Posts Tagged ‘Scotland’

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!

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Slow Food Week

June 20, 2011

Good Farming = Good Food = Good Eating!

The first ever National Slow Food Week starts today and we’re delighted to be taking part!

With the Royal Highland Show taking place at Ingliston between June 23 and June 26, Slow Food Edinburgh is encouraging restaurants that value their connections to Scottish farmers to celebrate those links while the show is on with special dinners, menus or tastings. Scotland’s largest agricultural event should be a great excuse to remind diners and visitors that shorter links from farm to plate helps inspire better farming and better food, more interesting menus and more memorable meals. Enjoy food that’s well connected.

 

At Centotre we’ve designed a special menu to celebrate and showcase some of our favourite Scottish produce. It’s available all week starting today

Slow Food = the resistance movement against fast food.  Let’s have food (and farming) that’s good, clean and fair.
Slow Food Edinburgh’s initiative to establish closer links between Scotland’s premier agricultural festival and local restaurants serving local food is part of Slow Food Week 2011 www.slowfoodedinburgh.co.uk

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.

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!!

Congratulations Victor & Carina!

October 18, 2010

Victor and Carina have been nominated for a Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Food Award. You can vote online HERE and be in the draw to win some fantastic prizes!

 

The top prize is a pioneering visit for two to The Glenfiddich Distillery featuring:

  • A luxury stay at the beautiful Meldrum House country hotel and golf club in scenic Oldmeldrum enjoying fabulous cuisine and relaxing in the hotel’s stunning contemporary rooms.
  • A personalised VIP tour of Glenfiddich – Including a fabulous nosing and tasting masterclass with the chance to sample the Glenfiddich range of single malts including Glenfiddich 12, 15, 18 and 21 year old
  • An outdoor experience of your choice to try from a range of activities.

PLUS
20 runners-up can raise a glass to mark this year’s Awards with a bottle of award-winning Glenfiddich Special Reserve 12 Year Old, the world’s favourite single malt.

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!