Thinking to spoil dad this year with a decadent feast? Whether he’s a refined Cantonese fare kind of guy or more into generous roasts, these are the top tables to book to celebrate Father’s Day.
Piin Wine Restaurant
When: 10–20 June, dinner only.
Price: HK$780 per person, with additional whisky pairing at HK$680 per person.
A classic sumptuous Cantonese feast paired with exceptional whiskies — if that isn’t a recipe to win over any quintessential Hongkonger dad, who knows what will? Over at Michelin-recommended Piin, the six-course dinner menu features highlights such as the laborious traditional recipe of braised pork belly with preserved vegetables paired with a Yamazakura – Asaka Distillery Newborn Single Cask #17701, as well as a dessert featuring deep-fried custard ball filled with chocolate whisky, and paired with an unctuous Nikka From the Barrel 80th Anniversary — served from a large 3-litre bottle for the ultimate photo op. For those preferring wine over whisky, the wine bar will of course oblige — serving two jeroboam 2008 vintages of Château de Meursault Clos du Château and Volnay Clos des Chênes throughout the duration, both available by the glass.
Piin Wine Restaurant, 2/F, The Steps, H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2832 7123
Above & Beyond
When: 20–21 June, dinner only.
Price: HK$688 per person, for a minimum of four persons.
For a feast on Kowloon side, Above & Beyond at Hotel Icon offers dinner and a view, with extraordinary Cantonese dishes that would satisfy the most discerning dads. Dig into refined family-style plates such as five spice Angus beef brisket, served sliced and crispy; time-honoured recipes such as baked stuffed crab in shell, abalone fried rice in lotus leaf and more. Book online here, by email or call +852 3400 1318 and quote ‘ICON20%’ before 30 June 2020 to enjoy 20 percent off your lunch or dinner menu (excluding alcoholic beverages).
Above & Beyond, 28/F, Hotel Icon, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 3400 1318
When: 21 June only with two seatings, 11am–1pm and 1:30–3:30pm
Price: HK$998 for adults; HK$450 for children aged 6–12.
Father’s Day festivities certainly can’t go ahead without a hearty roast on the cards. Henry at Rosewood Hong Kong is offering a prime rib brunch on the special day. You’re started off with sweet and fresh Fine de Claire oysters paired with a bourbon mignonette, before signature appetisers of Butcher’s shop terrine and steak tartare ignite the carnivorous instinct ahead of the mains. These come in the way of artisanal Brandt USDA prime rib, premium rotisserie chicken, Snake River Farm’s pork belly and Elysian Fields leg of lamb, all roasted to perfection. All fathers in attendance will be able to take home a gift of house-cured bacon to extend the feast for another blissful Sunday.
Henry, 5/F, Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, +852 3891 8732, firstname.lastname@example.org
Feather & Bone
When: 21 June
Price: HK$3,000 per person, including free-flow wine and beer.
For a gift and celebration in one fell swoop, why not spoil dad with the ultimate experience: A masterclass on lamb butchery? In groups of up to three, you’ll learn how to tell apart the shoulder from the saddle, the chops to the legs, and how to properly carve them all up. You’ll even pick up how to make proper rolled roasts, lamb mince and more. This is followed by a gourmet sit-down meal on the terrace of Feather & Bone’s Mid-Levels butchery. Held typically every Tuesday evening, those who sign up for the debut session on Father’s Day will be able to take advantage of the slashed fees of HK$3,000 per person (usually at HK$3,800). At the end of the class, you’ll be able to pack up the carved goods to continue the feast at home. More info here; Book by email at email@example.com.
Prefer to not get your hands dirty? Book in for a meal at any Feather & Bone on Father’s Day to challenge dad to see who can finish an exclusive premium porterhouse (HK$598/kg), and wash it all down with a complimentary bottle of Coopers Sparkling Ale, gifted to all the gents celebrating at Feather & Bone on the day.
LPM Restaurant & Bar
Price: Available à la carte at the restaurant and by delivery.
At a time when we’ve all grown accustomed to the flexibility of tucking into some of the most sought-after menus via delivery and takeaway, LPM Restaurant & Bar is one to look to when you’re looking to celebrate Father’s Day with a taste of the South of France from the comfort of your own dining room — with à la carte options available at the restaurant as well as with a shortlist of menu favourites available via delivery and takeaway with the ‘LPM at Home’ programme.
If you prefer to dine at the restaurant, however, you can choose from the a la carte menu with elegant favourites such as the amberjack carpaccio (HK$238), the perfect starter to wake up the taste buds with bracing pink grapefruit, basil cress and pickled fennel served with a citrus dressing over tender white fish. The T-Bone Black Onyx (HK$1,798) is a gorgeous MB3+ Black Angus Porterhouse steak that is sure to impress hungry dads, typically carved tableside and served with fresh greens and a whole roasted garlic bulb. Wrap the meal up with a high note with a glass of Musso Barbaresco ‘Pora’ 2016 (HK$200 per glass, or available by magnum bottles) or the new limited edition cocktail, The Silver Fox (HK$125), a twist on the Boulevardier which pairs notes of vanilla and tonka bean with aged vermouth and Campari.
LPM Restaurant & Bar, Shop 1, 1/F, H Queen’s, 23-29 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong
La Rambla by Catalunya
When: 21 June
Price: Brunch at HK$680 per person, with free-flow beverage options at HK$380–1,380; Dinner at HK$2,280 for four.
Over at La Rambla, get a taste of Barcelona with a special edition of chef Ferran Tadeo’s El Mercado brunch. Whilst the ongoing menu features the mouthwatering market display of seafood and roast meat cooked to order, La Rambla is offering an upgraded menu for Father’s Day brunch with scallops and sweet Carabineros red prawns on offer. Prefer to dig into a family feast at dinner? Check out the special tasting menu with Chef Tadeo’s favourites, from ‘the rustic perfect egg’ to 12-hour slow cooked Glazed pork ribs, ending on a sweet note with homemade ‘xurros’ dipped in chocolate.
La Rambla, Shop 3071-73, 3/F, IFC Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852
Lobster Bar and Grill
When: 21 June, brunch only.
Price: HK$798 per person with free-flow Bloody Marys, wines, juices and soft drinks.
At Lobster Bar and Grill’s recently renewed three-course Sunday brunch, dads can tuck into chef Cary Docherty’s signature British roast with all the trimmings, paired with Lobster Bar’s fresh seafood starters such as prawn cocktail, crab on toast or lobster bisque. Each gent celebrating on the day gets a complimentary craft beer by Young Master, and while that’s all good to start, whisky-lovers will want to order a glass of the Going Out West (HK$140), a robust riff on the Old Fashioned created specifically for Father’s Day, made with Michter’s rye whiskey, Laphroaig 10 years, Averna amaro, simple syrup and Angostura bitters.
Big Bay Café
When: 21 June, noon–3:30pm lunch seating; 6–9pm dinner seating.
Price: Lunch buffet, HK$528 per adult, HK$264 per child; Dinner buffet, HK$698 per adult, HK$349 per child. Up to two children under age 12 dine for free.
Got a dad with a big appetite? Head to Kerry Hotel’s Big Bay Café for an informal feast featuring an assorted American-style barbecue meat platter, chargrilled and smoked to perfection with the Yoder Smoker at the outdoor terrace. Highlights include smoked peppered beef brisket, maple BBQ pulled pork shoulder, Texas-style hot links, all paired with house-based milk buns, salads, house pickles and condiments. The meal rounds out with unlimited seafood and international delicacies, and is available for both lunch and dinner buffets.
Big Bay Café, 3/F, Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom, +852 2252 5246