Brasserie Monte Carlo (7929 Norfolk Ave.; 301-656-9225)
3-course Menu $50/pp 5pm-10pm . 3-course Menu $40/pp 3pm-4pm, same menu. Mains are: Sea Bass,Duck Breast, Filet, Lamb Shank or Vegeterian. Wine (3) Pairings $20/pp. Reservations Only
California Tortilla (4871 Cordell Ave.; 301-654-8226)
With any entree order get a special desert only the folks at California Tortilla could come up with: a chocolate tortilla filled with banana, marshmallow and Hershey’s chocolate — then deep-fried and topped with powdered sugar.
Chef Tony’s (4926 St Elmo Ave.; 301-654-3737)
4-course Dinner Valentines Day, Fresh Seafood Choices, Menu live 2/12, bottle of wine included for couple, reservations suggested, intimate dining
Guardado’s (4918 Del Ray Ave.; 301-986-4920)
Join us for Valentine’s Day! We will be Offering a Special all-you-can-eat Menu for your Special Night. A la carte will be available as well.
Yamas Mediterranean Grill (4806 Rugby Ave.; 301-312-8384)
3-course meal for two ($49.95) includes appetizer choice of zucchini fritters, spanakopita, hummus and pita, entree choice of vegetarian mousaka, chicken kebobs served over rice and three-piece paidakia lamb chops served over fries. Dessert is a plate of chocolate-covered strawberries and two glasses of champagne.
The Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick metropolitan district (as defined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics) has the highest ratio of single women to single men in the country, according to the study, which estimates there are 1.2 single women living alone in the area for every single male.
To come up with the figures, author Jed Kolko first looked at the number of men and number of women not living in dorms, group quarters or other institutions together in large groups. He then subtracted Census estimates of the gay and lesbian population to focus on men and women interested in dating someone of the opposite sex. He also subtracted people older than 65.
East coast power centers are traditionally home to higher ratios of single women to single men.
Washington, DC-VA-MD-WV has the second highest ratio, with 1.12 women living alone per man living alone. Boston, New York, NY-NJ and Raleigh, NC round out the top five.
Kolko’s research shows three Bethesda zip codes with 10 percent to 25 percent more single women than single men. The zip code with the highest ratio of single women to single men in Washington was 20008, which covers upper NW along Connecticut Avenue.
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Editor’s Note: This weekly sponsored column is written by Arash Tafakor, owner of Georgetown Square Wine and Beer (10400 Old Georgetown Road).
You’ve bought the Valentine’s Day gift, bought the flowers, got the meal all planned — the only thing left to dazzle your special someone this Valentine’s Day is that perfect sparkling Rosé wine.
Rosé sparkling wine is a perfect way to celebrate romance. It’s beautiful pinkish color and flowing bubbles definitely excites the romantic senses. Rosé sparkling wine is the same thing as white sparkling wine except for one part done early in the wine making process. Winemakers leave the red grape skin in contact with the wine for a short amount of time, usually 12-24 hours. Red wines are made with the skin being in contact with the wine for several weeks, but only leaving them in contact for a short period of time leaves the wine color a beautiful pink. This is the same process that produces rosé wines as well.
Rosé sparkling wines come in a variety of price ranges. You can find a domestic sparkling rosé for fewer than 10 dollars, but the quality will not be there and a headache will ensue. You can also purchase a high end rosé champagne that can cost well over 100 dollars, but after purchasing a gift, flowers and dinner, money might be a little tight for that. Here is a list of quality sparkling rosés that you do not have to break the bank for.
Gruet NV Rose New Mexico, U.S.A
When I first was introduced to Gruet sparkling wines, I was a bit skeptical about the grapes being from New Mexico. New Mexico isn’t exactly known for top quality wine growing, but once I tasted these sparkling wines, I was astonished by how well-made they were.
Using the same method as champagne, this rosé is under 20 dollars, and is an excellent value at the price point. Exhibiting a bright floral nose and hints of strawberry, raspberry and cherry, this sparkling rosé will be a perfect match for Valentine’s Day.
On Feb. 14 at 7 p.m., the hotel will have “mix,taste and mingle” Single Appreciation Night Events (S.A.N.E.) in its Share Wine Lounge & Small Plate Bistro.
For $25, restaurant staff will show participants how to mix drinks and filet a fresh salmon dish before offering tastings and time to socialize.
Call 301-664-7343 to place a reservation. For those already coupled up, DoubleTree is offering a menu of special $30 Valentine’s Day entrees.
Upscale Bethesda Row furniture store Urban Country (7117 Arlington Rd.) is hoping to make things easier for last minute male shoppers this Valentine’s Day with a “Men’s Only Valentine Shopping Spree.”
The store will extend its hours on Thursday, Feb. 7 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for guys who may not have a clue as to what to get their significant others.
The store will offer customers free beer, wine, appetizers and Valentine gift wrapping:
Helpful Urban Country sales associates will offer expertise and suggestions on selecting the perfect Valentine’s Day gifts from a variety of bath and fragrance merchandise, stunning jewelry, decorative home accessories, momentous Valentine-themed keepsakes and much more.
For more information, visit the store’s website.