Mon - Thu: 11:00 - 00:00
Fri: 11:00 - 01:00
Sat: 17:00 - 00:00
Sun: Open for private events
Cook & Brew, a gastro-bar that is more than just a venue for the working crowd, sets the stage for all who seek a balanced lifestyle. Featuring raw wooden floors, lavish dark red leather bar stools and a sumptuous black marble-topped bar - Cook & Brew embodies the essence of a classic gastro bar with a contemporary twist. The specialty restaurant offers the perfect contemporary setting to indulge in an array of delectable local and international comfort food, paired with a carefully curated selection of craft beers, wines and cocktails, against magnificent views of Marina Bay.
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Cook & Brew, one of Westin’s four dining concepts, allows one to take in the city’s busy skyline thanks to it’s 33rd floor vantage point. The venue is not only a watering hole that stocks fine wines and more than 100 varieties of beer, it’s also home to a speciality restaurant helmed by Chef Aaron Foster, who hails from Canada.
The gastro-bar has recently launched a collection of enticing new creations, which are included in the lunch and dinner menus.
Cook & Brew turns the humble bread appetizer into an upscale starter in the Whipped Buffalo Milk Ricotta ($12). Dip the grilled bread into the sensational whipped buffalo milk ricotta dip, which is enhanced with truffle and honey. Ahhh, I could have rounds of this!
For those who prefer a light start to the meal, munch on Heirloom Tomatoes and Plums ($17). Golden and red tomato silvers are complemented with buttermilk and gorgonzola cheese dressing, butter curd and pecan brittle, which highlight the natural sweetness of the vine-ripened heirloom tomatoes.
When you are feeling ravenous, there’s nothing better than a hearty burger to satiate the senses and empty tummy. Inspired by Chef Aaron’s Canadian origins, the Montreal Burger ($34) engages the palate with generous portion house-smoked Montreal meat, which is prepared by curing beef brisket with cracked peppercorns, garlic, coriander and mustard seed over a period of 21 days. The delectable smoked meat is placed atop USDA beef patty and sandwiched between fluffy buns. Everything was lovely, except for the beef patty, which was unfortunately overdone and too dry.
The Broccoli and Bacon Cheese Burger ($29), fared much better as the creamed broccoli sauce made up for the beef patty’s dryness. The burger is further elevated with double thick house-smoked maple-glazed bacon and American cheddar. This combination sounds unconventional, but I assure you, it worked splendidly. You’ll want to chase every bite with another! The Broccoli and Bacon Cheese Burger, as well as the Montreal Burger, are accompanied with fries tossed in rosemary and shaved parmesan.
For a burger with local influence, go for the Hawker Burger ($34), where beef patty marries a beautifully marinated char siew-style pork jowl that boosts a moist interior and seductively charred surface. Crispy pork belly lends texture and an air of sinfulness to the already delectable burger. Also included are sambal mayonnaise and sliced green pickled chilli which help cut through all that richness. The fries here are tossed in chilli powder instead of rosemary parmesan seasoning, so as to maintain the local tones in this dish.
Cook & Brew: [NEW MENU] spearheaded by a throng of Burgers
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Picture this, you get set up on a date by your best friend with the captain of the school football team. Sure, he's got dreamy eyes and features so sharp that they could easily saw through the thickest hunk of steak, hence the extra preparation effort. Heels, check! Poofed up hair on hairspray hyper drive, check!, and you even dragged out the most decent set of knickers you have from your wardrobe. Kudos for that. He arrives at the door with a bunch of flowers and whisks you away in mist of charm, raising the bar even higher with an idyllic choice of a dinner venue, one that offers bedazzling views of the cityscape at dusk. However, as the meal unravels, you realize that beneath the chiseled good looks, is an empty vessel, one that was dull and lacklustre beneath its misleadingly glamorous facade. - my experience at Cook and Brew can be summed up in the same manner.
Launching a new menu helmed by a selection of mouthwatering gourmet burgers, the craft beer watering hole located at the Westin Singapore's speciality gastro-bar at Level 33 sets to sweep diners off their feet, with a combination attack of killer views and American comfort food.
First, we tried the Heirloom tomatoes and plums ($17) - ripened plums are paired with buttermilk and gorgonzola cheese dressing, butter curd and crispy pecan brittle likening the starter to a finishing cheese course. This is subtle cooking at its best.
