“A Dash of Love” Review

Cast: Jen Lilley and Brendan Penny
Release Date: February 11, 2017
Movie Description: When an aspiring chef lands an assistant job at her idol’s restaurant, she’s convinced her big break is just around the corner. After a rocky start, she befriends the handsome executive chef and they begin bonding in the kitchen. But her joy is short lived when she discovers her idol’s stealing her recipes and fires them both to protect her secret. Together, they set out to create their own pop up restaurant and discover the most important ingredient is love.



  • I always enjoy seeing Brendan Penny on anything Hallmark related. He has such a sweet, and charming quality about him.
  • I’m definitely thankful for the slow build relationship between Paul and Nikki.
  • Although it was odd, I liked Nikki’s unique way of cooking. Her use of peanut butter in the beef stew made me pause to make myself a PB&J sandwich.
  • The two friends and co-workers of Paul and Nikki’s, who liked each other, eventually said “screw it with the no dating co-workers” rule and went for it.


  • Holly. She was awful.
  • I’m not always a fan of a parent who is “disappointed” in their child’s career choice, or not following the parents career path.


My overall thoughts on this movie: Here is another Hallmark movie that revolves around cooking, and yet again, it didn’t disappoint me. I thought there was good chemistry between the two leads. Paul, played by the adorable Brendan Penny had me smiling like a fool. There were a couple scenes that I found a little weak, but I easily overlooked it. In my opinion this movie was rather enjoyable.

Would I recommend this movie to others: Yes, it’s such a sweet movie.

My rating: 4/5 (Very Good)



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