A Taste of Romance

DVD Release: June 4, 2013
A Taste of Romance


Uptight French chef Sara Westbrook (Teri Polo) gets fired up when her upscale café, Chez Varenne, is suddenly overshadowed by a new restaurant moving in next door run by a group of rowdy firemen. Led by handsome former fire fighter Gill Callahan (James Patrick Stuart) and his friend Danny (Rockmond Dunbar), The Five Alarm Grill is soon a big success while Sara and Patsy (Romy Rosemont), her pastry chef, struggle to bring in customers.

Sara suddenly softens when she meets Gill’s ten-year-old daughter Hannah (Bailee Madison) who she can’t help but take under her wing when she learns Hannah is growing up without a mom. Ignoring the obvious tension between her dad and Sara, Hannah is soon playing matchmaker. As Gill and Sara slowly begin to stir up romance, their relationship is tested once again when a local food critic gets in the mix. Can the couple resist the temptation to compete with each other, or will the heat of competition drive them apart?

Dove Review

Gill is a hardworking fireman who is a single father raising a young daughter and wants to start a new restaurant so that he will be around for her. Sara is a French chef with her only goal in life to have a great French restaurant. But their lives meet when they end up with both businesses being next to each other. They bump heads when the grill interferes with the serene atmosphere of Sara’s restaurant.

Hanna, Gill’s young daughter, finds that Sara is easy to talk to, can teach her the art of French cooking and has something in common with her mom, who died. This cute young girl finds ways to get the two together that adds some hilarious moments.

How long has it been since anyone has seen a clean romantic comedy? Well, here is one that will make you laugh and not worry about objectionable scenes that will embarrass anyone. We are proud to award the film the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: A discussion regarding a roof almost falling on fireman.
Sex: Comment about being "Hot and bothered"; a couple kisses.
Language: G-forbid-1; G/OMG-1
Violence: A discussion regarding a roof almost falling on fireman.
Drugs: Drinking wine; man has a drink.
Nudity: None
Other: Discussion regarding losing a mother to cancer and losing parent in an accident due to a drunk driver.


Company: Gaiam/Vivendi
Director: Lee Rose
Runtime: 87 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe