Valentine’s Day for me, more often than not, is Galentine’s Day, where me and my best girl friends go out and drink whiskey. Okay, that’s just me drinking whiskey, but y’all see where I’m coming from.
BUT. Valentine or not, ‘tis the season for chocolate and dessert, and I can never say no to that, especially since I got gifted this fantastic fruity dark chocolate from Cacao-Barry and got to make some of these.
With all the dessert in the air, I present to you a handy list of all the cool, hipster-like, delicious things you should be eating and places you should be going to celebrate or rebel against this weekend. Go solo, with your lover or friend, or with me! I’ll never turn down dessert.
C.R.E.A.M. – Chocolate Rules Everything Around Me
Night Flour: An Evening of Desserts, Drinks, and Magic
When: Friday, 6-10pm
Where: Firehouse 8
Come and enjoy drinks, music, and a dessert bar by the talented Savage Flour. This is a great way to start your night and have some amazing desserts.
Le Dix-Sept’s Valentine Gift Pop-Up
When: Friday, 4-7pm
Where: Biondivino Wine Boutique
If you are a non-planner (y’all know who you are), come here and pick up some last-minute gifts and drinks. If you are a planner (oh hey!), order from Le Dix-Sept and choose a rose chocolate tart, confection boxes, and more.
Chocolate Lab’s Prix Fixe Dinner
When: Friday, 6pm and 8pm
Where: Chocolate Lab
I’ve always loved this place since it opened for master chocolatier Michael Recchiuti’s small plates of savory and sweet options. The Valentine dinner comes with a chocolate parting gift, and there is even a “Dessert Only” walk-in option for those of you who think like I do and realize that the only real meal is dessert anyways.
Aphrodisiac Artisan Box
When: Order by Wednesday to get your delivery by Friday
This special runs all month –a box of local goods such as chocolate bon bons, hot almond hearts, and hot chocolate toffee. It even comes with a compilation CD – get yourself a box and nosh on at home with some tunes.
Just because it is awesome. And if you give this to me, I will definitely be your Valentine forever. #2cheeze