My Dad turned a grand 62 last week and in typical Goh family style, we took him out for dinner. My Dad is a big beef lover so B.T and I decided to recommend Level 33 which W had recommended to us just awhile back. Though it took my parents a mighty long time to find the actual place, everyone gave the food a big thumbs up.
I am going to plunge straight into the food that we had and you can view the photos that we took of this fabulous dinner. It didn't quite burn a hole in our pockets (thankfully) and I think you do get what you pay for! I also liked the fact that the water served had sliced of oranges inside which made it a refreshing change and I actually prefer it to having lemon slices inside.
It is recommended that you visit Level 33 in a group of 6 or more so that you can order the sharing options - Ploughman's Board or lamb/beef/pig rack. We opted for the beef which serves 4 and if you do so, you wouldn't need to order any more mains and it'll be sufficient to supplement the beef with a few sides.
The beef is a 120 days aged chargrilled black angus Cote de Boeuf which was really really good. The meat was juicy and moist and had a lovely subtle grilled taste to it. The accompanying sauce was a red wine reduction and I especially loved the roasted garlic that was served together with it. The only downside is that it does take awhile to prepare and serve but the staff do give you a headsup. The beef was also served with truffled flavored russet potato mash that was buttery creamy and fluffy, cumin roasted cauliflower (OMG this was helluva tasty!) and standard mixed leafy greens.
The mains all sound really good and we were tempted to try the stout braised oxtail stew, risotto, duck and gnocchi but that would have been waaaay too much food. Instead, we chose the pan seared scallops with roasted sweet potato, wilted spinach and thyme infused champagne cream that was fresh and delish but it was tad pricey for a small serving of 3 pieces.
The next side was the Blond Lager tossed whitebait seasoned with black pepper, chilli dust and garlic. This was my other favorite. The batter was light and just the right amount. You could tell that it was fried just before serving so it wasn't soggy but totally crispy and not overly oily. I think whitebait is one of my favorite bar food (fried lady's fingers too). Speaking of Blond Lager, the boys did mention that the beer was good. Afterall, Level 33 does specialize in in-house brewed beers similar to Brewerkz. The final side - meatballs, were a disappointment. Tad too dry and not exactly flavorful.
We rounded up the meal with a few varieties of dessert. I do think that they do desserts well too. The 'Frozen' which is a trio of gelato, ice cream and sorbet (flavors of the day were mango, prune and I can't recall what the other was!) was a good value as each scoop was pretty hefty and that cost just SGD$12.50.
I ordered the Cocoa which is a warm chocolate fondant, ganache, chilli raspberry compote, frozen mascapone and raspberry caviar - sounds really really delactable and exciting, does taste good but frankly, not as exciting tasting as it sounds. I would still say it's a decent dessert.
Last but not least, was my favorite, which I wouldn't have ordered as it came with coconut gelato but the waiter recommended this as it's great for sharing - pancakes. It came served with generous servings of caramelized bananas which I so love, sweetened fruit mix and ice cream. The mini pancakes were fluffy with that nice subtle hint of cinnamon and light dusting of icing sugar.
It sounded like a lot of food but I think it was just right. I didn't feel as though I was so full that I would burst at the seams, but just right. Though B.T must not have eaten enough even after polishing that 3 large scoops of ice cream by himself, because 2 hours after dinner ended, he said to me in a very small voice, I'm hungry... And he proceeded to chomp on some beef jerky and a packet of Meiji crackers.-_-
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