My 1st Ever Singapore Roast Dinner Delivery
Roast Dinner delivery. Wow, what a wild ride that was, but I did it. With massive help from #1 and Strawberry Blonde at the end, the taxi came 30 minutes early. Thank you, my children.
Yes, blind panic. My mate Andrew was the 1st to have a go at Chillax +BBQ Roast Dinner delivery and he is a tough client, by his nature, with a very critical and analytical eye. I really was anxious when I sent this off in the taxi. This is really the first time I have not been able to ‘try’ something before it goes to the client.
Normally at ChillaxBBQ, we carve it for the client, so we can taste test and make sure all is OK before we platter her up and serve. Not this time. This was blind. This was real cooking. How did we do? Read on for the 1st EVER Singapore Roast Dinner Delivery.
As we’re all at home on Lockdown, and with all our ChillaxBBQ’s canceled due to Covid-19, we thought this might be a fun concept to try home. Delivery of our signature Wagyu Tomas to our friends and BFFs of ChillaxBBQ (our clients). It’s a major risk as this is way more different than cooking in a kitchen and walking it 5-10m to the table in the restaurant. In fact, the 1st delivery was from Siglap to Sentosa. Is the roast dinner going to be hot? Is it going to get soggy? Is it going to be overcooked by the time she arrives? So many questions…
To make this work I implemented the following must have an answer to questions;
- You must give us 24 hours notice;
- You must advise what time you would like to be sat down to eat;
- You must advise what ‘doneness’ you would like your steak cooked to.
And then the following planning & cooking aligned to that;
- Pre-book a taxi for 20-30 minutes arrival at mine before your sit down to eat time;
- If you want medium I am cooking just off medium-rare, if you want medium-rare I am cooking just off rare. Therefore when I pack the steak up it will still be cooking a little for the 15 minutes or so in the taxi and should arrive at your perfect doneness preference;
- I am packing a food parcel all in one with all you will need for your roast dinner;
- Sea salt
- Kampot cracked. black pepper
So let’s have a look at how that planning worked out on the day, shall we? Here comes The 1st ever ChillaxBBQ Roast Dinner Delivery. I am quite proud of this. Another little milestone in the history of our little company of amateur cooks cum wannabe Chefs. I don’t think I have seen whole-cooked Tomas as a delivery option before so I am viewing our little dish as quite unique.
So, here is our little Stay@Home emergency roast dinner food parcel. One humungous 1.6Kg grass-fed Ozzie Wagyu Tomahawk, Roasted Asparagus ‘w’ Parmigiano, Roasted Spuds and Beefy Jus – AKA Beef Gravy.
Literally cooked to the last minute before boarding its taxi to your house. This is piping hot in here, which was the plan to have it still piping hot when it lands on your table. Literally ‘just add wine and people’.
Included in your little food parcel is some sea salt and Kampot cracked black pepper. We implore you to carve your meat and give another good sprinkling of both – it makes a difference. Also, please use some sea salt to finish off the spuds when you have them on your platter. We won’t be doing this before we pack the spuds so please do so when you plate them – this was a lesson learned and a comment from Andrew our guinea pig…
Thanks for that feedback mate!!!
She has arrived in perfect condition. Love the fact that Andrew and Wifey are ready to go, the wine is poured and the kids are in bed. Also, love the ‘whoops’ and comments in the video above, thanks, mate.
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well,” said Virginia Woolf. Hoping you got some of the middle options because of the food, Andrew. All part of the service Sir!!!
He said it was like getting a present. Almost like pass-the-parcel this as you open the big one and there are more within haha. Here is it unwrapped at the first level. Individually boxed and wrapped. Gravy is in a zip-lock baggie, just cut off one bottom corner to create a gravy pourer, and as you can see we supply sea salt & Kampot cracked black pepper to finish off before you get stuck in.
She has been unwrapped. She is ready to go go go. 1.6 kg of meaty goodness, cooked to medium/medium-rare perfection. Come on Andrew get your knife out and let’s see how she is looking – open that meat Kimono…
Well, he’s looking happy so far. We’re still to pass the taste test though. I love the fact that Andrew has a fork in his pocket. Just in case he gets lost on the way to the table with the platter and gets hungry perhaps???
Hallelujah. So happy about that. Waiting is over and it is cooked perfectly for the client ask. I am a happy cook!!! Charred off in butter, low and slow reverse-seared for pink2pink in the middle. I really am so happy!
How good does that look? Well happy with that. This is a dinner for two. Andrew and Wifey have banished the kids haha.
I can’t thank Andrew and Wifey enough for being 1st to have a go at this for me. Major risk re the ‘how is this going to travel’ unanswered question at the start of this concept creation. But it looks like we have a winner with The 1st EVER Singapore Roast Dinner Delivery. But let’s hear from the client, Mr F, I hand over to you;
“It was like unwrapping a present.”
“Sooooo good. Better than any restaurant steak.”
My wife said, “we spent $300 at Level 33, and this is so much better.”
“So, same order again next week.”
I’ll take those comments any day of the week, and I am extremely happy and humbled. Thank you to Andrew and Wifey. It means the world to a wannabe cook to hear that sort of feedback. We have 2 more orders already in for this Easter weekend. I might need to invest in a new oven. I really am so happy with The 1st EVER ChillaxBBQ Roast Dinner Delivery, and the fact that we did indeed do ‘green stuff’ as well. Thanks again to my Guinea pigs, so glad you enjoyed it and were there at the start of this. Now to the next two, just keeping fingers and knives crossed that they also do.