when booked with a Cunard Fare before 29 February 2016, the same price as an Inside Stateroom as part of our ‘Upgrade on Us’ campaign. For the full itinerary and prices, visit