Testing the Menu – Season 1 (2013)

Documentary TV Show

Kiwi chef Nic Watt has run restaurants all over the world, but his training and inspiration comes from Japan. Nic wants to bring what he’s learned back home by opening MASU Restaurant and Bar on bustling Federal Street in the heart of Auckland city. In “Testing the Menu” we join Nic as he delves into the Kiwi palate and the Kiwi psyche, looking at what we love about our favourite Kiwi dishes and then giving them his own style of Japanese twist. Nic shows viewers how to unlock no-fuss flavours with simple ingredients, then puts his new creations to the test with the New Zealand public. Which of the dishes will the public like the most, and which ones will end up on the MASU menu? Acclaimed chef Nic Watt creates, then tweaks, recipes for his Auckland restaurant by asking ordinary people on the street to give them the taste test.