Chubby Botak Koala •
28 Jul 2014 • 281 reviews • 21 followers
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Greatest appreciation to HungryGoWhere and The Westin Singapore for hosting the tasting session.
Cook and Brew ('C&B') is the latest dining concept by Westin, making its debut in Singapore. C&B is a gastro-bar located on the 33rd floor of Asia Square Tower 2, which provide a beautiful scenic view of Marina Bay. It serves a modern interpretation of bar comfort food infuse with local flair, not to mention extensive selections of wine and beers.
We started our feast with Chilli Con Carne Volcano Topped with Cheddar Cheese ($13) and Sushi Bowl ($18). For me, Chilli Con Carne is the C&B interpretation of Curry Bread. They use paprika and chilli here quite freely. Expect a slow burn of the heat when you bit into the bun. I avoided the green chilli on top, as my spicy tolerance is low. It is pretty tasty.
The Sushi Bowl has a nice colourful presentation from the different ingredients. The salmon is fresh and grilled just right. The meat is still moist and tender. The teriyaki sauce and wasabi mayonnaise works will to bind the whole ingredients, including the tamago and pink radish.
Each of the food served is actually paired with a shot of beer. Unfortunately, I still can't consume alcohol, so I can't really comment on the beer pairing.
For the mains, we had Cook & Brew Fried Chicken ($27), Honey BBQ Ribs ($28), and German Butcher Platter ($34). C&B version of Fried Chicken has a Korean flair. Using meat with the bone, it is well seasoned and tasty. It is not too oily but very crispy, crisp to the extent that some part of the meat becomes too dry. The wasabi mayonnaise provides a good compliment while the spinach made you feel less guilty. Maybe it’s my taste buds, personally I like my fried chicken juicier.
Honey BBQ Ribs is my favourite dish for the night. It is perfectly executed. The meat just fell of the bone when you cut into it, and the charred flavour gives it an authentic BBQ feel. Forget the cutlery, just be a little bit barbaric and use your fingers. Ribs are made to be eaten with fingers. The coleslaw is fresh and good, and the wedges are a good companion for the ribs. Yummyyyy!!!
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The atmosphere of this place is just gorgeous. Definitely a place you want to hang out. It has a good view of the Marina Bay and will even be better when they relocate the Singapore Port. The décor is combination of wood, classy and classic furniture.
Overall, Cook and Brew served up a good gastro pub food with local twist. So if you are looking for a place for good grub and good beer, give this place a try. For wine lovers, check out their Enomatic wine dispenser system. With a wine card, you can have the freedom to taste any wine, and decided to go for the half or full glass. Looking forward to my return visit here. Cheers!!