Wednesday, February 10, 2010

World Class Chocolates in the Valley of Hearts Delight

You've made dinner reservations at a romantic restaurant (I did at Birk's Restaurant in Santa Clara, 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 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

Chocolatier Desiree

* 165 South Murphy Avenue, #C, Sunnyvale, CA 94086 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

How About Wine with Chocolate?

Testarossa Vineyards

Testarossa Vineyards (formerly Novitiate Winery) is hosting a wine and chocolate pairing event on Saturday, February 13th and February 14th from 12:00am to 4:00pm. Check their details on their website. Cost is $10.00 per person.

J. Lohr Winery

Saturday, February 13th at 7:30pm

Explore different tastes, textures and aromas of Snake & Butterfly homemade, organic chocolate paired with six different J. Lohr wines. Tickets must be paid for in advance, check details on their website. Cost is $10.00 per person.

Happy Valentine's Day!

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