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What You're Eating - Special Valentine's Day Desserts In Los Angeles

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Love is in the air, and thing's are about to get a bit sweeter with these great dessert offerings from restaurants around LA!
Love is in the air, and thing's are about to get a bit sweeter with these great dessert offerings from restaurants throughout Los Angeles. If you are looking to plan a night out with the perfect sweet for your sweetheart, we've rounded up great dessert specials across the city. They're only available for the Valentine's Day holiday, so take advantage while they last.

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cookie
Milk Jar Cookies
5466 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 634-9800

In February, LA's Milk Jar Cookies will feature their Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cookie, a decadent, chewy chocolate cookie with a heart-shaped strawberry in its center, topped with a chocolate drizzle. Either come to the Mid-Wilshire shop with your Valentine to share fresh cookies with local Broguiere's milk or place an order online to have Milk Jar delivered to your sweetheart anywhere in the contiguous United States. To sweeten the deal, February cookie orders will be decorated with festive ribbon and packed with conversation heart candy.

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Love Halos
B Sweet Dessert Bar
2005 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 963-9769

B Sweet Dessert Bar will be celebrating Valentine's Day the entire week before From February 8th-12th with their Love Halos, which includes a big scoop of vanilla ice cream and heart sprinkles heat-sealed inside their hole-less glazed donut. Their special offer is limited to one per couple and there is a no ice-cream flavor substitution. It's only available Saturday 2/11 and Sunday 2/12, will allow guests to buy one special "Love Halo" and get a free one for your special Valentine!

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Red Velvet Cake
Sea Beans at the Terranea Resort
100 Terranea Way
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
(310) 494-7891

Celebrate Valentine's Day by bringing home something sweet for your loved one. Terranea Resort's on-site coffee shop and gift store, Sea Beans, will be offering chocolate covered strawberries, handmade truffles, and heart shaped macaroons for two as well as Chef Perry's famous chocolate heart boxes. And for something extra special for your sweetheart, Sea Beans will have custom cakes decorated for Valentine's Day in four different flavors, vanilla, chocolate, carrot cake and the beautifully designed red velvet.

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Heart Shaped Donutsv
Erin McKenna's Bakery
236 N Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 463-2023

Erin McKenna's Bakery on Larchmont Blvd. specializes in vegan, gluten-free cupcakes and other delectable desserts. Starting on February 3, 2017 in preparation for Valentine's Day, they will be offering Heart Shaped Donuts with sprinkles or edible rose petals that vegan, gluten free and kosher. If making your way out to Larchmont is a hassle, they offer delivery through the Postmates app so you can surprise your Valentine.

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Postre Gardel
Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse
7963 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 655-0891

Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse will be presenting a four-course menu for Valentine's Day featuring mother Azniv's, signature dessert, the Postre Gardel. This multi-layered white cake is topped with macerated peaches, meringue, and a decadent serving of dulce de leche. Enjoy the dessert which balances richness with a light texture and doesn't veer into the overly sweet territory in the restaurant's romantic setting as live Argentine music plays.

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Heart Shaped Cake Donuts
Randy's Donuts
805 W Manchester Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90301
(310) 645-4707

Since 1962, Randy's Donuts been a staple of Los Angeles and has attracted visitors from around the world to take pictures of the giant rooftop donut. Just within reach of the huge iconic donut, patrons enjoy home- and hand-made classic donuts, bagels and muffins 24/7 from head baker Ismael Garcia, who has been there for 19 years, and staff. For Valentine's Day, they will be serving their traditional Valentine's Day favorites, Heart Shaped Cake Donuts along with donut rounds with cherry icing and topped with Valentine themed candies.

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Soft Serve Fruit With Vegan Friendly Heart Shaped Candies & Edible Flowers
Frozen Fruit Co
729 Montana Ave. #2
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(424) 744-8860

Love dessert, but don't want to compromise on something healthy this Valentine's Day? Good thing Frozen Fruit Co's flavors are made only from fruit and natural fruit sugars, so you can bring your date here for a completely vegan, plant based and natural dessert which doesn't compromise on taste. Guests can choose between one of their four current flavors which include: strawberry, raspberry & orange, chocolate and blueberry. And, for Valentine's Day, the Frozen Fruit Co will be giving out free vegan friendly heart shaped candies and edible flowers to go on your dessert. After all, why give your date a flower when you can eat one?

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V-day Gold Heart Donut
Birdies LA
314 W Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 536-5720

Birdies LA offers a simple menu of Americana classics reimagined with a modern twist with artisanal donuts made hourly and free-range fried chicken being the staples of the menu. On Valentine's Day, they will be offering the decadent V-day Gold Heart donut for $100, which is made from a 24k gold leaf covered chocolate cake donut with a strawberry jam center and champagne infused frosting in the shape of a heart along with their Nutella yeast donut with Nutella filling.

