Love is in the air! Yes, Valentine’s Day is almost here, and a few of our Brooklyn-based clients are celebrating with sweet Valentine’s specials.
Tumbador® Chocolate (34 34th Street, 4th Floor, Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NY 11232; 718.788.0200; www.tumbadorchocolate.com) is offering a wonderful selection of premium chocolates and confections that are sure to melt all hearts. Executive Pastry Chef Jean-Francois Bonnet’s Valentine Collection includes:
7 Deadly Sins – A gift meant to share, this thirteen-piece box contains two bonbon hearts of each flavor, plus one piece of gluttony. Flavors: pomegranate, cajeta, 75% blend, almond praline, passion fruit, black currant champagne, and 55% Hawaiian with sea salt. ($34)
Spicy Milk and Dark Chocolate Bar – Spice up the holiday with these sensational bars. 42% milk chocolate infused with popping candy, marshmallow and guajillo chile; and 72% dark chocolate mixed with nib almond crunchy, fleur de set and espelette pepper. (3 of each/$20)
P’tit Coeur – Rich devil’s food cake filled with white chocolate raspberry jam. Simply delicious. (9 pack/$27)
Heart Pops – These pops are as sweet as can be! 42% milk or 72% dark chocolate pop with chocolate rice crunchies. ($3/each)
Je t’aime Collection – Two P’tit and two heart pops. A perfect combo. ($34)
Valentine Collection – Can’t go wrong with this six-piece box with pomegranate, cajeta, 75% blend, almond praline, passion fruit, and black currant champagne. ($18)
In East Williamsburg, Sugar Couture (386 Graham Avenue, at Skillman Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211; 718.349.1440; www.sugar-couture.com), a new boutique café featuring customized cakes, sweets and savories by celebrity cake decorator Penny Stankiewicz, is offering a fantastic selection of 16 handmade artisan chocolates ($26), or 9 artisan chocolates and 3 decorated cookies ($34). Many of the chocolates and cookies included in the boxes are also available as single piece options. Prices range from $1.65-$6.
Sugar Couture also has fabulous mini cakes! A sultry glittery red heart cake ($26) and a delicate pink ($29), that can be made with Chocolate or Ultra Rich Butter Cake, with choice of vanilla, chocolate or strawberry buttercream. Preorder until February 11th.
Lastly, The Runner (458 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205; 718.643.6500; www.therunnerbk.com), an American heritage restaurant in Clinton Hill featuring an open wood fired oven, has a terrific Valentine’s Day Prix-Fixe Menu ($75 per person), which includes complimentary champagne and chocolate covered strawberries on arrival.
The Runner’s 3-course menu includes:
STARTERS (choice of):
Butternut Squash Soup – maple, brown butter
The Runner Chopped Salad – kale, brussels sprouts, cabbage, pistachios
She Crab Bisque
ENTREES (choice of):
Portobello and Black Truffle Ravioli - ricotta, sherry mushroom ragout
Lamb Chops - roasted vegetable risotto, mint yogurt
Ribeye for Two - quick wilted greens, potato puree
Wood Fired Stuffed Lobster Tail - crabmeat stuffing, corn on the cob, herb potatoes
DESSERTS (choice of):
Rose Petal Sorbet
Housemade Strawberry Filled Doughnuts
Happy Valentine’s Day!
B in love,