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Holiday Entertaining Made Easy

posted on November 11th, 2015 by Nicole Vuletich

entertaining1It’s Holiday Season, and with that comes lots of holiday parties and entertaining. With this in mind, our teams have been busy in our kitchens working on some of the best prepared holiday foods for our customers. Our goal is to provide you with a variety of options that means less work in your kitchen, but doesn’t compromise on quality or flavor. If you’ve been tasked with hosting this year’s holiday parties, be sure to check out some of the options below, from appetizers and finger foods to main entrees and side dishes. As always, if you don’t see something here that you had in mind, our in-store catering teams and staff will be happy to help you:

Baked Brie (in our cheese department)
We make our baked brie fresh in our kitchen using the finest ingredients. Delicate puff pastry is wrapped around brie and baked off to perfection. Just warm up and serve. We have several flavors to choose from: fig, cranberry, walnut, and plain.

Cheese Nibblers (in our cheese department)
Who cut the cheese? We did! We aren’t ashamed to admit that we have cut perfectly sized cubed portions of some of your favorites, such as Cheddar, Monterrey Jack, Swiss, Blue, and Goat cheese.

Olive Platters (in our cheese department)
With an extensive selection of seasoned olives, sweet peppers, and tapenades, we selected our favorites to feature in our new olive platters.
Holiday Olive Platter: Greek Country Olives, Castelvetrano Olives, Mediterranean Tapenade, and Tuscany Bruschetta.
Mediterranean Olive Platter: Mediterranean Olives with Feta Cheese, Roasted Tomato Bruschetta, Sweet Drops Peppers, and Pitted French Cocktail Olives.

Nut Platters (in our cheese department)
You don’t have to be a squirrel to enjoy a good nut. We divided perfect 4 ounce portions of some of our favorite nuts to munch on: Spanish Marcona Almonds, Candied Walnuts, Candied Pistachios, and a savory Cocktail Mix.

Caviar (in our deli department)
Our caviars are all domestic and sustainable. A great starter is the Royal Reserve. This caviar from the California White Sturgeon offers buttery flavors and a firm egg that will pop in your mouth. Enjoy this delicacy on authentic French blini with crème fraîche, chopped boiled eggs, finely diced onions, and of course don’t forget the bubbly!

Fine Charcuterie (in our deli department)
Whip up a simple meat & cheese platter in no time with the many delicious options of fine salamis, hams, and prosciutto offered in our Deli. Our recommendations? The Italian Dry Salame or Sopressata from Columbus Salame and Prosciutto di San Daniele are all fine choices.

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Signature Sushi Platters (in our sushi department)
From on-the-go sushi to party platters we’ve got you covered. Since 1986, Bristol Farms has been providing the finest quality sushi for the on-the-go sushi connoisseur. Starting from scratch, our sushi experts prepare fresh sushi daily using only the finest ingredients, just like your favorite sushi bar! For a complete list of holiday sushi platters, visit our holiday handbook.

Brussels Sprouts Au Gratin (from our holiday meals menu)
Shaved brussels sprouts and bacon with fresh leeks, garlic, and Swiss cheese topped with Parmesan bread crumbs. This is sure to be a fan favorite this holiday season.

Butternut Squash Risotto (from our holiday meals menu)
Made in our kitchen with Arborio rice, Parmesan, and Romano cheeses, and chunks of fresh butternut squash, our risotto is exceptionally creamy with a mellow sweetness.

Slow-Roasted Pork Loin (from our holiday meals menu)
If you’re looking for something other than turkey, yet beautiful and mouth-watering, our roasted pork loin is the answer. Tender, juicy pork loin stuffed with our own sundried cherry pistachio stuffing. This will brighten up any holiday brunch buffet or dinner table. Just heat and serve! Try with our port currant sauce.

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