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.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 6pm-8pm TICKETS: $29 per person. TO BOOK: Inquire in store before seats sell out.
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
In case you couldn't tell, we're pretty big purveyors of cheese. From snacking to melting to everything between, cheese is a guilty pleasure indeed. And we always strive to carry all those cheeses you know and love plus some of the exotic gourmet ones too. This month, we're featuring a few of Scotland's finest cheddar cheeses.
Amazing on their own, all three of these cheeses are also quite delicious on a baguette with a delightful sweet chutney to contrast the bite of cheddar.
Connage Dunlop Scottish Cheddar
This Award Winning Scottish Cheddar handcrafted on a family farm, by the shores of the Moray Firth.
Connage Highland Dairy is based on the shores of the Moray Firth, near north and east Inverness, which is the Highland council area of Scotland.
Dunlop recipe dates from the 17th Century and was first made in Ayrshire. Each truckle was dressed in muslin to seal and keep the maturing cheese moist and we still do this today.
Connage uses unpasteurized milk and… Read More
Every Fall, we celebrate culinary traditions from a few of our favorite counties. Currently, we’re admiring Scotland - a country known for its amazing landscape but often forgotten about when it comes to its delicious food.
From tasty cheddar cheeses like Orkney Smokey Red Cheddar to delectable chutneys like MacKays caramelized red onion chutney to savory snacks like Mackie’s Potato crisps, we have a diverse selection of Scotland’s best…
We also have Loch Etive Steelhead Trout imported directly from Scotland. You’ve never enjoyed trout quite like this before. It will make for one memorable fish dinner, we assure you.
Loch Etive (Loch means “lake” in Scottish, in case you were wondering) is in Northern Argyll on the west coast of Scotland. Loch Etive Steelhead Trout are raised in this very remote, pristine environment with pure waters and fast-flowing currents. High in Omega-3 oils, the sashimi-grade trout is suited for all types of cooked creations - as well as… Read More
posted on September 23rd, 2015 by Kim Kaczor-Wardlow
The first time I saw the Charles Viancin product line, I was intrigued by the gorgeous colors and designs inspired by nature. The first Charles Viancin product I tried was the fabulous reusable silicone lid, and I was instantly hooked as a customer! This lid is a great alternative to the ever-frustrating plastic wrap. The silicone lid fits perfectly over bowls for an air-tight seal while storing food within your refrigerator, or to keep the bugs at bay while enjoying your meal outside. Added bonus is they look great too!
Charles Viancin is known for nature-inspired housewares. Created to marry beautiful design with high functionality, Charles Viancin products offer fun, practical kitchen accessories from reusable, silicone lids to drinkware and barware accessories to flexible kitchen gadgets. Each product is given the highest attention to detail and quality. Built to last, these gems are a must have for the kitchen.
Charles Viancin started in 2005. As a former Director of… Read More
[caption id="attachment_5955" align="alignright" width="350"] Oktoberfest[/caption]
Oktoberfest is a Bavarian tradition held in Munich, Germany from late September thru the first weekend of October. It is the largest celebration in the world, in that approximately 6 million people are in attendance, consuming more than 7 million liters of beer. It lasts 16 days (with a few exceptions mandated by calendar) and has been held and enjoyed by its citizens since 1810.
These days, one doesn't have to travel the globe to attend an authentic Oktoberfest celebration. There are many hosted locally where you can enjoy great food and brews with a crowd of jolly folks, but if you prefer a more intimate affair, take our tips below for hosting your own Oktoberfest celebration right in your own backyard.
Beer is definitely the star of the show at any Oktoberfest celebration, but food is a key element in the success of the party. Go beyond pretzels and sauerkraut with these recipes and products… Read More
What's the big deal about Brioche? You may have noticed the increase of this golden bread item popping up more often in bakeries, and it's for good reason. Brioche adds a rich and memorable experience to dishes, such as a simple sandwich, hamburger, French toast, or bread pudding. Brioche is enriched French bread, meaning that the dough contains a high proportion of milk, butter, and eggs. This combination of ingredients gives the bread a very fine, soft crumb and somewhat flaky texture. While baking, brioche gets its signature buttery golden crust which adds to the eating experience.
