Are you prepared for Valentine’s Day, or do you still need some sweet treats for the loved ones in your life? We’ve got a list of a few decadent creations you can pick up to ensure the foodies in your life love you even more!
Whether you need a four piece treat ($8.50) or a larger box or lace heart ($49.50), Chocolatas in Granville Island has a selection of gorgeous locally made chocolates just waiting for you.
West Vancouver’s Temper Pastry features 4 heart shaped chocolates; 70% dark chocolate ganache, mango martini, raspberry & lemon and strawberry caramel and a beautiful selection of chocolate heart shaped boxes filled with truffles and chocolates and our signature Valentine’s Temper Bear. You can also order one of their individual heart shaped caramel and chocolate mousse cakes.
Over at Beta 5, they’ve painted their cream puffs red! Available now thru February 14th! A four-pack is ($16).vietnamese coffee: coffee + blonde chocolate cremeux | coffee + condensed milk chantilly raspberry earl grey: raspberry mousse | earl grey custard | vanilla chantilly dark chocolate caramel: whipped dark chocolate ganache | dark chocolate and caramel cremeux | salted caramel | dark chocolate salted caramel: caramel chantilly | salted caramel | flaked sea salt. Pick up at 413 Industrial Avenue.
It’s all about the pastries at West Van and Kerrisdale’s Faubourg .Wow them this Valentine’s Day with a Pink Macaron Heart, Passion Delight, Valentine’s Éclair, Milk and Dark Lipstick or Mini Marshmallows!
Chocolate Arts has the gorgeous Eternity, a stacked pair of hollowed out chocolate hearts filled with 21 assorted chocolates and truffles, Paramours who prefer their sweets tempered with a dash of salt will delight in the Soul Mates duo of tiered heart shaped chocolate shells, filled with salted toffee wafers. For something a touch more whimsical, the Mi Amore hides 14 assorted chocolates and truffles within its crisp chocolate shell and is decorated with more edible red hearts.
Ganache Pâtisserie is announced two new creations for this upcoming Valentine’s Day, two versions of the traditional gâteau Concorde. A harmony of fruit and floral accents, Saint Valentin Concorde Framboise et Rose 2015 ($28.95) layers a raspberry mousseline, lychee mousseline and rose water-raspberry gelée with layers of rose scented meringue while its top is finished with vanilla chantilly cream, crispy raspberry meringue sticks, fresh raspberries, white chocolate hearts and candied rose petals. For the chocolate lovers, Saint Valentin Concorde Café Chocolat 2015 ($28.95) is composed of malted cocoa meringue layers, a dark chocolate coffee ganache, a malted chocolate mousse and coffee parfait while vanilla chantilly cream, crispy cocoa meringue sticks, milk chocolate hearts and malted chocolate marshmallows decorate its top. Available in a 4″ size made for 2, both Saint Valentine Concorde Framboise et Rose 2015 and Saint Valentin Concorde Café Chocolat 2015 will be available starting February 7th and pre-orders are strongly recommended for pickups on Valentine’s Day, Saturday February 14th. Visit Ganache at 1262 Homer Street in Yaletown.
Out in Langley and Abbotsford Cookie Bouquets and Cupcakes are all the rage at Tracycakes Cafe. Order easily online for pickup!
The Urban Tea Merchant might be the spot to visit should your love, love tea? The Love Me Keepsake Tin Tea is fine green tea and fragrant floral blossoms. 150g of loose Love Me Tea retails at $60.
They’re also doing a special Valentines Day Tea Feb 13-15.