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 winestophawaii.com
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, madrechocolate.com