FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM CUPCAKE GIVEAWAY

You probably have seen our cupcakes at our stores. You know they are not your tiny cupcakes but JUMBO ones. You may have want to try all of them, treat your kids or friends. And NOW is your chance to pick 6 different ones of just your favorite flavors for free! Cupcakes anyone? We make all these delish flavors: 

Raspberry White Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse

Coconut Cream

Red Velvet

Carrot

German Chocolate

Mocha Caramel 

Strawberry Mousse

Turtle Cheesecake

Oreo Cookies and Cream

What  to do to win 6 of our jumbo cupcakes? Easy peasy! 

  1. Follow us on Instagram @alpine_bakery or Fb @alpinebakery. 
  2. Like this post. 
  3. Tell us what’s your favorite flavor, add #myalpine_bakerycake.
  4. Tag 1 friend. Good luck! (Unlimited entries.)

Best luck!

Giveaway Rules

  Giveaway runs from Wednesday July 15th at  moment of posting through Saturday 18th 2020 at Midnight. 

  • Participant should be 16 years old+
  • Winner will choose 6 cupcakes from our regular stock (no special orders). 
  • Winner will allow 72h for prize collection. 
  • The winner will be announced on this post the day after closing the giveaway. 
  • Winner should DM message us to claim prize. The cake will be picked up by the winner. No delivery included. 
  • We can post a picture of the winner with the prize in any of our social media channels. 
  • Proper etiquette in comments must be observed.

A HANDSOME PAIRING FOR FATHER’S DAY

FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY TIME

#myalpine_bakerycake

We are on to our second Social Media Giveaway and this time you could participate via Facebook @alpinebakery or Instagram @alpine_bakery.

This is all you have to do win an Alpine cake of your choice. 

  1. Follow and like us @alpine_bakery.
  2. Tell us which are your most important holidays to celebrate throughout the year. Even unusual holidays count! Please add a C if your Alpine store is Crabapple or a W if its Woodstock. NB for Never been. Tag #myalpine_bakerycake
  3. Tag 2 friends. Good luck! 

Giveaway Rules

  Giveaway runs from Friday June 05th at  moment of posting through Sunday 07th 2020 at Midnight. 

  • Participant should be 16 years old+
  • Winner will choose one regular size cake from our regular stock (no special orders). 
  • Winner will allow 72h for prize collection. 
  • The winner will be announced on this post the day after closing the giveaway. 
  • Winner should DM message us to claim prize. The cake will be picked up by the winner. No delivery included. 
  • We can post a picture of the winner with the prize in any of our social media channels. 
  • Proper etiquette in comments must be observed.

 

Disclaimer

  • Our products may contain traces of Peanut or other Tree Nuts. 
  • “Per Instagram/Fb rules, this promotion is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm that they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s terms of use”.
  • Please do not tag yourself in our contest.

INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY #myalpine_bakerycake

We are happy to announce our first Instagram Giveaway! 

#myalpine_bakerycake

This is all you have to do for a chance to win one of our scrumptious cakes!

  1. Follow us on Instagram @alpine_bakery and like this post.
  2. Comment and tell us which is your favorite Alpine cake and tag @myalpine_bakerycake. Tell us in which area of town do you live.
  3. Tag 2 friends.  (Click on the Instagram icon on right top of the page for a direct link to our contest.)

Good Luck! 

Giveaway Rules

 1. Giveaway runs from Friday May 22nd 2020 at 11 am through Sunday 24th Midnight. 

  1. Participant should be 16 years old+
  2. Winner will choose one small size cake from our regular stock (no special orders). 
  3. Winner will allow 72h for prize collection. 
  4. The winner will be announced on this post the following day after the end of the giveaway. 
  5. Winner should DM message us to claim prize. The cake will be picked up at our WOODSTOCK LOCATION. NO DELIVERY OR SHIPPING is included in this giveaway. 
  6. We reserve the right to post a picture of the winner with the prize in any of our social media channels but we prefer the winner post a picture of prize cake and tag #myalpine_bakerycake for accountability. 
  7. Proper etiquette in comments must be observed.

