Patisserie 46 is your one-stop chocolate shop for Valentine's Day

Sure, a lot of places in town do great chocolate desserts, but if you were looking to crown a local king of the sweet substance, you might consider Patisserie 46's chef-owner John Kraus, who happens to be a past winner of the freaking Food Network's Chocolate Challenge.

This Monday, from 3 to 7 p.m., Kraus will be showing off some of the chocolate sculpting that secured him the title and, with the help of his wife, Dawn, devoting the shop to all dark-and-milk deliciousness.

Check out this list of goodies and photo of what's in store:

Chocophile's delight: What's in store at Patisserie 46
Chocophile's delight: What's in store at Patisserie 46
photo courtesy Patisserie 46

Per, Patisserie 46, special Valentine's offerings include:

* Praline rose cake * Heart-shaped linzer cookies * Red heart-shaped macaron- white chocolate with raspberry rose cream * Pink macaron- white chocolate with salted caramel * Caramel assortments--chocolate, white chocolate lemon, chocolate hazelnut * Chocolate bars--dark chocolate nut and citrus, milk chocolate with chips, and white chocolate with strawberries and raspberries * Chocolate bonbon sleeves--Earl Grey-infused chocolate with praline crunch, passion fruit caramel, and raspberry rose chocolates * Handmade heart-shaped raspberry and chocolate marshmallows * Chocolate lollipops and other molded shapes

Special orders can also be arranged.

PATISSERIE 46 4552 Grand Ave. S. Minneapolis 612.354.3257; website

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