Father’s Day falls on 16 June this year, so get your munchkins showing some appreciation for the ol’ dude indoors with this roundup of dining and gift inspiration… go on, you know he’s worth it!
FINDS is offering a ‘For my Father’ set menu on 16 June, with a selection of Nordic dishes to tickle the palate. Wagu beef cheek, roasted potato and garlic soup and cod all feature, all washed down with a couple of ‘Odin’s Strengths’ – a spicy, rum-based cocktail blended just for Dad. Set menu from $488 – $688 per person.
Head to Frites in Quarry Bay for a dad-approved set lunch that includes their signature mussels Provençal – perfect for dipping those frites! Tables booked ahead will receive a complimentary pair of cufflinks for papa. Father’s Day lunch is $400 per person.
What man doesn’t love a curry? Gaylord Indian Restaurant is treating Dads to a Father’s Day set menu featuring all the faves such as chicken tikka masala, lamb saagwala and rounded off nicely with a fresh kulfi (and perhaps a few beers too!) Dinner is $278 per person.
Grand Central Bar and Grill at Elements in Kowloon has teamed up with male grooming palace Gentlemen’s Tonic to offer a pretty smooth deal. Simply book a table for four or more people, a week or more in advance and you’ll receive a free voucher for a wet shave valued at $375 from Gentlemen’s Tonic at the Landmark. Bristles begone!
If Daddy has a sweet tooth (hmm, so that’s where the kids get it from…) and fancies himself a bit of an action hero, then Ms B’s Cakery combines cake and film into ‘James Bond’, a delectable Jameson’s Irish Whiskey Chocolate Cake. Order two days ahead and Ms B will whip into action, producing a cake with a licence to thrill even the pickiest papas.
If you’re planning on eating at home, check out Secret Ingredient’s Father’s Day BBQ special, featuring Aussie steak with asparagus, potato, bacon and horseradish salad and a scrummy mango meringue for afters. No balcony? No problem! The BBQ pack is suitable for cooking indoors and out, and is easily washed down with the US craft beers included. A meal for 2 is $400, or $750 for a family of 4.
If Dad is a foodie at heart, Father’s Day dinner at Spoon by Alain Ducasse at the Intercontinental should bank some brownie points. This 6-course gourmet feast is handcrafted by Spoon’s executive chef and features temptations like Royal sea bream with morels and yellow wine, beef tenderloin and chocolate-coffee with cappuccino granite. There’s a wine pairing available, and dinner will set you back $1588 per person.
It’s a well-known fact that most men love a huge hunk of meat on their plate, so show Dad some carnivorous love with brunch at Strip House by Harlan Goldstein. He’ll enjoy chowing down on lamb rack, pork chop or a good old lump of cow, while the rest of the family will appreciate the warm chocolate cake, cookie ice cream and strawberry sauce dessert. Mmm! Father’s Day set brunch is $588 per person.
Got a stylish man about town? Tokoro – Robatayaki & Whisky Bar at Langham Place, Mongkok are teaming up with luxury British shirtmaker Thomas Pink to offer a 6-course Japanese menu and the chance to win a $2000 Thomas Pink voucher and styling session. Priced at $888 per person, the menu features premium sashimi; steak, lamb or cod and delicate Japanese musk melon to finish.
Head to Watermark for a Dad’s Day dinner with a harbour view. There’ll be seafood galore, beef and Yorkshire puds, Foie Gras, and, of course, a free-flow option to toast the man of the hour. Dinner is $428 for adults, $190 for kids and add an extra $180 for the free-flow drinks package.
If Canto classics are what he’s really craving, Yee Tung Heen at the Excelsior is offering a Dad Eats Free deal for tables of 8 or more. Bring the extended family and enjoy a sociable meal from $2888 upwards.
Yunyan Sichuan Restaurant will get his tastebuds tingling with crispy air-dried beef slices, house-smoked cherry duckling and steamed pork dumplings with shrimp soup. The 11-course dinner menu costs $1980 for 6 people or $3880 for 12.
Gifts and Pampering
If he’s looking a little bit pasty, an Elemis Urban Cleanse Facial at Ezina could help him put his best face forward. Promising to decongest pores and accelerate skin repair, from now until Father’s Day he’ll receive a free 50ml Elemis Daily Moisture Boost worth $448 with his treatment, helping him to disguise all those late nights.
If Dad loves chasing egg-shaped balls around in his leisure time, some new togs from Hackett will be right up his street (or should that be down his pitch?) The flagship store at Eton Tower in Causeway Bay offers heritage rugby shirts and smart tailoring, along with monogram options for a personalised gift.
If expensive, thoughtfully chosen luxury goods get the man in your house smiling, a Paul Smith wallet, a Pierre Balmain work shirt or a pair of Tato Essian cufflinks from Harvey Nichols are all available – at a price. Is Dad worth the investment? You decide…
Any Dad, no matter how rugged, will secretly appreciate a bit of pampering, so why not whisk him off The Mandarin Barber for a spruce? Be it a shave, a trim or even a pedicure, he’ll emerge a new man and ready to take out on the town.
Does Dad enjoy pounding the pavements in his spare time? Or maybe you need motivation to get a couch potato moving? Cool gadgets always win the day, and the Mio Alpha strapless heart rate monitor is both innovative and functional, in other words totally Dad-approved! No excuses not to get out of the door now…
If he’s convinced there’s a novel in him somewhere, a Moleskine notebook is a classic for capturing those pearls of wisdom, and if he’s a bit of a geek, this Star Wars special addition has to be a sure-fire thing.
Dad got dash and cash? Patinova contemporary jewellery is offering a free gold money clip when you make a purchase of $1000 or more. Bling!
Oops, butterfingers! A Pong smartphone or tablet case could be a good investment this Father’s Day, and certainly a better option than a trip to the computer centre to repair yet another cracked screen. These clever cases also redirect radiation, so if he’s all about the Crackberry, keep him safe while he surfs.
If your apartment is way too small for any more ‘stuff’, Red Packet has a huge number of gift experiences up for grabs, including massages, flight simulators, whiskey tasting or even a session in a recording studio. Beats listening to him singing in the shower…
If Dad is a frequent flyer, then new luggage will always go down a treat. The super-stylish but functional Dror for TUMI line is designer-approved and rugged enough to survive even the most belligerent of baggage handlers. Check out the full list of Hong Kong and Macau retailer stores here.
We are absolutely loving Vero Chocolate’s awesome Father’s Day chocolate moustaches; in fact we’d even consider sprouting one of these babies ourselves!
Happy Father’s Day to all the Sassy Dads out there!