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Centotre – that’s 103 in Italian…

October 4, 2011


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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!


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

Fresh From Milano!

April 28, 2011

Buying our Italian fruit and vegetables direct from the market in Milano ensures we serve only the freshest Italian flavours! We try and go over as much as possible so we don’t miss anything! Victor was there over two months ago and Carina will visit at the end of May.

We speak to our supplier every few days and receive a couple if deliveries each week. Violet aubergines, courgettes, several varieties of tomatoes, cremini mushrooms, new season pears, asparagus, onions, Amalfi lemons and so so so much more.

The produce we get is premium quality, each item coming from small largely organic farms throughout the regions of Italy. Pears from Emilia Romagna, tomatoes from Sicily, ramato tomatoes from Puglia, asparagus from Venito.  So exciting, so fresh, so simple and so Italian. Enjoy!

Buon Compleanno Victor!!

August 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Victor from all the team at centotre!! xx

Our Friends ANTA

August 21, 2010

Have you seen the latest additions to the centotre team?

Our lovely friends at ANTA have joined us! Their beautiful highland dress-wear, including Bella Bonnets, will be on show at centotre until the end of the month.

Come check it OOT!

CHECK US OOT!

August 3, 2010

In our fantastic Festival Bella Bonnets!

Handmade by ANTA and available for £10 from The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant during the Fringe.

Have you got yours!

Buon Compleanno Carina!

July 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Carina!!

Best wishes from all the team at Centotre! xx

Wine Training

July 24, 2010

The team at Centotre has just completed some intensive wine training – so come in and test then out!!

Congratulations! x2!

July 24, 2010

Congratulations!

So much to celebrate!

Congratulations to Maciej our Pasta Pastry King on getting married and the exciting news that he and Kamila are expecting a baby!

And…

Congratulations to our wonderful Chef Marcin who recently popped the question to the lovely Marta… and she said yes!!

Best wishes to you and your families from all the team!