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Your One Stop Shop For Everything Mom, a Mother’s Day Gifting Guide

posted on May 1st, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Surprise her. Mom's Day is Sunday, May 13th. Mother's Day is coming and your mom deserves the very best. Let us be your one stop shop for everything Mom this year. Treat her to extra special gifts and surprises like an extravagant deep dish quiche brunch for 8, fun and thoughtful gifts from our housewares department, sweets from our bakery, and of course, the most beautiful bouquets of flowers. Here is your guide for everything Mom... Brunch for Eight Treat her to breakfast in bed this year with ready-to-go quiches from our deli. Or - surprise her with an oh-so delicious brunch for eight brought to you by our catering department. You can pre-order this feast now by clicking here. With a deep dish quiche that's made with the most beautiful flaky crust you've ever seen, paired with freshly baked muffins and pastries as well as a giant fresh fruit bowl, your mom is going to flip over this Mother's Day exclusive meal. Order here. Mimosas for Mom Because no brunch is… Read More

Wine Wednesday: Bristol Farms Provence Rose 2016

posted on April 25th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Sizzling summer days and temperate nights with picnics on the beach and barbecues in the back yard cry out for one type of libation: a chilled Rose. Wine has been made in the Provence region for at least 2,600 years, ever since the ancient Greeks founded the city of Marseille in 600 BC. Now that’s some pedigree! Our Bristol Farms Provencal Rosé offers an assertive, complex and dry flavor palate, involving dried herbs, red berries, grapefruit, tangerine and subtle hints of spice. And above all, it offers a bright, refreshing mouth feel that is perfect with your favorite Mediterranean dishes and, of course, is delectable on its own. Suggested Retail $16.99 Sale price is $9.99! Save $7.00! Promo valid from April 25 - May 29 Read More

Seafood Roadshow This Weekend at Our Westwood Store…

posted on April 24th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

If you're a lover of seafood then you simply must visit our exclusive 2-day Seafood Roadshow, happening this weekend, April 28 + 29 at our Westwood store. Whether you fancy salmon, shrimp, oysters, and/or lobster - we have the freshest, seasonal varieties at the BEST prices of the year!  From grilled Coho salmon to raw oysters on the half shell with lemon and hot sauce to a decadent shrimp pasta, the possibilities for a seafood feast this weekend are endless! We pull out all the stops for this event too - our skilled and passionate seafood mongers will assist you with all of your seafood needs like complimentary portion cutting, seasoning, and packaging. Have questions on preparation? They can help with that too. Here are our exclusive specials for this weekend's Seafood Roadshow at Our Westwood Store:   Wild Fresh Swordfish                        $14.99/lb, save $12/lb Wild Fresh Alaskan Halibut             $22.99/lb, save… Read More

Mom’s Day is Coming…Surprise her With a Catered Brunch for 8

posted on April 20th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Get a load of this... Our exclusive catered brunch for Mom is downright amazing, if we do say so ourselves. Our catering chef and teams really pulled out all the stops for this incredible feast that Mom will remember for years to come. Brunch for Eight (or 4, with the best breakfast leftovers ever) comes with a show-stopper deep dish quiche (choose from Lorraine, Florentine, or Broccoli + Cheese) that boasts the most incredible hand-made to order flaky and buttery crust with a perfectly cooked and flavorful egg center. The quiche is paired with a big and beautiful fruit bowl of  strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, pineapple, and melon as well as freshly baked muffins (banana nut and blueberry) and pastries for a sweet tooth touch. Add on a gallon of fresh squeezed OJ and Casa Malia Organic Prosecco for the perfect Mimosas too! You can pre-order this exclusive brunch (minus the Mimosa items) online now by clicking here or give our catering line a call and order… Read More

Wine Thursday: Leaping Horse Red Blend 2014

posted on April 19th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

87 points 'Best Buy' - Wine Enthusiast The three grapes in Leaping Horse Red Blend come from vineyards in Lodi: the Zinfandel is full, juicy and flavorful. The Merlot is soft and sweet, with a bit of herbs mixed in while the Petite Sirah gives the wine a beautiful dark red color. This medium bodied gem boasts a sweet berry profile, such as black cherries and strawberries, and an herbal note on the juicy, long finish. Leaping Horse Red Blend is ideal for hearty soups, grilled red meats, pasta dishes in marinara sauces, barbequed chicken or simply on its own. A lovely cheese plate to finish or a rich chocolate dessert is always a great option! The Kautz family has been promoting and working with sustainable viticulture for over 35 years. Crop reduction, leaf removal, organic materials and drip irrigation are used throughout the vineyards to improve the quality and intensity of flavors. Cover crops, which attract beneficial insects are also employed. In addition, owl boxes and… Read More

