Slow Food Climate Pledge


In 1934 at the height of the Dust Bowl, a massive storm swept through the Great Plains, lifting thousands of tons of topsoil into the [...]

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Hogmanay Party Show-Stopper – Cook Carina’s Festive Trifle


Scotland has one special claim to fame at this time of year and that’s Hogmanay. The restaurants are open on 31 December and Victor [...]

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Bellavista – official wine of Teatro alla Scala’s Opera Première!


Congratulations to our Contini George Street partner – Bellavista. Once again they are the official wine of Teatro alla Scala’s [...]

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Contini Christmas Traditions – Keeping it local


I love tradition.  Is it inherited from our migrant background as anchor in time or is it family ties that holds a thread from one [...]

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Carina in Print – Scotsman Recipe November 2017


November is always a tough month.  Darker, cooler and always a little harder to motivate the children to get out of the house on time [...]

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Black Friday Contini Offer – One For Me – One For You


We’ve got a super special treat for you this Black Friday! For one day only we will be offering buy one get one free on our gift [...]

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Carina in Print – Scots Mag December 2017


Scots Magazine December 2017 – Out in Shops Now! We got a new cleaner in September.  You may ask what has this to do with [...]

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I never thought a German car would change our lives


Last month my fourth child, (no not Victor) my fabulous yellow Fiat – known in the family as Luigi, who was loved and cherished [...]

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Mens 10K Run Edinburgh


Good luck to all you lovely people who are taking part of the run on Sunday! Load up at Contini George Street before the race and try [...]

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RECRUITMENT CRISIS IN HOSPITALITY a self inflicted problem


We were delighted to be shortlisted for the VIBE Sustainability Awards 2017 with the winners to be announced later this month. Part of [...]

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