Burns BBQ Basks Under Glorious Summer Sun

In Hungary

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The Robert Burns International Foundation is known for two events. The first is a formal charity fundraising gala, held on the Saturday closest to January 25, the birth date of Robbie Burns, the Scottish national poet. The other, a more low-key family event where children can be involved, was held for the fifth time on Sunday, August 28.

The venue for the RBIF’s annual summer BBQ was the Chefparade Country Venue in Etyek, about 28 km or a 40-minute drive west from Budapest.

“The weather was kind to the many guests and families who attended, and everyone was able to enjoy some fantastic food prepared by the team of chefs, including fillet steak, hot smoked salmon and pulled pork, not to mention the salted caramel brownies,” said Douglas Arnott, chairman of the RBIF board.

“With the wines sponsored by the neighboring Etyeki Kúria, it was a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon in the sun. A particular thanks goes to law firm CMS, who kindly sponsored the event,” he added.

The RBIF has raised millions of forints for sick Hungarian children over its 25-year history, principally through the Budapest Burns Supper, where haggis is served, whisky flows, and the entertainment runs late into the night.

The idea with the BBQ is to organize an afternoon for families, where friends and supporters of the foundation can bring along their children to enjoy some quality time together with good food, drinks, and plenty for the kids to do.

Sponsorship covers the food expenses, with any money left over going to one of the RBIF projects supporting children’s hospitals. See rbif.hu for more on the work of the foundation.

This article was first published in the Budapest Business Journal print issue of September 9, 2022.

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