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Make This Valentine’s Day Memorable with Monarch

February 11, 2020

Make this Valentine’s Day personal by cooking at home or eating-in in your beautiful Monarch apartment. Your local Wegman’s at Waugh Chapel Towne Centre has everything you would need—they even have ready-made food and desserts to please your Valentine.

But, why should you eat at home? Well, one, you don’t need to make reservations. Two, it’s more personal, (and you can easily convey your appreciation for your partner!). You can even embellish your home with personalized Valentine’s Day décor your partner will appreciate.

Utilize your luxurious Monarch apartment and set-up a romantic dinner for your loved one. Perhaps pick up some flowers, and use the nice linens, and/or dishware. Wegman’s also provides flowers and chocolates for a little special something!

Don’t know what to cook? Here are some ideas!

Dreamy Dinner Dates
Don’t want to stay in? Looking for a romantic night out in the town? Here are some restaurants nearby your home at Monarch Waugh Chapel. (Don’t forget to make a reservation!)

Allison’s Restaurant
Right in Crofton, Allison’s Restaurant blends fine dining with a casual, intimate atmosphere. Check out their dinner menu here and try the Fettucine Aurora for a delicious pasta dish with seafood in every bite!

Bonefish Grill
The Crofton location of this popular restaurant is offering special romantic options for Valentine’s Day on their menu this year! Wood-Fired Filet and Thermidor Lobster, Cioppino, and Salmon Caprese are just a few of the entrées. Pair your meal with a La Fleur cocktail—crafted with vodka, elderflower liqueur, housemade lavender simple syrup, and freshly squeezed lemon. Perhaps even end the dinner with a chocolate lava cake.

Want to save on time? Bonefish Grill is right next-door, in the Waugh Chapel Shopping Center!

Fuji Hibachi
This Japanese steakhouse is also in the Waugh Chapel Shopping Center! Fuji’s dishes are carefully-crafted and are not your ordinary Hibachi’s! You can choose the full Hibachi experience around a flaming grill, or try the sushi at a private table.

Enjoy Japanese cuisine? Otani offers a variety of traditional, teriyaki, tempura, and sushi dishes with the freshest ingredients!

Their Valentine’s special is Vegan Shabu Shabu for Two! This self-cooking hotpot experience includes herbivorous steak, beleaf ham, gardein chicken, tofu, veggies, and udon noodles. Am absolutely mouth-watering and a great way to privately connect with your Vegan partner.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House
This is the best steakhouse in Odenton! Make this Valentine’s Day special with their Porterhouse for Two, starting at $129. They’re also offering a Surf n’ Turf for $49.95.

Looking for something a bit more private? Check out their curtained-off, private dining options here.

This Edgewater restaurant offers dazzling waterfront views, great service, and quality food! This February 14th, they are offering a Dinner for Two Special for $80! (They’re also offering decadent desserts, like chocolate torte, crème brûlée, and chocolate mousse…Yum!). Read the Valentine’s Day menu here.

A Little Special Something

Surprise your partner with a cute, romantic reminder that you love them! Some rich chocolates or aromatic flowers will do, of course!

Edible Arrangements
Why not make a bouquet edible? Besides, who doesn’t love fruit and chocolate?! Check out their Valentine’s Day gift options here.

Godiva Chocolate Café
Godiva chocolates are absolute perfection. However, this is not your ordinary Godiva chocolaterie! The Annapolis Mall Godiva Café takes fine Belgin chocolate and curates waffles, coffees, and croiffles—chocolate croissants pressed into a waffle iron!

Since 1947, Kilwin’s has been offering delicious artisanal chocolate. They’re guaranteed to be delicious, so check out their Valentine’s collection here.

Lolli & Pops
Also in the Annapolis Mall, Lolli & Pops is the cutest candy store that offers the sweetest treats! Check out their sugary gift boxes here.

Happy Valentine’s Day from Monarch

Remember that it’s the effort that counts, so, show your partner that you love them this Valentine’s Day, whether that means sharing a meal in your apartment, going out, giving a gift, or writing a love note.

If you’re not celebrating with a special someone this year, then we encourage you to celebrate V-Day with friends!

From the Monarch family to yours, we hope all of our residents have a very Happy Valentine’s Day!