Gift your loved one with something sweet or enjoy a holiday themed dessert together to celebrate Valentine’s Day. These New York City bakeries, chocolate shops and restaurants are offering the best desserts to say “I love you” on February 14. By Sarah Shaker.
Valentine’s Day Petits Fours, Three Tarts
You’ll find a festive take on the classic Valentine’s Day treat at Three Tarts. Delicate pink, red and white petits fours are layered with almond cake and apricot jam, and then adorned with scrolls, hearts and “LOVE.” Both beautiful and delicious, they’re a packaged so lovely that they’re perfect for anyone – your girlfriend, your roommate or your boss.
Love Potion, City Bakery
Different flavors of indulgent hot chocolates (we’re talking banana peel, chili pepper and ginger-flavored chocolate concoctions) are featured each day during City Bakery’s Hot Chocolate month. On February 14th, stop by for their Love Potion: a cup of hot melted chocolate bliss. Tip: Always say yes to their homemade marshmallow, for a gooey sugary glob to enjoy floating in your cup.
Two Course Chocolate Tasting, The Chocolate Room
Executive Chef Carmine Arroyo will be creating a Two Course Chocolate Tasting to enjoy on Valentine’s Day. Start with a Valrhona Jivara Mouse with Riesling Caramel Roasted Strawberries then bite inte a Dark Chocolate Passionfruit Truffle rolled in Gingersnap. These indulgent chocolate treats will be paired with a sparkling Riesling. This day of love special will be available from noon to 11pm.
Kissable Cupcake, Sugar Sweet Sunshine
The Kissable Cupcake is a moist chocolate-peppermint cupcake topped with their popular cream cheese frosting and sparkling with green sprinkles. These minty-sweet cupcakes are a fun Valentine’s Day dessert to nibble on as you get close to the one you love.
Valentine’s Day Pancakes, Clinton Street Baking Co.
February marks Pancake Month at Clinton Street Baking Co., where locals flock regularly for their famous Wild Maine Blueberry or Banana Walnut pancakes. As the flavors and toppings will rotate all month, on the 14th stop by for Valentine’s Day Pancakes topped with chocolate chunks, fresh raspberries and covered in raspberry-caramel sauce offered from 8am to 4pm and 6pm to 11pm. Pancakes for breakfast, lunch or dinner? We could never say “no” on Valentine’s Day!
The Crush Truffle Collection, Vosges
This new collection arrives just in time for the day of love! Enclosed in the 16 piece Crush Heart Truffle Collection is a dossier of aphrodisiac truffles and folklore for an evening of fun with pearl dust, mamajuana and rose water that will seduce both your senses and your lover.
HeartBeets, Van Leeuwen
This Valentine’s Day, a new artisan ice cream will be churning out of Van Leeuwen at both their East Village shop and new restaurant, Selamat Pagi, in Brooklyn. “HeartBeet” features luscious strawberry and beet ice cream with pockets of chocolate cake, made with Michel Cluizel Chocolate. Share this romantic flavor with your love, while this special stock lasts!
Sarah Shaker is the founder of the blog Bright Lights, My City.