A Hearty Meaty Weekend Lunch Roast At Oxwell & Co
The Weekend Roast at Oxwell & Co is going to change the way you look at your weekend brunches. Rather than the standard affair of having breakfast food for lunch, Oxwell & Co jumps straight into a sinful array of roasted delights, from 12pm to 4pm every weekend, that’s more hearty and filling than anything else. Think Roast Free-Roam Chicken Breast ($36) and Welsh Shoulder Of Lamb ($38) – a meaty selection that’s almost like a candy store for all meat lovers out there.
But if you had to choose just one dish among their juicy roasts, opt for the Grass Fed Prime Rib On The Bone ($16/100g) which was roasted to perfection. Each slab of beef had a nice caramelised brown exterior that envelops a bright pink middle, and the meat was moist and tender. You’ll find none of that sinuous bits that gets stuck in your teeth.
Accompanying all of their mains are a side of Yorkies (essentially Yorkshire pudding made to sound more adorable), roasted potatoes and some gravy. The Yorkies were great on their own, and even better when drizzled with some luscious gravy. It was crisp at the thin edges and fluffy at the parts with more egg custard – certainly a savoury pudding that we wouldn’t mind having.
You might be busy stuffing yourself silly on the meat and pudding, but whatever you do don’t discount the drab looking potatoes as your average joes. Put your no-carbs diet to the side – these humble potatoes come in an exceedingly crispy exterior and pillowy soft insides. Nothing like the dry renditions we typically taste outside – the chef revealed that theirs are made by over-boiling the potatoes first to “burst” the starch. They are then tossed in a pool of decadent duck fat to achieve that exquisite balance of crispy and fluffy.
Even the vegetables here are made with the same sinful touch. The Brussel Sprouts, Maple Butter And Smoked Bacon ($8) came in a glossy sheen thanks to the sweet butter and salted bacon fat. While the strong taste of brussels sprouts was still present, pairing it with their smoky bacon bits helped masked the unpleasant aftertaste. (We certainly saw brussels sprouts in a new light.)
We also really enjoyed The Roasted Sweet Carrots ($8). They were simple and helped cut through the richness of our meat-heavy meal with their natural sweetness.
Oxwell & Co
Address: 5 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069688
Phone: +65 6438 3984
Opening Hours: Mon: 4pm – 12am; Tue – Sun: 12pm – 12am