We move on to the heftier stuff on the menu; an ode to Executive Chef Aaron Foster's Canadian roots is The Montreal Burger ($34) packing in the punches with a patty composed of house-smoked Montreal meat (no less) made by curing beef brisket with cracked peppercorns and other aromatics over 21 days. Pity the doneness was just a wee bit overboard, the juicy potential non-existent. The Hawker Burger ($32) fared much better with a porcine intervention of char-siew style pork jowl topped with crispy pork belly. The generous sluice of sambal mayonnaise overhead helping stave away the dry relief while pickled green chilies brings to mind, wanton mee. By now, it had become clear that the kitchen only...
Originally posted at: fundamentally-flawed.blogspot.sg/2016/03/cook-and-brew-new-menu.html
Cook & Brew is one of the four dining venues at The Westin Singapore. It is a gastro-bar which overlooks Marina Bay and is an ideal spot to chill out after work for the nearby working crowd. The bar offers an extensive selection of fine wines and craft beers from around the world. There is both indoor and outdoor dining area, surrounding with comforty seats around with flat screen television, showing sport channel.
HEIRLOOM TOMATOES & PLUMS ($17)
Buttermilk and gorgonzola cheese dressing, butter curd, pecan brittle
The strong taste of the butter curd was strangely balanced by the sweet honeyed pecan brittle. It quite peaked up one's appetite.
WHIPPED BUFFALO MILK RICOTTA ($12)
Truffle honey, grilled bread
The bread was soft and buttery, having been drizzled with olive oil. Spread on with slightly sweet and milky spread, it offered another taste on the simple bread.
POLENTA & DUTCH VEAL BRISKET ($42)
Milk braised veal breast, kale, glazed turnips
The veal was very tender and juicy, accompanied by the milky creamy polenta and the crunchy turnips.
THE MONTREAL BURGER ($34)
Packs a punch with its copious amounts of house-smoked Montreal meat, made by curing beef brisket with cracked peppercorns, coriander, garlic and mustard seed over 21 days, beef patty and red onions, served with fries with Rosemary and shaved Parmesan, and Canadian mustard.
This burger was the chef's signature, but I could tell that it is a meat lover's dream with so much meat in it. As for me, I preferred the fries which I felt was better than the fries that served with the two other burgers. The fries was lightly flavoured with rosemary and topped with shaved paramesan. It smelt nice and more appetizing in taste.
BROCCOLI & BACON CHEESE BURGER ($29)
A treat robust flavours; beef patty topped with creamed broccoli, double thick house-smoked maple-glazed bacon and American cheddar.
Never had a burger with creamed broccoli. I felt that it made the burger less dry and easier to eat, when comparing to the other two burgers.
HAWKER BURGER ($32)
Well-marinated char siew-style pork jowl that is sweet, slightly moist on the inside and charred on the outside, crispy pork belly, served atop a juicy beef patty, served with sambal mayonnaise, sliced green pickled chillies, and fries tossed in chilli.
It was my first time of having a burger served with pickled chilli. The burger was the chef's version of localized burger. It was quite a combination in the mouth with fatty pork belly, the slightly sweet char siew, and the spicy mayonnaise spread on the bun. Interesting explosive flavours.
Rum and Raisin ice cream
Served with oreo crumbles A simple but delightful finish to a heavy meal.
Hot Chocolate ($8)
A well made drink although I wished that it could be richer in taste.
Overall the food was huge in serving and tasted great, although my jaws felt tired after all the chewing of the burger. The place was relaxing and quiet, with nice view outside. Service was fast and efficient.
While downtown Singapore appears congested with concret glass buildings and narrow streets, there are manu places to chill out after work. Cook and Brew is one of them. subdued light, great scenery, lots of space for personal privacy.
Light fruity heirloom salad made up of plums and tomatoes with blue cheese, polenta with veal, four different types of burgers and great drinks helps you achieve that chill factor. Food was ligjt and not fatty, fresh tasting and matches the liquor and wine well. I particularly liked the hawker burger with a good portion of beef patty, strips of charsiew and roast pork to give it that local flavour and a huge serving of fries.
I enjoyed the fact that you had a smooth ride up a fast elevator to the 32nd floor and a second hotel elevator to the 33rd. The welcoming strains of piano music in the hotel lobby begins to sooth the stress away.
Good but not fabulous view of the harbour and looking inland brings you to another dimension, it is like leaving your troubles behind.
Enjoy the time there with great food and drinks.