Valentine’s Day Treats, Chocolate Dinner & More

Make Valentine's Day especially sweet with these boxed macarons. (Photo courtesy of La Boulange)

La Boulange’s Valentine’s Days Offerings

From now through Feb. 15, your neighborhood La Boulange is offering three sweet treats especially for Valentine’s Day.

Choose from a box of raspberry and vanilla macarons for $12.50; a box of chocolate and raspberry macarons for $12.50; or a gorgeous heart-shaped raspberry fruit tart ($9.95).

Find them at any of the Bay Area La Boulange locations.

Chocolate hearts filled with raspberries and strawberries. (Photo courtesy of La Boulange)

Sent Sovi’s Savory Chocolate Dinner

Who says chocolate is only for dessert?

Not at Sent Sovi in Saratoga, where Chef-Proprietor Josiah Slone will be hosting his third annual “Savory Chocolate Dinner” at 7 p.m. Feb. 28.

The multi-course dinner will include such indulgences as savory white chocolate and sweet potato soup; cocoa-rubbed ahi tuna with almonds; and braised lamb with chocolate, cardamom and dried fruits.

The wine-paired dinner is $110 per person. Reservations and pre-payment are required.

A worker making tofu skins at Hodo Soy Beanery. (Photo by Carolyn Jung)

Chipotle Joins with Hodo Soy Beanery

Starting Feb. 12, seven select Chipotle locations will begin testing a new meatless option.

Sofritas”  is a blend of shredded tofu by Oakland’s Hodo Soy Beanery that’s braised with chipotle chilies, roasted poblanos and spices. Enjoy it in burritos, burrito bowls or tacos.

Find “Sofritas” at these Chipotle locations:

* 525 Market St. in San Francisco

* 121 Fourth St. in San Francisco

* 126 New Montgomery St. in San Francisco

* 2019 Chess Dr. in San Mateo

* 251 East 3rd Ave. in San Mateo

* 180 El Camino Real in Palo Alto

* 135 El Camino Real in Millbrae

An assortment of gluten-free, vegan cookies from Dia Delights. (Photo by Carolyn Jung)

Winner of the Previous Food Gal Contest

In last week’s Food Gal contest, I asked you to tell me why you most wanted to try the vegan and gluten-free products by Santa Clara-based Dia Delights.

Best answer wins a $40 gift certificate from Dia Delights. For those who live in the Bay Area and can pick up their treats from Dia Delights directly, the certificate is good for any product. For those who live outside the region, necessitating the need to ship the products, the gift certificate is good only for cookies and non-frosted items since they are less perishable.

Congrats to:

Michelle, who wrote, “While I have always been a skeptic about vegan food, my husband’s grandmother recently found out that she must adhere to a gluten-free diet. She’s well into her 80s and has ALWAYS been an avid baker and cook (and has a killer sweet tooth to boot), and the gluten-free thing really threw her for a loop. She lives in rural Oklahoma, where these is not a large selection of gluten-free treats, so we try to provide those as often as she can. This would be an amazing treat for her! I would use the gift certificate to choose some treats for her and send them in time for Valentine’s Day!”

More: A Visit to Hodo Soy Beanery

And: My Dinner at Sent Sovi

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