Herma's News - Valentine's Day Issue

Herma’s News – Valentine’s Day Issue

Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all. – Harriet Van Horne

Dear Customers,

We are excited about Valentine’s Day at Herma’s. After all, love is the best reason to celebrate.  Whether it be romantic love, or love between family and friends, we want you to be able to express your love as best as possible. Because of this…

Herma’s will be open the Monday before Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day in the Studio

Our studio is lovely all decked out for holiday entertaining. Come and see it to get inspired. While there, enjoy a slice of cake which will be served throughout the weekend.

La Rocca Cakes for Valentine’s Day

The stunning and delicious La Rocca cakes available to purchase will arrive Friday, February 10th and will include…

Break-up Cake – Make-up Cake – Double Chocolate Mini Tarts – Red Velvet Mini Tarts – Chocolate Moose Bombe – Chocolate Truffle – Lemon Mousse – (while supply lasts!)

Lots of yummy cakes from the Village Grocer available as well.

Valentine’s Day Gift Idea Reminders

Cards – Chocolates – Picture Frames – Jewelry – Fragrances – Soaps – Lotions – Champagne Glasses – Candle Holders – Fondue Pots – Red and Pink Wrapped Gift Certificates

Our gift wrap is complimentary for all regular priced gifts of $25 or more.

Savings at Herma’s – MISTRAL Soaps, Hand Creams, Lotions, and Parfums are 30% off.

One of Gordon’s Favorite Valentine Treats…

Strawberry Vol Au Vent Recipe


1/2 cup walnuts, crushed – 4 frozen store-bought puff pastry shells – 1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced in 1/2 – 2 tbs aged balsamic* (minimum 7 years aged) – 1 tbs pure maple syrup* – 7 oz of cheese* (your choice of Chateau de Bourgogne, St. Andre, or Brie) – Coarsely Ground Black Pepper (* Items with asterisk may be found at Herma’s.)


Prepare pastry shell as directed on package.
Spread chopped walnuts on a baking sheet and toast for 10 minutes @ 350 degrees.
In a bowl, mix strawberries, balsamic, and maple syrup.
While pastries are still hot, 1. place cheese in pastry, 2. chopped walnuts on top of cheese, and 3. strawberry mixture on top of walnuts. Then add pepper.

Serve hot to enjoy the oozing goodness and delicious, complex taste of this lovely treat.

Village Grocer Meals for Valentine’s Day

Want to serve something special this Valentine’s Day, but are on a budget or don’t have time to cook? Try these Village Grocer Meals, made fresh…

Beef Bourguignonne (800 grams, $23.95) with Mashed Potatoes (900 grams, $9.95)

Leg of Lamb with Rosemary Sauce (650 grams, $21.95) with Scalloped Potatoes (900 grams, $12.95)

Coq Au Vin-Rouge (850 grams, $19.95) with Caponi Tagliatelle Noodles (250 grams, $7.25)

Cheese Department

We are oozing over with decadent, rich, and creamy cheeses for Valentine’s Day. The listed delightful cheeses below will be available Friday, February 10th, just in time for Valentine’s Day…

Chateau de Bourgogne 


On the outside you will find a cake-like shape with voluptuous white bloomy rind. Inside enjoy this triple cream with the rich, melt-in-your-mouth, buttery paste we all long for. The aroma is creamy and somewhat buttery, with a hint of nuttiness. Pair with champagne.

Cheddar Godminster

A deliciously soft and creamy organic cheddar aged for up to 12 months and covered in a distinctive burgundy wax.


This romantic cheese, Roucouler, which means to coo in romantic fashion, is a delicious French cows’ milk cheese with bloomy rind. It is a creamy cheese with mild flavour sporting earthy, mushroomy, and beefy components. Pairs beautifully with Pinot Noir.

Other cheeses great for Valentine’s Day at Herma’s are Brie Francais (la louve), Brie de Meaux, and Saint Andre.

We hope you will join us this weekend as you prepare for your Valentine’s Day celebration.


Meredith Ender

Communications Coordinator

Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts