How to show dad you care this Father’s Day
· 15 June 2020
Let's not forget the men in our lives who've showed us nothing but care and love. Here are six of the best ways to do so this season.
With Father’s Day fast approaching, and the lifting of some visiting restrictions, there’re many ways to commemorate him on his special day. From refined fine dining feasts, bounteous care packages and special DIY kits, there’s something for every flavour of Dad.
The Dandy Collection
For dads with a bit of a rebel streak left in them, The Dandy Collection’s exclusive Father’s Day Sunday Social bundle will be an exciting prospect. In terms of food, the ‘Rad Dad’ bundle ($140/two people, $260/four people) will entice meat-loving dads; the Beef Short Ribs are served with confit garlic and finished with a char siew glaze, while the Adana Kebab Tartare gets a flavourful punch from smoked tomato and chilli lavosh. The meal is completed by sides such as Crispy Brussel Sprouts and finished with a scrumptious Baba Rum Cake. Beyond the food, the ‘Rad Dad’ bundle also includes experiential gifts. Each bundle includes a free Zoom class with F45 for a rigorous training session, a 10 percent voucher from Harley-Davidson (for clothes and motorcycle accessories), and a 200ml bottle of whiskey. Harley-Davidson will also be offering two lucky dads the chance to experience a Harley-Davidson Ride for an entire day. Available for islandwide delivery or pick-up from Summerlong, 19 to 21 June.
#01-04, 60 Robertson Quay. Online: Neon Pigeon
Lawry’s The Prime Rib Singapore
There’s nothing quite as classic for Father’s Day than a prime rib roast, and Lawry’s is certainly ready with its four-course Father’s Day set menu ($109/person). While the famous Silver Carts and Spinning Bowl Salads will be absent for your home dining experience, the menu does include some of Lawry’s other signature dishes. Namely, Dad can choose between a choice of three main courses; the Ocean’s Catch, packed with seafood delights like salmon, snapper, scallops and lobster; the King’s Meat Platter of lamb rack, teriyaki pork, foie gras, and Chicken Parmigiana; and of course, the Signature Roasted USDA Prime Rib of Beef. Beyond that, each set comes with a hearty Chicken Consomme, a starter of Premium Half Shell Abalone, and ends with the Lawry’s Signature Strawberry English Trifle. Available for takeaway, curbside pick-up and delivery, 20 and 21 June.
#04-01/31, Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road. Tel: 6836 3333.
Knots & Gifts
Knots & Gifts, by familiar name Rubina Tiyu, is a new spin-off from her wedding planner platform Inside the Knot. Turns out she is also a wiz at gifting, and the options for Father’s Day are delightfully fresh and pampering – for one, most of the bundles include food from her trusty black book of Singapore’s patisseries and providores. If dad appreciates libations, the highly recommended Cheese and Cocktails ($148) bundle comes with LAIBA bottled cocktails such as whisky sour and cold brew martini (choices are customisable) as well as a cheese spread with fruit, nuts, crostini and fig jam, finished with a little floral pick-me-up. For breakfast essentials, Bagel and Coffee ($48) can’t go wrong. Patisserie G fresh bagels with cream cheese, berries and GK Kopi (which you can top up with smoked salmon and flowers) are so good, you wish every day could be Father’s Day. Online: Website
W Singapore – Sentosa Cove
SKIRT will be offering the exclusive Dad About You bundles, featuring SKIRT signatures fresh from the embers of the restaurant’s iconic parrilla grill. The bundle for two ($120) is great for an intimate celebration for Dad and Mum, including a choice of main of either Grilled Whole Local Farmed Seabass, Whole Roasted Chermoula Marinated Chicken, or a Grass-fed T-bone Steak. The Dad About You also comes as a bundle for four ($170) which ups the ante with a Grain-fed Beef Tomahawk and two Negronis and two cans of beer. Each bundle comes with SKIRT’s signature bread, hearty sides and dessert. For a celebration on the lighter side, the Grub a Booze bundle ($60/six beers) is perfect for a lazy afternoon. Pair ice cold pints with your choice of an Oven-fired Margherita Pizza, W House-made Beef Burger, or Korean Fried Chicken Wings. Available for delivery, 19-21 June.
21 Ocean Way. Online: E-store
The hotel’s range of Father’s Day bundles is certainly varied, thanks to the fantastic F&B outlets within, including Manhattan, Dolcetto and Basilico. For the latter, the Brunch by Basilico ($390, four-five persons) is a prime condensation of what’s usually on offer. The spread includes a wide array of antipasti like Burrata with Datterini Tomatoes and Sicilian Seafood Salad; a main of Crispy Pork Belly served alongside Raviolacci Pasta; and Italian cheeses and dessert. Manhattan will be providing a boozier alternative; their brunch package ($348, two-three persons) is similar to the Adults-only Cocktail Brunch on Sundays, complete with bagels, cold cuts, Alaskan king crab and Boston Lobsters, and prime roasted meats. Complete the experience with a choice of 700ml Widges Dry Gin or T&T Vodka, and a Bloody Snapper or Bloody Mary Mix. Alternatively, Dolcetto’s pre-packed hamper crates (starting from $99) are a fuss-free way of showing Dad you care. Available for delivery till 21 June.
1 Cuscaden Road. Tel: 6725 3057. Online: E-store
The craft brewery and restaurant’s Father’s Day specials are perfect for Dads who love nothing more than an ice-cold pint. The Weekend Roast for 2 ($68) is a Beer Can Chicken; this chook is marinated in LeVeL33’s very own American Pale Ale, seasoned further with a dry rub with paprika and mustard. The roast is further completed with the necessary sides, including Yorkshire pudding, roasted vegetables, and two more LeVeL33 beers of your choice. If dad is a craft beer connoisseur, surprise him further with the personalised 12 pack ($78), which can be mixed and matched with any of LeVeL33’s core and seasonal beers, including the Blond Lager, India Pale Ale, Stout, and Wheat Beer. Turn it into the gift that keeps on giving with the monthly subscription option; a subscription of six months or more entitles customers to a special price of $70 per 12 pack. Available for delivery or pick-up, till 21 June.
#33-01, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, 8 Marina Boulevard. Tel (whatsapp): 8511 4613. Online: Website