  • Our food may contain or have come in contact with peanuts, tree nuts, soy, eggs, wheat or dairy products.

   – “Per Instagram rules, this promotion is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm that they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s terms of use”

Summer Loving Menu 2019

Valentines Dinner Menu at Alpine Bakery & Trattoria

Valentine’s Weekend Menu

Make Your Reservations

February 14 – 17

Romantic Piano Music, A Luscious Chef’s Created Menu, A Full-Bodied Bottle of Wine,
Tuxedo Strawberries, Chocolate Truffles….all make for an incredible Valentine’s Weekend at Alpine.
Join Us. Taste the Love.


Spinach Salad
Baby spinach tossed in cocoa-balsamic vinaigrette, topped with strawberry, goat cheese garnished with watermelon

Clams Casino
Cherrystone clams on the half shell topped with Italian bread crumbs, bell pepper, parmesan cheese, & Applewood smoked bacon

Grille Cobia
Accompanied by oven roasted vegetable medley, spiced carrot puree, & red beet coulis

Lobster Ravioli
Hand stuffed ravioli in a saffron champagne cream sauce, topped with a broiled lobster tail

New Years Eve Clock and Confetti

HAPPY NEW YEAR! The Biggest Bashes Around the World.

New Years Eve Clock and Confetti

It’s that time again! The ubiquitous New Year’s Eve…an occasion steeped in traditions and symbolism. While some of us prefer a quite evening of reflection, and others prefer a massive crowd, December 31st is the day for most of the world to ring in the New Year.

However, historically, New Year’s Eve was not on December 31st. Beginning with the Ancient Greeks, originally New Year’s Eve was held with the new moon after June 21. Before the time of Julius Caesar the Roman New Year started on March 1. In most European countries during the Middle Ages the New Year began on March 25, the day of the Feast of the Annunciation.

New Year’s Eve

Today, New Year’s Eve Celebrations are high spirted, noisy occasions that are made up of sights and sounds that are synonymous with New Year’s Eve. Ringing church bells, blowing horns, tooting whistles, shrieking sirens all echo all over the world. Well known American Traditions are to toast in the New Year with champagne and kiss someone (sometimes a perfect stranger) at the stroke of 12:01am.

According to National Geographic, here are some more notorious celebrations and there traditions held (and sometimes heard) around the world.

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK

New Years Eve in Times SquareNew Year’s Eve in New York’s Times Square defines the evening for hundreds of millions around the globe who watch on television, wishing they were there. A million revelers squeeze into the city’s neon epicenter where Broadway and Seventh Avenue come together, waiting for the Waterford crystal LED ball to drop from the former New York Times Building, for which the iconic square is named. It’s an American tradition more than 100 years old.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

Ring in the New Year casino style in kitschy Las Vegas, where fireworks blast over Paris Las Vegas, the MGM Grand, the Bellagio, and the array of other casino hotels on the famous Strip. The city buzzes with tens of thousands who come in for special concerts and performances with the biggest stars, until the sun comes up over the surrounding desert.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL

Réveillon, Rio’s New Year’s celebration, is one of the world’s largest. Dressed in white like Candomblé priestesses, millions of locals and visitors line the city’s miles of beaches, throwing flowers into the waves at midnight for the African sea goddess Yemanjá, whose traditions have become mixed with the Virgin Mary. Afterward, the streets, bars, and restaurants fill with parties, dancing, and music.

LONDON, ENGLAND

Millions of eager Londoners line the Thames waterfront and gather in Trafalgar Square, waiting for the city to explode in a dazzling display of sparks and color. At midnight, the tower around Big Ben pulses with fiery blasts timed for the 12 strokes of the hour. All eyes then turn to the London Eye as the famous wheel produces a swirling fireworks and light show timed to British rock music echoing through the city.

PARIS, FRANCE

The City of Light becomes a city of fireworks on New Year’s Eve. Hundreds of thousands line the Champs-Élysées, Champagne bottles in hand, for a view to the Eiffel Tower. At midnight, fireworks burst from the entire length of its iron structure, in one of this evening’s most beautiful displays anywhere. Other gathering spots with great views include the steps of Sacré-Couer church and the Trocadéro.

