Say what you will about Valentine's - it's commercial, it encourages couple smugness, blah blah - but you have to love the dionysian spirit it fosters. Unlike the traditional holiday season, which is roughly a month-long buffet of food and drink we may or may not care about (spiced cider? Eh, no thanks, well it's right there, well, actually, ok), Valentine's means exactly 2 things, as far as edibles are concerned:
...consumed in ridiculously decadent amounts. Within 24 (or sometimes 1 or 2) hours.
So foodies, with this in mind, here are a couple local Valentine's options to satisfy your wino / chocoholic souls.
If I had to create my dream cookie from Cookie Lounge's options, here is what it would be:
Oatmeal cookie dough + toasted walnuts + sundried cherries + Schokinag (what!) dark chocolate.
I defy anyone to top that delicious confection.
"A sinfully decadent and rich, Dark Chocolate Espresso Cupcake with Fudge Chocolate Icing and fill with caramel. Topped with a chocolate-covered cherry. Paired with a 2004 Malbec, Llama, Argentina 100-year old vine."
"A sweet Strawberry Cupcake with Champagne Icing and filled with marshmallow whipped cream. Topped with conversation hearts and pink edible glitter. Paired with Marques de Gelida Sparkling Rose: The palate is flavorful and silky with a refreshing vibrancy, nicely balanced with clove and lightly sweet cherry notes; dry, with lightly brassy finish."
There's no website, but there is an Evite, so email me if you're interested.