Amanda Schwartz, catering specialist
Friday, February 8, 2013
February can be a tough month. With temperatures plummeting below freezing, credit card bills still looming from December and tax season just around the corner, it’s easy to lose heart about another holiday.
Nevertheless, Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate with your loved ones and forget about any winter stresses! This holiday need not be about expensive restaurants and flashy gifts. According to a statistic I recently saw, 82% of people said they’d rather receive an experience than a gift for Valentine’s Day.
by Bill Belkin, wine and spirits category manager
Friday, February 10, 2012
This may be an unlikely place to read about the alleged aphrodisiac qualities of certain foods and I’m not going to regale you with tales of sordid food and wine pairings. What I will say is that there are unmistakable amorous properties within the confines of culinary courtships - ones you and your significant other should explore as Valentine’s Day fast approaches.
My personal recommendation is to cook this main meal together and to accent the evening with lovely wines before, during and after the joint endeavor. This is not so much a recipe as my words are gentle prodding’s toward exploring some of the “foods of love.”
Valentine’s Day occurs in the dead of winter and as such your palate should be craving a rich, deeply flavored red wine. This just may be the time to dredge up that long lost Australian Shiraz that used to be to “over the top for you” or that full throttled Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley that has a wee too much alcohol for easy food pairing.
Amy Fouks, bakery category manager
Monday, February 6, 2012
I’m so excited for Valentine’s Day! It’s really about showing your appreciation to your loved ones - no matter who that may be! Spouses, children, siblings, parents, grandparents, even pets can be a part of Valentine’s Day!
Some of our favorite pastries and desserts get a Valentine's Day facelift!
I think some of the easiest ways to show you put thought into the day is picking up some sweet treats. Our bakery has a wide range of options that will make your sweetheart and your sweet tooth melt!
by Susan Stillman, bakery category manager
Friday, February 3, 2012
One of my favorite desserts in our bakery, Tiramisu for Two, is featured now through February 14 for just $5.99. You can feel good about this purchase because we partner every year with Children’s HeartLink, an instrumental program in helping health care centers around the world strengthen their ability to diagnose and treat congenital heart disease in children. All Tiramisu for Two proceeds (up to $10,000) go directly to Children’s HeartLink. It helps make everyone’s heart feel good, quite literally.