Sweet Gourmet Treats for Valentine's Day

| February 14, 2013 | Homepage Latest The Latest

1 - Sweet Gourmet Treats for Valentine's Day
Grab Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats' raspberry almond linzer tarts as an on-the-go V-Day treat.

We know you already have your Valentine's Day dinner reservations. But where do you grab a quick bite outside the evening hours of 6 to 9? We’ve got you covered (dieters, beware!).

Bring a little romance to your lunch hour with a quick picnic of gourmet edibles from Robert Wiedmaier’s Butcher’s Block. The European-inspired market in Old Town Alexandria is offering “His & Hers” Valentine’s Day baskets ($55 each). Ladies will like the French chocolate cookies, DP Confections black cherry truffles, DP Confections 85 percent dark chocolate bar, and Williamette Valley Pinot Noir, while gents will appreciate Fresh Crunch spicy dill pickles, Antigoon by Robert Wiedmaier (a Belgian pale ale), Mama Zumas Revenge potato chips, and a DP Confections bacon sea salt bar. 1600 King St., Alexandria, 703-894-5253

Or pick up an adorable heart-shaped cake from PAUL ($15) to surprise your significant other. We hear it’s made of two layers of vanilla sponge cake, filled with raspberry mousse that’s infused with fresh raspberries, wrapped with honey syrup, and topped with chocolate ganache. The French bakery infuses more cuteness with the inscribed expressions of love: “Toi & Moi,” “Je t’aime,” or “You & Me.” Valentine’s Day goodies are available through February 16. 801 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 202-524-4500

For a small but satisfying treat, stop by Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats and indulge in the raspberry almond linzer tarts ($4). Bonus? The bakery focuses on vegan, dairy/lactose-free, and otherwise healthier confections. 1370 Park Rd. NW, 202-299-9700

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