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Christine Mathias

Winter Brings Exciting New Catering Options!

butternutWhew! The holidays are finally over and we can all settle into our warm and cozies for a long nap, right? No way! What with the Super Bowl coming up and the Oscars right after that, there are tons of opportunities to throw a great party. Even if you’re looking to put on a smaller gathering of like-minded football or film lovers (or both!), Bi-Rite Catering’s new Peak-of-Season Menu is an easy choice to please every palate. And each platter and side dish serves around 12 to 15 people, so it’s easy to tailor quantities to your party size. It’s all local, delicious, and made to order!

goldenbeetWe are so excited to bring you handmade Mini Butternut Squash Risotto Cakes with Grilled Chicories — an item you can reheat in your home to serve piping hot to your guests. Our seasonal Focaccia Flatbread with Braised Kale, Ricotta, Calabrian Chili, and Pecorino Cheese arrives at your door crisp and ready to serve. We thought outside the box with our vegetarian Mini Baguette Sandwiches with Roasted Yams, Goat Cheese and Cilantro kalePesto for something truly unique. And pulling together several distinct flavors of the season in one dish, try the new Toasted Red Quinoa and Golden Beet Salad with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Caramelized Onion Vinaigrette. It’s just perfect! You can take a look at all the delicious options here. Now if you can only win your office Oscar pool…


Christine Mathias

Resolve to Eat Good Food This Year!

eat-good-food-coverAs the new year begins and we all decide how we want to improve ourselves or our lives, let’s consider the ritual of cooking. Food forms deep bonds, and making food for our family and friends with our own hands is a special kind of sharing; it’s a sharing of love, nourishment, and inspiration. Let’s all re-dedicate ourselves to the creation of simple, tasty, homemade food made with ingredients that are specialdelicious, local, and responsibly grown or made. Bi-Rite is here to help you make it happen! Following are six outstanding seasonal dishes from Eat Good Food, our go-to book written by Bi-Rite Family of Businesses Founder Sam Mogannam, that will motivate you to cook from the heart. Our Buyers each selected their favorite seasonal recipes, and to round out your meal, our Wine Buyer hand-picked a perfect wine to pair with each dish. Pick up copies of the recipes along with everything you need to create them at home. Happy New Year, happy cooking, and happy eating!

Our Meat Buyer, Chili, recommends:

  • Beef Stew with Peppers & Ale
    Wine pairing: Chateau Les Roches de Ferrand Fronsac Bordeaux, France 2007
  • Sumac-Roasted Chicken Du Monde
    Wine Pairing: Martincic Cvicek, Slovenia 2013    *give this wine a chill

Our Produce Buyer, Simon, recommends:

  • Fennel, Blood Orange & Avocado Salad
    Wine Pairing: Tatomer Gruner Veltliner Paragon, Santa Barbara 2013
  • Pan-Seared Broccolini 
    Wine Pairing: Farella Sauvignon Blanc Coombsville, Napa 2013

Our Grocery Buyer, Raph, recommends:

  • Bi-Rite Vinaigrette
  • Spaghetti with Tuna, Capers & Chile Flakes
    (Cheese Buyer Jon suggests topping it off with Fulvi Pecorino Romano!)
    Wine pairing: La Staffa Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico, Italy 2013

Our Cheese Buyer, Jon, recommends:

  • Grilled Manchego & Serrano Ham Sandwich with Membrillo
    Wine pairing: Luberri Orlegi Rioja, Spain 2013

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Jason Rose

Christmas Dinner Made Simple: Our Complete Turkey Dinner Kit is Back

Back for the Christmas holiday by popular demand is our Traditional Turkey Dinner Kit. Historically, we have only offered this complete meal option for Thanksgiving, but the people have spoken and we have listened! Packed with enough beautiful, seasonal, house-made dishes to feed 8-10 of your loved ones, this kit provides an incredibly convenient option for those want to simplify their holiday entertaining while still offering a meal everyone at the table will love.

