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Dinner's Ready – Stuffed Fillet of Sole

posted on February 27th, 2012 by Carl Smith

What’s for dinner? Every day we are all faced with this question.  Maybe you just don't feel like cooking tonight or are short on time.  Luckily we have the answer here at Bristol Farms!  How about Stuffed Fillet of Sole for dinner?  Mildly flavored, flaky fillet of sole wrapped around our own seafood stuffing and topped with a velvety beurre blanc sauce.  Available in our service deli, this is fully cooked, individually portioned and ready to take home, heat, and serve.  What's on the side?  Try our cilantro lime rice and grilled vegetables.  Pick up a nice bottle of white wine and something sweet from our bakery and your meal is complete.  So if you’re looking for a quick and healthy meal, stop by your local Bristol Farms today and we will help you get dinner on the table tonight! Read More

Kanzi Apples

posted on February 20th, 2012 by John Savidan

Meet Kanzi® apples and prepare your taste buds for a truly intense flavor experience!  For a limited time only, Bristol Farms is proud to carry this full-flavored and colorful apple. Kanzi apples were originally developed in Europe and has the finest features from its parents, Gala and Braeburn apple varieties.  Now Kanzi apples are proudly and exclusively grown in the U.S.A. by a select group of farmers. The Kanzi apple is now the second largest grown variety in Europe and is just now being introduced into our U.S. Market.  Kanzi  has a sun kissed coloring and is truly one of Mother Nature’s finest gifts to apple consumers. The Kanzi apple is very full flavored with the perfect sweet-tart balance.  The Kanzi is very attractive with its airbrushed appearance, excellent aroma and a very intense flavor. Arriving in our stores today and available through mid-March only, try the Kanzi apple and come back to let us know what you think! Read More

Mardi Gras at Bristol Farms

posted on February 17th, 2012 by Carl Smith

The New Orleans Carnival season is in preparation of the start of the Christian season of lent. This tradition of parades, masquerade balls, and parties has been observed for over 300 years and continues to grow today. The pinnacle of this celebration for most is known as Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, and what is a party without food? On February 21st we will be celebrating Mardi Gras in Bristol Fashion; our hot case selections will be focused on Southern favorites like cajun fried catfish, jambalaya, red beans & rice, collard greens, and several other traditional and unique items giving a whole new meaning to Fat Tuesday. Come on in and join us for the celebration! Read More

ChocoHigos for Valentine's Day

posted on February 14th, 2012 by Michelle Salatino

Try something new for Valentines Day! ChocoHigos Hand-dipped Dark Chocolate Figs from Valencia, Spain and Imported French Specialty Cheese. Valentines Day is romantic, full of love, flowers, and, of course, chocolate.  This Valentines Day, why don’t you take a little trip to Spain with these wonderful hand-dipped Pajarero figs? These little gems are made of the finest ingredients.  The Pajarero figs are naturally dried then hand-dipped in a 68% Caro Dark Chocolate. The Pajarero figs are sweet and delicate and have a thinner skin than other varieties, making them the perfect ingredient for this delectable treat. We also have some wonderful Valentine inspired cheeses from the most romantic place on earth; France.  Wow your loved one with these wonderful fresh cheeses that are shaped in the form of a heart and topped with cranberries, ginger, or papaya.  These go wonderfully with a glass of champagne, or your favorite beverage. Find these in our gourmet cheese departments, along… Read More

Cupid's Picks on Valentine Desserts

posted on February 13th, 2012 by Christophe Moreau

Does your sweetheart have a sweet tooth?  Valentine's Day is tomorrow, but you still have time to surprise your loved one with a unique dessert from our bakery at your local Bristol Farms! Your heart will skip-a-beat with so many delicious treats to choose from.  Indulge in Bristol's Own Heart-Shaped Texas Chocolate Cake for a decadent celebration of love, or go a bit more ‘high-brow’ with elegant long-stemmed, chocolate-covered strawberries!  Choose from a variety of flavors including white chocolate with pink sprinkles to chocolate-dipped with creamy white embellishments. We offer so many ways to say ‘I Love You!’ and to treat your Valentine to something sweet.  Some of my many favorites are Linzer cookies.  These luscious cookies are only available for a short period of time.  Imagine 2 heart-shaped shortbread cookies sandwiched together with pure raspberry jam and then dusted in powdered sugar. Actually, these perfect cookies are my all-time favorites! Our bakery… Read More

