Archive for June, 2011

Armed Forces Day

June 21, 2011
This weekend 24th-26th June, Edinburgh hosts the UK’s National Armed Forces celebrations.

To show our support for our brave men and women we’d like to offer 50% off for members of the Armed Forces, ex-service men/women and their families when dining at Centotre this weekend. Come in in your uniform or bring your ID on Saturday 25th or Sunday 26th and enjoy a family meal with us!

Reservations subject to availability. Tables of four maximum. To book you table, please call 0131 225 1550 or email reservations@centotre.com

Armed Forces Day marks an opportunity to do two things. Firstly, to raise public awareness of the contribution made to our country by those who serve and have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, Secondly, it gives the nation an opportunity to Show Your Support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families and from veterans to cadets.

On Armed Forces Day itself – Saturday the 25th June – a parade of up to 1500 serving personnel, veterans and cadets will march down the Royal Mile from the Castle Esplanade to Holyrood Park. The parade will end with a short ceremony of thanks “a Drumhead Ceremony” and this will be followed by a packed afternoon of events and entertainment for all the family, including flypasts by military aircraft, Highland dancing, music and a Veterans’ Village.

For more information on the weekends events visit http://www.armedforcesday.org.uk/National.aspx
Look forward to seeing you there!
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Slow Food Week

June 20, 2011

Good Farming = Good Food = Good Eating!

The first ever National Slow Food Week starts today and we’re delighted to be taking part!

With the Royal Highland Show taking place at Ingliston between June 23 and June 26, Slow Food Edinburgh is encouraging restaurants that value their connections to Scottish farmers to celebrate those links while the show is on with special dinners, menus or tastings. Scotland’s largest agricultural event should be a great excuse to remind diners and visitors that shorter links from farm to plate helps inspire better farming and better food, more interesting menus and more memorable meals. Enjoy food that’s well connected.

 

At Centotre we’ve designed a special menu to celebrate and showcase some of our favourite Scottish produce. It’s available all week starting today

Slow Food = the resistance movement against fast food.  Let’s have food (and farming) that’s good, clean and fair.
Slow Food Edinburgh’s initiative to establish closer links between Scotland’s premier agricultural festival and local restaurants serving local food is part of Slow Food Week 2011 www.slowfoodedinburgh.co.uk

Italian Red Wine!

June 17, 2011

We’re convinced!! Have you seen our new wine list?
It’s got to be good for you!!

In the beginning God covered the earth with broccoli, cauliflower and spinach, with green, yellow and red vegetables of all kinds so Man and Woman would live long and healthy lives.

Then using God’s bountiful gifts, Satan created Dairy Ice Cream and Magnums. And Satan said, ‘You want hot fudge with that? And Man said, ‘Yes!’ And Woman said, ‘I’ll have one too with chocolate chips’. And lo they gained 10 pounds.

And God created the healthy yoghurt that woman might keep the figure that man found so fair.

And Satan brought forth white flour from the wheat and sugar from the cane and combined them. And Woman went from size 12 to size 14.

So God said, ‘Try my fresh green salad’. And Satan presented Blue Cheese dressing and garlic croutons on the side. And Man and Woman unfastened their belts following the repast.

God then said ‘I have sent you healthy vegetables and olive oil in which to cook them’.

And Satan brought forth deep fried coconut king prawns, butter-dipped lobster chunks and chicken fried steak, so big it needed its own platter, and Man’s cholesterol went through the roof.

Then God brought forth the potato; naturally low in fat and brimming with potassium and good nutrition.

Then Satan peeled off the healthy skin and sliced the starchy centre into chips and deep-fried them in animal fats adding copious quantities of salt. And Man put on more pounds. God then brought forth running shoes so that his Children might lose those extra pounds.

And Satan came forth with a cable TV with remote control so Man would not have to toil changing the channels. And Man and Woman laughed and cried before the flickering light and started wearing stretch jogging suits.

Then God gave lean beef so that Man might consume fewer calories and still satisfy his appetite.

And Satan created McDonalds and the 99p double cheeseburger. Then Satan said ‘You want fries with that?’ and Man replied, ‘Yes, and super size ’em’. And Satan said, ‘It is good.’ And Man and Woman went into cardiac arrest.

God sighed ………. and created quadruple by-pass surgery.

And then …………. Satan chuckled and created the National Health Service.

THE FINAL WORD ON NUTRITION
After an exhaustive review of the research literature, here’s the final word on nutrition and health.:
1. Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
2. Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
3. Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
4. Italians drink excessive amounts of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
5. Germans drink beer and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
6. The French eat foie-gras, full fat cheese and drink red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than us

CONCLUSION: Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

Father’s Day at Centotre!

June 17, 2011

Treat Dad to our family roast! This Sunday 19th from 12 noon.
Roast Corn Fed Chicken with garlic and rosemary roast potatoes and Italian roast vegetables with Taggiasche olives and capers £15.95 and Daddy gets a complimentary glass of Victors favourite wine! Call 0131 225 1550 or email reservations@centotre.com for more details!

Watermelon Martini – June Cocktail!!

June 6, 2011

It’s back!! Juicy, delicious and perfect for a drink in the sun or an evening treat with friends!

We get our fresh watermelon delivered direct from Milano, full of the flavours of Italian summer sunshine. We mix it with your choice of either Finlandia Vodka or Tanqueray Gin and add a splash of Martini Dry!

And, join us from 3pm until 6pm every Sunday to Friday for our famous Aperitivo Hour and enjoy free chips and olives with your cocktail!

Great Italian Menu – Sunday 5th June!!

June 2, 2011

Today is Festa della Repubblica, celebrating 55 years since Italy became a republic. And, this year is particularly significant because 2011 marks 150 years of unification in Italy!!

So to celebrate we’re throwing a street party, this Sunday 5th June at centotre – we’re planning for sunshine, but if it’s a bit grey outside we’ll carry on the Festa inside!

Join us for a taste of our Great Italian Menu! Our Big Lunch is served from 12.30pm, A three course lunch including – Piatto del Nonna to share, Polpettone to enjoy, Tiramisu to finish and glass of Chianti to toast – all for just £25 per person! Salute Tutti!!

Book you table today!
Call : 0131 225 1550 or email : reservations@centotre.com

New June Menu!!

June 1, 2011

It’s here! our new Giugno Menu is out!

In the month of June we’ve kept your favourites and added a few new seasonal flavours including fresh broad beans, Gorgonzola Dolce and Dublin Bay prawns.

We’ve also added three new desserts!!
TORTA DI RABARBARO
Rhubarb crumble with homemade vanilla ice cream

CREMA DI LIMONCELLO
Delicious homemade limoncello curd mousse with vanilla shortbread

RUM BABA
Rum Baba soaked in rum and served with homemade Marsala and raisin ice cream

Delicious dishes to celebrate the coming of summer! And, if you fancy just a taste of each, our tasting menu is back! A selection of our favourite dishes from the menu matched with wines from our new wine list (which is out this weekend!!)

Book your table today!
Call: 0131 225 1550 or email: reservations@centotre.com