Archive for the ‘Recipes’ Category

Vegetarian and Gluten Free!

September 16, 2011

Fresh, simple, Italian to be enjoyed with ALL your friends and family!!
We’re pleased to be offering not one but two menus (lunch and dinner) with dedicated vegetarian and gluten free options so that everyone can enjoy the fresh taste of Italy no matter your dietary needs. We’re always happy to adjust any dish to suit your requirements, please just ask!! Buon Appetito!

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!!

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!

Aperitivo Hour!

July 6, 2011

What better way to spend your afternoon than by joining us for our Aperitivo Hour! Sunday right through until Friday. 3pm until 6pm. Enjoy complimentary croccante and olives with your cocktails at Centotre!

Choose from our long list of delicious cocktails or, for a special treat, try our “Cocktail of the Festival” Zaira’s own Strawberry Caipirinha – Finlandia Vodka, fresh strawberries, a little brown sugar, gomme syrup and fresh lime muddled on ice – Yum!


New Festival Menu!!

July 6, 2011

Summer has arrived (for the most part!) and with it our shiny new Festival Menu! Celebrating the festival season in Edinburgh and showcasing our most favourite Italian and Scottish ingredients! Including…

Poached Scottish langoustine with homemade Amalfi lemon mayonnaise; New season Italian Camone tomato with rocket, pecorino and fresh Italian watermelon; Our homemade gnocchi with triple cream Burrata from Puglia; Peelham Farm pork and Loch Arthur ricotta in homemade ravioli; Vialone Nano risotto with courgettes and courgette flower leaves served with Centotre British Rose veal meatballs; Chargrilled Scottish cod fillet served with summer stew of Italian borlotti beans and Pachino tomatoes; Peelham Farm lamb with fresh broad beans, East Lothian King Edward potatoes and a homemade salsa verde – to list just a few!!

And to finish try our homemade Italian peach and frangipane sponge with Loch Arthur ricotta cream laced with Amalfi lemon zest or our famous centotre Meringue served with homemade strawberry ice cream and fresh Scottish strawberries – yum!!

Reserve your table today and enjoy the flavours of the Italian summer with dishes made from the very best Scottish ingredients!
Tel: 0131 225 1550 or Email: reservations@centotre.com

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!

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.

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!

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!

Introducing, Oil – Olive Oil!

May 6, 2011

Have you met our new selection of olive oils??

Well, they are actually cold pressed extra virgin olive oil to be precise! These are as significant, flavoursome and as complex as any grape variety. We all know about Chardonnay and Chianti but if we said Coratina, Frantoio and Mignola would you know these are as special? Single estate, single olive variety exceptional taste. Each to be used for a different purpose. Just as you wouldn’t normally drink a Vin Santo dessert wine with a carpaccio of fish!

Come in and try for yourself on our new May menu:
Le Ferre Extra Virgin Olive Oil with our homemade breads
Fontodi Extra Virgin Olive Oil with our Italian salads
Poggiotondo Extra Virgin Olive Oil with our Scottish grilled fish

And if you like it as much as we do you can even take your favourite one home! Bottles on sale at reception.