Thursday, February 9, 2012

World Class Chocolates and More in the Valley of Hearts Delight

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

Saratoga Chocolates
* 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
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

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!

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