Father’s Day is getting close – at least if you subscribe to the UK/US system where Father’s Day falls on June 18. And whether you’re on the lookout for ways to honour your dad or are trying to surreptitiously suggest things you yourself would like, here are a few ideas to get you started.
Brunch, beer and Bali
The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali is running a Dads Super Brunch to commemorate Father’s Day, replete with beer, bikes and a BBQ. The hotel’s restaurant Prego, meanwhile, is running a bunch of activities that include arm wrestling, a mini golf tournament and wine tastings, while the Heavenly Spa by Westin is offering bonus benefits such as a foot massage or hair wash with each 90-minute well-being massage.
Add together these drinks, pamperings and gladiatorial feats of strength and they make for a rather grandiose, hedonistic occasion that wouldn’t be too far out of place in a Roman period drama.
Surf, turf and Champagne
Sticking with the brunch idea, Hong Kong restaurant Seafood Room in Causeway Bay district is running a Father’s Day brunch offering that includes free-flow Moet & Chandon Imperial Champagne complemented by a number of new meat and seafood dishes. These range from beef tataki with balsamic truffle dressing, to a US prime beef tenderloin and lobster dish.
To add an extra touch, the first 40 fathers with a booking will get a lapel handkerchief from Neapolitan lifestyle brand Dal Duca. All others will have to settle for a mini bottle of Moet & Chandon Champagne.
Prices start at HK$448 (US$57.5) per person (+HK$200 for free-flow Moet & Chandon Imperial Champagne).
Boat rides on the Bay
Singapore’s Monti At The Fullerton Pavilion will be offering free-flow beer or wine as well as complimentary boat rides around the bay for all dads this Father’s Day (available upon request). These come as part of a lunch or dinner buffet (starting at S$90++ (US$65++) per person) with additional packages offering mocktails, wine and champagne also available at different price points.
Along with the complimentary boat rides, an additional hot carving station will also be making an appearance on Father’s Day, including dishes such as leg of lamb, polenta, salads and crushed potatoes.
Steak and cigars
Hong Kong restaurants Zafran, Aqua and Armani are offering fathers the opportunity to channel their inner Vito Corleone from The Godfather with brunches accompanied by drinks and cigars. For the Father’s Day weekend, Zafran is serving Rubia Gallega dry-aged rib-eye steak for HK$690 (US$88.5) with a complimentary Colombian Dictador 20-year-old rum and Cuban cigar in the restaurant’s pop-up cigar room. Meanwhile, Aqua and Armani is offering a HK$598 (US$76.7) Italian and Japanese brunch with free-flow Veuve Clicquot Champagne and cocktails along with a complimentary Davidoff Primeros cigar for the first 30 bookings at each restaurant.
All of Regal Hongkong Hotels’ restaurants are serving up special Father’s Day meals, ranging from four-course meals to traditional Chinese dinners. But for a good seafood feed – importantly, including fresh oysters galore – Café Rivoli should be top of your list. For HK$668 (US$86), diners can tuck in to the restaurant’s dinner buffet that includes fresh oysters, lobster with cheese and scallops. A seafood platter consisting of lobster, brown crab, mussels, golden whelks, crab legs and prawns is also available, and for those of a more red-meat persuasion, 18lb roast US prime beef OP ribs are also on the menu.