Sky High Dining- Level 33

The 33rd floor of the Marina Bay Financial Tower is home to the world’s highest micro-brewery, Level 33. In the midst of business and financial chaos lies the funky yet tranquil high end restaurant. After traveling 33 stories in the private elevator, you step into a world of awe and amazing food. Walk past the hostess towards the dining area and you find 6 huge rose gold tubs brewing different types of their signature beers. Most notably, they are working on their brand new Champagne Beer, launching on June 7th. Run by their master brewer, the quality of their beer is incredible. The dining area lines a large floor to ceiling window overlooking the famous and breathtaking Marina Bay scene.

While the view is incredible, equally impressive was their food and drinks. Their weekday lunch special (the Executive Lunch Set) is priced at $42++ which includes a buffet of charcuterie, cheeses, salads, seafood and fruit and a main of choice. And for only $5 you can add on a dessert plate. Even after filling myself up on everything from port cheddar to nduja balls and shrimp cocktail, the seared tuna I ordered as my main was everything I was hoping for. In the middle of a large white plate laid two steaks of perfectly seared tuna over a drizzling of sherry caramel and roasted carrots and topped with chervil and almonds; an extremely generous serving for the reasonable price. But of course I couldn’t eat at a craft brewery without trying one of their signature drinks. Wanting to keep it light (after all it was 11:30am…) I decided to try the Wheat Beer and Lemonade Shandy, as recommended by our waitress. Half of a liter was only $10, and was the perfect accompaniment to the meal.

This meal at Level 33 definitely did not disappoint and I cannot wait to go back again. The quality of the food and service only added to the naturally vibrant atmosphere, creating an inviting and exciting environment. Good food, an amazing view and friendly service… Singapore in a nutshell.

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Address: 8 Marina Boulevard 33-01, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, 018981

Blu Kouzina- The Best Greek in Singapore

After meeting a couple who owned a Greek restaurant at a party years ago, Blu Kouzina has become a family favorite. Being Greek, I’m an absolute sucker for for a really good rack of lamb, or the sweetest, stickiest Baklava. I can say, without a doubt, Blu Kouzina has some of the best Greek food I’ve ever had in my life. Some of our favorites are grilled octopus, lamb meatballs, Greek salad, and hummus with pita. The grilled octopus comes in bite sized pieces and is lightly seasoned with salt, pepper, and olive oil and grilled perfectly with a light char. The lamb meatballs are crunchy on the outside and insanely soft and meaty on the inside. It comes with a light citrus and mayonnaise dipping sauce, which cuts through the strong lamb flavor. The Greek salad consists of large chunks of tomatoes, olives, onions, cucumbers and a whole slab of Greek feta, with olive oil drizzled over the top. The hummus is perfectly smooth, with the right balance of tanginess, bitterness, saltiness and sweetness. It goes perfectly with the think, light pieces of pita. And of course, a must for every Greek family, the lamb. The lamb chops are charred to perfection giving it a smokey crunch on the outside, which coats the medium-rare cooked lamb.

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Of course, you can never go to a Greek restaurant without ordering dessert. Their platter consists of Baklava, Walnut pastry, and Greek yoghurt with honey and nuts. The Baklava is unbelievable; crunchy and extremely sweet with honey. The Walnut Pastry is amazingly flaky with the bitterness of the nuts cutting through. The Greek yoghurt with honey and nuts is the perfect way to end the meal, with it’s tangy and fresh flavor.

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Blu Kouzina never fails to deliver an amazing Greek meal! Go visit them at 893 Bukit Timah Rd, and or check out their website at http://blukouzina.com/SG/.