In case you’ve completely overlooked the telltale signs, we’ve hit another major gift-buying season:
We’re firm believers of that old adage – the way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach, so nail this special day with a feast for the ole’ Dad.
We’ve rounded up the best deals for the best man in your life – just make those reservations quick ‘cos we predict fully booked restaurants come Father’s Day weekend!
Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse
The special Bistecca Father’s Day menu is a Florentine Feast for four or six persons in great sharing portions of their signature authentic Tuscan delectables, including an antipasti of bruschetta al pomodoro accompanied by creamy burrata cheese and juicy crushed tomato, pasta choices of either homemade tortellini filled with Bistecca’s aged premium Wagyu beef and mortadella in a light house-made cream of pea and pancetta sauce, or freshly made tagliatelle with pork rib ragout.
The highlight has to be Bistecca’s Manzo, the Signature Sharing Steaks done in their inimitable Fiorentina style. Not a fan of red meat? Opt for the poultry: overnight-marinated, whole roasted organic spring chicken, served with sweet and tart roasted peppers and raisins as well some broccoli sautéed with anchovies, garlic and parsley.
When: Sat 16 jun-Sun 17 Jun 2012, $88++ per person
Where: Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse, 25 Mohhamed Sultan Road, Singapore 238969, p. 6735 6739
With a complimentary glass of Italian sparkling Lambrusco (already a winner in our books!), the menu opens with an indulgent Goose Liver with Butternut Cake and Marsala Wine, and follows with Crab Cappelletti with Prosecco & Basil Foam and Wagyu Beef Cheek with Truffle Mousseline.
When: Sat 16 Jun-Sun 17 Jun 2012, $88++
Where: ilLido, Sentosa Golf Club, 27 Bukit Manis Rd, p. 6866 1977
Enjoy a special ‘Stamina Wagyu Shabu Shabu set’ that celebrates the strength and vitality of fatherhood and parenting.
Highlights include the signature smokey grilled Ibushi Yaki, a popular chicken dish that has been heavily smoked over the charcoal grill, and the Wagyu Shabu Shabu, which is rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals. To round off the set meal, all Dads get a complimentary glass of beer.
Reservations necessary – make sure to book at least a day in advance.
When: Thu 7 Jun-Sun 17 Jun 2012, 1130am-3pm, 3pm-10pm, $160
Where: Yakitori Enmaru, 2 Orchard Turn, #04-11 ION Orchard, Singapore 238801, p. 6636 7282
Pantry at the Stables
The special Father’s Day set menu includes a delicious Crab Cake and Pan Seared Skirt Steak or Linguini Aglio Olio with Crispy Pork Belly and a decadent Bittersweet Chocolate Torte.
When: Mon 11 Jun-Sun 17 Jun 2o12, $49++
Where: Pantry at the Stables, 55 Fairways Drive, Singapore 286846, p. 6467 7748
A Mediterranean inspired Sunday brunch with a world-class selection of international air-flown oysters, succulent seafood, sushi and sashimi, exciting barbeque action stations, as well as a myriad other fine-cut meats and mouth-watering desserts.
For Father’s Day, guests will be treated to an afternoon of fun-filled activities and a chance to win a spa treatment from the award-winning Auriga Spa, a bottle of premium champagne or dinner for two at Cassia, our fine dining Chinese restaurant. All fathers will also receive a set of exclusive Capella Golf Balls.
When: Sun, 17 Jun 2012, from 1230pm, $148++ incl. free-flow boutique wines or $168++ incl. champagne and wines
Where: The Knolls, Capella Singapore, 1 Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098297
Chefs Bertrand Raguin and Philippe Nouzillat have crafted for Dad’s big day a four-course lunch and dinner (including coffee and tea) for only $55++.
Highlights include dishes inspired by the chefs’ memories with their fathers back in France – Chef Bertrand’s Salad of Duck Gizzard Confit with Foie Gras and Soft Poached Egg, and Chef Philippe’s Grilled Rib-Eye Steak with Cognac-scented Black Pepper Sauce. Other highlights include the signature French Onion Soup, Lobster Thermidor and a Baked Burgundy Escargots Tart.
When: Sun, 17 Jun 2012, 1130am-230pm, 530-11pm, $55++
Where: Taratata Bistrot, 35A Keong Saik Rd, p. 6221 4506
For Father’s Day, enjoy an exclusive 6-course dinner with items such as Tai Carpaccio, Wagyu Ox Tendon, and Foie Gras and Charcoal Grilled Snake River Farms Wagyu Ribeye. A private sommelier’s collection of wines is also available upon request to complete the bespoke wine and dine experience.
When: Mon 11 Jun-Sat 16 Jun 2012, $180++
Where: Fat Cow, 1 Orchard Boulevard, #01-01 Camden Medical Centre, Singapore 248649. p. 735 0308
Celebrate Dad with an epicurean five-course set dinner menu. With a minimum of three paying guests, Dad’s meal will be on the house. All guests will receive a complimentary course of “Stewed 5 Head Abalone with Black Truffle and Mushroom”.
The set menu highlights include a combination platter of Baked Fresh Mushroom stuffed with Shrimp and Minced Pork, Crispy Iberian Suckling Pig and Tuna Rolled with Wasabi and Seaweed as well as a Double-boiled Soup with Bamboo Pith, Conpoy, Sea Whelk and Chicken Served in Thai Young Coconut. Dessert will feature a delectable Deep-fried Sesame Dumpling filled with Chocolate and the Steamed Mandarin Roll.
When: Sat 16-Sun 17 Jun 2012, from 630pm, $98++
Where: Cassia Restaurant, Capella Singapore, 1 Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098297