The Bristol Blog
posted on February 27th, 2013 by Roger Arechiga
Bristol Farms is proud to introduce a wonderful line of home spa care moisturizing creams and sugar scrubs from Cacee. Cacee is a local Southern California based cosmetic manufacturing company with products that have been sold exclusively in salons and spas around the world, until now! Bristol Farms is the only retailer to offer this line of products outside of high-end spas, and we’re sure our customers will come to enjoy the many benefits this line has to offer.
Once you open a jar of the sugar scrubs, you will be greeted by their unmistakably sweet fragrance. A special blend of vitamin E, sweet Almond oil, and Macadamia Nut oil is nourishing and enriching for the body. The candied sugars scrub away rough, dry patches of the skin, leaving a very soft and subtle glow behind. The sugar scrubs come in two fragrances: Honey Tangerine and Mango. These are fun and perfect to use while soaking in a tub!
As a second step to your process of skin care indulgence, we offer a variety of… Read More
posted on February 25th, 2013 by Christophe Moreau
Bristol Farms is proud to introduce a new Peet’s medium roast, single estate coffee From Brazil’s Monte Alegre Estate – a long time Peet’s partner. Generations of the Viera family in the Sul de Minas region of Brazil have cultivated a remarkably pure and smooth coffee, flecked with nutty and vanilla notes. In partnership with this esteemed grower, Peet’s selected unique lots of this special coffee, roasted it in small-batches, medium-roast style, and are now offering it as a full-time offering. Bristol Farms coffee departments will be offering 12 oz ground bags of the Monte Alegre.
The Coffee Story: by Doug Welsh, Peet’s Master Roaster: Brazil is the greatest coffee country, and the flavor is like that: generous, with plenty of body and sweet, smooth satisfactions. There are no sharp acidities, and our single estate Monte Alegre has a signature nutlike aroma and flavor. This estate is certified by Utz* for its social and environmental practices. Ripe red… Read More
posted on February 21st, 2013 by Melinda Race
We can’t walk the red carpet, we don’t have a backstage pass, we can’t call Seth and ask for a favor, but we can still enjoy the excitement of the Oscars! If you're a movie buff like me, then chances are, the Academy Awards are right up there with the excitement of Superbowl. I look forward to the Academy Awards, every year! Not only to see what the stars are wearing, but to see these actors be awarded for such hard work and dedication that goes into some amazing movies. It's not just the people on screen, but those behind the scenes are awarded too. It's a beautiful show that is sure to present a few tear jerking speeches....(sigh).
So pull up the chairs, invite the friends, dust off the big screen and get ready for the excitement. If you're going to celebrate with friends, you will have to entertain with food and drink. Appetizers and finger foods are perfect for an event like this. No need to pull out the fancy linens, silverware, and dining table extension. Nope! Just a… Read More
posted on February 8th, 2013 by Melinda Race
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 than the usual plan! My parents have shared this in the past years and so have my daughters; Bristol Farms Valentine Meal for Two is perfect for any two people that want to have a good dinner, together!
Bristol Farms Catering Department has a Valentine Meal for two that is absolutely delicious. The meal comes with your choice of entrée: Beef Wellington with Burgundy Mushroom Sauce, Salmon Wellington with Lobster Cream Sauce or Vegetable Wellington with Portobello and Roasted Vegetables. All dinners come with Garlic Roasted Potatoes, Green Beans Almondine, Brioche Rolls and large Chocolate Dipped Strawberries. They come on a silver platter with reheating instructions. Pick it up at your nearest Bristol Farms and take it home for some great food in comfort. No long lines at the… Read More
posted on February 7th, 2013 by Mike McMahon
If you ask anyone to think of an essential gift for the Valentine's Day holiday, a box of chocolates is probably one of the top answers you'll find. There are a lot of chocolates out there...almost too many to choose from, especially during the big push for Valentine's Day. Avoid standing confused in front of the displays at your local grocery store and take it from me....you won't find a better tasting, more impressively designed chocolate other than Moonstruck Chocolates, which can be found in the specialty chocolate cases in our stores.
We've blogged many times about Moonstruck Chocolatier and how their product is far superior to any other chocolate. We're so excited about this year's line of Moonstruck's Valentine's collection; they're beautifully designed (by hand!) and creamy, decadent truffles to bring a smile to any chocolate lover's face. Featured in the Valentine's collection are truffles and chocolates, such as: Extra-Bittersweet Valentine Truffle, Strawberry Love Bug… Read More
posted on February 5th, 2013 by Michael Cristillo
Beginning on Thursday, *February 14th, we inaugurate this year’s new wine tasting program. Yes, that would be Valentine’s Day and most appropriate when you think about it. Check the store location closest to you or visit our wine tasting's page, by clicking here, to obtain information on what the theme will be for this month’s weekly wine tastings. It could be Champagne and Sparklers to celebrate that most romantic of days, or introduce a new winery, Hearst Ranch, to our discerning wine aficionados; there will be something for everyone. And even though we are dropping the “Buy 1, get the 2nd ticket half off” promotion, we are reducing the per person fee to $19.99 across the board. We may have welcomed in the new year already, but it's about time for some delicious wine and food pairings to get things moving into the fast lane. Come join us for these one of a kind, intimate tastings and dinner at a value that can't be beat!
*Newport Beach will have its first wine tasting on… Read More
posted on February 4th, 2013 by John Savidan
The Ambrosia™ is no ordinary apple. Aptly named after the mythical “food of the gods,” this stunning apple, born from a chance seedling, is a delight for all the senses. When you first set eyes on the Ambrosia™ apple, you will be drawn to its glossy, bi-colored good looks. It has an attractive conical shape and smooth, flawless skin with a bright, almost fluorescent pink blush over a creamy-yellow background.
As you draw closer, you will become aware of its distinct perfumed aroma. Then, as you bite into the Ambrosia™ apple’s tender, juicy flesh with its fine crisp texture, the apple’s honeyed flavor will saturate your taste buds, leaving you refreshed and satisfied.
There is little wonder that this sweet, low-acid apple consistently rates at the top in taste-tests and sensory panels, and is a hit with both children and adults alike. Try an Ambrosia™ apple today and you too will see how special this apple really is! Don’t forget to sign up for our… Read More