Archive for the ‘Kids’ Category

Scotland the Best 2012

January 6, 2012

“Fabulous conversion by Victor and Carina Contini of a lofty, pillared Georgian room towards the west end of Edinburgh’s better boulevard into the classiest restaurant on the street and the most stylish joint in town. Passion for food and good service always evident; and they are ubiquitous (although they also run The Scottish Restaurant in Princes St Gardens). Bar and central pizza oven, unexpected combos in a straightforward, oft-changing menu. Great people-watching strip of tabes on the street. 7.30am till LO 10pm (11pm Fri/Sat), 11am-9pm Sun. Bar open late.”

– A recent review from Peter Irvine’s Scotland the Best 2012

Well done team and thanks to all our lovely customers, suppliers and friends for your continued support xx

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Handmade Orecchiette – Puglia Style

August 6, 2011

On our recent family holiday to Italy we were lucky enough to visit the Puglia region and there we found Lucia! Lucia was kind enough to show us how she makes orecchiette, by hand! It’s the way her mother made it, and her mother’s mother before her, and her mother’s mother’s mother before her, and her mother’s mother’s mother’s mother before her…! You get the idea!

Lucia’s family recipe uses semolina flour, fresh egg and a little water to bind. When time’s were tight, eggs were not an option and the family would just use flour and water. Check out the video’s on our Facebook page here – you can see how expertly she mixes, kneads, cuts and shapes the pasta. It’s not as easy as it looks! Trust us! We all had a go. One of the joys of running a family business is we get to work together, share a home together, holiday together and make pasta together!!

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!

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!

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

Happy Easter!

April 22, 2011

From all the team at Centotre! xx

Thank you for your artwork!

July 13, 2010

We’ve been receiving some lovely artwork recently.

Thanks to Kitty,  Katie and Gabriel for their beautiful drawings!

Kitty Ritchie. Age 7yrs.

Katie McKenzie. Age 8ys.

Gabriel Brown. Age 9yrs.

Kids Colouring Contest

August 27, 2009
Kids colouring contest

Kids colouring contest

We’ve asked all the kiddies coming into Centotre to draw us a picture of what makes them happy. We had some fabulous submissions, which you can check out here!

Our winner is 7 year old Remo Santangeli with this beautiful illustration:
RemoSantangeli_Winner
When we read the joke was submitted by 7 year old Lorne Bournarby, we laughed so hard milk came out our noses:

Q: What do you call a wizard with a runny nose?

A: Harry Snotter

Make sure to check out all the wonderful submissions by following this link to the Centotre Children’s Colouring Competition.

Well done everyone and keep up the good work!