26 March 2007

Pisceans Birthday Celebration at Brotzeit, VivoCity

Had a belated joint piscean birthday celebration with my JC gang yesterday at Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant, located at the ground floor of VivoCity facing Sentosa. The breezy waterfront seating area offers stunning view, whereas the indoor section with dark wood furnishings and wooden tables flanked by benches created a cozy and contemporary ambience.

We settled comfortably at the sleek wooden tables and poured through the menu, bewildered by the vast selections of authentic german beer and food. Actually, I'm not familiar with German cuisine, somehow the only impression of German fare is sausages, pork knuckles and beer. Well, am I wrong! And I'm happy to declare that I walked out a satisfied customer, by not just the food but also the prompt and friendly service.

We ordered a selection of speciality items (highly recommended by the servers and Ah Hong) to share so that we could try a little of everything.
I particularly enjoyed the sausage platter served with sauerkraut, mashed potato, pickled cucumber and garnished with roasted onion rings. The mixture of thin and fat sausages were lean, juicy and crunchy with different flavours like cracked peppers, cheese, smoked and more; can't exactly remember all the types now but this really converted my idea of sausages. Was particularly impressed with the sauerkraut which is finely sliced sour white cabbage; the distinctive sour taste was not over-powering and complements the robust taste of the sausages. The mashed potato was buttery and smooth.
And there was the mushroom stew with different varieties of mushroom. The full-bodied taste of mushroom lingered in my mouth and the creamy stew was rather addictive.

The signature roasted pork knuckle was tender, crackling quite crispy but meat a tad dry. Other dishes included greens, German-style pizza and seafood platter, all pretty well done.

Also tried a few variety of beer, one of which was mango-flavoured, tasted fruity and sweet but mild. Had to skip dessert altogether as the meal was really filling and we still have the birthday cake. Must really go back there one of these days to try the desserts which I heard was good. The meal set us back by $26 per person but well worth it considering the quality of food, service and ambience; and hey, nothing beats the company and of course JUICY news :p

Really feel very blessed to be able to celebrate every birthday with this group of wonderful friends for the past 12 years. Despite personal and work commitments, everyone made effort to get together for birthdays and festive celebrations. It is also heartwarming to see the group grow literally with partners (and now babies) joining in. Thank you, dear friends!

German Bier Bar & Restaurant
VivoCity, #01-149-151
Tel: 6272-8815
Website: http://www.brotzeit1516.com/

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