What better way to start treating Dad on Fathers Day than with his morning coffee, like this one at Common Ground. Choices are a plenty to get da man woke on his special day of the year: Espresso, Macchiato, Americano, Piccolo, Flat White, Cappuccino, or even a HK Honey Americano for those Daddy-os with a sweet tooth.
There can’t be many Dads out there who wouldn’t enjoy a cheese and ham toastie for breakfast on Fathers Day morning. This one at Bayfare Social in the Rosewood would make him very happy, especially if he is waking up after you’ve surprised him with a Hong Kong staycation in one of the famously luxurious Rosewood rooms. Too much? OK, I’m sure Dad would settle for this any day of the week!
Which Dad doesn’t like Thai food, and after missing out on eggs for brekkie, I am sure Dad would love to treat himself to some. So what about a pre-lunch snack like a Thai omelet of crabmeat and spring onions, like this one from Samsen. The Siracha sauce kick I am sure would give all the spicy Dads out there something to remember.
Most would say that the Thai omelet is just a starter for their Big Poppa, so reliving those dream days in Thailand, once upon a time, follow the Thai omelet with something more substantial. Has to be spicy chicken noodles!! So what about this plate of Thai deliciousness from Mak Mak in Landmark. This Pad Ki Mao Gai pictured below is full of his favourite chicken, and also covers all of his 5-a-day – so he would argue – with stir-fried corn, beans, pepper, basil and salad powerfully stir fried together. Also available for delivery if Dad wants to eat Thai in the luxury of his own sofa.
It’s lunchtime on Father’s Day, Dad is having Thai food, he needs a beer. In fact, he deserves a beer. Of course usually it would be a simple bottle of Singha or Tiger to wash down that delicious Thai treat, but it is Father’s Day, so we should up our game. Craft beer is not something generally associated with spicy Thai lunches, but the famous Mikkeller brand available at the Interval Coffee Bar on Wellington has a history when it comes to Thailand. The Danish company opened only its second bar outside of Denmark with one in Bangkok in 2014, with the founders aiming to elevate the level of craft beer available in Thailand. Now the product is distributed in 50 countries worldwide and the company has over 2,000 different beers! Now that is something we are sure Dad would enjoy!
After a good afternoon nap, I am sure Dad will be a bit peckish no? What better to wake up to than to a prosciutto and burrata platter, with 24 Months Aged Parma Ham and 300g of burrata, topped with colourful pachino tomatoes. What was that Dad, you also want some bread? Toasted? Ok, well I guess it is your Special Day. This platter at new Italian hidden gem LucAle, situated next to Potato Head in SYP looks epic. Did you know the name is from two chefs Luca and Alessandro, and the restaurant is a play on words with “locale” which is Italian for your local. I am sure your Dad knows, after all he is full of wisdom, right?
Drink to go with that Dad?
Staying on the Italian theme, what better than a tasty negroni to wash down the traditional Italian ham, cheese and tomatoes combo. This classic negroni at Stazione Novella should hit the spot. This should get the evening festivities off to a good start. A colourful Aperol Spritz is also on offer at “Staz” if your Dad has a thirst on, but we thought he would enjoy something a little stronger on his special day.
What would Dad enjoy more on Father’s Day than a steak dinner? Medium rare? Yes please! Lots of incredible options around the 852 to choose from but you can’t go wrong with the steak at the Hong Kong staple that is Bistecca in LKF. Many cuts available: Australian wagyu steaks, grain fed Fillet, Fiorentina, Delmonico, Rump Steak or why not try the Tomahawk American USDA Certified steaks: Fillet, Ribeye, Sirloin or Hanger Steak. Paired with a nice drop of Italian red and his Father’s Day is almost complete. Almost.
To close what will have truly been the finest Father’s Day in memory, how’s about a classic man’s Foxglove Martini, with a twist. This beauty is not made with 40% vodka or gin and olive, but instead with Four Fox Sake and soju and finished with a tincture of pomelo. As we are becoming to realise, saké is not a drink to only be enjoyed in restaurants, it is a drink to be celebrated everywhere, in a class of its own. What’s more you can celebrate this martini by listening to the wonderful live jazz that is being played at Foxglove.Hope our recommendations for any time during Father’s Day has inspired you to treat your “old man”. However you spend Father’s Day, enjoy it. And don’t forget to make picture memories and post them on the Dishtag app!
To all the Father’s out there. Happy Father’s Day!