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Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine's Day at home

Valentine's Day at home

Can't get a Valentine's Day reservation at your favorite restaurant? Pick up these treats for a stay-at-home romantic night:

Oysters: Fresh Washington oysters are available at Nico's new fish market. $11.95/dozen.
1129 N. Nimitz Hwy., 540-1377

Caviar: The Wine Stop just received a shipment of Tsar Nicoulai caviar in the following varieties: Golden Whitefish ($22.50 for 2 ounces), Truffle Tiger Eye ($28 for 2 ounces), and California Estate Osetra ($175 for 2 ounces), a farm-raised sturgeon caviar used by Thomas Keller. Make sure to call ahead and reserve if you have your heart set on this.
1809 S. King St., 946-3707, the

Chocolate: Madre Chocolate is offering a Spicy Passion Chocolate gift set ($15) with a Passion Fruit bar and a Hamakua pink peppercorn and kiawe-smoked salt chocolate bar. They also have a three truffles package ($6.50) with a vanilla honey truffle with toasted sesame seeds, coconut truffle with maple-spieced pepitas, and almond butter truffle.
Available at the Madre Chocolate shop at 20-A Kainehe St., Kailua (call ahead for hours), 377-6440,

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From five-star restaurants to hidden holes-in-the-wall, Biting Commentary will let you know what’s hot and what’s not. Find out the latest restaurant news—who’s opening, who’s closing, which chef is moving on, where the great special dinners are. Discover the best menu items, fabulous wines, stunning cocktails, hand-crafted beers. Be the first to hear about upcoming food events and festivals.

Food editor Martha Cheng graduated from Wellesley College with degrees in Computer Science and English. She's a former line cook, food truck owner, Peace Corps volunteer and Google techie. Follow her on Twitter @marthacheng.


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