Show your love with a yummy chocolate bread teddy bear from Con Pane Rustic Breads & Cafe in Liberty Station. Last minute orders for a heart shaped baguette or a teddy bear can be made by calling 619-224-4344 or at the cafe, 2750 Dewey Road at Old Historic Decatur.
Many restaurants offer special menus available in the next few days so you can avoid the crush of the 14th. Check out Wine Vault & Bistro‘s 5-course Valentine’s dinner for $59.50 plus tax and gratuity includes all five courses and all five wines. Menu includes fried oysters, chicken, short rib and of course chocolate, bubbles and California wines. For reservations: (619) 295-3939.
Get a bottle of Champagne from your favorite wine merchant. One of my go- to places: The Third Corner where the selection is large and the staff knowledgeable. In Mira Mesa, don’t forget Winesellar & Brasserie for an equally good selection of libations.
Chocolate goes with Champagne: Eclipse Chocolat makes unique confections in North Park, while David Bacco creates an unusual selection of award winning delicacies. Call 888-560-5535 to order or find a few locations to purchase his chocolates.