On Valentine’s Day, executive chef Michael Matassa and sommelier Debi Bell-Matassa, pictured, of Alchemy in Hampden will be doing what Baltimore’s other restaurant couples do each year—working. The Alchemy owners, who have been married 20 years, will be making sure the rest of us have a wonderfully romantic evening on February 14. But Bell-Matassa and her husband will take time out for themselves on the Monday after with a massage and pedicure and a great dinner. “As many hours as we work, we still do downtime,” she says. “We love hanging out.” For more on the couple, look for them to be featured on an episode of the show Second Act, scheduled to air on RLTV in April.
A restaurant couple finds a way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Issue date: February, 2013