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Recipes Worthy of the Final Four

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March 2021

Just In...

Each March, it seems that the number of fans of college basketball increases. We fill out brackets and cheer on our favorite teams to make it through the competition of “March Madness.” Especially after the 2020 season, I’m looking forward to watching to see what happens this year.

Whether you’re hosting a small gathering watch party or cheering on your team at home, great food is almost a requirement for March Madness. This week, we’re sharing some of our top recipes that are perfect for celebrating college basketball. With these ideas, you’ll be able to enjoy and eat well, even if your team doesn’t win.

Enjoy, stay safe and eat well.


Build Your Recipe Brackets

Add some fun to your meal planning in a way that gets your whole family involved. Make a meal bracket as large as you want (8 meals or up to 32 meals) and have a cook-off by making something new each night. At the end of the week, let your family vote on which ones were tasty enough to move on to “compete” with the meals you have the following week. When your brackets are filled--you will have a winner! Here are some recipes to try out or “fustinify” your favorites. If you make a bracket, be sure to share with us on our social media accounts!

Let’s Get Together and Cook!

Celebrate the joy of cooking right from your home with a Fustini's Virtual Cooking Class. These interactive classes are led by experienced chefs in our community and invite you to discover new dishes and techniques right from your home. The class fee is per household location, so cook along with someone you are comfortable being around or plan to meet your friends virtually via class.

We can also help you cook with your friends virtually at a private virtual cooking class. Email denise@fustinis.com for more information.


Mar 20 – French Bistro with Chef Laura, 6pm
Mar 25 – Flavors of Tuscany with Chef Christie, 5:30 pm
Mar 26 – Sushirito with Chef John, 12pm
Mar 26 – Thai Essentials with Chef Laura, 6pm
Mar 27 – Michigan Spring with Chef John, 12pm
Mar 27 – Simply Vegetarian with Chef Laura, 6pm


April 1 – It’s All Greek to Me with Chef Christie 5:30pm
April 2 – Decadent Italian Salmon with Chef Laura 6pm
April 3 – French Bistro with Chef Laura 6pm
April 9 – Taste of France with Chef John 5:45pm
April 9 – Greek Table with Chef Laura 6pm
April 10 – Sushirito with Chef John 12pm
April 10 – Decadent Italian Salmon with Chef Laura 6pm
April 16 – French Bistro with Chef Laura 6pm
April 17 – Michigan Spring with Chef John 12pm
April 17 – Pasta from Scratch with Chef Laura 6pm
April 22 – Heart Healthy Cooking with Chef Christi 5:30pm
April 23 – Steak Night Date Night with Chef John 5:45pm
April 23 – Greek Table with Chef Laura 6pm
April 24 – French Bistro with Chef Laura 6pm
April 29 – It’s all Greek to Me with Chef Christie 5:30pm
April 30 – Decadent Italian Salmon with Chef Laura 6pm

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Feeling stressed about your team making it till the end? Get cooking. Check out this article (HERE) to discover how the art of cooking can act like a perfect stress relief for whatever life throws at you.

Invite your kids into the fun of cooking with these great family-friendly ideas and recipes!

Virtual Olive Oil Tasting Events

Are you looking to try the most recent SELECT first harvest Northern Hemisphere oils? Sign up for a virtual tasting event to learn how to taste olive oil like a pro. You will receive a set of olive oils that will be used for the tastings. Choose a date that works for your schedule to join a Fustini's team member, via Zoom, to taste and discover the amazing flavor and characteristics these oils have to offer. View the calendar HERE.

These tasting events take place every Monday. To order a SELECT Olive Oil Experience click HERE.

Want to experience olive oil tasting with a group of friends and family? We offer a private experience for a group of 6 or more households. Email denise@fusitnis.com if interested.

Curious about what you can expect in these experiences? This article shares all about how you can take your tasting virtual, click HERE.

Visit us on facebook to tell us how you use FUSTINI'S or to learn more about how to enhance your food with Fustini's.

A Second Helping...

It’s a "Dip-Off!" Which of these dips will be your family’s Final Four champion?


Here are just a few events planned in and around our stores in Traverse City, Petoskey, Holland and Ann Arbor:

ANN ARBOR–Store Hours: Mon-Fri 10-5pm; Sat 9-5pm; Sun 11-4pm

HOLLAND–Store Hours: Mon-Sat 10-5pm; Sun 11-3pm

PETOSKEY–Store Hours: Mon-Sat 10-6pm; Sun 11-4pm

TRAVERSE CITY–Store Hours: Mon-Sat 10-6 pm; Sun 10-5 pm
Join the Fustini's Team -- We are looking for full and part-time sales associates for our downtown Traverse City location. Shifts will include weekends and some evenings. For more information or to submit a resume, please visit the store and fill out an application or in Traverse City, email karen@fustinis.com.

Learn more about these and other upcoming events on our events calendar.

Fustini's Oils and Vinegars • 141 East Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49684 • Phone: (231) 944-1145 • orders@fustinis.com

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