BEGINNING January 18 at 8 p.m., indulge in the new taste of Pinoy drama as GMA News TV proudly presents the innovative and enticing fantasy-romance series “The Lost Recipe,” headlined by the fresh loveteam of Mikee Quintos and Kelvin Miranda.
The first locally produced daily primetime show on GMA News TV, “The Lost Recipe” is sure to charm viewers with its flavorful mix of love, comedy, and fantasy set in the picturesque Manila. It not only highlights Filipinos’ love for food but also takes viewers to the gastronomic journey of reaching for one’s dreams.
The latest GMA Public Affairs offering features the story of Harvey (Kelvin), a failed chef who gets the chance of a lifetime when he manages to travel back in time to steal a famous recipe and make it his own. While chasing his dream to build a culinary empire for his family, he meets Apple (Mikee), an aspiring chef who gets to work in his company.
Even before beginning the taping for the series, Mikee has been exploring the kitchen herself, saying that cooking has helped her during the pandemic.
“Being stuck at home because of the quarantine, ang daming time mag-explore sa kitchen and magluto. I find it therapeutic kasi nagfo-focus ka sa pagluto, wala kang ibang iniisip, so sana makatulong ang mga natutunan ko nitong pandemic sa show na ito. Kelvin and I are working together to best show the viewers the story of The Lost Recipe and sana this series will somehow give hope and inspire people to dream,” she shares.
The Lost Recipe will be Kelvin’s first-ever lead role in a primetime series. A certified foodie, he shares that his role as Harvey is an unexpected blessing.
“First time ko makakagawa ng ganitong klaseng project. Lahat ng naging trabaho ko seryoso so ang laking panibago sa akin na mula seryoso naging romance and comedy. Excited na ako,” he says.
Mikee has distinguished herself in the acting industry with her role as Lira in the requel of GMA Network’s telefantasya “Encantadia,” which earned her the Best New Female TV Personality award in 2017 PMPC Star Awards for Television. She recently starred in the drama series “The Gift” and was one of the leads in the well-loved drama series “Onanay.” She was also part of GMA Network’s “Sherlock Jr.,” “Sirkus”, and “Alyas Robin Hood.”
Meanwhile, Kelvin has received praises for his excellent acting skills in the first-ever Filipino Netflix Original, “Dead Kids.” He earned his first acting award at the 6th Urduja International Film Festival, winning the Best Actor honor for the indie movie “The Fate.” This year, he was named as Best Young Actor at the 7th Urduja Heritage Film Awards. Kelvin previously starred in various TV programs such as “Madrasta,” “Contessa,” and “Kambal, Karibal.” He also bannered “Beauty and the Hypebeast” alongside Angel Guardian in the second installment of GMA’s digital short film series One Hugot Away.
To add more flavors to the series are the intriguing characters of Thea Tolentino, Paul Salas, Lucho Ayala, Maureen Larrazabal, Almira Muhlach, Sue Prado, Topper Fabregas, and Ariella Arida. Joining Harvey and Apple in their kitchen adventure as well are Phytos Ramirez, Prince Clemente, Anton Amoncio, Faye Lorenzo, and Crystal Paras. Taking on special roles in the series are Manilyn Reynes, Gabby Eigenmann, and Kim Rodriguez. ‘The Lost Recipe’ is directed by Monti Parungao and penned by head writer Erwin Caezar Bravo.
Viewers abroad can also catch “The Lost Recipe” via GMA’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV. For the program guide, visit www.gmapinoytv.com.