Friday, September 8, 2017

Level 33 @ MBFC Tower 1 - A New Menu Inspired By The Craft Beers At The World's Highest Urban-Brewery

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I am back at Level 33, the world's highest urban craft-brewery and modern European kitchen after my last visit more than 3 years back. I am checking out Executive Chef Jimi Tegerdine's new menu which is inspired by the craft beers and the brewing process at Level 33.

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Japanese Deep Sea Crab 4/5

Our dinner started with the Japanese Deep Sea Crab ($28) which comes with crab legs and claw poached in butter. I enjoyed the acidity of the lime gel which somewhat accentuated the sweetness of the crab and lifted the enjoyment. I appreciated the use of grilled corn for the dish but the popcorn was a bit off for me.

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Hokkaido Scallop 3.5/5

Next is the Hokkaido Scallop ($27) which is lightly poached before serving. It is dressed in a green dashi sauce and crowned with orange caviar and bonito flakes. I thought the sauce was a bit too intense throwing the balance slightly off and masking the sweetness of the scallop. I probably would enjoy more if there was some sear on the scallop.

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Kangaroo 3.8/5

This is my first time having Kangaroo ($37) and I was not sure what to expect. The piece of red loin meat was sous vide and char grilled. It is then paired with beetroot and turnip puree. Texture wise its a bit muscular. Taste wise I thought it was quite similar to pig liver. While kangaroo meat is acceptable for me, I would prefer it to be more charred as to cut the richness of the kangaroo meat.

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Truffled Kumara 3.5/5

The Truffled Kumara ($28) is a vegetarian dish on the menu. It comes in a trio of Kumara sweet potatoes, trumpet mushroom and sake-fermented leek and dressed with truffle oil. The dish looks appealing but I did not quite enjoy it. I felt the whole execution was a bit on the dry side, lacking a sauce to whole it together.

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NY Strip 4/5

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Spinach 4.2/5, Butternut Squash 4/5

Good for sharing is the NY Strip ($135). Cooked beautifully to medium rare is the 8 weeks dry-aged French Sirloin, served with mustard espuma. Level 33 is one of the 3 restaurants in Singapoe serving it. You can also order some dishes such as the Spinach ($11) and Butternut Squash ($15) to go with the tender piece of beef.

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Strawberry 3.5/5

You can find a perfect harmony of sweet and sour in the Strawberry ($15). It comes with various textures of strawberry paired with meringue and sorrel ice cream in the light and refreshing dessert.

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Cereal 3.8/5

Another light and delicious dessert on the menu is the Cereal ($13.50). Served in a jar, it comes with shaved macadamia, beer malt praline, almond milk mousse and lemon curd. Every spoonful of the dessert, you can a combination of sweet, sour and textures working delightfully on the palate.

Note: This is an invited tasting.


Level 33
Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1
8 Marina Boulevard
#33-01
Singapore 018981
Tel: +65 68343133
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Nearest MRT: Downtown (DT Line), Raffles Place (EW Line, NS Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Thu: 1130am - 12midnight
Fri & Eve of PH: 1130am - 2am
Sat: 10am - 2am
Sun: 12pm - 12midnight

Direction:
1) Alight at Downtown MRT station. Take Exit. Walk to destination. Journey time about 6 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Raffles Place MRT station. Take Exit E or J. Follow the underground walkway towards Marina Link Mall. Continue onwards to Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1. Journey time about 12 minutes. [Map]

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