MADRID, SPAIN

Madrileños celebrate the New Year by swallowing 12 grapes—one for each stroke of the clock at midnight. Finishing them on time is considered to be a sign of good luck in the upcoming year. Tens of thousands gather in front of the clock in Puerta del Sol plaza for the annual ritual and line Gran Via to watch fireworks.

BEIRUT, LEBANON

Each New Year’s is a promise that everything will be better in the capital of formerly war-torn Lebanon. Thousands gather to watch the light show on the city’s 1933 art deco clock tower in Nejmeh Square, the heart of central Beirut. At midnight, couples kiss and fireworks burst, shining over a mix of floodlit church steeples and mosque minarets in this eclectic Levantine metropolis.

TOKYO, JAPAN

On New Year’s Eve in Tokyo, streets and restaurants teem with people, many eating buckwheat noodles to ensure health and happiness in the New Year. Temples ring bells as a countdown to midnight, adding a dreamy quality to the celebration. Stay in town through January 2, one of only two days when the emperor opens the palace grounds to the public.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Everyone comes to the waterfront in Sydney to celebrate New Year’s Eve. The iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and nearby buildings ignite at midnight with one of the world’s most spectacular fireworks productions.

Whatever your plans are this year, we here at Alpine Bakery and Trattoria, wish you a healthy and very Happy New Year!

The Christmas Cookie… A Tradition Worth Keeping, And Savoring

In Medieval Times, originating with the Winter Solstice Celebrations, cookies were served as a dessert. There was practicality to both the timing of the Celebration, and the focus on hearty food. The Winter Solstice Celebration was literally “the feast before the famine” of another long, bitter winter. Solstice typically marked the arrival of the first frost, which permitted animals to be killed and stored safely to eat throughout the winter, while the fermented beverages (beer and wine) that had been brewed in the spring were finally ready to drink. With the meat and the drink in order, the special occasion dessert —the cookie– was born.

holiday-2cFast forward to the Middle Ages where Christmas had overtaken solstice rituals throughout much of present-day Europe. While Christmas was now the Holiday, the old feasting tradition remained. With meat and beverage preparation pretty much unchanged, these things were carried over, and maintained. The pastry world, however, was in the midst of a renaissance! Nutmeg, cinnamon and black pepper were becoming common, and dried exotic fruits like citron, apricots and dates opened up new possibilities. Sugar, lard and butter were considered premium ingredients and were reserved for the Christmas Special Occasion. The smaller size, and portability of the cookie made it easy to share and gift to neighbors and friends. Our modern Christmas cookies date back to these medieval gifts. Today, Christmas Cookies remain a staple of the season. They are the stars in neighborhood cookie exchanges, the ultimate hostess gift, and the traditional snack offering to Santa himself.

Whether you prefer black and whites, basic sugar, or crunchy biscotti, chances are you’ll enjoy some fresh baked Christmas cookies this holiday season. While the custom of the Christmas Cookie dates back hundreds of years, we say, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!”

At Alpine our Christmas Cookies are legendary. With over 25 varieties, the possibilities seem endless. Ranging from classics to contemporary, and with some cookies larger than your face, we know we have something perfect for you and your Christmas Tradition. We package them by the pound and wrap them up in festive Holiday wrapping. Come in today and get yours. You can gift them to friends and associates, take them to your favorite hostess, sit back at home and keep them all to yourself, and leave a few for Santa (warning… you may not want to, but wind up at risk of being on his “naughty” list if you don’t). Whatever you decide, it’s the season to “Taste the Love.”

Happy Thanksgiving Message

Thanksgiving: A Closer Look (Part Two of Two)

Turkey Pardon

President John F. Kennedy was the first one on record to pardon a turkey – sparing its life. In 1963, he sent back a turkey mailed by the National Turkey Federation, saying, “We’ll just let this one grow.” President Richard Nixon sent turkeys to a Washington, D.C., petting farm but didn’t officially pardon them, according to the White House Blog. President George H.W. Bush gave the first official pardon to a turkey in 1989.

