The Couple: Michael Schlow (chef-owner of Via Matta, Tico and Alta Strada) and Adrienne Schlow (former co-owner of Glory Restaurant)
How They Met: When Adrienne would visit Schlow's former Radius for its special guest chef dinners. (One memorable night: a 20-top for dining with Julia Child and Robert Mondavi.) Michael never failed to notice a woman so "beautiful with a commanding presence," and eventually "worked up the courage" to introduce himself.
How Long They've Been Together: They married in 2012. But Adrienne was actually Michael's very first date after his divorce. They first stayed friends for years before taking it to the next level. Adrienne is an avid painter, and at a house warming party Michael made the flirty move of pretending to "steal" a piece of her art; it now hangs over the front door of their home.
Most Romantic Food Moment: An all-time favorite was sharing a beautiful, private lunch of impeccably fresh seafood and delicious white wine on the beach in the coastal Italian town of Forte dei Marme.
How They're Spending V-Day: On Valentine's Day they will be cooking and celebrating with their two daughters, Petra and Axelle. But a few nights later, a nice private dinner will likely be in order.