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Triple Berry Cake
Sweet Lady Jane
8360 Melrose Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(323) 653-7145

Using the freshest ingredients for all her baked goods, owner Jane Lockhart will be adding a little bit of extra love to her dessert offerings for Valentine's Day including the: Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake, White Chocolate Lemon Heart Tree, Valentine's Day Butter Cookies and their most popular Triple Berry Cake frosted with vanilla buttercream and decorated with a swirly heart for Valentine's Day.

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Banana Cake
7661 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 424-7735

Chef Marcel Vigneron, best known as the runner-up of the second season of "Top Chef," opened Wolf in the Spring of 2016 and by using locally sourced and organic ingredients, he has created beautiful dishes both in presentation and taste. Celebrate Valentine's Day with Wolf, with seating available from 6pm to 10pm, and enjoy their five-course tasting menu (vegan options available upon request) and a welcome Baby Peach Bellini cocktail. Top off the meal with their Banana Cake with cherry ice cream, chocolate ganache and walnut sable.

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Scratch|Bar & Kitchen
16101 Ventura Blvd #255
Encino, CA 91436
(818) 646-6085

Scratch|Bar & Kitchen's co-owner and pastry chef Margarita Kallas-Lee, will be offering guests her Chocolate|Bar which is made of Peruvian dark chocolate, salted toffee and cacao nibs this Valentine's Day. Drawing inspiration from both Snickers and Twix candy bars, she created this dish that combines the two along with adding her favorite, roasted white chocolate, mixed with smoked hazelnuts and Peruvian dark chocolate. She delights in offering couples this "Snickers Twix hodge-podge" for the day of love!

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Raspberry Sweetheart & Chocolate Sweetheart
Le Petit Paris
418 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 217-4445

Le Petit Paris brings authentic Parisian brasserie cuisine, wine, and ambiance to DTLA, making it a perfect venue for Valentine's Day dessert. Celebrate the day of love at Le Petit Paris as they offer a Raspberry Sweetheart and Chocolate Sweetheart, which is an ideal dessert for sharing and includes a choice of raspberry mousse with vanilla cream or dark chocolate mousse with chocolate filling in the shape of a heart.

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Chocolate Tart
Café Birdie
5631 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042
(323) 739-6928

For Valentine's Day, Cafe Birdie will be serving a few delightful desserts a la carte to add a sweet finish to their 3-course Valentine's Day dinner. First up is their Chocolate Tart which is made with a hazelnut crust and served drizzled with salted caramel, vanilla bean ice cream and topped with hazelnuts. Chef Joey Booterbaugh will also be serving a Madagascar Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta served with blood oranges and a house made pistachio brittle.

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The Sweet Treat Duo
Frosted Cupcakery
4817 E 2nd St.
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 987-1080

Frosted Cupcakery bakes their cupcakes every day using the highest quality ingredients and spreading the rich buttercream and cream cheese frosting by hand. Their Valentine's Day menu features 10 different flavors of cupcakes along with their DIY Cupcake ($5) and The Sweet Treat Duo ($25). For The Sweet Treat Duo, Frosted Cupcakery has teamed up with Petals & Pop for a special offering that includes a single cupcake of your choice in a gift box and a small bouquet of flowers. The special is available for pre-order through Monday, February 13 with pickups available on February 13 and February 14 at both of their locations and both of Petals & Pop locations as well.

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Chocolate Caramel Bread Pudding
Plan Check Kitchen + Bar
1800 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 444-1411

Plan Check Kitchen + Bar, with locations on Sawtelle, Fairfax, Downtown and Santa Monica, will be offering guests an Anti-Valentine's Day menu ($39.99 prix fixe or à la carte) on February 14. The American eatery encourages guests, both singled and coupled, to shake things up this year and enjoy their delicious Chocolate Caramel Bread Pudding with vanilla pastry cream and raspberry jam.

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Fondente ai Tre Cuori
Il Fornaio Woodland Hills
Westfield Topanga
6320 Topanga Canyon Blvd. #400
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
(818) 297-1700

This Italian eatery is offering guests its special Festa Regionale menu available from February 6th to the 26th with the menu focusing on the region of Umbria, Italy. Their Menu Della Cana features Zuppe E Antipasti, Pasta, Secondi and for Dolci, the Fondente ai Tre Cuori, a heart-shaped flourless dark chocolate cake with white chocolate and mixed-berry gelee hearts.

