Big meals for the big guy

Haven’t decided where to have a manly meal with your big guy yet? Here are three feasts that will cover most of your dad’s favorite cuisines.

For traditional fathers who prefer a nostalgic taste, Moon Lok Chiu Chow at Mira Place welcomes families with three eight-course lunch and dinner set menus to celebrate Father’s day and its opening.

The Set of Happiness (HK$498) lunch menu starts with a dim sum platter, followed by savory courses that include the double-boiled bird’s nest in papaya, which is the restaurant’s exclusive specialty. Sweet courses include longevity peach buns stuffed with lotus paste and salted egg yolk, as well as braised papaya with snow fungus sweet soup, finished off with a seasonal fruit platter.

Of the two set dinner menus, the Set of Joy (HK$588)’s highlight is the deep-fried sea prawn wrapped with crispy noodles and deep-fried crispy pigeon. Among the dishes that comprise the Set of Delight (HK$688), the stewed dried oma abalone with sea cucumber in oyster sauce and stewed fish maw with fish ball and Chinese cabbage take center stage.

Available until June 30 for at least two, the menus are filled with Moon Lok Chiu Chow’s familiar and comforting charms and offer an intimate occasion for you and your first man or a lively feast with a big family.

For those who want Japanese flair, contemporary izakaya restaurant Zuma offers a sophisticated twist on its classic weekend brunch (from HK$888), which has been extended to three hours of seating with free-flow champagne in a treat for your old man.

In addition to more than 10 of the restaurant’s most popular items on offer, which include a platter of sushi, sashimi and maki rolls and an artistic dessert platter, guests can upgrade the main option to a meaty one – a masterfully grilled 400-gram black Angus rib-eye steak with black pepper and soy – for an additional HK$240.

Craving Mediterranean? At Ciao Chow in Lan Kwai Fong, the delightful Father’s Day buffet brunch (HK$398) covers a long list of over 25 types of Italian delicacies from the salad bar, carving station and dessert corner. Two free-flow alcohol packages (from HK$128) are also available.

Delicacies include chicken stew, roasted Vietnamese suckling pig, roasted wagyu D rum, Italian pork sausages, a baked whole sea bass with salt crust, chive and lemon dressing, sauteed prawns with pink pepper and many traditional Italian desserts.

A pizza is a must for this kind of gathering, and the must-have order is the signature Neapolitan pizza cooked-to-order, which executive chef John Leung has given an extra touch for Father’s Day brunch.

For those who prefer a family feast at dinner time, check out the Father’s Day four-course dinner menu (HK$488) with all signature dishes, from grilled salmon with tomato and avocado salsa, leek ash dressing to homemade tagliolini with mushroom and smoked Scamorza cheese. Finish with homemade tiramisu to satisfy that sweet tooth.

(This article was published at The Standard on June 18, 2021: Weekend Glitz: Big meals for the big guy )

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