Jun 07, 2012|
Don’t know which ties he likes, forget what size he wears and have no clue which golf clubs he uses? Forget winning over Dad’s heart and go straight for his stomach instead with these Father’s Day dining options. From western to Asian, set menus to a la carte, you’ll find a meal for every type of father here.
In the mood for some spice this Father’s Day? From now until July 31, indulge in feisty mud crab and chili combos at Yunyan Sichuan Restaurant. Using the mud crab as a staple for all their dishes, Yunyan creates inventive ways to enjoy this freshwater delight. Although it is also served in the traditional deep-fried soft shell crab style, the non-traditional styles incorporate crabmeat into dumplings, soups and scrambled eggs—each cooked and flavored differently. But if crab isn’t your thing, come along for lunch and enjoy a spicy three-course menu at only $80 per person, with options like chicken, duck, shrimp and beef.
4/F, Miramar Shopping Centre, 132 Nathan Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2375-0800.
Celebrate Father’s Day with the Asian Feast dinner buffet at Harbour Plaza’s Café 8 Degrees. The spread includes fresh seafood and dishes such as the stir-fried soft shell crab with crispy garlic and chili, as well as grilled Vietnamese king prawns with garlic butter—all at $428 per person. Every dad will get a complimentary soup, as well as an organic black sugar tea gift set.
G/F, Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees, 199 Kowloon City Rd., To Kwa Wan, 2126-1960.
From now until June 17, treat dad to a Chinese-style meal at Rouge, featuring ingredients such as black truffle and bird’s nest. Try summer highlights like the king prawn salad with pomelo and salmon roe or the pumpkin broth with crab meat and black truffle. $1,988 for a party of four.
1/F, Regal Airport Hotel, 9 Cheong Tat Rd., Hong Kong International Airport, Chek Lap Kok, 2286-8888.
With its stellar view of the Hong Kong skyline, Le 188°, located on the 41st floor of the Harbour Grand hotel, is the ideal spot for a quiet evening out with Dad. An exquisite four-course French dinner menu for $608 per person includes ingredients specially picked by Chef Eric and flown in from France, like the tender Charolais beef that’s used to make the tartare starter. To top off the meal, all fathers get a free cup of Irish coffee, a smooth java blend accompanied by whipped cream and dark chocolate.
41/F, Harbour Grand Hong Kong, 23 Oil St., North Point, 2121-2693.
At $798 per head, let Dad indulge in three hearty courses of Chicago’s best salads, steaks and desserts. Mouth-watering steak choices include the filet mignon with béarnaise sauce, New York strip steak or the Cajun ribeye, each with a side of either potatoes or vegetables. If you’re not feeling carnivorous, there are both salmon and chicken alternatives on offer.
4/F, Sheraton Hong Kong, 20 Nathan Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2732-2343.
Enjoy a Spanish feast from Tapeo’s à la carte menu with patatas bravas, chorizo, paella, gambas and much more, all washed down with a glass of Spanish vino. A complimentary gift box containing a tie and cufflinks will be given to each father if you book your table in advance.
G/F, Au’s Building, 15-19 Hollywood Rd., Central, 3171-1989.
Bring your dad along to this Italian three-course duck-inspired dinner with two choices: pan-roasted French duck with a side of pan-fried peaches and vegetables in red wine, or homemade duck liver stuffed in pasta rings in a mushroom-based sauce. End with the signature apple cake with cinnamon gelato dessert. Available on June 16 and June 17 from 6pm to 11pm, for $468 per person.
6/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd., Wan Chai, 2877-3999.
For either lunch or dinner on June 16 or June 17, bring Dad along to Osteria for a rustic Italian spread. The semi-buffet lunch at $288 per person includes a complimentary cocktail for the guest of honor (either alcoholic or non-alcoholic), giving him a refreshing kick halfway through the day. If you can’t make it for lunch, try the four-course Sicilian set dinner at $420 per person, which includes signature southern Italian dishes like a ragout with meat and deep-fried rice balls.
Holiday Inn Golden Mile, 50 Nathan Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2315-1010.
Still stuck on how to celebrate Dad’s special day? Well, he won’t be able to resist Paul Lafayet’s dark chocolate cake topped with seasonal berries. The cake comes in two sizes: a small one for $40, or a bigger one priced at $280 for the whole family to share. Available till June 17 at all Paul Lafayet stores.
Shop G23, K11, 18 Hanoi Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 3586-9621.