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White Chocolate - Raspberry Parfait
Bouchon Bakery
235 N. Canon Dr. 2nd Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 271-9910

From February 3-14, 2017, Bouchon Bakery will be offering several unique desserts for Valentine's Day. Standing out is their White Chocolate - Raspberry Parfait which has a dollop of raspberry jam sandwiched in between vanilla sponge and hidden amongst layers of raspberry and white chocolate mousse. The dessert is finished with a white chocolate glaze, fresh raspberries, crispy pearls and a white chocolate curl. Other options include their Conversation Heart Cookies, Passion Fruit Macarons and Valentine's Cake for two.

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Chocolate Ganache Cake
Carbon Beach Club
Malibu Beach Inn
22878 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 460-7509

Located in Malibu overlooking the beautiful Malibu Pier and the Pacific Ocean, Carbon Beach Club serves seasonal Californian cuisine in their dining room and outdoor patio with ocean views. To celebrate Valentine's Day, they will be offering diners a three-course meal with the options of three separate desserts. Two are staples and one special is unique for Valentine's Day. On top of their house favorite Ricotta Fritters and the Olive Oil Cake, they will be serving the Chocolate Ganache Cake with caramel chocolate, chocolate gelato and cocoa nibs.

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Coconut Passion Fruit Créme Caramel
Alexander's Steakhouse
111 N Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 486-1111

For Valentine's Day, this classic American steakhouse with global influences laced throughout the menu, be offering a six-course meal for $185/person, an optional wine pairing for $75, with the choice of a Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart or the Coconut Passion Fruit Créme Caramel with puff pastry and mango frozen yogurt from pastry chef, Gail Romulo.

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Strawberry and Cream
Café Pinot
700 W. 5th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 239-6500

Celebrate Valentine's Day within Café Pinot's garden oasis and enjoy a romantic dining-destination in the heart of DTLA. For dinners leading up to Valentine's Day, they will be serving a three-course menu for $65 and four-course menu for $75, while á la carte dining is also available from Friday, February 10 to Monday, February 13. Make sure to save room for dessert and have their Strawberry and Cream with mascarpone Chantilly, strawberry pop rocks, St. Germain macerated strawberries and a lime meringue.

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Love Millefeuill
Pitchoun! Bakery
545 S Olive St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 689-3240

Downtown LA's Pitchoun! Bakery is known for its authentic fine pastries and artisan breads, all of which are prepared from scratch using native French owners Frédéric and Fabienne Soulies' family recipes. During the first two weeks of February, the bakery will be serving Valentine's Day themed desserts including, a Love Millefeuille, a thin black chocolate, layered with a vanilla cream cheese mousse and topped with a strawberry mousse heart, a Cupid Éclair and Bonbon chocolates.

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Multi-Course Dessert Tasting Experience
The Peninsula Beverly Hills
9882 S Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 551-2888

The Peninsula Beverly Hills will be presenting their magnificent, multi-course dessert tasting experience with seasonal offerings from award-winning Executive Pastry Chef Stephanie Boswell. Ideal for sharing, the Dessert Tasting Menu is priced at $76 and includes seven courses and free-flowing Champagne for up to two guests. Served in the Living Room, the menu includes Coconut Terrine, Red Velvet Cake, Composed Goat Cheese, Intermezzo, Baileys Cheesecake, Nutella Crepe and Jewel Box.

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Red Velvet Crème Brûlée
Hollywood Hotels & Apartments
1999 N Sycamore Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90068

To coincide with the "Fifty Shades Darker" film release, Yamashiro is partnering with the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood to offer complimentary screenings of the second installment to the "Fifty Shades" trilogy to 200 lucky couples this Valentine's Day. They will offer a regular and vegetarian-prix-fixe menu for dinner with a fortune cookie that could have a fortune with passes to see the film at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. In addition, there will be a trio of sorbets and Red Velvet Crème Brûlée for the dessert options.

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Passion Fruit Mousse Cake
Oliver's Prime
8462 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 491-9003

The award-winning and highly rated steakhouse Oliver's Prime, features not only prime cuts of steak, but also a scrumptious specialty dishes created by their executive chef Greg Elkin. For Valentine's Day, they will be offering diners a three-course prix-fixe menu ($99/person) which includes a champagne toast with either the Heart Shaped Chocolate Raspberry Cake or the Passion Fruit Mousse Cake made with passion fruit gelée, kiwi, seasonal berries.

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Meyer Lemon Custard
114 E 2nd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 788-1191

Inside the former rectory building of Vibiana, Redbird delights guests with Chef Neal Fraser's modern American cuisine and an extensive cocktail menu by Tobin Shea. For Valentine's Day, they will be offering a three-course prix-fixe menu, with an amuse bouche starter, for $125/person and an optional wine pairing for $75. Diners have the choice between their Warm Chocolate Financier and Whipped Mango Panna Cotta, the Meyer Lemon Custard with kishu tangerine, meringue and blood orange sorbet, for the dessert course.

