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Wine Thursday: Club 90 and 10 under $10 Wine Blow Out Sale

posted on September 28th, 2017 by Leslie Thomas

Our current summer Club 90 and 10 under $10 wines are making room for our fabulous Fall collection. For one week only, take 25% off your initial bottle purchase and taken an additional 10% off when you buy 6 or more bottles! Stock up for all of your holiday dinners and parties. With excellent bottles like Claude de Val Rose Languedoc priced under $10, and Club 90 varieties like Stolen Identity Pinot Noir 2014 under $20, you can fill the wine cabinet for the rest of the year!   Read More

Game Day Grub: The Ultimate Buffalo Rotisserie Chicken Dip

posted on September 26th, 2017 by Leslie Thomas

When it comes to hosting a game day party, the spread of snacks matters almost as much as the spread offense. Okay, that may be a stretch. Forgive us. But in all seriousness, the grub your guests delightfully munch on during those moments of calm is well, kind of important. Perhaps gorging on layers of loaded nachos or piles of crispy buffalo wings makes victory feel that much better. Then again, those same nachos and wings can be somewhat soothing when our team loses too. No matter how you look at it, the food you serve or bring to a game day gathering is gonna get eaten. So why not make it easy on yourself and whip up something super simple and totally foolproof? Like Buffalo chicken dip. We’ve all had it. And when it’s good, it’s really good. Our recipe is one of those really good ones too - the kind you think about for days and then try desperately to recreate. But we’re just going to take the guesswork out of the process for you and give you the best recipe for… Read More

Sausage, Sauerkraut, and Apple Hash for Oktoberfest

posted on September 25th, 2017 by Leslie Thomas

It’s hard to believe that Fall is officially here. Between pumpkin spiced everything and an undeniable urge to pull out all the scarves and booties (speaking to you ladies), the delightfully fragrant and perfectly chilly season full of soups, stews, and crock pot suppers is underway. And with the Autumn time air also comes a tradition that’s rooted in Germany but often celebrated by many here; Oktoberfest. Beer slinging festivals with pretzel and sausage stations are pretty common in big cities and small towns alike. There’s no doubt we’ll be celebrating in our own culinary kinda way as we get further into Fall - but for now, we’re starting with an Oktoberfest Sausage sale and a deliciously easy weeknight kinda meal with those snappy and succulent sausages. Make it tonight...or make it for breakfast this weekend with a fried egg on top - sure, it’s not the authentic German thing to do...but it’s a spectacular addition (trust us on this one). Sausage… Read More

Autumn Sangria Recipe

posted on September 22nd, 2017 by Leslie Thomas

Ah, Autumn. For many, it begins in September but for those of us in Southern California, it doesn't start really feeling like Fall until mid-October. Nevertheless, there's just something warm and fuzzy about that Autumn time feel. Whether it's the smells of pumpkin coming from every coffee shop or the baskets of Gala apples at every market, Fall definitely has a special kind of appeal. But since it's still quite warm in SoCal, we need a way to celebrate the beginning of Fall that won't make us sweat. An Autumn inspired Sangria seems like the most logical way to do just that. Pomegranate Fig Sangria Ingredients: 1 bottle sweet white wine 4 fresh figs, halved 1 apple, cored and sliced 1 cup pomegranate juice 1 ripe orange, sliced 1/2 cup Brandy 1 bottle sparking water Ice Directions: In a large container or pitcher with airtight lid, add the sliced oranges, apple, figs, pomegranate juice, and Brandy. Pour the wine on top. Stir and refrigerate… Read More

Wine Thursdays: Pata Negra Tempranillo

posted on September 21st, 2017 by Leslie Thomas

From the popular Toro Region, this Tempranillo has matured in French oak giving it balance and complexity. Intense aromas of black berries are integrated with toasty wood notes. Powerful with intense ripe fruit flavors and subtle tannins lead to a smooth finish. Aged for 4 months in French oak barrels. The wine region of Toro is a predominantly red-wine appellation in Castilla y León in north-western Spain. The region produces red wine across the spectrum from Joven to Gran Reserva, but all grades must be made from at least 75 percent Tempranillo, which in the Toro region is called Tinta de Toro. The best reds found in this region are robust, concentrated and well-structured. Suggested Retail is $9.99 Sale Price is 2 for $10! Save $9.99 on 2 Read More

