Friday, February 13, 2009

World class chocolates in the Valley of Hearts Delight

You've made dinner reservations at a romantic restaurant (I did at Pezzella's Italian Restaurant in Sunnyvale, CA) and you might have picked up a little something for her at her favorite store (I did that too. How about a beautiful orchid plant.) but then there's always sweets for your sweets for Valentine's Day.

Here are some world class chocolatiers from Silicon Valley to Santa Cruz:

Chocolate Dream Box

  • 710 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos. 408-356-2626
Pictured are hand-crafted chocolates in beautiful boxes by Chocolate Dream Box

Fleur e Cocoa Patisserie Chocolaterie

39 N. Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos. 408-354-3574

Pictured are selected handmade chocolates from Fleur de Cocoa

Richard Donnelly Chocolates

  • 1509 Mission Street, Santa Cruz. 888-685-1871

Saratoga Chocolates
  • 14572-B Big Basin Way, Saratoga. 408-872-1431

Schurra's Fine Confections

  • 840 The Alameda, San Jose. 408-289-1562


  • 516 University Avenue, Palo Alto. 650-289-0719

Sugar Butter Flour

  • 669 S. Bernardo Avenue, Sunnyvale. 408-732-8597

Pictured is Dark Chocolate Ganache Truffle from Sugar Butter Flour

Testarossa Vineyards

Why mention a winery? Because they're hosting a wine and chocolate pairing event on Saturday, February 14th from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Five of their award-winning wines will be paired with delectable chocolates. Nominal tasting cost is refunded upon a purchase of Testarossa wines. They're located in the historic Novitiate Winery in Los Gatos. It happens to be the oldest continuously operated winery in the Bay Area dating from 1888. And, I just happen to own a bottle of Novitiate Cabernet from about 1970!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Thanks for reading! What do you do for Valentine's Day?

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