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Chocolate Lover's Sundae
Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream
8850 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
(424) 341-0850

Van Leeuwen serves a full menu classic and vegan ice creams, sundaes and milkshakes along with coffee by Toby's Estate, organic teas by Rishi and fresh pastries daily, but for Valentine's Day they will be featuring two special desserts. The Chocolate Lover's Sundae includes two scoops of their decadent Michel Cluizel 99% dark chocolate ice cream, topped with Askinosie single origin cacao nibs, California grown walnuts, fresh whipped cream, house made hot fudge and topped with a sweet black cherry; while vegans can enjoy their Vegan Lover's Rose Sundae.

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Black Strap Molasses Buttercream Cake
The Cannibal LA
8850 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 838-2783

Located at the new and beautiful PLATFORM in Culver City, The Cannibal LA is the new West Coast outpost of the popular NYC-based beer and butcher-focused restaurant. This Valentine's Day, they will offer a special four-course prix-fixe menu ($75/person) with the Black Strap Molasses Buttercream Cake, a chocolate cake with blackstrap molasses buttercream with toasted pecans, as the dessert option.

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Vanilla Celebration Cake
13029 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 659-2253
www.Vanilla Celebration

SusieCakes is an all-American home-style bakery featuring traditional desserts made from scratch in their on-site kitchens. Inspired by the classic recipes of her two beloved grandmothers, Mildred and Madeline, Susie Sarich provides guest an alternative to the artificial flavors and preservatives found at most grocery-store bakeries as they use only the freshest and finest ingredients. From February 6, up until Valentine's Day, they will be baking a "Valentine-version" of their signature six-layer Vanilla Celebration Cake which will be filled with red, white and pink confetti, and frosted in pink buttercream.

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Valentines Rosé Chocolate Truffles
912 S Barrington Ave.
Los Angeles CA 90049
(310) 826-3380

Compartés presents their 2017 limited edition gourmet chocolates for Valentine's Day, made by scratch using fresh farmers market ingredients in Los Angeles. Jonathan Grahm of Compartes is offering a wide selection of offerings like the popular Roses & Rosé bar for a best friend, the Macallan Scotch Truffles for the beau or even the Compartés x Kelly Wearstler bars for the chicest boss. But, for your love, their brand new digital heart shaped gift box, a modern take on a classic with a custom geometric design filled with 35 limited edition truffles will surely leave an impression.

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Sweetheart Sundae
Sweet Rose Creamery
7565 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(310) 260-2663

All five locations of the small-batch ice cream shop Sweet Rose Creamery will be serving a Sweetheart Sundae throughout the month of February. This dessert features raspberry ice cream drizzled with hot fudge and topped with crispy almonds and raspberry meringue kisses.

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White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cookie
Cookie Good
2448 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(424) 280-4100

Cookie Good has created a special bakery box with one dozen chocolatey treats in honor of Valentines' Day. The husband and wife duo at Cookie Good serve perfectly crafted sweet treats are designed to make anyone instantly feel 'Cookie Good' from first bite. Valentine's Day flavors include, the Churro con Chocolate Cookie, Bordeaux Cookie, Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownie and the White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cookie, made with fresh raspberries and white chocolate bits which are folded into a rich, white chocolate dough with a sprinkle of sugar on top.

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Heart-Shaped Shortbread Cookies
Huckleberry Bakery and Café
1014 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 451-2311

Owned and operated by Santa Monica locals Josh Loeb and Zoe Nathan, Huckleberry Bakery and Café is an artisan bakery and café serving sweets and breakfast treats. Leading up to and on Valentine's Day, Huckleberry will be baking Heart-Shaped Shortbread Cookies topped with fresh strawberry glaze and sweet love messages written in chocolate ganache. Personalized messaged on the cookies are also available by calling (310) 451-2311.

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Rose Petal Petit Fours
Valerie Confections
3364 W First St.
Los Angeles, CA 90004

Award-winning chocolatier Valerie Gordon of Los Angeles' Valerie Confections is featuring a special collection for Valentine's Day, available at all three Valerie Confections locations as well as online. Along with her Valentine Bar ($10), Arrow Box ($20 for 9 pieces) and the Black Heart Box ($40 for 12 pieces) is her special Rose Petal Petit Fours ($50). Each rose petal petit four contains four layers of delicate vanilla bean cake, alternating with a rose petal passion fruit ganache, and covered in white chocolate, and atop each petit-four is a single candied rose petal.

Jarone Ashkenazi is a freelance writer who covers restaurants, bars, dating, relationships, sports and other lifestyle topics. View his work at, or connect with him on Twitter: @JaroneAsh.
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