Filipino-produced Netflix show whips up kitchen romance
Who says romance can’t brew in a busy kitchen?
Netflix is about to prove naysayers wrong with the newest addition to its menu—the hotly anticipated release of its first-ever Filipino-produced series, “Replacing Chef Chico.”
Set to premiere on Nov. 24, this culinary drama promises a sizzling and zesty blend of love, rivalry, and irresistible flavors that will leave viewers craving more.
Directed by Dan Villegas, with his assistant Joi Bayan and showrunner Antoinette Jadaone, the concoction of romance and rivalry unfolds against the backdrop of Hain, a fictional fine dining restaurant serving dishes that mirror the life stories of its diners.
At the forefront of the show, freshly served from the trailer and poster, is chef Ella, portrayed by Alessandra de Rossi, as she dances through the chaos of the kitchen with a ladle in hand.
The captivating gazes of chef Chico (Sam Milby) and the charming consultant Raymond (Piolo Pascual), add a dash of spice, hinting at a simmering love triangle that is poised to sizzle on screen.
But the narrative takes an unforeseen twist as Chico is met with an accident. The destiny of the restaurant is abruptly thrust into the hands of Ella and Raymond, whose concerns extend beyond the confines of Hain.
Meanwhile, the “That Thing Called Tadhana” director Jadaone said that her inspiration for “Replacing Chef Chico” came from her love for food-related shows. She later on shared her excitement for the release on her Instagram.
“Will apologize this early for #ReplacingChefChico posts in the coming days…dahil ahhzznhauabzixjxjxjx nakakakiliggg makita unti-unti ang mga promo paandar ni @netflix @netflixph,” the caption reads. “Dati amazed lang ako sa mga promo ng Netflix for the big foreign films and series na parating sa atin, tapos ngayon, para sa atin naman.”
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De Rossi also posted the key art on her Instagram with a caption that jokingly says, “Guys… ako na to. #replacingchef chico, in collaboration with #thealessandraderossicookingshow CHAROT.”
“Replacing Chef Chico” will premiere globally on Netflix on Nov. 24. So, prepare your taste buds and set the mood for a romantic rendezvous in a busy kitchen.