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Dark Chocolate and Désir: A Taste of Belgium

Posted on Feb 14, 2014 in Ethnic Eats, Holiday Eats

If you’re going to give someone your heart this Valentine’s day, make it a chocolate one—Belgian chocolate, to be exact. After all, in the world of chocolate, Belgium is king. The country houses a higher concentration of chocolatiers than any other on the planet, and still sticks faithfully to Old World, artisanal methods of making their candy by hand…

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New York’s Sexiest Edible Aphrodisiacs

Posted on Feb 11, 2014 in Best Of

We don’t prescribe to love spells and potions, but there’s another, all natural way to fan the flames of passion this Valentine’s Day. And that’s with edible aphrodisiacs; foods that have long been believed to enhance the libido and stimulate the senses due to their concentrated levels of certain chemical compounds. And we’re not just talking oysters and chocolate by the way. We’re talking unexpected ingredients, like almonds, avocados, salmon and chilies, which can also get your juices flowing. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of our favorite aphrodisiac-focused dishes in New York…

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Chocolate Red Wine Torte

Posted on Feb 10, 2014 in Recipes

Red wine and chocolate tend to play a starring role in most Valentine’s Day celebrations, and not just because they’re so totally yummy. It’s because they’re both believed to be edible aphrodisiacs — red wine contains resveratrol (which helps boost blood flow), and chocolate is full of seratonin, a brain chemical involved in sexual arousal…

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NYC’s Most Creative Valentine’s Day Chocolates

Posted on Feb 4, 2014 in Best Of, Holiday Eats

Our tastes have refined as we’ve gotten older, and it takes a bit more for our significant others to impress us than with Whitman’s Samplers or packages of Russell Stover. That’s where New York’s most creative candy companies come in, from Vosges Haut with their sweet and smoky Bacon Bars to the Japanese import Royce’ and their supremely decadent Cocoa Squares and Brooklyn’s Liddabit Sweets, currently selling Passion Fruit Truffles from their brand new outpost in the Chelsea Market!

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The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Dining Guide 2014

Posted on Jan 24, 2014 in Best Of, Holiday Eats

Do you want to show your significant other that you really care this Valentine’s Day? Then you’d be wise not to wait until the last minute to make a dinner reservation. Granted, it’s still January, but you can bet that all the best holiday tables will get snapped up… fast. So make your phone calls now if you want to treat your sweetheart to White Sturgeon Caviar at Ristorante Morini on the Upper East Side, Lobster and Sea Urchin at Juni in Midtown, or a selection of succulent Oysters from Maison Premiere in Brooklyn…

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Dark Chocolate Champagne Truffles

Posted on Feb 13, 2013 in Recipes

Candle light. Romantic poems. Your significant other doing the dishes for once in his or her life. They all go a long way to fan the flames of passion on Valentine’s Day… but nothing stirs the soul quite as effectively as fizzy champagne, accompanied by lots and lots of sinfully rich chocolate.

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The Ultimate in Chocolate for Valentine’s Day

Posted on Feb 5, 2013 in Best Of

Valentine’s Day compels us to take a moment during the doldrums of February to show that special someone or crush that we really care. But it also happens to be a celebration of something equally important. Chocolate. And we’re not just talking about those cheesy, heart-shaped boxes of candy peddled at every Duane Reade or corner store (although we do have a certain fondness for them, too). Forget flowers…

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Zenkichi

Posted on Jan 30, 2013 in Best Of

There’s nothing that adds more to the romance of Valentine’s Day than a sexy atmosphere.  While it might be just a restaurant,...

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Mas Farmhouse

Posted on Jan 30, 2013 in Best Of

Sure, going out to dinner might not be the most original idea, but eating is our favorite pastime and you never know what you’ll...

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French Culinary Institute

Posted on Jan 30, 2013 in Best Of

You do know you don’t have to go to a restaurant on Valentine’s Day, right?  You could take a cooking class together.  ...

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