For Christmas we have changed up the sides to reflect this special time of year, adding our decadent Roasted Chestnut & Dried Apricot Bread Stuffing and amping up the flavor with our Horseradish & Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes and Wild Mushroom & Zinfandel Gravy.

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Each Bi-Rite Tradtional Turkey Dinner Kit contains:

  • A Pre-Roasted Whole Organic Turkey from Diestel Family Turkey Ranch (10-12 lbs)
  • Chestnut & Dried Apricot Stuffing
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Carrots with Bacon & Maple Syrup
  • Horseradish & Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes
  • Wild Mushroom & Zinfandel Gravy
  • Cranberry-Tangerine Relish
  • One 9″ Bi-Rite Creamery Pumpkin Pie

Quantities of our Traditional Turkey Dinner Kit are limited! We recommend pre-ordering online from our Holiday Market on Instacart.com. Need extra sides? How about some succulent Prime Rib from 5 Dot Ranch? And add perfectly-paired wines and a cheese course–no problem! All of our specially-selected holiday goodies and gift items are there, too.

Browse our 2014 Holiday Guide online to plan your shopping list, then FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS TO PRE-ORDER FROM OUR MENUS & GIFT SELECTION!

  1. Create an Instacart account at Instacart.com (or log in to your existing Instacart account) and select the Bi-Rite Holiday Market to begin your order.
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  3. Ordering from outside San Francisco? No problem! You can use Bi-Rite’s 94110 zip code to create your Instacart account since all our holiday orders are for in store pick-up.

     

  4. Need help? Our Holiday Hotline is live! Dial 415-241-9760 and select option 3 for assistance with Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s Eve menu-planning and ordering questions. Our experts are here to make the process as smooth as possible!

CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED!

 

 


Jason Rose

Happy Hanukkah! Our Menu is Here!

Happy Hanukkah! We are thrilled to offer complete menus for your celebrations. Our house-made dishes are prepared with love in our Kitchens by our team of expert Chefs. You can pre-order everything online from our special Holiday Market on Instacart for convenient pick up at either Bi-Rite Market location. Or stop by or call, we’re happy to help you plan your dinners–and don’t forget the dessert!

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Hanukkah 2014 Menu
Available Monday, December 15
through Wednesday, December 24

Cooked Hanukkah Meats

Five Dot Ranch Braised Beef Brisket with Horseradish
$24.99 per pound

Roasted Leg of Lamb with Pomegranate & Preserved Meyer Lemon
$26.99 per pound

Hanukkah Menu

Citrus-Roasted Rainbow Carrots with Sumac, Pistachio, Dried Apricots,
Grilled 
Winter Chicories & HoneyNEW for 2014
$8.99 per pint Serves 2 to 3

Kale & Roasted Winter Squash Salad with Currants, Pumpkin Seeds,
Sage & Maple 
Cider VinaigretteNEW for 2014
$8.99 per pint Serves 2 to 3

Roasted Delicata Squash & Brussels Sprouts with Caramelized Shallots
$7.99 per pint Serves 2 to 3

Matzo Ball Soup in a Rich Chicken Broth
$9.99 quart Serves 3 to 4

Bi-Rite’s Classic Potato Latkes
$4.99 each

Chopped Chicken Liver with Caramelized Onion & Egg
$4.99 per half pint Serves 3 to 4

 Pear and Buttermilk Noodle Kugel with Maple Syrup
$8.99 per pound Serves 3 to 4

Wine Pairing Recommendations for Hanukkah

Champagne Pierre Moncuit NV
Start off your celebration with a magnum—beautiful with our Potato Latkes
$119.99 1.5L (Magnum)

Copain Tous Ensemble Chardonnay
Bright and refreshing with citrus fruit and stony minerality.
Perfect with our House-Smoked Wild Salmon.
$19.99

