Posts Tagged ‘fresh’

Centotre – that’s 103 in Italian…

October 4, 2011


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!

September Menus!

September 6, 2011

Just in time for Autumn, we’ve got not one by two new menus for you! Join us for Lunch or Dinner and enjoy fresh Scottish ingredients with authentic Italian flavours at centotre

Fresh, Simple, Italian. The very best ingredients simply prepared, served fresh and best enjoyed with family and friends. We take fresh local ingredients from our Scottish larder and add authentic Italian flavours delivered direct from the Milano markets weekly, exclusively for us.

From Scotland this month we’ve sourced new season wood pigeon from Burnside Farm in the Tweed Valley, near Kelso. Burnside is family run farm which has been in the Rutherford family since the 12th century! We’re proud to support a wide range of Scottish suppliers, including Peelham Farm in Foulden for our organic veal, Inverurie Gold for our sirloin steak and Carroll’s Heritage in The Borders for our potatoes.

From Italy we receive pallets of our fresh vegetables, several varieties of tomatoes, Mozzarella di Bufala and Burrata. Our Mozzarella di Bufala comes direct from Mondragone in Campagna, it’s made on a Thursday, delivered to Milan on the Friday and is with us on the Monday. You can’t get any fresher than this. Our Burrata comes on the same route direct from Lecce in Puglia.

Buying direct from both our Scottish and Italian suppliers means we cut out the middle men and the warehouses, and ensures we serve only the freshest produce. It’s also a guaranteed investment in the farms and in their people. These choices are key and have always been at the heart of our love of good food. We hope you can taste all the hard work, enthusiasm and commitment invested in all our lovely food. 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!!

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!

Fresh, Simple, Italian… delicious!

July 29, 2010

Tomorrow we receive our Italian produce delivery, which includes fantastic Italian watermelons.
The bar will be making the best Watermelon Daiquiris in the world!!

The perfect Friday treat – just in time to refresh you for the weekend!