You've made dinner reservations at a romantic restaurant (I did at Pezzela's Villa Napoli Restaurant in Sunnyvale, CA) and you might have picked up a little something for her at her favorite store, perhaps even some nice long-stems. Of course, there's always sweets for your sweets for Valentine's Day.
Here is a selection of some world class chocolatiers from Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, Saratoga, Los Gatos and Santa Cruz:
Chocolate Dream Box - Handcrafted European style chocolates specializing in gifts for holidays such as Valentine's Day
* 710 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos. 408-356-2626
Fleur e Cocoa Patisserie Chocolaterie - Offering cakes, pastries, chocolates, light lunch & more
39 N. Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos. 408-354-3574
Richard Donnelly Chocolates - Handmade, award winning chocolates
* 1509 Mission Street, Santa Cruz. 888-685-1871
* 14572-B Big Basin Way, Saratoga. 408-872-1431
Chocolatier Desiree - Featuring Belgian chocolates
* 165 S. Murphy Avenue, #C, Sunnyvale, CA 94086 408-306-3127
Shokolaat - Fine dining with a special Valentine's Day menu
* 516 University Avenue, Palo Alto. 650-289-0719
Sugar Butter Flour - Desserts, chocolates & more
* 669 S. Bernardo Avenue, Sunnyvale. 408-732-8597
How About Wine with Chocolate? Selections from Los Gatos and San Jose...
Testarossa Vineyards (formerly Novitiate of Los Gatos Winery) is hosting a wine, cheese and chocolate tasting on Saturday, February 11th from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Reservations strongly recommended at 408-354-6150 x21 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
J. Lohr Winery
Wine and Chocolate Tasting Lunches, Friday and Saturday, February 11th & 12th as well as a Valentine's Day Chocolate Dinner on February 14th are unfortunately SOLD OUT. Keep them in mind for another day/year!
Happy Valentine's Day!