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Wine for the Weekend: The Calling Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

posted on December 13th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

The Calling Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 91 points Wine Spectator 2015 Here is another unbelievable Pinot find that can adorn your table, make a great stocking stuffer, a surprise gift under the tree or a simple indulgence while cooking the holiday feast. Fruit of this vintage was sourced from several locations in the Russian River Valley, each vineyard site contributing critical, unique aspects to the complexity of the resulting wine. Vineyards located in the warmer end of the Russian River Valley contribute ripe fruit elements. Vineyards from the cooler areas lend a strong minerality and structural backbone, and vines at altitude with sandy, well-drained soil add complexity and structure. This Pinot Noir shows aromas of Bing cherry, cranberry and a hint of white pepper. On the palate, lush raspberry and strawberry complement excellent acidity and a lingering finish. Happy Holidays Sale price is $19.99 Save $15.00! Suggested Retail $34.99 Purchase 6 or more bottles and… Read More

Feast Your Eyes on Our Holiday Party Sushi Platters

posted on December 12th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Our sushi platters rank supreme thanks to time-honored recipes and techniques as well as using high grade seafood. Full of stunning signature rolls and other heavenly delights like buttery salmon and authentic Hawaiian Poke, our sushi chefs are waiting and ready to prepare the sushi spread of your dreams. Please call 24-hours in advance to place an order. Click here for a list of our locations and phone numbers. Ronin Platter 28 pc. Mixed Sushi: California Roll, Spicy Tuna Avocado Roll, Tuna Nigiri, Salmon Nigiri, Yellowtail Nigiri, Shrimp Nigiri Samurai Platter 1 lb Poke & 32 pc. Mixed Sushi: California Roll, Spicy Tuna Avocado Roll, Tuna Nigiri, Salmon Nigiri, Yellowtail Nigiri, Shrimp Nigiri, Alhoa Poke, and Spicy Poke Shogun Platter 1 lb Poke & 40 pc. Signature Rolls: Spicy Tuna Avocado Roll, Shrimp Tempura Roll, Rainbow Roll, Fire Tiger Roll, Red Dragon Roll, Aloha Poke, and Spicy Poke Ninja Platter 44 pc. Mixed Sushi: California Roll, Spicy… Read More

Elevate your Holiday Dinner with USDA Rated Prime Rib Roast

posted on December 12th, 2018 by Dani Fogel

You could try to snag a reservation at a fancy restaurant for some top quality prime rib this holiday season, or you could impress your guests with the best of the best from our meat department. A rare find outside of fine steakhouses, our Prime Rib Roast is actually USDA Prime-rated for the highest marbling content and the most exquisite eating experience. It's also humanely raised, antibiotic and hormone free, and also comes dry-aged. The process is extremely meticulous, but it results in an incomparably tender and juicy bite of beef. Not all prime rib can be treated equally. That’s because not all prime rib is actually USDA prime rated. While most prime rib roasts you'll see in stores have USDA Select or Choice ratings, we are very proud to carry roasts with the coveted Prime rating, which falls within the top 2% of all USDA graded beef. All of our meat comes to us from revered ranchers who we’ve worked with for years, including Cedar River Farms. Their cattle is fed a 100%… Read More

Get Into the Holiday Spirit(s): Cocktailing 101

posted on December 11th, 2018 by Dani Fogel

This year, impress your friends and family with a delightfully boozy line up that’s complete with time-honored classics as well as trendy newcomers. The perfect wet bar is filled with sparkling mixers, fruit and olive garnishes, and of course, ice! These featured spirits and cordials serve as an awesome base for some festive cocktails that are guaranteed to get the party started. What you’ll need: highball glasses, cocktail glasses and a cocktail shaker. Bitter is Better At least in your cocktail, it is. Stocking your bar with Bittermen’s Bitters offers a crafted cocktail experience at home. Just a few splashes can add complex flavor and balance to nearly any drink, including an Old Fashioned. In this Gin and Tonic recipe, we suggest using the grapefruit variety, but Bittermen’s also offers plenty of other sweet, savory, and mildly spicy options. Hopped Grapefruit Gin and Tonic For best results, build this cocktail in a highball glass filled with ice… Read More

Holiday Dinner Tablescape – How To

posted on December 10th, 2018 by Dani Fogel

Your tablescape will be the first thing your family and friends notice when they sit down for dinner, and we’re here to help make it feel like less of a burden. From locally-grown succulents and florals to simple and extra soft linens to plateware with pizazz to candles to really set the mood, we are fully stocked in our floral and housewares department with everything you need to achieve that picture-perfect table you saw on Pinterest. Go Green with Festive Florals The foliage on your holiday dinner table should be fresh and natural, but not overbearing to the point where guests will be confused as to what’s a garnish and what’s decor. Start with succulents, greenery, and arrangements from Bristol Farms’ floral department. All of our sustainable greens are grown in the wild and sourced from farm to vase from Continental Floral Greens. Locally-grown poinsettias or a noble fir wreath are just some of what you can expect to find. Small twigs or branches can be tucked away… Read More