Unti Petit Frere
Rich and full-bodied blend of Grenache, Mourvedre, and Syrah grown on
Unti’s Dry Creek Valley estate. Dark fruits and savory spices
make this a perfect candidate for a juicy brisket.
$21.99

Unti Benchland Syrah
An elegant expression of Unti’s top Syrah vines, with aromas of violets and herbs
along with black pepper spice. Great with holiday Lamb or Beef Roasts.
$35.99

Hanukkah Desserts from Bi-Rite Creamery

Chocolate-Dipped Macaroons
$8.99 per gift box of 6

Braided Challah
$4.99 per loaf

Chocolate Babka
$8.99 per loaf

Challah     Babka   Macaroons

Note: Bi-Rite Market is not a certified Kosher establishment


Bring on the Cheer: Our Holiday Guide is Here!

Happy Holidays! I’m excited to share our extraordinary holiday offerings that are sure to wow your family and friends. Take a peek at our December Holiday Guide; we’re featuring 5 Dot Ranch‘s amazing California-raised Prime Rib, and all the goodies to go with it–our house-made menus, great wine and liquors, locally-grown produce, truffles from France and Italy, and unforgettable treats, all personally selected by our Grocery Buyer, my brother Raph. Our talented bakers at Bi-Rite Creamery are busy hand-making pies, festive cookies, and my all-time favorite Bûche de Noël, for an unforgettable sweet ending to any celebration.

Throuh our partnership with Instacart, you can now pre-order your holiday meals for pickup at either Bi-Rite Market location from our special online Holiday Market. Simply choose Bi-Rite at 3639 18th Street or 550 Divisadero Street as your pick-up location, and you’re all set.

As always, we’re here to help make your holiday entertaining a success. Come in and chat with us, or call us with any questions. We can’t wait to see you.

Joyous Holidays to All!


Jessie Rogers

From Our Kitchen To Yours: Tips & Recipes for Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey & More!

BiRite Market, Sept. 17, 2013.  Photo by Nader KhouriAre you ready for Thanksgiving? Our team of Chefs have pulled together their best advice, tips, and recipes for cooking the perfect Thanksgiving dinner! Take a look at our step-by-step printable guides below. And of course, we’re always here to answer any questions to make sure your holiday dinner is a shining success. Stop by or give us a call, we’d love to help.

 

Still need to find the perfect turkey? Try our incredible Heritage Turkeys from the experts at BN Ranch. Need great sides that will thrill everyone at the table? How about a cheese course, amazing Bi-Rite Creamery desserts, and unforgettable wines? Just visit our special Holiday Market on Instacart.com and you can pre-order everything you need for quick and easy pick-up at either Bi-Rite Market location.

Follow these simple steps to pre-order from our Turkey Selection & Thanksgiving Menu!

  1. Create an Instacart account at Instacart.com (or log in to your existing Instacart account) and select the Bi-Rite Holiday Market to begin your order.
  2. Ordering from outside San Francisco? No problem! You can use Bi-Rite’s 94110 zip code to create your Instacart account since all our holiday orders are for in store pick-up.
  3. Need help? Our Thanksgiving hotline is live! Dial 415-241-9760 and select option 3 for Thanksgiving menu-planning and ordering questions. Our experts are here to make the process as smooth as possible!

Click here to get started!

 

Get our Chefs’ tips for cooking your Thanksgiving Turkey and more!

 

  • Print our our entire Holiday Field Guide, with complete instructions on how to cook all your holiday meats, reheat Bi-Rite’s house-made sides, and stock your holiday pantry!

Or, print just the pages you need:


Jessie Rogers

Quick Tips for Thanksgiving Pre-Ordering Online!

Bi-Rite’s Quick Tips for Thanksgiving Online Ordering:

  1. Create an Instacart account at instacart.com (or log in to your existing Instacart account) and select the Bi-Rite Holiday Market to begin your order.
  2. Ordering from outside San Francisco? No problem! You can use Bi-Rite’s 94110 zip code to create your Instacart account since all our holiday orders are for in store pick-up.
  3. Need help? Our Thanksgiving hotline is live! Dial 415-241-9760 and select option 3 for Thanksgiving menu-planning and ordering questions. Our experts are here to make the process as smooth as possible!

