Scotland

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 […]

Proudly Celebrating National Family Business Day

September 23, 2019

Proud to celebrate National Family Business Day 2019 Victor and I are third generation Italian Scots. Our grandparents were great friends and lived very close […]

Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight at Cannonball House

August 29, 2019

SCOTTISH FOOD & DRINK FORTNIGHT The Fortnight takes place between 31 August and 15thSeptember and this year we will be celebrating 10 years of the […]

Victor’s Bees – winter update

January 15, 2019

Victor’s Bees – winter update by Margaret Forrest, Beekeeper 2018 was an amazing year for Victor’s bees at Modern One and the Kitchen Garden at […]

Brexprest

October 8, 2018

I’ve spent years of my almost 50 worrying about things that will never happen. Maybe menopause has brought the wisdom that I’ve been seeking and […]

Erringtons Victory

September 6, 2018

Victory for injustice but at what price. Firstly we are all so relieved that our dear friends the Erringtons have won their fight to clear […]

Carina in print – Daily Record

March 19, 2018

Carina writes a weekly cake column for the Daily Record. Buy it every Monday or check our blog for the recipe. In addition you can […]

Would you be embarrassed to ask a restaurant for a doggy bag?

March 15, 2018

Delighted to be featured in Cate Devine’s Herald piece about food waste and doggy bags. Online article 14th March 2018 ARE you still too embarrassed […]

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

December 19, 2017

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

A Spectacular Christmas at The Scottish Cafe

October 24, 2017

Get into the Christmas spirit with The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant   “A spectacular Christmas for the whole family.We all had a fantastic time and […]

Scottish Veg Summit 24th October

October 24, 2017

Carina was delighted to be invited to be on the panel for The Scottish Veg Summit held at The Royal Botanics in Edinburgh on 24th […]

Best Ways to Cook Scottish Lamb

October 10, 2017

Carina is featured in today’s The List Magazine’s article together with Tom Kitchin, Dominic Jack and Fred Berkmiller. They have all shared their favourite Scotch […]

An Immigrant’s journey 100 years later

August 23, 2017

As you may know, Carina was flattered to be asked to talk in the Piccolo tent at the Edinburgh Food Festival in George Square Gardens […]

The Scottish Cafe Finalist at Vibes Awards 2017

August 17, 2017

NOMINATED We are thrilled for The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant to be recognised by VIBES Awards 2017 and to be a Finalist in the Management […]

Fancy a day out of Edinburgh…

August 11, 2017

Then support these lovely people championing a great story……. AUGUST FESTIVAL DINNER SERIES BY THE FREE COMPANY This August, for the first time in over […]

The Edinburgh Food Festival – Carina’s Story

August 7, 2017

The Edinburgh Food Festival – Carina’s Story Last week our fabulous senior head chef Marcin and fellow member of the Slow Food Chefs Alliance joined […]

New Summer Menus at Cannonball!

June 2, 2017

Introducing our new summer menus at Cannonball Restaurant & Bar. Using the very best Scottish ingredients, including loads from our own Contini Kitchen Garden! We’ve […]

Your local economy needs you

May 24, 2017

For my 6th birthday I was Doctor Carina. My nurses uniform and little doctors case, which was a tiny white tin with it’s tiny red […]

Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards

May 22, 2017

Last week I was delighted to be asked by Scotland Food & Drink as one of their chef Ambassadors to attend the annual Excellence Awards. […]

Cannonball toasts World Whisky Day with Glengoyne event

May 17, 2017

What better way to spend the day than sampling the finest single malts on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile For all you lovers of Scotland’s national drink, […]

Slow Food UK – Our Chef Emma Mills Story

May 1, 2017

Read the article on the Slow Food Website here Chef Emma Mills first began her career in 2011 at Appetite Direct as a kitchen porter […]

Spring in the Scottish Kitchen Garden

April 27, 2017

The carrots, beetroot and leeks that were planted at the end of autumn are looking good and will prove to be a fruitful harvest in […]

THE SCOTTISH CAFE HITLISTED!

April 19, 2017

Delighted to announce that The Scottish Cafewas HITLISTED in the Art Venue section of the List Eating & Drinking Guide 2017. In addition we were […]

Contini George Street Restaurant Review 10/10 Sunday Herald

February 20, 2017

As a girl of the 70’s I’ve dreamt of being Nadia Comaneci. That perfect 10. Victor on the other hand has always been an Italia […]

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 […]

Proudly Celebrating National Family Business Day

September 23, 2019

Proud to celebrate National Family Business Day 2019 Victor and I are third generation Italian Scots. Our grandparents were great friends and lived very close […]

Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight at Cannonball House

August 29, 2019

SCOTTISH FOOD & DRINK FORTNIGHT The Fortnight takes place between 31 August and 15thSeptember and this year we will be celebrating 10 years of the […]

Victor’s Bees – winter update

January 15, 2019

Victor’s Bees – winter update by Margaret Forrest, Beekeeper 2018 was an amazing year for Victor’s bees at Modern One and the Kitchen Garden at […]

Brexprest

October 8, 2018

I’ve spent years of my almost 50 worrying about things that will never happen. Maybe menopause has brought the wisdom that I’ve been seeking and […]

Erringtons Victory

September 6, 2018

Victory for injustice but at what price. Firstly we are all so relieved that our dear friends the Erringtons have won their fight to clear […]

Carina in print – Daily Record

March 19, 2018

Carina writes a weekly cake column for the Daily Record. Buy it every Monday or check our blog for the recipe. In addition you can […]

Would you be embarrassed to ask a restaurant for a doggy bag?

March 15, 2018

Delighted to be featured in Cate Devine’s Herald piece about food waste and doggy bags. Online article 14th March 2018 ARE you still too embarrassed […]

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

December 19, 2017

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

A Spectacular Christmas at The Scottish Cafe

October 24, 2017

Get into the Christmas spirit with The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant   “A spectacular Christmas for the whole family.We all had a fantastic time and […]

Scottish Veg Summit 24th October

October 24, 2017

Carina was delighted to be invited to be on the panel for The Scottish Veg Summit held at The Royal Botanics in Edinburgh on 24th […]

Best Ways to Cook Scottish Lamb

October 10, 2017

Carina is featured in today’s The List Magazine’s article together with Tom Kitchin, Dominic Jack and Fred Berkmiller. They have all shared their favourite Scotch […]