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Mamma Mia

May 10, 2024

Good morning lovely people, 1928 was a good year.    Equal voting rights for women and men, pre-sliced bread, bubble gum, Mickey Mouse, and on the […]

Perfect Partnerships: Who’s the melon to your prosciutto?

April 26, 2024

Good morning lovely people Strawberries and cream.  Super sweeties covered in a silky blanket.   A perfect partnership. Prosciutto e Melone; a little more adventurous […]

What are we not allowed to do this week?

April 14, 2024

Good morning lovely people    What are we not allowed to do this week?  Am I smelling a smoke screen perhaps?    Out of the […]

Don’t let gestures posture for the wrong purpose

March 29, 2024

Happy Easter lovely people, When a Marathon was renamed to a Snicker and Opal Fruits became Starbursts who would have known that this was the […]

The source is important

March 15, 2024

Good morning lovely people,  I’ve been writing for The Scotsman for over 10 years. My last headshot was taken in 2019.  I had a panic […]

PC has many meanings

March 1, 2024

Good morning lovely people,  I’m in big trouble.  Inadvertently I’ve clearly been insulting almost everyone.  Victor and John in the garden, “good job boys”.  The […]

Mother’s Day

February 27, 2024

MOTHER’S DAY AT CONTINI RESTAURANTS Mum’s the World – Sunday 10th March. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, mum’s the word – and it’s […]

Let’s Take the High Road

February 19, 2024

Good morning lovely people  Is it just me or is this year “marching” on very quickly.  Victor and John the gardener have seen the first […]

A Game of Fate with a Difference

February 4, 2024

Good morning lovely people  My father and I used to spend hours playing Rummy or Scopa (an Italian card game).   The scene had traces of […]

Edinburgh’s Chinese New Year

February 1, 2024

Celebrating Lunar New Year in Edinburgh? 2024 marks the Chinese Year of the Dragon. Chinese New Year in Edinburgh has become the largest celebration of […]

Self Belief Is The Start Of Success

January 26, 2024

Our world changed 20 years ago today, the day we got the keys to 103 (Centotre) George Street, Edinburgh. It was the right time for […]

There’s Daggers in Men’s Smiles

January 21, 2024

Good morning lovely people Edinburgh is in the thick of “Ralph Fiennes” mania.  He’s appearing in Macbeth at Ingliston until 27th January.  We thought he […]

Make Carina’s a Cosmo

May 19, 2016

It’s grey skies at the moment but all the beautiful weather over the last few weeks has put me in the mood for a cocktail. […]

Sunshine food with the family

May 10, 2016

At the weekend we enjoyed lunch in the garden for the first time this year. Can’t quite believe how beautiful it was. I’d prepared my […]

Meet Max, our Master Mixologist

April 15, 2016

It’s nearly the weekend! Have you got that Friday Feeling? It’s time to relax and Max, our mixologist, is on hand to help. Max is […]

Celebrating women in the kitchen

March 15, 2016

Last week we celebrated International Women’s Day. I only just found out that there is also an International Men’s Day (November 19th if you want […]

All hail National Pie Week

March 9, 2016

It’s like Christmas and birthday’s have all rolled into one. It’s National Pie Week! The whole family is fond of a good pie in our […]

Keeping it in the family

February 29, 2016

Our latest Contini blog is from Carina’s niece Sofia Di Ciacca, who helps run the family olive oil farm in Picinisco. The olive oil produced […]

At Contini, we live and breath #ScotSpirit

February 24, 2016

Easter is early this year so we’re looking forward to the start of the 2016 Edinburgh tourist season even sooner than usual. Victor and I […]

Forget skiing in The Dolomites, it’s the food I go for…

February 12, 2016

If you’re a skier then I’m sure February means heading to the mountains to hit the slopes. Recent reports are saying Glencoe has had a […]

The Scottish Kitchen Garden: 2015 in review

February 10, 2016

Hello from The Scottish Kitchen Garden. Head Gardener Kerry here. I can’t quite believe we’re into February already. So I thought, before too much time […]

Leading by example is the best way to tackle our sugar habit

February 8, 2016

My name is Carina and I’m a sugarholic. I love ice cream, shortbread and a Friday movie night with a box of chocolates. Now this […]

Team Contini

January 1, 1970

Let us introduce you to Rosie – our fabulousHR & Administration Coordinator. She is celebrating her One Year Anniversary with our company this month! Rosie’s […]

Mamma Mia

May 10, 2024

Good morning lovely people, 1928 was a good year.    Equal voting rights for women and men, pre-sliced bread, bubble gum, Mickey Mouse, and on the […]

Perfect Partnerships: Who’s the melon to your prosciutto?

April 26, 2024

Good morning lovely people Strawberries and cream.  Super sweeties covered in a silky blanket.   A perfect partnership. Prosciutto e Melone; a little more adventurous […]

What are we not allowed to do this week?

April 14, 2024

Good morning lovely people    What are we not allowed to do this week?  Am I smelling a smoke screen perhaps?    Out of the […]

Don’t let gestures posture for the wrong purpose

March 29, 2024

Happy Easter lovely people, When a Marathon was renamed to a Snicker and Opal Fruits became Starbursts who would have known that this was the […]

The source is important

March 15, 2024

Good morning lovely people,  I’ve been writing for The Scotsman for over 10 years. My last headshot was taken in 2019.  I had a panic […]

PC has many meanings

March 1, 2024

Good morning lovely people,  I’m in big trouble.  Inadvertently I’ve clearly been insulting almost everyone.  Victor and John in the garden, “good job boys”.  The […]

Mother’s Day

February 27, 2024

MOTHER’S DAY AT CONTINI RESTAURANTS Mum’s the World – Sunday 10th March. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, mum’s the word – and it’s […]

Let’s Take the High Road

February 19, 2024

Good morning lovely people  Is it just me or is this year “marching” on very quickly.  Victor and John the gardener have seen the first […]

A Game of Fate with a Difference

February 4, 2024

Good morning lovely people  My father and I used to spend hours playing Rummy or Scopa (an Italian card game).   The scene had traces of […]

Edinburgh’s Chinese New Year

February 1, 2024

Celebrating Lunar New Year in Edinburgh? 2024 marks the Chinese Year of the Dragon. Chinese New Year in Edinburgh has become the largest celebration of […]

Self Belief Is The Start Of Success

January 26, 2024

Our world changed 20 years ago today, the day we got the keys to 103 (Centotre) George Street, Edinburgh. It was the right time for […]

There’s Daggers in Men’s Smiles

January 21, 2024

Good morning lovely people Edinburgh is in the thick of “Ralph Fiennes” mania.  He’s appearing in Macbeth at Ingliston until 27th January.  We thought he […]