If you can’t afford to give your valentine a trip to Italy, head to Via Maestra for gelato flown in fresh from Milan. $4, 3343 State St., 569-6522.
Put the drugstore box of candy down and pick up some sinful Jessica Foster Confections. From $8-$16; Savoy Truffle, 24 W. Figueroa St., 966-2139; Lazy Acres, 302 Meigs Rd., 564-4410; or order online, jessicafosterconfections.com.
Billecart-Salmon Rosé Champagne is love in a bottle: gold-tinged pink, and full of tiny bubbles. $73 for 750mL, Renegade Wines, 417 Santa Barbara St. #A-6, 568-1961, renegadewines.com
Oysters on the half shell with plenty of lemon and chopped parsley, plus a dash of cayenne, to heat things up. Harbor Meats & Seafood, 215 Helena Ave., 965-6112.
Whether it’s just a glass of champagne or a four-course supper, anything that happens on the patio of the El Encanto is magical. And if things go well, there’s no need to leave. 1900 Lasuen Rd., 687-5000, elencantohotel.com.