We do eat out on V-day, as we don't need much incentive to eat out, but we only go to places which offer the regular à la carte, not a "special" menu, where special means: streamlined to rotate the tables three times instead of two, and priced to line up the coffers. In the past, we have been to EOS, Hawthorne Lane, Azie, Farallon, and the defunct Julia in the space currently occupied by Winterland. Except for the last one, we do not know what these places are up to nowadays: we visited them one, two, three, four, and five years ago. Each time we had a good time, but part of it as we were drunk on loooOooove.

We thought of an alternative to show off your romantic side when we went to Bittersweet, a chocolate shop which opened on Fillmore a couple months ago. A chocolate paradise, similar to La Maison du Chocolat, rue du faubourg Saint Honoré in Paris. We discovered last December that la Maison du Chocolat has an outlet in New-York, an aside which is totally irrelevant to Bittersweet and which purpose is to establish our chocolate cred through fancy-pantsy name dropping.