Click here to get started!

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Welcoming Thanksgiving: Our Guide to a Perfect Celebration

Thanksgiving is upon us! I love this time of year for the celebrations and wonderful food. From gorgeous seasonal produce, to amazing roasts and turkeys (including, of course, unforgettable heritage turkeys from BN Ranch), to ready-to-eat foods and complete dinner kits prepared in our Kitchens by our talented Chefs, we’re here to help reduce the stress of your holiday. I invite you to peruse our 2014 Thanksgiving Guide to see everything our Buyers and Chefs have created for you; you can view it online below, or pick up a printed copy at either Bi-Rite Market.

Partnering with Instacart is another way we can make your Thanksgiving more convenient. You can now pre-order your holiday meals for pickup at either Bi-Rite Market location from our special online Holiday Market. Simply choose Bi-Rite at 3639 18th Street or 550 Divisadero Street as your pick-up location, and you’re all set.

As always, we’re here to help make your Thanksgiving entertaining a success. Come in and chat with us, or call us with any questions. We look forward to seeing you. Happy Holidays to All!


Jason Rose

Brand New Seasonal Salads for Fall

I’m thrilled to announce six new salads, highlighting the beautiful colors and flavors of fall. You can find these salads in our Deli Service case starting today at both Bi-Rite Market locations.

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Llano Seco Heirloom Bean Salad with Winter Squash, Roasted Fennel,
Toasted Coriander & Lemon Tahini Vinaigrette
$9.99/lb

Winter Squash Salad with Kale, Currants, Pumpkin Seeds,
Sage & Maple Cider Vinaigrette
$9.99/lb

Roasted Vietnamese Brussels Sprouts with Nuoc Mam Cham,
Spicy Chilies, Cilantro & Mint
$9.99/lb

Citrus-Roasted Rainbow Carrots with Sumac, Pistachios, Apricots,
Grilled Winter Chicories & Honey
$10.99/lb

Middle Eastern Rice Salad with Roasted Parsnips, Garbanzo Beans, Mint, Dill, Parsley
& Lemony Paprika Vinaigrette
$8.99/lb


Amaro Amore!

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It’s Amaro amore! We’re celebrating the regional diversity and flavor variations of this bitter-sweet Italian liqueur by featuring several different Amari varieties, all of which tell the story of the region where they’re created. For some fun ways to enjoy these aromatics, Rachel from our Wine & Spirits Team has pulled together a few of her favorite recipes for refreshing Amaro cocktails. You can also enjoy Amaro straight! There’s a profile to suit every palate.

Lucano Fizz

  • 2 oz Lucano Amaro
  • ¾ oz lemon juice
  • ½  oz simple syrup
  • ½ oz egg
  • 1 ½ oz seltzer
  • Orange peel

Combine ingredients (minus seltzer) in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously without ice for 5 seconds. Add a handful of ice and shake again. Add seltzer to serving glass and strain cocktail over seltzer. Cut orange peel, minimizing pith, and twist over drink.

Girovago
Girovago means ‘adventurer’ in Italian, a variation on the French Boulevardier, which is a negroni made with bourbon.

  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 oz sweet vermouth (we use Cocchi di Torino)
  • ½ oz Varnelli Sibilla Amaro
  • Lemon peel

Add spirits to a mixing glass, stir over ice. Strain over a large ice cube. Cut lemon peel, minimizing pith, twist over drink and serve.

Hoffman House
Ascoli-Piceno style

  • 1 ½ oz gin
  • ½ oz dry vermouth (we use Dolin Dry)
  • 1/3 oz Meletti Amaro
  • Dash orange bitters

Stir over ice, strain into a chilled Nick & Nora glass.

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