Party Planning 101: How To Build a Charcuterie Board

posted on September 20th, 2017 by Leslie Thomas

Charcuterie. We know it sounds rather fancy - especially if you're not a regular connoisseur of it. But, it's basically just a selection of cured meats with accompaniments of cheese, olives, crackers or crusty bread, and a sweet little something like preserves, chutney, or jam. Some charcuterie boards include almonds too while the more antipasti style will often include roasted red pepper and artichoke alongside the salty meats and cheeses. So how does one build a great charcuterie board? Well, that's a loaded question - and can involve some trial and error, depending on your company's taste preferences. But we're giving you a summarized "how-to" guide of sorts on the delicious party app. Because it's great for everything from fancy cocktail attire soirees to your college game day watching party. -Choose a variety of meat with different textures Charcuterie should be diverse in terms of flavor profile and texture. So pick a hard-style robust salami, a softer, salt-cured… Read More

Bristol Farms Small Batch Crackers In Stores Now!

posted on September 12th, 2017 by Leslie Thomas

Ah, the crispy, paper-thin cracker. A solid base for ooey gooey cheeses, cured meats, and more. Our very own small-batch crackers have been exclusively hand-crafted just for us. They went through rigorous trials just to ensure they were absolutely perfect too. Stack them with your favorite almond butter and strawberry jam, crumble them up for a savory casserole or sweet fruit bake or just enjoy them on their own. The cracked peppercorn and poppy has just the right kick to balance with prosciutto and fig jam while the hearty wheat variety goes splendid with a smear of nut butter. Then, of course there's the classic - which is essentially a water cracker - but with just the right amount of salt to give it something special. Grab a box today and share with your family and friends Read More

Scottish Dinner in South Pasadena

posted on September 9th, 2017 by Leslie Thomas

It's time to discover Scotland...a country often overlooked when it comes to their culinary scene. With amazing seafood, robust cheeses and chutney, we have a special place in our hearts for their cuisine. And that's why we've decided to celebrate the country...and our amazing customers... With a very special customer appreciation dinner at our South Pasadena store on Friday, September 15th from 6-8pm. Book your seat in our store today, before they're sold out. This is an intimate 40 guest dinner party and we're pulling out all the stops. It will be a memorable dinner experience you won't want to miss. DINNER DETAILS: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 6pm-8pm TICKETS: $29 per person. TO BOOK: Inquire in store before seats sell out. MENU: BELHAVEN TWISTED THISTED IPA SCOTTISH CHEESE, CHUTNEY, & OATCAKES FORFAR BIRDIES- SCOTTISH PASTIE WITH LAMB & PARSNIP PUREE COCK A LEEKIE SOUP- ROASTED CHICKEN, LEEKS, BARLEY IN A RICH STOCK BRESSLIN BALL-TRADITIONAL… Read More

Wine Thursday: Calcu Escarlata Colchagua Red Blend

posted on September 7th, 2017 by Leslie Thomas

Calcu, which means “healing doctor” in the local Mapuche language, was created to emphasize the diversity of Chile’s Colchagua Valley. The fruit is always a combination of the family’s estate fruit, and locally sourced, sustainable grapes from quality Colchagua growers. Escarlata Red Blend offers up a fruity nose with spices and predominating red fruits, as well as notes of blackcurrant and black raspberry. The palate is well balanced with a great freshness and a nice tannic structure. The winemaker has crafted Escarlata to be equally enjoyed with a casual dinner or just to sip on its own. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Carmenere and Malbec. Suggested Retail $14.99 For one week only, sale price is 2 for $15.00 Save $14.98! Purchase 6 or more bottles and receive an additional 10% discount! Promo valid from September 6 All selections are 750ml unless otherwise noted. No rain checks. While Bristol Farms takes every effort to ensure adequate supply, all… Read More

Just One More Family Meal Shared

posted on September 7th, 2017 by Nicole Vuletich

With an aim to inspire families to eat at home together more often, we are proud to support in the celebration of National Family Meals Month™ for the month of September. Through the program, we encourage families to slow down, join together, and share just one more delicious meal per week. We know how busy life can be, so we're happy to help by highlighting some super simple, healthy meal solutions with items found in store to help make that happen. Did you know that numerous studies underscore the long-term health, academic, and societal benefits of consistently eating together as a family? Home-cooked meals nourish the spirit, brain, and health of all family members. Not to mention, people who frequently cook at home eat fewer, healthier calories. Additionally, regular family meals are linked to the kinds of outcomes that we all want for our children: higher grades and self-esteem, healthier eating habits, and less risky behavior. Don't fret about the time it takes to… Read More

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