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Temperature test: Is New Zealand’s restaurant scene losing some heat?

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After consecutive years at a rolling boil, New Zealand’s food scene is starting to simmer. Matthew Rosenberg and Felix Desmarais chew on the restaurant game’s challenges. Mike van de Elzen’s food truck is long parked up. These days it’s t-shirts over kitchen whites for the Muriwai-based chef. In 2019, van de Elzen, restaurant consultant, surveys the food scene from outside the kitchen. RICKY WILSON/FAIRFAX NZ Chef Read on