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Feb 3, 2008 01:00 PM

Best Box of Chocolates for V-Day

Need to find a really good box of chocolates for valentines day and wanted to do something a bit more special than just Godiva (I don't need to break the bank on one box of chocolates though). Somebody once told me about a place on the UES but I cant remember the name....I think it might have started with "Pierre" though. I'm sending it to someone in LA so it would be nice it it was something that they couldn't get out there.

Thanks for the help in advanced

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  1. Go to LEONIDAS on Madison around 53rd Street. You will not be disappointed.

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      1. re: foodluvngal

        I'll be there on Wednesday, I love the fact that their chocolates are flown in every 3 days from Belgium. and you get to choose what goes in your box. I have been going there for about 6 years and not much of a chocolate lover myself, but I always pick up a1/4 pound of the candied orange rind in dark chocolate.

      2. There is this place called Teuscher that has amazing champagne truffles. A little pricey, but a nice treat.

        1. Pierre Marcolini, I think.

          This might help you a bit:

          Kee's is my favorite, and isn't available in LA.

          I like Leonidas (and love their packaging) but think of them more as an everyday treat than something special.

          And I agree that the Teuscher champagne truffles are wonderful.

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          1. re: MMRuth

            Kee's is great but I'm not sure they'd survive the trip to LA.

            I have sent Jacques Torres to California, though, and it was wrapped up in dry ice and arrived beautifully, or so I'm told.

            1. re: kathryn

              If you tell kees to pack the chocolates cold, they most certaily will. I had them fedexed to miami and they were delicious.

          2. Yep, Pierre Marcolini--that would be my rec.

              1. re: irishnyc

                Maison du Chocolat has a couple of locations. Jacques Torres are awfully good and that would have a nice New York touch