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New York’s Most Indulgent Chocolate Desserts

Posted on Feb 11, 2016 in Best Of, Dessert, Valentine's Day

While we’re generally equal opportunists regarding dessert, when it comes Valentine’s Day, only Chocolate will do. And we’re not talking about heart-shaped boxes of corn syrupy candy, but instead, cocoa-focused confections from the city’s best restaurants & bakeries, from Dominique Ansel’s awe-insiring Chocolate “Mooses” to the over-the-top, highly Instagrammed milkshakes from Black Tap Burgers and Beer…

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Sweets for the Sweet: Our Edible Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Posted on Feb 5, 2016 in Best Of, Gifts for Foodies, Valentine's Day

If you believe the adage that the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach, consider us kindred spirits. Because while long-stemmed roses & jewelry is nice, the items on our edible Valentine’s Day gift guide are directly geared towards the certifiably food- obsessed. Seriously, Lafayette, you had us at Conversation Heart Macarons…

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Where to Dine on Valentine’s Day 2016

Posted on Jan 25, 2016 in Best Of, Valentine's Day

While it’s easy enough to pick up chocolates at the very last minute, you’d be well advised not to neglect dinner reservations until the morning of the 14th. So lock down a table at one of New York’s most notable restaurants — from Atrium DUMBO in Brooklyn, boasting one of the world’s only Master Sommeliers, to Vaucluse, Betony & more…

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Beyond Chocolates: Unique Foodie Gifts for Your Valentine

Posted on Feb 9, 2015 in Gifts for Foodies, Holiday Eats

Instead of defaulting to chocolates this year, why not give your loved one a truly original (but no less delicious) gift? Think outside of the heart shaped box with these decadent Valentine’s Day treats, from a cheese tasting event to a romantic, food-focused getaway and an artisan ice cream of the month club!

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Valentine’s Day Dining Guide 2015

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 in Best Of, Holiday Eats

Valentine’s Day is not the holiday to be scrambling last minute for dinner reservations. So if you want to start the evening off on the right foot, make sure you have a table squared away, at romantic restaurants such as Batard in Tribeca, chic spots like Pearl & Ash on the Bowery, or quaint and cozy eateries such as Brucie in Brooklyn…

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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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