At Bristol Farms, we offer a full line of Brioche items from Euro Classics, which is imported from France. Historically, the French include Brioche as part of their Viennoiserie, which is a family of pastry that is eaten for breakfast. Our Brioche items go way beyond breakfast - our Brioche hot dog and hamburger buns literally fly off the shelf! We also offer delicious Brioche rolls and sweet… Read More
Organic New Crop Gala Apples are at the peak of the season and on sale at Bristol Farms! Enjoy these sweet gems for $1.99 lb through September 22, 2015. That's a $1.50 lb savings!
This crop of Gala apples, provided by CMI’s Daisy Girl Organics™, are harvested fresh from orchards that flank the majestic Columbia River in the heart of Washington State. Crisp, juicy, and sweet, organic Gala apples are perfect for snacking or enjoying with wine and cheese, such our featured Italian Piave Mezzo and Piave Vecchio. With their mild, sweetly delicious flavor it is no wonder that Gala apples are one of America’s favorite picks. These Galas are picked fresh and will be available through the end of summer.
Always GMO free, natural, and delicious, the Gala apples by Daisy Girl Organics™ are grown with balanced innovation and tradition, where hard work goes into selecting the best tasting organic fruit possible. When you pick premium Daisy Girl Organics™ Gala apples, you can rest… Read More
posted on September 11th, 2015 by Craig Tsuchiyama
Our seafood departments are proud to feature Branzino from the Mediterranean during our Foods From Around the World celebration going on in-store from September 9 - October 6. Branzino is a silver-skinned fish found in the European sea and saltwater lakes. It goes by many names, such as European sea bass, spigola, loup de mer, róbalo, and lubina. Branzino ranges in size from one-and-a-half to three pounds. It has a firm, white, delicate-flavored flesh that is almost sweet. Its few small bones make for easy filleting or preparing whole. It's a prized fish in Italian, Spanish, and Greek cuisines and is often prepared grilled, roasted, poached, steamed, or braised whole. Branzino really shines in the recipe below for Lemon Stuffed Grilled Branzino. Enjoy!
Lemon Stuffed Grilled Branzino
Recipe by Barbara Lynch www.foodandwine.com
Four 1-pound whole branzino - scaled and gutted, heads and tails removed
Salt and freshly ground pepper
4 thyme sprigs
4 bay… Read More
posted on September 8th, 2015 by Kim Kaczor-Wardlow
At the beginning of summer, we proudly introduced Le Souk - the beautiful hand-crafted line of table and serveware imported to Bristol Farms from Tunisia. In case you missed it, you can read it here. It's worth a revisit even for those that did - the video of the artists' craft on each one of these pieces is simply astonishing.
Now on to the fun stuff - I am so excited to bring you new patterns from Le Souk for this holiday season! This fall, enjoy the fresh look of Le Souk's beautiful hand-painted ceramics with accents of olive wood serving spoons, spatulas, and more (also from Le Souk). This combination is a lovely way to set the table for a warm fall dinner with family, or to entertain during the fall season. We love the feel of Mediterranean influence and the rich, warm combination with the wood.
Le Souk's fall options are available in the following patterns:
Honey is Le Souk’s flagship pattern. It's the only pattern they have continued to paint since the start of Le… Read More
Pylos Poems was named after a small town in the southwest end of Greece, combined with the inspiration by the flavors of their products in that the composition was like the lyrics of a beautiful landscape-inspired poem. Pylos Poems’ products are of excellent quality, high innovation, high nutritional value, uniqueness in taste, and all in accordance to what the Messinian land offers. Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Authentic Balsamic Vinegar, and Kalamata Olive Spreads are just a few of the beautiful products by Pylos Poems that can be found at Bristol Farms.
The olive groves producing the fruit that goes into Pylos Poems products are in a historic place, where nature and climate are in striking harmony. Proper development of the trees are closely monitored by specialized personnel, checking the fruit during each stage of growth and production to ensure an exceptional product is made, such as their Extra Virgin olive oil, a product for which… Read More