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New Menu for the Festive Season!

December 1, 2011

Christmas has come early at our house!! Today we’ve launched our new Festive Menu, celebrating all the goodness of our winter larder and full of delicious dishes to warm you through! We’ve got something for everyone, including: our favourite Piatto Della Nonna – our festive sharing platter full of Italian flavour and amore from Milano and our dedicated vegetarian and gluten free menu so that everyone can enjoy an authentic taste of Italy this Christmas. An early Buon Natale from all the team at Centotre, we look forward to seeing you soon!




National Cherry Day!

July 16, 2011

Today is National Cherry Day! A day dedicated to celebrating British Cherries and all the wonderful things you can make with them!
Including our very own Centotre Cherry Daquiri – Fresh British cherries, muddled with Bacardi Superior, fresh lime, gomme syrup and ice – Yum!

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!

Edinburgh Marathon Medal Winners

May 20, 2011

This weekend Edinburgh plays host to runners from around the world participating in the Edinburgh Marathon 2011

We’d like to wish you all the very best of luck! Everyone’s a winner in our book and to celebrate we’d like to treat all you inspiring runners to a post-marathon glass of prosecco when dine with us on Sunday 22nd May.

Come into centotre and show us your 2011 medal to receive your glass – see you there!!

Scottish Raspberry treat!

May 10, 2011

As the days get longer and evenings warmer we’re getting closer to prime raspberry time in Scotland!!

This week, in anticipation of the juicy red berries, we’re serving Raspberry Mojito’s as our cocktail special. Made with fresh Scottish raspberries and local mint, muddled with Bacardi rum, a little sugar, crushed ice, fresh lime and topped up with soda. Enjoy the extended daylight hours with a wee taste of the summer to come!

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

HitListed!

May 9, 2011

We were absolutely thrilled with the recent List Eating & Drinking Awards held on the 26th April!

Centotre was HitListed as a highly-recommended Edinburgh breakfast destination – open from 7.30 daily (10am on Sundays), Live music venue – with our Jazzmain Trio joining us again this summer for sophisticated Sunday sessions! And, for our dedication to local produce, direct trade and seasonal Scottish ingredients! Well done to all the team and thanks again to all our customers, friends, suppliers and extended Love Happy Food family for your continued support!

Read full review below…

We are also excited to celebrate our sister venue, The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant’s, HitListing as a highly-recommended Arts Venue eatery! Well done to the TSC team and a big thanks to all our wonderful customers, friends and suppliers for your support – we certainly couldn’t do it without you!

The Scottish Cafe was also highly-recommended for their top notch Breakfasts – open from 8am daily (10am on Sundays), their delicious coffee – served all day (with homemade cake if you fancy it) and the same dedicated philosophy of direct trade – sourcing fresh seasonal Scottish ingredients as locally as possible from a long list of artisan producers from all over Scotland.

CENTOTRE
103 George Street, New Town, EH2 3ES | 0131 225 1550 | www.centotre.com
Open : Monday to Thursday – 7.30am until 10pm. Friday and Saturday – 7.30am until 11pm. Sundays – 10am until 8pm (extended in the Festival). Bar open : Monday to Saturday – 7.30am until midnight. Sundays – 10am until 10pm.

Like sister establishment The Scottish Cafe and Restaurant, Centotre promises to serve ‘happy food’, their term for food made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. True to their word, Victor and Carina Contini work with a large band of Scottish businesses and an impressive list of suppliers can be found on their website.

The interior of their George Street restaurant is also striking, a former bank with high, ornate ceilings, tall pillars and pristine white tables. Perhaps to cater for surrounding businesses Centotre opens nice and early at 7.30am for breakfast servings of pastries , rolls and even waffle dishes. The evening a la carte menu features pastas, pizza, salads and main courses. A starter of silky gnocchi is surrounded by cream, sprigs of dill and smoked salmon. A main course of venison arrives with a tangy horseradish dressing and grilled vegetables. Desserts at Centotre are worth saving room for, particularly a delightfully crunchy meringue filled with berries and cream.

+ Admirable commitment to local businesses
– Generous cream in pasta dishes might not appeal

New Menu for Maggio!

April 29, 2011

It’s a little early, but we just can’t wait! Our new May menu is out today!

We’ve added new season asparagus, brought back our special Spigola (Sea bass) by special request and we are pleased to introduce our new selection of extra virgin olive oils, sourced direct from Italy. Victor has carefully chosen these oils from a few of his favourite vineyards where we also source our wines. Or new wine list will also be out soon – watch this space!

Amici del Vino – Special wine offer

November 4, 2010

For all of our fantastic amici del vino (wine enthusiasts) out there, Centotre is offering 2 very special wines at an amazing cost!

You cannot find these hard to find, quality wines at any other restaurant for these prices! Both are lovely to enjoy with Centotre’s new delicious winter menu (see below). Or why not revel in a sumptuous glass over a light afternoon snack and conversation?

Feel free to come in for a free taste of either wine anytime you like!

Salarola, Bianco del Veneto, Ca’Orologio, 2007, IGT (13.5%)

This lovely blend of Tocai (40%), Moscato (40%), and Riesling (20%) brings a tasty, textured organic white with subtle peach fruit tones along with notes of honeysuckle and caramel. Hailing from the hills of Veneto, this wine pairs perfectly with the Linguine con Pesto e Mezzancoli and Spigola (Scottish sea bass). An excellent value for this exquisite wine.
£7.50/gl, £29/btl

Montefalco Rosso, Antonelli 2006, DOC (14.5%)

This big, Umbrian full-bodied red is a blend of Sangiovese (70%), Sagrantino (15%), and Cabernet Sauvignon (15%). It has hints of black cherry and plum on the nose followed by aromas of blueberry, vanilla, tobacco, blackcurrant and menthol. Full of body and firm structure, this wine suits our Bresaola, Tagliata (Buccleuch sirloin steak), and Pizza Piccante, to name a few. A steal for red wine lovers!
£8.50/gl, £33/btl

Fresh, Simple, Italian, Christmas!

October 3, 2010

It’s drawing nearer! And we’ve got just the menu to help you celebrate your Christmas in style – Italian Style!

Share this special time of year with friends and family with our Piatto della Nonna – A traditional platter for sharing.

Two or Three course Lunch and Three or Four course Dinner options available. Reservations taken from 12 noon onwards.

For more details and to make your booking please visit : Christmas 2010

Or call our reservations team on 0131 225 1550 – between 10am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Buon Natale!

Fresh, Simple, Italian… delicious!

July 29, 2010

Tomorrow we receive our Italian produce delivery, which includes fantastic Italian watermelons.
The bar will be making the best Watermelon Daiquiris in the world!!

The perfect Friday treat – just in time to refresh you for the weekend!