Valentine’s Day Sweets and Eats

Valentine’s Day is just a couple of weeks away, and it’s time to start planning the perfect expression of your love. It could be a sweet treat or a fancy dinner out (or both). Here are some of your options for Valentine’s Day Sweets and Eats in the Austin area:

Sweets for my Sweet

Sweets

– Café No Se, located in the new South Congress Hotel, is offering an assortment of macarons in flavors like pistachio orange and coconut dulce de leche for your sweetheart. One box of five is $20; add a flower arrangement by Bricolage for a total of $60.

– Go for whimsy or elegance with these gorgeous chocolate boxes from Maggie Louise Confections. Even better, you can knock out your shopping at the chocolate shop’s birthday party!

– Get handmade treats like shortbread hearts and chili lime salted watermelon suckers from I Knead That.

Chocolate covered strawberries from Amy’s Ice Cream make great teacher gifts!

– Keep an eye on Capital City Bakery’s website, where you will soon be able to place a custom order for vegan Valentine’s treats.

– Kill two birds with one romantic stone at Walton’s Fancy & Staple, where you can pick up an assortment of sweet treats including heart-shaped cake pops, mini cherry pies, and whoopie pies, as well as long-stemmed roses.

– Get ideas for a curated gift basket and chocolate recipes at Central Market’s Chocolate Festival.

Eats

Lots of restaurants want your Valentine’s Day dollars; here are a few really special options.

Uchi and Uchiko will offer a special omakase (multi course tasting menu chosen by the chefs) from Friday, February 12 to Sunday, February 14. $150 for two.Advertisement
- El Naranjo adds a few extra menu items on Valentine’s weekend, like halibut in raspberry sauce and New York strip with cocoa nibs and ancho chiles.

– Goodall’s Kitchen is now accepting reservations for a three-course prix fixe menu that includes beef tartare, scallops, and dark chocolate cake. $70/person. After dinner, explore the historic grounds of Hotel Ella and stay for a nightcap in the vintage Parlor Bar.

– Check out Russian House for a three-course prix fixe dinner for $150/couple, including a “bottomless champagne dessert bar.” $280/couple gets you a VIP caviar bar.

– Splash out with the Carillon’s locally focused dinner.

– Steak or salmon? Deciding your entree is the most work you’ll have to do at Fork & Vine’s four-course dinner.

– Vegetable-forward Gardner has openings for its  four-course dinner for $65 (add $35 for optional wine pairings).

– Prelog’s offers a five-course Valentine’s tasting menu on February 13 and 14 for $75 and an optional $50 wine pairing add-on.

– VOX Table will offer a $50 Valentine’s eve dinner and a $75 Valentine’s Day dinner. Check out the menus and make your reservations.

– Prime the pump, so to speak, with Dine at the Radisson’s $69 aphrodisiac menu featuring oysters, steak, and a dessert called “love potion #9.”

– Get romantic Italian style with Andiamo’s four-course dinner featuring handmade meatballs, lobster tail, and tiramisu, among other things. $70 per peers or $95 with wine pairings. Call 512.719.3377 or email andiamoitaliano@gmail.com for reservations.

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