by FreeFoodBoston - 20 Reviews - 56 List
It's that time of year again--time to spend exorbitant amounts of money to prove to your special someone that it's true love, despite all the nagging and bad habits. So for one day, indulge each other with decadent sweets, cute couple-y activities and a romantic candle-lit meal. (Photo: Janet McKnight)
Updated: January 20, 2011
It's chilly out there. Sure, you could go home and combine some milk and powder into a watery hot cocoa. But Valentine's Day is about being luxurious. Sit back and get cozy with Burdick's thick and rich hot chocolate. And if that's not enough chocolate for you, treat yourselves to a pastry or a heart-shaped chocolate.
Flour bakes up a special heart-shaped cookie for Valentine's Day you won't find anywhere else. The cookies are not set out on the counter; you have to know about them and ask for them specifically and specify what sexy R-rated message you?d like on the sweet treat.
Ice skating is fun, but the chances of falling on your behind are pretty high. Solution: skating while holding hands with your honey. Admission is only $5 for adults, so you can save the big bucks for a romantic dinner afterwards.
People debate whether or not oysters are an aphrodisiac. What they don't debate is how awesome they are. What's even better? Oysters for $1. Every Monday, Rialto serves up $1 oysters--and Valentine's Day falls on a Monday this year. Jody Adams's restaurant also offers Italian-inspired food served up in a sleek romantic setting.
Does anything say Be Mine like a box of chocolates? Chocolee Chocolates, located in the South End, specializes in handmade truffles with five signature flavors: espresso, hazelnut, spicy pepper and white chocolate pistachio. For a Valentine's Day treat, consider one of owner Lee Napoli's chocolate-making classes, held every Saturday in the shop. Chocolates may just taste sweeter when made by someone you love.