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French restaurant Aromes opening soon in Hampden
French restaurant Aromes opening soon in Hampden

A 28-seat French BYOB restaurant is set to open on Chestnut Avenue in Hampden.The restaurant, Aromes, could open as soon as Feb. 7, according to its chef and owner, Steve Monnier. Aromes will operate with a fixed-price menu, Monnier said. Diners will choose either three courses (for $45) or six courses (for $65), and guests will choose from either an early or late seating, he said. A native of the French city of Reims, Monnier started his U.S. cooking career in Southern California, where he met his wife, Florence. When the couple had their son, Hugo, who is now 18 months, they decided to relocate to the Maryland, where Florence Monnier has family. Monnier said his menu will be seasonal...