06 Oct 2014 • 378 reviews • 3 followers
Brewerkz is known for handcrafted beers from its very own microbrewery, and has been around for a long time. I have certainly been here several times in the past. Today is special because I am coming here in the daytime - now that's a first! They have removed their brunch menus, so *Gareth, wife and kid, *Celine and I met for lunch.
The dim setting with booths was comfortable, casual, relaxing and beckoning - all the warmth of a good old American style restaurant. Service was rather fast and efficient, so we were able to place our orders shortly after being seated. The place was packed with happy diners on this public holiday afternoon.
We began with a round of beers, of course - Golden Ale, Bright Ale and Wheat Beer were all in order. I love their smooth, light beers that went smoothly down the throat and are refreshing on hot days / nights.
For one of the starters, we had the Salt & Pepper Calamari Rings (SGD$17.00 for large) - crispy and tasty deep fried squid rings. I love calamari for crispy exterior encapsulating chewy flesh within, and this met my expectations in texture. Flavor was good too, the hints of pepper and salt were evident but not overpowering.
*Celine decided to go for The Artisan Pizza (SGD$23.00), a crispy pizza with thick crust. The pizza consisted of duck confit, roasted tomatoes and caramelized onions - and it was a wonder of flavors exploding in one's mouth. Imagine having duck confit on a pizza... no wonder she strived to finish the pizza despite the large portion.
I selected the Seafood Spaghetti (SGD$27.00) after much deliberation. The portion was huge and the pasta was not springy. The tomato sauce was strong - sweet, sour and rich. The seafood portion was rather generous as well, lots of clams, prawns and squids (too bad no mussels for the day), adding to the palate a combination of the seaworthy sweetness of these delicacies. It fared rather all right for a marinara spaghetti and I have no complaints at its wholesome simplicity.
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