Manly meals for the big guy

While we have all become accustomed to dining at home, why not spoil dad this Father’s Day with a thoughtful gift and a meal out?

Contemporary Japanese restaurant Zuma at The Landmark in Central is offering a sophisticated twist on its classic weekend brunch (from HK$598) to treat your old man.

Fathers will be greeted with a complimentary Gyaku Manhattan, a blend of chorizo fat-washed rye whiskey with house vermouth and Zuma bitters, which has a unique sweetness and fragrance.

The selection of nine main dishes includes the crowd favorite surf and turf.

But if you can’t get enough meat, the 2-hour feast with free-flow champagne also offers a limited-time two-kilogram Australian wagyu tomahawk, available if ordered three days in advance and for an additional HK$980.

You can top it off with the artistic dessert platter featuring Bailey’s flavored chocolate chawanmushi, chocolate fondant with caramel cream puffs, brownies with truffle, ice cream as well as fresh fruit.

A more creative option is on offer at the Mid-Levels branch of Feather & Bone, which is offering a food prep course for some father-child bonding.

The premium butcher has chosen Father’s Day to launch its new Lamb Butchery Masterclass (HK$3,800), which allows guests to participate in a masterful takedown of a whole lamb and bring it home. The class is followed by a gourmet sit-down meal on the brand’s luscious restaurant terrace with free-flow wine and beer throughout.

Book in advance via and get an HK$800 discount for the special occasion.

A meaty lunch or dinner without anything too garish is also available. A premium porterhouse steak (HK$598) will be available on Father’s Day for anyone with a large appetite to finish the gargantuan serving, as well as a complimentary bottle of Coopers Sparkling Ale.

Prefer to cook for papa? Feather & Bone’s complimentary dry-aging service allows families to hand-select dad’s favorite cut of steak and dry age a large-format piece according to taste.

Enjoy a 10 percent discount on selected cuts, including bone-in ribeye, T-bone and wagyu ribeye from June 14 to 21.

Or surprise your dad at home with a beautifully crafted cake You Rock, Dad (HK$780) from Vive Cake Boutique, a heartfelt new creation that leads the cake maker’s annual collection.

In cool shades of grey sprinkled with gold flakes and topped with a sparkling gold tribute to the “World’s Greatest Dad,” the marble-glazed sponge comes in a choice of six flavors.

“Anyone’s father is the first and probably most influential man in his or her life, and Father’s Day is the coolest day of the year to remind him he remains the coolest dad on Earth,” Vive Cake Boutique founder Vivien Lau said.

Another choice shouting out to the great man is My Forever Hero (HK$800), which is inspired by a superhero cartoon and is topped with chocolate crunches and an edible “hero’s hammer.”

If your father is a cognac lover, then how about giving him a gift to remember? Hennessy XO (HK$1,890), a rich, full-bodied and sophisticated blend of more than 100 eaux-de-vie, combines the spicy aroma of oak and leather with the sweeter essences of flowers and ripe fruit. Buy the Hennessy XO at any Liquid Gold retail shops or online and enjoy a complimentary engraved message on the bottle for raising a toast to papa.

For fathers who prefer authentic local treats, bakery Kee Wah is launching two gift sets to celebrate the special day.

The pack of crispy and fragrant cigar-shaped coffee eggrolls (HK$65) comes as a perfect match for the Chinese Tea Gift Box – customizable with a choice of two large tins (from HK$88 each) or two or four small tins (HK$52 each) with a choice of six different tea leaves.

From June 19 to 21, guests can get the coffee eggrolls for just HK$48 upon any other purchase.

(This article was published at The Standard on June 12, 2020: Weekend Glitz: Manly meals for the big guy )

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