February means l-o-v-e. Valentine’s Day is just the start. Boston’s long winter nights, blanketed with darkness and snow-laced streets, just beg for candlelit dinners and lovey dovey corner tables. Here are a five of my favorite lust-worthy hotspots.
Forget dinner. Toast to love with dessert and a split of champagne. The Caramelized Apple Entremet -- brimming with vanilla chiffon, brandy napoleon cream, caramelized apples, white chocolate, and salted honey caramel -- is sexy to look at, let alone swallow. 44 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617-868-2255
First, there’s the table for two nestled in a top secret dining room (more than once has waiter stumbled upon a couple...ahem) overlooking North Square. Then, there’s the figs and prosciutto and Bolognese pasta, best enjoyed by sharing one fork (and two hearts). 3 N Square, 617-523-0077
Sometimes sitting cheek to cheek at the bar is the sweetest spot of all. Dali is always cloaked in sultry lighting, and dripping with colorful, rich decorations. The sangria is made for lovers. 415 Washington St., Somerville, 617-661-3254
Admit it -- naughty is sexy. And when you’re sipping a Cool Hand Cuke (cucumber vodka, mint, and pineapple) in a jail-turned-lounge, everything is criminally irresistible. Don’t forget the handcuffs. 215 Charles St., 857-241-1144