Archive for January, 2009

New Centotre menu.

January 29, 2009


We’re delighted to announce our new Centotre menu.

To enlarge, please click on picture above.

What’s on until Spring has sprung at Centotre and Zanzero

January 29, 2009


Click on the link below to get a diary of events and the new for Centotre and Zanzero for the next few months up to April 2009.

New menus, new events, new ideas all designed to make visiting us even more enjoyable.

What’s On Bookmark here:

Fresh every Monday

January 14, 2009


Every Monday we have our wonderful, seasonal Italian produce is delivered directly from Milan.

Sourced from hand-picked suppliers, from all appropriate regions of Italy, to ensure absolute quality in terms of freshness, ripeness and the sunshine taste of Italy.

But of course, we’re no less picky with our British and non-Italian suppliers.

Here’s a list of some of the key ones who provide the raw ingredients for the Centotre menus:

  • Sirloin steaks: Buccleuch in Castle Douglas Dumfries and Galloway.
  • Organic Flour: Shipton Mill Tetbury Gloucestershire.
  • Milk, Cream, Butter, Yogurt: from our dear friend Carol Graham’s family at the Dairy Bridge of Allan, Stirling.
  • Coffee: Tera Santa plantation Brazil
  • Chocolate plaquettes: (Those delicious discs of rich 55% cocoa floating atop your cappuccino.) Switzerland.
  • Maldon Salt : Straight fro the sea, Maldon, Essex.
  • Pepper: Wynad, in Kerela, India.
  • Ricotta: Loch Arthur, Camphill, Beeswing, Dumfries.
  • Oxenrig free range eggs: Coldstream in Borders.
  • Crabs and Lobsters: Firth of Forth.
  • Sea Bass, Halibut: Eyemouth.
  • Herbs: Longforgan, Dundee.
  • Chanterelle mushrooms: Strathspey, Granton on Spey.
  • Sweet Milk: Wester Lawrenceton Farm, Moray.

(Above, you’ll see a Google Map. Over the next few weeks, we’ll pin-point where many of our favourite ingredients and wines come from.)

Victor’s Favourite wines

January 7, 2009

Victor wine tasting

To list Victor’s favourite wines you’d need a book, not a blog post.

However when pressed on which wines he’d particularly recommend from the Centotre wine list, with the criteria being that they are classically representative of their region, and offering exceptional value for money, these are some of his current picks:


Verdicchio dei Jesi Classico, ‘di Gino’, San Lorenzo 2007 DOC – MARCHE (No website)

Aulente Bianco, San Patrignano 2007 IGT – EMILIA ROMAGNA

Lugana, ‘Pievecroce’, Costaripa 2007 DOC – LOMBARDIA

Falanghina del Taburno, Donnalaura 2005 DOC – CAMPAGNIA

Soave Classico, ‘Calvarino’, Pieropan 2006 DOC – VENETO


Barbera d’Asti, ‘Villa Lisa’, Cascina Bruni 2007 DOC – PIEMONTE

Primitivo, ‘Gioia del Colle’, Guttarolo 2005 DOC – PUGLIA   (No website)

Valpolicella Classico, Viviani 2006 DOC – VENETO

Chianti Classico, ‘Le Corti’, Principe Corsini 2005 DOCG – TOSCANA

Noi, San Patrignano 2006 DOC – EMILIA ROMAGNA

Welcome to Centotre.

January 3, 2009

Victor and Carina at Centotre

This is our new blog.

We hope you like it, and hope to see you here on a regular basis, there will be plenty of updates.

You’ll find the latest Centotre news, menu and recipe information, cooking tips, wine recommendations and a whole lot more about life at Centotre.

If you’ve got any stories, photographs, opinions or suggestions this is the place to post them, and we really would love to hear from you.