The Couple: Paul Qui and Deana Saukam (Qui and East Side King)
Relationship Status: Engaged
How They Met: Though they met a decade ago through mutual friends, it took them six years to reconnect. That happened at the Liberty Bar, of all places, where East Side King’s original trailer stands. Paul invited Deana to his New Year’s Eve party at the Hotel St. Cecilia, and the rest is history.
How Long They've Been Together: 5 years
Go-To Date Spot: They like to do a double feature at iPic theaters with a dinner break at Musashino or Tam Deli in between.
How They're Spending V-Day: Paul will be working at Qui all night, but Deana has promised to make him a special late-night dinner. He’s requested beef bourguignon, freshly baked bread and bananas Foster. “We’ll see what happens,” Deana says.
Most Romantic Food Moment: When Paul served quail at a private event, Deana sent her dish back. At first the chef was offended, but then he realized that she had deconstructed the quail and put it back together in the shape of a heart.