Archive for the ‘Wine’ Category

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

Italian Red Wine!

June 17, 2011

We’re convinced!! Have you seen our new wine list?
It’s got to be good for you!!

In the beginning God covered the earth with broccoli, cauliflower and spinach, with green, yellow and red vegetables of all kinds so Man and Woman would live long and healthy lives.

Then using God’s bountiful gifts, Satan created Dairy Ice Cream and Magnums. And Satan said, ‘You want hot fudge with that? And Man said, ‘Yes!’ And Woman said, ‘I’ll have one too with chocolate chips’. And lo they gained 10 pounds.

And God created the healthy yoghurt that woman might keep the figure that man found so fair.

And Satan brought forth white flour from the wheat and sugar from the cane and combined them. And Woman went from size 12 to size 14.

So God said, ‘Try my fresh green salad’. And Satan presented Blue Cheese dressing and garlic croutons on the side. And Man and Woman unfastened their belts following the repast.

God then said ‘I have sent you healthy vegetables and olive oil in which to cook them’.

And Satan brought forth deep fried coconut king prawns, butter-dipped lobster chunks and chicken fried steak, so big it needed its own platter, and Man’s cholesterol went through the roof.

Then God brought forth the potato; naturally low in fat and brimming with potassium and good nutrition.

Then Satan peeled off the healthy skin and sliced the starchy centre into chips and deep-fried them in animal fats adding copious quantities of salt. And Man put on more pounds. God then brought forth running shoes so that his Children might lose those extra pounds.

And Satan came forth with a cable TV with remote control so Man would not have to toil changing the channels. And Man and Woman laughed and cried before the flickering light and started wearing stretch jogging suits.

Then God gave lean beef so that Man might consume fewer calories and still satisfy his appetite.

And Satan created McDonalds and the 99p double cheeseburger. Then Satan said ‘You want fries with that?’ and Man replied, ‘Yes, and super size ’em’. And Satan said, ‘It is good.’ And Man and Woman went into cardiac arrest.

God sighed ………. and created quadruple by-pass surgery.

And then …………. Satan chuckled and created the National Health Service.

THE FINAL WORD ON NUTRITION
After an exhaustive review of the research literature, here’s the final word on nutrition and health.:
1. Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
2. Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
3. Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
4. Italians drink excessive amounts of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
5. Germans drink beer and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
6. The French eat foie-gras, full fat cheese and drink red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than us

CONCLUSION: Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

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!

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!!

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!

Wine Training

July 24, 2010

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

San Patrignano – A Good Night for a Good Cause

November 16, 2009

 

At Centotre, our values and beliefs enable us to provide the very best food, using the most excellent ingredients but also look after our community both locally in Edinburgh and Italy where possible. That is why we are hosting our wonderful San Patrignano Wine Tasting event again this yeart.  5 delicious courses perfectly matched with 5 new vintage wines, tickets only £50.  Sunday 29th November at 7.30pm.

San Patrignano helps young men and woman with serious drug problems regardless of ideology, social background, or religion, and completely free of charge, accepting no payment or funding from their families or the government.
Since 1978, San Patrignano has taken in over 18,000 people, offering them a home, healthcare, legal assistance, and the opportunity to study, learn a job, change their lives, and regain their status as full members of society.

Whilst we are raising awareness of this amazing project, the real beauty is on the magnificent wines we will be showcasing, along of course with our best cooking, with courses perfectly matched!

To accompany this Stefano Bariani, a professional wine connoisseur, from the San Patrignano vineyard will be hosting the night and speaking along with Victor, which is sure to be entertaining.

So, come along! Tickets are selling fast so be quick.  We can all share a November night of  of good food, good wine, good company and all for the greater cause 🙂

Please RSVP to info@centotre.com or phone us for a chat on 0131 225 1550.

We look forward to seeing you there 🙂

Supplier Special: People of Prosecco

August 17, 2009

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We were honoured to have our friends, Stefano & Francesca Spagnol over from Italy. They, along with Stefano’s brother Franco are the producers of the Prosecco that we serve in Centotre & Zanzero.

We are also happy to say that we are the only establishment currently in the UK to stock their new Spagnol Prosecco.

Please come in and join us for a glass! We serve our Posecco in the form of many different cocktails, fresh fruit Bellini’s or as is from the bottle.

Have a look at our cocktail menu for other options and we look forward to seeing you sipping in the sun soon!
Ciao!