Slow Food Online Big Table – Wednesday 24th February at 6.30pm on Zoom

As some of you might remember, last year we had planned a Big Table series with Carina Contini, but due to the pandemic we had to cancel.

With quite a bit of interest sparked on social media, and to support the wonderful (yet badly hit by Covid-19) world of Cooks' Alliance, we are delighted to invite you to join us at our inaugural online Big Table series on Wednesday 24th February. This time via an online format, in what we hope to become a positive social trigger for all good, clean, fair food supporters in the community.

At 6.30 pm, on Zoom, Carina Contini will take you through her Covid-19 journey as a family business, as well as a demo of your main course from her Italian menu.

After the cookery demo, we'll leave you to savour your meal and enjoy the rest of your evening.

Yes, we know it's not going to be the same as being together around the table for real, but good food doesn't care about social distancing, and we'll do our best to recreate the convivial atmosphere of a shared lovely meal and delightful food stories from our past Big Tables, while also supporting local businesses affected by Covid-19. We hope you'll help us do and be part of that!

Mozzarella di Bufala DOP and roasted Datterini tomatoes
Focaccia with Sophia's EVOO
Homemade Gnocchi with creamed and crispy Phantassie leeks, hazelnuts, sage and cheese from Errington

The price of the two course menu is £20*, with dessert of pear and mascarpone genovese sponge (£5) an added extra.
*To receive the £20 Slow Food menu price please use discount code N9KCW00R19BK at the checkout.

Collection is available from Contini at 103 George Street.
Delivery for Edinburgh residents requires a £30 minimum spend and £5 delivery fee, and will be delivered on the morning of the event.

Once confirmed, a zoom link will be emailed to you in order to attend the event

Book by clicking the button below.

Royal Highland Education Trust appoints first Ambassador
Countryside education charity the Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) has secured its first ever Ambassador in the form of successful Edinburgh business woman,  restauranteur and food writer, Carina Contini. 

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, RHET is delighted to have the support and voice of Carina, who is passionate about using local produce in her establishments and the importance of understanding where food comes from. 

Carina Contini and her husband Victor run one of the few remaining independent family businesses that have benefitted from a century of experience running successful food destinations and restaurants in Scotland, including the award-winning Contini George Street, Cannonball Restaurant & Bar on Castlehill and the Scottish Cafe & Restaurant at the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh. 

Commenting on her new ambassadorial role with RHET, Carina Contini said: “It’s a great honour to have been selected as RHET’s first official Ambassador. I think it’s more important than ever that our young people understand more about where their food comes from, so I’m a big supporter of RHET’s mission to bring farming, the working countryside and its practices to life for young people.
“Not only is this the 20th anniversary of RHET, but it’s also the 100th anniversary of our family’s arrival in Scotland from Lazio in Italy. As third generation Italian Scots, we continue to champion independent family businesses in Scotland and still buy from some of the producers our grandparents worked with. We also stay true to our Italian Scots roots and maintain tradition and authenticity as part of our food-centric philosophy to attract custom and tourism to the local area.
“Across our three Edinburgh restaurants, we dedicate a huge amount of time to sourcing produce direct from the very best suppliers from across Scotland, with 90 per cent of our ingredients coming from more than 70 trusted