FUN FACT: The survivor lived out its days at a Virginia petting zoo called Frying Pan Park

Macy’s Parade

Thanksgiving ParadeIn 1924, Americans began to watch the spectacular Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. A tradition that began when Macy’s employees held a Christmas parade filled with knights, clowns and jugglers. Turns out there was a great turn out! The 6-mile (9.7-kilometer)-long parade attracted a crowd of 250,000 viewers. The iconic department store decided they needed to do it every year.

Fun Fact: First Balloon was Felix the Cat.

Football Fever

Football TurkeyAnother family pastime is Thanksgiving football, which began in the Great Depression. In 1930, the Portsmouth Spartans moved to Detroit. In 1934, in order to draw fans, the team’s owner arranged a match between the Spartans (renamed the Lions) and the world champions, the Chicago Bears. Though the Spartans lost, a Thanksgiving tradition was born. The ticket sold out two weeks in advance, and the event became a hit!

Turducken – Hybrid meats

A relatively new creation is the turducken…a chicken stuffed inside a duck stuffed inside a turkey. We can give credit to Cajun chef Paul Prudhomme for popularizing this culinary marvel, although it first appeared in central Louisiana meat shops sometime between the late 1970s and early 1980s.

FUN FACT: The tradition of stuffing birds inside of other birds dates back even further and can be attributed to French foodie Grimod de la Reynière who first described the rôti sans pareil (roast without equal) in L’Almanac des Gourmands between 1803 and 1812. The dish packs 17 birds inside one another, from a tiny warbler all the way up to a giant bird called a bustard.

Whatever your Thanksgiving Traditions are, we hope your Holiday is filled with a good fun, plenty of family and a delicious meal. On behalf of our Alpine Family, we’d like to wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Place Setting at Alpine Bakery and Trattoria

Thanksgiving: A Closer Look (Part One of Two)

turkey illustration

 

Thanksgiving Day is almost here! Thanksgiving is filled with so many long standing traditions, we thought it might be fun to examine some of the more universal ones, and explore where the more iconic traditions come from. Although our traditions have evolved, most are deeply rooted in American History. Read on and this year you can be the one at the table with all the fun facts to impress your friends and family.

 

 

Thanksgiving, the Beginning

fall groupingThe “historical version” that we are taught as early as Kindergarten (compete with reenactments) is that in 1621, the Pilgrims come to Plymouth Rock woefully unprepared, almost all die of hunger and are saved as the local, friendly population lovingly teaches them to farm. A successful harvest of new crops are reaped by the pilgrims and then they prepare a bountiful feast for their agricultural teachers and new neighbors to express their gratitude.

However, at least two other theories exist when it comes to the origin of Thanksgiving. One claims a Thanksgiving in Texas marks the beginning. The residents of San Elizario, Texas, say the first Thanksgiving feast was celebrated in 1598 by Spanish explorer Juan de Oñate following the survival of a treacherous crossing through the Chihuahuan Desert in Mexico.

The second story centers around Spanish admiral Pedro Menendes de Aviles and Thanksgiving feast with 500 soldiers and hundreds of the local Timucuan Indians in 1565 in St. Augustine, Florida.

Wherever Thanksgiving started, Plymouth Rock, Texas or Florida, suffice it to say, Thanksgiving is thriving today an considered one of the MAJOR Holidays. So let’s check out what is consistently true for today’s Thanksgiving while taking a look back.

Official Holiday – Thank You Mr. Lincoln

President Lincoln is responsible for declaring the last Thursday in November for the day of thanks. Celebrations and Feasts went on way earlier, with every state having a different day. Lincoln nationalized the day, so we can all get on the same page!

Turkey Hasn’t Always Been the Star 

Pilgrims actually preferred duck and goose, and seafood shared equal billing. Lobsters, clams, mussels and even eels made it to the table. On the other hand, sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce weren’t even on the menu for at least another 50 years.

Check back next week for Part Two of Thanksgiving: A Closer Look