Valentine's Day Orchids

posted on February 10th, 2012 by Kristin Lares

It's not just for the Valentine's Day Holiday; you can always take advantage of our Bristol Gardens' forever special where you buy one 3” Orchid for $19.99 and get one 3” Orchid free! I believe that orchids are one of the most fascinating and graceful flowers that we can bring into our homes. They have the power to bring elegance to any space and have the power to bring peace to any room. There are over 35,000 species available in an array of colors, shapes, and textures. One of my favorites is the Phalaenopsis commonly known as the Moth Orchid. I love to stare in the center of the flower and get lost in the intricate, frail, rigid edges. If you look closely, you can see the soft veins within the petal. Moth orchids look so delicate but are actually very hardy and can last up to three to four months in your home. This makes them a great value and with our promotion, everyone can afford to enjoy them. Over the centuries, orchids have become identified with wealth, elegance and… Read More

Celebrating 20 years of Humboldt Fog!

posted on February 9th, 2012 by Michelle Salatino

Humboldt Fog is truly a special cheese.  Not only is it beautiful to look at, it is quite delicious too!  This is a soft ripened goat's milk cheese; the texture is creamy around the outside, and slightly crumbly towards the middle.  The flavor is mild, yet tangy.  It is often mistaken for a blue cheese as it has a nice layer of vegetable ash running through the middle and just under the exterior.  This gives it a distinctive look that looks wonderful on a cheese plate.  Honey, berries and a fruity white wine are the perfect match for this lovely cheese. This gem will be on demo February 8th through February 14th from 10am – 5 pm daily.  Come on by and try a sample, you won’t be disappointed. For more information and recipes with Humboldt Fog please check out the Cypress Grove Website at www.cypressgrovechevre.com Read More

Licorice for Lovers

posted on February 9th, 2012 by Carl Smith

Valentine’s Day certainly has a hand in the rise of confection and candy sales each year. Sure, the typical box of chocolates or assorted truffles is a go-to for many during this holiday, but what about the fun old-time candies like licorice? Bristol Farms offers several varieties of natural licorice that yields the true flavor of the herbal candy. From Europe and Australia to product produced here in the good old USA, there is something for every taste preference. This Valentine’s Day, visit us and gift your licorice lover some great varieties like Bassett’s Licorice Alsorts from England, RJ’s Natural Licorice from New Zealand, and Newman’s Own Organic Licorice from Aptos, CA. Ever Wonder How Licorice is Made? There are two ways to produce licorice. Companies producing licorice on small production scales often use the corn starch molding process, while larger-scale production companies use the licorice rope extrusion process. In the starch molding process, a tray with… Read More

Catering Valentine's Meal for Two

posted on February 6th, 2012 by Melinda Race

Why go out when you can stay in ? Would you like to serve the most unique Valentine meal in town?   Show your love, your best friend, your mother or whomever you are spending this day with,  that you have something different in-store than the usual plan!  My parents have shared this in the past years but so have my daughters. Really, this meal is perfect for any two people that want to have a good dinner together! Bristol Farms Catering department has a Valentine Meal for 2 that is absolutely delicious!  Your choice of entrée is Beef Wellington with burgundy mushroom sauce, Salmon Wellington with lobster cream sauce, Vegetable Wellington with Portobello and roasted vegetables or if you are watching your caloric intake, we offer a Lemon Rosemary Airline Chicken Breast.  All dinners come with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Haricot Verts, Brioche Rolls and large Chocolate Dipped Strawberries.   They come on a silver platter with reheating instructions.   Pick it up at your… Read More

Super Bowl Catering!

posted on February 3rd, 2012 by Melinda Race

Patriots or Giants? No matter who my guests are rooting for, I know the food is going to be good at my house and the excitement is building.  I just love good food, fun competition, and the family gathering to enjoy the Super Bowl....and let’s not forget the half time show and all the great commercials!  Bristol Farms' Catering is ready to help you out and make the preparing easy for any occasion, especially the Super Bowl!  Stop by or give us a call today to order some great platters to lay out for your guests to munch on around the TV.   Some of our greatest sellers for this occasion are the Twice Blitzed Raviolis, Hotzarella Cheese Sticks, Chicken Nacho Bites, Austin Blues Rib Tips, and our Bristol's Own Basic Wings.  Just in case you are a bit curious a Twice Blitzed Ravioli is an Italian Sausage ravioli cooked and then battered and baked, sprinkled with Parmesan cheese, and served with marina sauce.  Yum! Hotzarella Cheese Sticks have a jalapeno breading and are served… Read More

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