Treats for Valentines Weekend

This year it seems more and more restaurants and bakeries are making it more of a weekend celebration as opposed to the usual Valentine’s DAY. Finding the extraordinary treats to give to that special someone or two is often a task. Here is a selection of Valentine’s related indulgences being offered at bakeries to chocolatiers, and beyond! I talked about many of these treats on my radio show on the “Best and the Foodiest” on CKNW 980 AM.

Dirty Apron

Dirty Apron

Dirty Apron

Dirty Apron

Dirty Apron

Macarons filled with yuzu buttercream White chocolate crantini ganache 

Whimsical shortbreads

540 Beatty Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-879-8588

Web: http://www.dirtyapron.com/

Twitter: @Dirty_Apron

 

Doughgirls Bakeshop

Doughgirls Bakeshop

Doughgirls Bakeshop

Red Velvet cupcakes

Pink heart shortbread cookies

3322 Shrum Lane, Vancouver

Tel: 604-333-5474

Web: http://www.doughgirlsbakeshop.com/

Twitter @DoughgirlsBake

 

Soirette Macarons

French Vanilla Surprise Ombre Cakes with Champagne Buttercream.

Raspberry Lychee Macaron Mousse Hearts

1433 West Pender Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-558-3308

Web: http://soirette.com

Twitter: @LoveSoirette

 

Temper Pastry

Small, medium & large Hearts

Valentines Bears

heart chocolates 4 flavours strawberry /caramel, mango /vodka, 70% ganache, raspberry /lemon

2409 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

Tel: 604-281-1152

Web: http://www.temperpastry.com/

Twitter: @Temperpastry

 

Chocolate Lady Bugs

Chocolate Lady Bugs

Gem Chocolates

Chocolate Lady Bugs, Marilyn Monroe-Some Like it Hot!, Sesame Sprinkle (black sesame), Matcha Love, Tropical Heat (mango, coconut, chill), et al.

2029 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver

Tel: 604.263.9878

http://gemchocolates.ca/

Twitter: @gemchocolates

http://instagram.com/gemchocolates

 

Bakery Sate

Lavender milk chocolate raspberry cake 

Valentines treats box

2879 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Tel: 604-725-8400

Web: www.bakerysate.com

Twitter: @BakerySate

 

Fairy Cakes

Vegan cupcakes

3586 Fraser St., Vancouver

Tel: 604-442-YUMM

Web: www.fairycakescupcakes.ca

Twitter: @FairyCakes_YUMM

 

Cadeaux Bakery

Raspberry white chocolate truffle blossoms. part of their Valentine’s Day Cookie Bouquet.

Choux à la crème varietals ~White Chocolate & Raspberry or Blackcurrant Mousse-filled~ topped with a Raspberry Passionfruit or Blackcurrant Jelly heart.

172 Powell St. Vancouver

Tel:604-608-8889

Web: www.cadeauxbakery.com

Twitter: @cadeauxbakery

 

Faubourg Paris 

Valentine’s Éclair –Chocolate pastry cream, raspberry fondant and a burst of white hearts.

Pink Macaron Heart – Heart-shaped macaron filled with white chocolate & Grand Marnier mousse and fresh raspberries.

2156 West 41st, Vancouver

769 Hornby Street, Vancouver

792 Main St. – Park Royal South, West Vancouver

Web: http://www.faubourg.com/ 

Twitter @FaubourgBakery

 

Le Gateau

Cameo heart sugar cookies

3458 E Hastings St. Vancouver

Tel: 604-620-7975

Web: http://www.legateaubakeshop.com

Twitter: @Le_Gateau

 

Two Daughters Bakeshop

Heart shaped sandwich cookie filled with organic raspberry chia jam.

121 E 1st Sreet (rear), North Vancouver

Web: http://twodaughtersbakeshop.com/

Twitter: @TwoDBakeshop

 

Italia Bakery

Raspberry heart cheesecakes

Chocolate eruption heart with chocolate mousse and brownie chunks

2828 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-251-6800

Web: http://www.italiabakery.ca/

Twitter @italiabakery

 

Bake My Day Café

Chocolate desert Pasuwa in a heart shape

Heart shape Salted caramel macaron

920 Beatty Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-566-9700

Web: http://www.bakemydaycafe.ca/

Twitter: @bakemydayyvr

 

Ganache Patisserie 

Saint Valentin Concorde Framboise et Rose

Saint Valentin Concorde Café Chocolat

1262 Homer St, Vancouver

Tel: 604-899-1098

Web: http://ganacheyaletown.com/

Twitter: @ganacheyaletown

 

Vancouver Pie Hole 

Heart shaped Apple Pie pops

Available on their website or at the @westelmmarketvancouver special Pie Hole pop up shop on February 13.

Twitter: @pieholevan

I am sure there are many more bakeries, cafes, chocolatiers, and sweet shops around the city have created desserts to celebrate Valentines Day. Feel free to tweet me your finds @vanfoodster

By: Richard Wolak