Each year the list of Father’s Day offerings gets more and more creative. After a Mother’s Day full of diverse ways to celebrate Mum, Father’s Day 2020 pulls out all the stops with festivities that go beyond the usual whisky and steak stereotypes (or that seriously elevate these classics).
These are our top ways to celebrate good old dad this year:
Meraki at Home cocktails
Speaking of fancy whisky, Meraki Hospitality makes mixology easy with a range of at at-home cocktails ($140/2). With easy-to-follow instructions, these creative cocktails come pre-mixed with gorgeous garnishes to enjoy with Dad at home. There are five cocktails to choose from, and while not all contain whisky, the Penicillin (whisky, honey and ginger cordial and mezcal) and Batabasu (butter-washed bourbon, coffee sake, cassia bark syrup and bitters) do sound particularly appealing. Mocktails ($100/2) are also available.
WhatsApp 6379 9748 or email email@example.com to order
Gentlemen’s afternoon tea at Captain’s Bar
Who says afternoon tea is just for the gals? The always enchanting Captain’s Bar at the Mandarin Oriental presents what is possibly the most distinguished, manly afternoon tea we’ve ever seen, available Monday to Saturday throughout the month of June. The gentlemen’s afternoon tea ($338/person) features favourites like lamb samosas, Scotch eggs and sausage rolls, along with a chocolate cigar (complete with ashtray) and whisky cake. Dads will also get to knock back a chilled Captain’s Bar draught beer in the hotel’s famed silver tankard.
G/F, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road Central, Central, 2825 4006, firstname.lastname@example.org
Prime rib brunch at Henry
It certainly wouldn’t be a Father’s Day list without a few meaty treats. Chef Nate Green of Henry at the Rosewood is the undisputed meaty master, and he’s designed a mouth-watering feast for Father’s Day. The Father’s Day prime rib brunch ($998/adult; $450/child aged 6–12) features Fine de Claire oysters paired with bourbon mignonette sauce to start and mains of Brandt USDA prime rib, premium rotisserie chicken, Snake River Farms’ pork belly and roast leg of Elysian Fields lamb. If that’s still not meaty enough, dads will get to take home a pack of Henry’s home-cured bacon for those post-brunch hunger pangs.
5/F, Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside,18 Salisbury Road, TST, 3891 8732, book online
Whisky-pairing dinner at PIIN Wine Restaurant
Michelin-recommended PIIN Wine Restaurant presents a unique Father’s Day experience that pairs fine whisky with Cantonese delicacies, available 10–20 June. The six-course dinner menu ($780/person) with whisky pairings (+$680/person) showcases pairings such as dome of drunken chicken matched with Akashi’s white oak blended whisky, braised garoupa with bean curd skin paired with Ichiro’s Malt Wine Wood Reserve and braised pork belly with preserved vegetables matched with Yamazakura Asaka Distillery Newborn Single Cask #17701. For dads who aren’t big on whisky (yes, they do exist), PIIN also has some spectacular wine options available for dinner.
2/F, The Steps, H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central, 2832 7123, book online
Weekend free-flow brunch at Zuma
Brunching at Zuma always feels like a special occasion, and this Father’s Day, Zuma will be adding a twist to their classic brunch. The 2.5-hour free-flow weekend brunch (from $988/adult; $350/child) will include unlimited champagne and offers guests the opportunity, for a limited time, to sink their teeth into a 2kg Australian Wagyu Tomahawk (+$980 with 3-day advance pre-order). Dad’s sweet tooth is sure to be satisfied with a beautiful dessert platter studded with chocolate brownies with chocolate truffle, Baileys-flavoured chocolate chawanmushi and more.
5/F and 6/F, LANDMARK ATRIUM, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, 3657 6388, book online
Lamb butchery masterclass + meal at Feather & Bone
Get stuck in and learn an awesome new skill this Father’s Day at Feather & Bone Mid-Levels’ shop. The lamb butchery masterclass ($3,000) will teach you and Dad how to expertly carve up a whole lamb, followed by a fab sit-down meal on the terrace. Throughout the class and meal, wine and beer will flow freely to ensure that the good times keep on rolling as you take down that lamb.
22 Mosque Street, Mid-Levels, 2179 6211, email@example.com
Weekend build-your-own brunch at Spasso
This Father’s Day, Spasso dedicates its al-fresco dining area to dads and grandpas with a build-your-own weekend brunch ($368/adult; $228/child aged 6–12; from $198/person for free-flow). The four-course Italian brunch includes a complimentary Aperol spritz, a choice of traditional antipasti or seafood selection, a choice of pasta, a meaty main course and dessert. For groups of six or more, grandpas eat for free! All dads will enter into a lucky draw to win some cool prizes.
Shop G5–8, 12–17, G/F, Empire Centre, 68 Mody Road, TST East, 2730 8027, book online
Dad’s Big Weekend staycation at the Four Seasons
Treat your dad to some serious R&R with a staycation at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, available 12–21 June. The Dad’s Big Weekend package (from $3,850/night) includes plenty of good stuff including a room upgrade, breakfast, a 60-minute men’s facial, a kids’ cooking workshop, a Dolce & Gabbana welcome gift and late checkout. Dads can also add on the Poolside Barbecue and Beer package ($588/adult; $230/child),
which sees families enjoying a hearty barbecue with craft beer beside the hotel’s panoramic poolside with its stunning harbour views. If that’s not enough to keep Dad happy, book a Masters of Craft culinary experience ($1,290/person) – phone or email to find out more.
8 Finance Street, Central, 3196 8333, firstname.lastname@example.org
For more crazy-affordable staycation ideas this Father’s Day, check out this list!
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