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Craft Beer and Modern European Cuisine at LeVeL33, Marina Bay Financial Tower 1

Craft Beer and Modern European Cuisine at LeVeL33, Marina Bay Financial Tower 1

Billed as the world’s highest urban craft-brewery and modern kitchen, LeVel33 at Marina Bay Financial Tower 1 recently introduced new items to their menu, wholly inspired by their signature craft beers, to give you the full sensory assault when dining at the establishment.

The beer served at LeVeL33 are all brewed at the inhouse microbrewery, curated by LeVeL33’s Argentinean native and German-trained, resident brewmaster Gabriel Garcia.

The modern European cuisine served on the menu are prepared by British-born, France and Australia-trained Exective Chef Jimi Tegerdine. As a form of respect for the team’s commitment to the brewing process of the craft beer served at LeVeL33, the dishes are carefully curated by Chef Jimi to elevate the drinking experience.

Here are some of the dishes I sampled at a recent tasting, with mention of the recommended beer to pair each item with.

Japanese Deep-sea Crab (S$28) Butt-poached legs and claw, corn in textures, lime gel, curry leaf oil, to be paired with 33.1 Blond Lager

Japanese Deep-sea Crab (S$28) Butt-poached legs and claw, corn in textures, lime gel, curry leaf oil, to be paired with 33.1 Blond Lager

Hokkaido Scallp ($27) - lightly poached, green dashi, blood orange caviar, bonito flakes, to be paired with 33.15 India Pale Ale

Hokkaido Scallp (S$27) – lightly poached, green dashi, blood orange caviar, bonito flakes, to be paired with 33.15 India Pale Ale

Kangaroo ($37) - Coal-baked loin, beetroot reworked, turnip puree, to be paired with 33.3 Stout

Kangaroo (S$37) – Coal-baked loin, beetroot reworked, turnip puree, to be paired with 33.3 Stout

Truffled Kumara ($29) - Trio of Kumara sweet potatoes, trumpet mushroom, sake-fermented leek, truffle, to be paired with 33.4 House Porter

Truffled Kumara (S$29) – Trio of Kumara sweet potatoes, trumpet mushroom, sake-fermented leek, truffle, to be paired with 33.4 House Porter

Taking the laters apart

Taking the laters apart

NY Strip ($135) - 8 weeks dry-aged French Sirloin 600g, served with jus and mustard espuma, to be paired with 33.15 India Pale Ale

NY Strip (S$135) – 8 weeks dry-aged French Sirloin 600g, served with jus and mustard espuma, to be paired with 33.15 India Pale Ale

Butternut Squash ($15) - In variations, pumpkin seed oil, miso, to be paired with 33.15 India Pale Ale

Butternut Squash (S$15) – In variations, pumpkin seed oil, miso, to be paired with 33.15 India Pale Ale

Spinach ($11) - Sauteed, kombu sour cream, Saganaki cheese, to be paired with 33.15 India Pale Ale

Spinach (S$11) – Sauteed, kombu sour cream, Saganaki cheese, to be paired with 33.15 India Pale Ale

Cerel (S$13.50) - Almond milk mousse, shaved macadamia, beer malt praline, lemon curd, to be paired with 33.1 Blond Lager

Cerel (S$13.50) – Almond milk mousse, shaved macadamia, beer malt praline, lemon curd, to be paired with 33.1 Blond Lager

Strawberry (S$15) - Strawberry in textures, meringue, sorrel ice cream, to be paired with 33.1 Blond Lager

Strawberry (S$15) – Strawberry in textures, meringue, sorrel ice cream, to be paired with 33.1 Blond Lager

The standout items on the menu for me were the two starts, the Kangaroo main and the Butternut Squash side.

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The two starters were both seafood items, served with strong, contrasting flavour to get rid of the fishiness. Use of tangy elements like lime and blood orange added an extra punch to the overall taste, not to mention that the plating were lovely.

Some of my Australian friends would call the kangaroo a “giant rat” and would shy away from eating it. I have tasted kangaroo steak on many occasions and it tend to be a little too tough and chewy most of the times. Chef Jimi’s take is coal-baked and served with beetroot and turnip puree. The meat is moist and pretty tender, almost like a good cut of beef. Pretty good for a giant rat.

The Butternut Squash is just a regular side, but was delightfully good that I had an extra serving. The pumpkin slices are deliciously prepared and goes ery well with the miso flavour.

LeVeL33 was in the press lately because of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s harsh comment on one of their bar bite item named “Fish and Chips” which many online commentators felt was just “ikan bilis with a few fries”.

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Chef Jimi stood firm by his dish though. Rightfully so as the dish is really just a bar bite from their Beer Dining menu, priced at S$13. The name was probably a little tongue-in-cheek.

In any case, the food is much better than the wrong impression most Singaporeans would have because of the Fish and Chips episode. The menu is on the pricier side, but it is considered reasonable in the Marina Bay area for the F&B quality, not to mention the spectacular rooftop view:

If you are interested to visit LeVeL33:

LeVeL33 
8 Marina Boulevard #33-01 Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1 Singapore 018981

Opening hours:
Monday – Thursday: 11:30am – 12am
Friday – Saturday: 11:30am – 2am
Sunday: 12pm – 12am
Eve of PH: Operational hours will extend to 2am
PH: Operational hours begin at 12pm
For reservations, please call +65 6834 3133

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Alvin is a marketer by day and blogger by night. He is a 100% geek who spends too much time surfing the web.

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