Archive for the ‘Exclusively Edinburgh’ Category

Food Gem of 2011!!

January 6, 2012

“Blending the finest ingredients from Milanese markets with local produce, sophisticated Centotre is a haven for the food conscious. It has been flying the flag for Italian cuisine for the past seven years and was a big hit with our reviewer too! Buon appetito.”

– David Walsh, ION Edinburgh

Thank you ION, for including us in your list of “Food Gems of 2011” and congratulations to our fantastic team for all you hard last year – Here’s to another great year ahead xx

Hogmanay 2011 at Centotre!

October 20, 2011

Begin your evening with a Fireworks cocktail and canapé on arrival, followed by a four course dinner from our Hogmanay menu filled with your favourite dishes and our seasonal specialities. Then welcome in 2012 with our live DJ.

Tickets : £85 per person and include:
Arrival canapé and Fireworks cocktail
Four course menu
Live DJ from 11pm
Glass of prosecco to toast the New Year

Bookings taken from 9pm with dancing until 2am.

Why not make a night of it. We have secured great rates with some leading hotels in the city and would be delighted to provide more information on request.

Book your table today!

Email : reservations@centotre.com | Tel: 0131 225 1550

Artist Corner

August 15, 2011

We’d like to introduce Laura Wade, a dear friend of ours and a very accomplished young painter. We’ve commissioned Laura to paint us a series of works for Centotre – watch this space!

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!

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

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

Loch Arthur Ricotta – Wow!

May 21, 2011

An authentic taste of Italy straight from the heart of Scotland!

A traditional Italian soft white cheese made from the heated whey after cheese-making. We source this delicious Ricotta direct from The Loch Arthur Community and serve it on our May menu with Italian courgettes stuffed in our homemade ravioli, with fresh cream, courgettes, chilli and Parmigiano Reggiano.

Loch Arthur cheeses are completely organic, and made with care by community member’s on site themselves. We’re delighted to be able to use this very special ingredient on our menu and proud to support local communities in doing so!

Loch Arthur is a rural Camphill community at Beeswing, Dumfriesshire, in south west Scotland, which includes men and women with learning disabilities. A total of about 70 people live there including 28 in supported tenancies. The community’s 650 acres are farmed according to biodynamic principles and the dairy herd provides 60 per cent of the milk used by the creamery. The remainder is bought from local organic farms. Cheese-making takes place on three days each week and the community members on the team have all been involved for some time.

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!!

How Many Eggs!

May 20, 2011

The figures are in and we’re blown away! In the last year we’ve gone through 45,360 free-range eggs!!!

We’d like to thank the healthy happy hens at Oxenrig Farm, Coldstream in the Scottish borders and Phantassie in East Lothian for their outstanding contribution to our menu! And of course their producers/farmers for keeping up with our high-demand for eggs.

We use their free-range eggs across all our menus! From full cooked breakfasts to simply prepared scrambled or poached eggs, homemade pancakes or our extra special Nonna Olivia’s Waffles. In our homemade fruit and cheese scones, baked fresh daily. In our homemade pastas, on our delicious Capricciosa pizza and even on our dessert menu! Where we use these fantastic and very versatile eggs in our homemade meringues,  famous Tiramisu, chocolate torte and lemon tart!

Come in and try some for yourself! Let’s see if we can raise next years total to 50,000!

Limited edition Fringe prints!

July 29, 2010





It’s Festival time!

As many of you may have seen, the front cover of the Fringe brochure this year, (along with bags, t-shirts and other lovely collectibles), features the work of talented illustrator, Johanna Basford. We love her work so much, that we are showcasing two of her limited edition prints in the reception at Centotre and also in Zanzero.

The prints, which can be bought at the Fringe Shop on the High Street, have been beautifully framed by our good friend, Carol Coulter. They are for sale for £50 (unframed) but should you wish to have them framed, then Carol would be delighted to help.

Why not drop by for a coffee, glass of wine or a bite to eat and enjoy some lovely artwork at the same time.