Testing the Menu

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?

Check back each week for delicious recipes, complete with how-to clips, of the dishes featured on the show!

Each week we're also offering the chance to win a Japanese Starter Box and go into the draw for the grand prize of dinner for two at MASU as part of a luxurious weekend courtesy of SKYCITY!


SKYCITY MASU Restaurant and Bar

MASU Restaurant and Bar wants to give you and a a friend the chance to test the menu for yourself! A grand night out with dinner for two at Nic Watt's brand new restaurant, overnight accommodation at SKYCITY Grand Hotel and more is up for grabs. There's also the chance to win a Japanese Starter Box each week!

Enter the draw here >>>

About Nic Watt

Nic Watt

Internationally renowned Kiwi chef Nic Watt returns to NZ from London and a stellar career as chief operating officer of one of the planet's most highly regarded Japanese restaurant groups - Roka, younger sibling to Zuma Restaurant Group.


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