Champagne and chocolates constitute the dynamic duo of no-brainers for Valentine's Day. Peterbrooke Chocolatier at 227 Aragon Ave. in Coral Gables has come up with a novel way to team the two: A chocolate-dipped champagne bottle. Now through February 14, customers can bring in their favorite bubbly -- or wine (and maybe beer too, in case you've got a wild one on your hands) -- and have it covered in food-grade wrap, dipped in gourmet dark, milk or white chocolate blends, and decorated (as in the photo). The cost is $18 per bottle.
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Peterbrooke is likewise offering interactive classes for "chocolatiers that want to dip and decorate themselves!" Kinky fun, baby! Oh no, sorry -- what they mean is that classes are for those who want to dip and decorate the bottles themselves. Classes for doing so will be held Wednesday, February 11 through Friday, February 13 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., and on Saturday, February 14 at 2 p.m. The cost is $25 per person, and students must bring their own bottle of wine or champagne. Classes are limited to six students each, and reservations are required. Call 305-446-3131.