Posts Tagged ‘centotre’

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

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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!

Wynad Pepper

August 12, 2011

Very dear friends of ours, Colin and Kolquin live in India. Colin is in his 70’s and Kolquin in his 80’s. About 15 years ago they retired and chose the region of Kerala as their home. They bought a few acres of land and adopted the locals as their own. Para, Johnson and many others. They decided to start growing pepper as Kerala is the most famous growing area in the world for this incredible spice.

Victor and I were able to visit them in 2001. We found a community of three generations living in the most stunning countryside you could ever imagine. Grandparents, parents and children are working in this plantation. Thanks to the success of the pepper and all the support from Colin and Kolquin these families have running water, all the modern conveniences we enjoy, their children go to school and are clothed and fed. All of these basic needs that we take for granted didn’t exist for these families before the plantation was established.

We have bought the pepper for many years but we’re really sorry to say we hadn’t ordered any for over two years. We now have this back in stock. White for The Scottish Cafe an black for Centotre.

What makes this pepper so special is that it’s hand picked and it’s organic. Unlike commercial pepper that you buy each string of berries is picked from the pepper vines only when they are ripe. This makes the picking three to four times more labour intensive that commercial peppers. Once picked they are left in the sun to dry for a few days then they are pasteurised to prevent salmonella. Cases of salmonella is very high in pepper due to the elephant and cow dung that is used as fertiliser.

White pepper is black pepper with the skin removed which is also done by hand by Wynad. We buy direct therefore ensuing that all the money goes back to the plantation to support the families. While fair trade ensures a fair price, the growers don’t get the best price and sometimes there can be three or four tiers of middle men inflating the price to the end users but not ensuring the best price for the growers.

Wynad is a huge story. But the region has had great losses over recent years. There has been a lot of blight and many of the crops have failed. Leading to one of the highest suicide rates of any farming community in the world. Grandfathers and fathers have been lost due to
the devastating loss of income these communities has suffered. One less mouth to feed has been the sacrifice these men have made for
their families futures.

So when you’re putting that little bit of ‘gioventù’ as we say in Italy, youth, on your food, it’s really a much much bigger and very special story…

Visit Wynad’s website to find out more : www.paraspepper.com

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!

Happy Easter!

April 22, 2011

From all the team at Centotre! xx

Slawek’s lovely homemade Gnocchi!

December 20, 2010

He’s made so many over the last 4 years we re-named him Giuseppe!

PS. He’s eaten a few as well! 😉

Christmas Menu – Piatto della Nonna

November 28, 2010

Christmas is coming! And our December menu is almost here! We’ve got some treats in store, but don’t worry we’ve kept your favourites.

Why not start your Christmas lunch or dinner with the Piatto della Nonna? It’s one of our most popular antipasti dishes and it’s perfect for sharing with your loved ones.

All our best flavours direct from Italy on one plate! Mozzarella di Bufala from Campagnia, Prosciutto di Parma, delicious Italian vegetables, marinated Italian olives, sun-dried Italian tomatoes, crispy fresh rocket leaves and Parmigiano Reggiano, served with some lightly fried calamari, zucchini and pepperoni – Heaven on a piatto!

For full menu details, please visit : Christmas Menu
Lunch and dinner booking still available, please call 0131 225 1550 or email reservations@centotre.com

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!

Cinderella Shoe Appeal

September 11, 2010

If the shoe fits!!

For dancers, shoes are the tools of their trade… Without them they really would be unable to do their job!

Centotre are proud to support the Scottish Ballet and it’s Shoe Appeal

Naturally, shoes play a central part in Scottish Ballet’s production of Cinderella. The dancers will go through around 700 pairs throughout the seven weeks of rehearsal and 46 performances that make up the eight week tour!

You can show your support with a donation to the Appeal too!