blog Category: Deli
posted on October 23rd, 2018 by Leslie Thomas
If you follow Bristol Farms on Instagram or if you receive Bristol Farms emails, then you probably know that we ran a pretty epic charcuterie contest last month that recently ended a few weeks ago. We asked you to create your most picture-worthy cheese and charcuterie spread, using your favorite combo of soft and hard cheese, salt cured Italian, French, and Spanish meats, and of course some pretty little extras like jams, olives, nuts, fruit, and more...
You guys really came through on this one. With over 100 #FortheLoveofCharcuterie submissions via Instagram or submitted directly to our email, you killed it. You photos were beautiful and your creations were quite honestly, impressive.
Narrowing down only 3 winners was quite the task....took much debate and even tugged at our heart strings a little since there were just so many prize-worthy submissions.
Here are our Top 3 Winners:
Grand Winner: Yassie @dishdetective
We chose Yassie's charcuterie as our grand prize winner… Read More
posted on September 17th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas
When it comes to planning the perfect party appetizer that allows guests to nibble and mingle, there's one spread that generally ranks supreme. Everyone loves it - even if they've never heard the proper name for it.
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 peppers and artichoke hearts 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 guest'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… Read More
posted on September 12th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas
Charcuterie Challenge Rules + Prizes listed below...
(contest runs through October 7, 2018)
In our humble opinion, charcuterie = life. We're kinda obsessed with a giant board topped with prosciutto, salami, Pâté...and of course, the oh-so-necessary add-on of cheese - sharp, creamy, crumbly, and firm. Add to the charcuterie and cheese some crusty bread or crunchy sea salt crackers and you have the perfect vessel for the meaty and cheesy goodness. If you're a serious charcuterie connoisseur though, it won't stop there...
Add something sweet to off set the sharp and salty cured meats and cheeses like Orange Blossom honey, fig jam, or a chunky chutney. And if you've got the urge to really impress, go on ahead and top off all of the above with a little something extra like briney olives or buttery marcona almonds.
Oh yes, charcuterie is just about as divine as it gets. And it's not necessary time consuming either. With some knowledge or friendly help in the cheese/deli… Read More
posted on September 4th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas
When chorizo this good enters our stores, we make a little fuss over it.
Whereas chorizo is the quintessential cured meat present across the whole Spanish-speaking world, any of the 500 million natives will tell you "hay de chorizo a chorizo" or in English "there's chorizo and then there's CHORIZO!”
Chorizo Ibérico de Bellota is handcrafted with the finest pork meat from free range Ibérico pigs that have been feeding on acorns and natural grass from the Dehesa forest in Andalusia.
The Premium meat selected to elaborate this chorizo is marinated with paprika and other special herbs, and then stuffed into a natural casing to better preserve its flavor.
For the artisanal curing process, each piece of chorizo will rest in our natural “secaderos” and “bodegas” in silence and harmony for more than 2 months. We patiently wait until they are at its optimum curing point.
Grab a package of this amazing imported Spanish cured meat today and add it to your charcuterie… Read More
posted on June 27th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas
Don’t forget to enter our #BFGetPeachy Peach dessert contest for your chance to win a $500 gift card!
California Peach season is here. It's one thing we look forward to every year. Because peaches can be enjoyed almost every season, they are truly at their peak of sweetness come June and July.
So, with only the very best peaches in our stores, we're pulling out all the stops for peach-inspired recipes that are sure to make you peach lovers swoon. Like our Grilled Peaches with balsamic glaze in our deli.
After we pull perfectly ripe peach halves off the grill, we give them a drizzle of our own Aged Balsamic Vinegar. This really makes the flavors pop. Sweet and smokey, these grilled peaches can be enjoyed instantly on their own.
We suggest warming them up in a preheated 350 degree oven for 5-7 minutes. Then serve with either our fresh burrata cheese or you favorite vanilla bean ice cream with some torn mint for the ultimate appetizer or dessert Read More
posted on March 13th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas
For many, St. Patrick’s Day means indulging in corned beef and cabbage, bangers and mash, and Guinness stout. But for some, it also means indulging in our “KIller Corned Beef Sandwich,” available for a limited time only at our carving station in the deli.
Loaded with tender corned beef, melted Tipperary Irish cheddar, thinly sliced red onion, jalapeno, coleslaw, and a spread of Stoneground mustard all sandwiched between a soft pretzel roll, it’s a sandwich you simply cannot pass up.
Come by our carvery today and enjoy one of these oh-so succulent sandwiches. Even better news, have it served with a side potato or pasta salad, coleslaw, or fruit for just $9.99 Read More
posted on October 8th, 2017 by Carl Smith
Low and slow! That is what it takes to make our own small batch in-house roasted deli meats. Made fresh daily in our kitchens with no preservatives or artificial anything, we prepare a variety of deliciously seasoned and succulent roasts for the best quality carved deli meats around. The perfect ingredient to elevate your sandwich game.
Our artisan line of roasted meats brings you flavors that have been carefully crafted to be robust and unique. Spicy, sweet, or savory, we’ve got your cravings covered. Our roasted turkey breast is available in several flavors: plain, herbed, roasted chipotle, and our newest offering garlic chili. All of them are moist and delicious!
Let’s not forget about our premium roasted beef cooked rare to perfection. This cut is incredibly tender and flavorful. Available in regular and pepper beef varieties.
These fresh roasted meats are great for sandwiches, chef salads, or straight up snacking. Ask our deli for a sample on your next visit and… Read More
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
posted on August 22nd, 2017 by Leslie Thomas
A light and refreshing side dish for your late summer picnic or barbecue, our handmade cauliflower tabouli salad is made with finely chopped cauliflower, tabouli, red bell pepper, cucumber, and parsley. Pair this flavorful side dish with grilled steaks or seafood for a delicious and balanced meal.
If you want to kick up an otherwise bland spinach salad, add a few generous spoonfuls of it along with some feta cheese, tomato, and grilled shrimp for a Mediterranean salad that’s sure to please your palate.
Made fresh every day in our delicatessen, it's a healthy choice that is packed with tremendous taste and texture. Great for a lunch on-the-go, the possibilities are endless for this Bristol Farms favorite Read More