Holiday Ordering Starts Now!

posted on December 4th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

With Hanukkah already under way and Christmas in just a few short weeks, the holiday feasting has officially begun! And no matter what holiday you celebrate, we have a delicious feast waiting for you! From an exclusive Hanukkah catering menu offering brisket, latkes, salmon, and more...to a full holiday menu, available for pre-ordering (through December 22), we have a menu that’s suited for every holiday and every party, big or small. Hanukkah Offerings Order from our exclusive Hanukkah catering menu here: bristolfarms.com/catering/seasonal-menu Christmas Offerings Pre-order your Christmas dinner of Prime Rib and Spiral Sliced ham with all the sides here: bristolfarms.com/holiday/december *Please note, our full cooked Christmas meals do require reheating so prepare for 45 minutes to an hour of reheating time once you get home with your delicious feast! Read More

Your Guide To Holiday Gift And Decor At Bristol Farms

posted on November 27th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Wow, where has the year gone? We finally have some crisp cold air to remind us of the time of year and of course, holiday tunes playing in just about every store we shop too. It's that time of year again! With Thanksgiving already behind us, it’s officially time to start shopping for gifts as well as fresh and festive decor like wreaths, garland, poinsettias, and more! Let us help you get in the season spirit with greenery for your home, ornaments for your tree, gift wrap for those many presents, and of course, boxed chocolates galore. We truly have it all. Sustainable Holiday Greenery: We are proud to carry the most vibrant and fragrant natural greens for your home from our amazing vendor, Continental Floral Greens. These guys are passionate and committed to bringing their gorgeous greens to us from their Watsonville, California farms. Select harvesting goes on at their awe-inspiring fields of lush landscape. While they now have a few farms around the country, this company… Read More

New Line of Luxury Candles at Bristol Farms

posted on November 26th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

We're so excited to announce our newest addition of lux, all-natural, coconut wax candles to your local Bristol Farms' housewares department. These Eco-friendly and innovative handcrafted candles are made locally in Southern California with the goal of keeping our environment aromatic while also clean and healthy. They are made with food-grade-certified coconut oil which ensures an extremely clean burn without ever collecting soot. The artisan candle line includes both a botanical and perfume collection, offering distinguished scents perfect for every kind of candle lover. Delight your scenes and express your style in your home or give one of the beautifully packaged candles as a gift to a special someone in your life. Choose from heavenly scents like Juniper, Lemongrass, Rosemary,  Gardenia, and many more Read More

Bristol Farms’ Rib Roasts for the Holiday

posted on November 23rd, 2018 by Rick Stidham

If you are looking for the best rib roast to enjoy this holiday season, then look no further than Bristol Farms! We offer a variety of rib roasts with a guarantee of quality you can count on. Our USDA Choice and Prime Natural Rib Roasts are always vegetarian-fed, antibiotic-free, hormone-free, and humanely raised. These rib roasts are available for ordering online starting December 10th or by calling your nearest Bristol Farms Meat Department. Ordering is available through December 22, but we encourage you to order early to ensure availability. Be sure to check out our go-to recipe for Herb Crusted Prime Rib, which shines through a delicious mixture of fresh herbs and spices. To take your rib roast to the next level, be sure to check out our Dry Aged Rib Roasts (available for ordering in store). Dry Aged Rib Roasts What makes Bristol Farms' Dry Aged Rib Roasts so special? Unwrapped subprimals of USDA Prime or Choice beef rib sections are placed in a specially constructed, very cold… Read More

Wine Wednesday: Tamber Bey Napa Valley Unoaked Chardonnay 2016: 90 points Wine Spectator

posted on November 21st, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

This luscious Chardonnay is aged in 100% stainless steel, hence the term ‘unoaked’. The primary aromas are dominated by banana and pear, and then evolve into apple and white flower notes. In addition to its classic fruitiness, there is a mineral layer and a little bit of yeastiness that adds complexity. The finish is long, with apple and white peach notes. This beauty will match deliciously with your holiday feast! This wine is primarily from the same Dijon Chardonnay Clone that is in the renowned Deux Chevaux Vineyard Chardonnay, and supplemented with the Wente clone. Fermented and aged entirely in Stainless Steel, this new wine brings out and incredible bright and fresh sensation of the fruit. Suggested Retail $39.99 Sale price is $14.99! Purchase 6 or more bottles and receive an additional 10% discount! Promo valid from November 21 All selections are 750ml unless otherwise noted. No rain checks.While Bristol Farms takes every effort to ensure adequate supply… Read More

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