By: Kat Harlton
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Roselyn Sanchez (“Devious Maids,” Rush Hour 2) and Eric Winter “The Good Doctor,” The Ugly Truth) star in “A Taste of Summer” a new, original movie premiering Saturday, August 10 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Channel as part of the network’s annual “Summer Nights” event.
About The Movie:
Sous-chef Gabby (Sanchez) leaves a posh Manhattan eatery and her noncommittal boyfriend to open her own restaurant in New England. But before she makes the leap, Gabby checks out the local competition, Delaney’s Coastal Grille, owned by handsome Caleb (Winter). A former high school baseball star, Caleb still has a competitive streak and he warns Gabby how hard the restaurant business is. Graduating top of her class from culinary school, Gabby is undaunted and their restaurant war begins. But Gabby has no idea how competitive this man can be and on opening night, her restaurant has only a small showing due to Caleb’s sudden bottomless wings promotion.
Knowing she must make a big splash, Gabby enters the Taste of Summer Festival where the grand prize is $10,000 and write-ups in the Massachusetts Food Journal. Certain Caleb’s need to win has no bounds, especially when he enters a dish similar to hers, Gabby is surprised when he steps in to help after her sous-chef burns himself. She’s also taken aback when Caleb admits she has inspired him to go after what he really wants, coaching high school baseball. With the winner of the Taste of Summer yet to be determined, competitiveness is still in the air, but now it might just be mixed with a hint of romance.
“A Taste of Summer” is a BBQ42 Productions Inc. and a Front Street Pictures Inc. film. Brad Krevoy, Eric Jarboe, Nancy Bennett, Vince Balzano, Susie Belzberg, Harvey Kahn and Mark Amato are executive producers. Charles Cooper serves as producer. Peter DeLuise directed from a screenplay by Laura Brienza.