New surfers on menu
WHILE the formula is still the same, the duo is not and former Masterchef contestants Dan Churchill and Hayden Quinn have made the new series of Surfing the Menu: Next Generation their very own.
In Perth for a whirlwind promotional visit, the good mates are surfing a wave of success with their 13-part reboot on the ABC starting Sunday.
Churchill said the duo had enjoyed a fun day promoting the series in WA, taking part in several bookstore appearances and cooking demonstrations.
Taking off where Curtis Stone and Ben O’Donoghue left off, the new series sees Churchill and Quinn head off around Australia on a food, farm, travel and surf adventure in GiGi, their 50-yearold Volkswagen Bug.
Supported by Tourism WA and ScreenWest and produced locally by Mago Films WA, filming took place across Queensland, the Northern Territory and WA.
With a big focus on WA, it includes episodes in Broome, Kununurra and Carnarvon and features visits to outback cattle stations, mud crabbing and swimming with manta rays.
They also meet passionate producers and create simple, healthy and delicious recipes.
Producer Marian Bartsch said she hoped to repeat the success of the original series, which made Stone and O’Donoghue household names.
A book of the same name is also available in bookshops across Australia.
Surfing the Menu: Next Generation premieres on ABC1 on Sunday at 6pm.
Hayden Quinn and Dan Churchill in Carnarvon and Shark Bay for Surfing the Menu.