Only the Best Farm Fresh and Organic Produce at Bristol Farms

posted on April 17th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Anyone who’s picked a homegrown tomato knows how a little soil, sun, and water can amaze. That’s why we walk the L.A. Produce Terminal Market daily, buying directly from farmers who share our passion for the straight-from-the source goodness of fresh fruits and vegetables. And whether we’re gathering locally grown avocados or importing exotic tropical fruits, our produce folks are constantly working to make delivery times as fast as possible so our 400 varieties of organic and conventionally grown produce are as fresh as possible. So next time you’re squeezing a melon in our stores, you can feel good knowing you’re the final step in very thoughtful selection process. Rather than being picked early to ripen during the truck ride to the distributor’s warehouse, our produce is harvested and delivered to our markets at the height of freshness, ensuring optimal nutritional value and flavor.T he average journey from field to fork for most produce is nearly 1,500 miles –… Read More

Spring Picnic Essentials from Bristol Farms

posted on April 16th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Beach season is basically here - even if those warm and sunny days are only coming a few days out of the week. Here’s to hoping “May Gray” and “June Gloom” don’t show up to spoil the fun either. Until that moody season comes our way though, make sure to enjoy some quality time at the beach or at your favorite park and let us help you with a picnic lunch with fresh-made sandwiches from our carvery, salads from our deli, as well as grab-and-go items and refreshing beverages to quench your thirst too! Here's our list of spring picnic essentials - all from our easy-to-shop stores. Cold Liquid Bottles Whether you're packing water or your favorite white wine, you'll want bottles that will keep these liquids cold and refreshing for a warm Spring day. From Corksicle to HydroFlask, we have the best bottles for all of your picnic drinks. Plates, Napkins, Etc. If you're wanting to be green (and we certainly hope that's the case!) we have a wide array of picnic friendly… Read More

Wine Thursday: Koyle Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon

posted on April 12th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Deeply colored, with plenty of black fruit character, showing a great presence of currant and blueberry, with hints of exotic spice and cedar. This Cabernet is a full expression of origin, showing a real grip of acidity and mineral notes. Ripe tannins are solid and velvety, and come together beautifully, with a silky and balanced finish. The grapes were picked in selected lots, coming from Koyle’s Los Lingues Estate. The vineyards are biodynamically managed, with stringent water management to preserve the expression of the terroir. The grapes are handpicked and brought to the cellar for sorting, selecting only perfect clusters for this wine. In the tank, cold maceration (for aroma and flavor extraction) takes place over 5 days, followed by fermentation over two weeks. Finally, warm maceration to extract just the most rounded and silky tannins takes place. The wine is then aged in French oak barrels for twelve months, with a final blending that allows for the perfect expression of… Read More

The Cookie: Our Chef’s Special Creation

posted on April 9th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Have you ever indulged in The Cookie? We sure hope so. Some may say it's our name to fame. We can't entirely disagree. The Cookie truly is a chocolate chunk and walnut masterpiece. It comes directly from the hands of our amazingly talented French chef who tested out more recipes than he can even count...until it was finally, just right. To say Chef Christophe put tender, love, and care into the creation of The Cookie would be quite the understatement. And while he can whip up just about any fancy French pastry, The Cookie is one of his favorite recipes. Yes, it is just that good. And if you've had even a single bite of the buttery, soft, and chunky chocolate-y goodness, then you know. An all butter cookie containing more than 60% Belgian chocolate and toasted walnuts, we serve The Cookie warm all day at most of our stores. Enjoy it with some milk or a cup of hot coffee and enjoy every single decadent bite, Don't forget to snap a photo of it and post it to Instagram… Read More

Wine Thursday: Alain & Cyril Gautheron Chablis

posted on April 5th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Alain Gautheron is the fifth generation to cultivate vines in Fleys, a village of 160 inhabitants. His winery and home are located directly across from the Premier Cru vineyard, Les Fourneaux. This 100% Chardonnay is comprised of parcels from three vineyards specifically Les Fourneaux, Côte des Prés Girots and Le Morein. High pedigree indeed! The wine stays in contact with the lees for about nine months after which it is fined, filtered and bottled. This Chablis is steely and mineral driven, displaying lots of focus and crisp acidity with floral, cool-climate orchard fruit, and citrus flavors. There is great depth of flavor to the wine combined with ample body and richness, balancing the sharp acidity perfectly. Enjoy this beauty with oysters, shellfish, sushi, and poultry. Sale price is $12.99! Suggested Retail $21.99 Promo valid from April 4 Purchase 6 or more bottles and receive an additional 10% discount! Read More

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