#legendeats: 5 Father’s Day brunches and dinners

Father’s Day is right around the corner. While some people exchange cards and gifts, others prefer dining out and spending the day with their loved ones

With the recent loosening of pandemic restrictions in the city, food establishments are going all out to make the day extra special. See here are five recommendations.

Zoku at The Hari

Helmed by chef Edwin Guzman, Zoku will serve an exclusive Father’s Day set dinner menu. Starting with an amuse-bouche of Oysters and Ikura & Toro Tartare to wet the appetite, diners can enjoy the restaurant’s signature appetizers of Zoku sushi, Sashimi, Maki Platter and Kusiyaki of pork belly and octopus. The main course selection includes Sakana Furai, Wagyu Steak, and Lobster.

The Hari Hong Kong offers a Sensory Cigar and Sake Pairing experience among exclusive menus offered on Father’s Day. Located adjacent to Zoku Restaurant, The Terrace will host Dads for an exquisite treat over an enticing evening of cigar and sake pairings available only on 16 June, priced at HK$788 per person.

Where: 2/F, The Hari, 330 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai

Spring Moon at The Peninsula

Braised winter melon ring stuffed with fish maw, Iberico ham, quinoa, American spinach and beetroot sauce. Photo: Peninsula Hotel

Spring Moon delightedly hosts Jackson Family Wine Dinner on 16 June as an exclusive. Co-hosting with Mr Pierre Marie Pattieu, brand ambassador in Asia for the Jackson Family, The Peninsula Hong Kong presents a six-course menu of fine Cantonese cuisine. Chef Lam Yuk Ming thoroughly designed dishes, including pan-fried Wagyu beef rolls and braised winter melon.

The 2017 Stonestreet Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley will make its exclusive Hong Kong debut, making this evening more alluring, especially for wine connoisseurs. Priced at HK$2,588 per person, this highly anticipated wine dinner requires a reservation.

Where: 1/F, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

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Pirata Group

Photo: The Pirata Group

Pirata Group invites all fathers to embrace their own unique and special cuisines for this year’s Father’s Day. Nine fine restaurants are coming along the way with a feast of classic delights alongside unique mahoosive dishes – all washed down with dad’s favourite free-flow.

TokyoLima presents Pork Shank ‘Father’s Choice’ as a Father’s Day special, and Godfather HKD85 is a smoky, malty cocktail with whisky, Frangelico, homemade sweet vermouth, fino sherry and scrappy bitters. Honjo from the Pirata group goes with an “all about dad” theme. Priced at HK$688 per person for Father’s Day brunch, the whole family can enjoy Honjo Tempura and a Father’s Day Sushi Sashimi Platter – followed by Barramundi and Robata Pork Belly as main dishes.

* Bonus Point: all fathers can choose one extra dish, just for themselves, from Honjo!

Where: Various locations – check out their website!

N.I.C.E Yakiniku & Fine Wine

Father’s Day Hiiro tasting menu. Photo: N.I.C.E Yakiniku

Contemporary Japanese yakiniku specialist N.I.C.E. Yakiniku & Fine Wine celebrates Father’s Day with delightful seasonal tasting menus. As part of their decadent feasts, headlining award-winning Miyazaki Japanese beef, known for its premium quality and beautiful marbling, will greet the diners. In addition, two exquisite tasting menus, Hiiro and Aoi, are available on Father’s Day weekend.

Priced at HK$1,080 per person, the 9-course tasting menu Hiiro kicks off the decadent feast with house salad and drunken wagyu beef. A5 Miyazaki Wagyu Tartare follows the way, delicately served with Kristal Caviar and yuzu dressing. Diners can also enjoy Giant River Prawn Soup, Dry-aged Miyazaki Wagyu and Australian Wagyu cuts in yakiniku style.

Where: 7/F, Aura on Pennington, 66 Jardine’s Bazaar, Causeway Bay

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La Rambla

Photo: La Rambla

A delectable Spanish restaurant, La Rambla, delivers a pleasant Father’s Day Sunday brunch on 19 June. New paellas such as the Spanish B.B.Q. Ribs Paella are made to order, and dad’s home grill is covered, featuring the restaurant’s signature Segovian-style roasted Suckling Pig. Seafood delights like Red Prawns and Lubina a la Sal are also available as add-ons to the brunch package.

To make the family time more profound, the popular free flow packages of champagne, G&Ts, and sangria start at an additional HK$450 per person for two and a half hours.

Where: 8 Finance Street, 3071-73 Level 3, IFC mall, Central

Bonus option: Vive Cake Boutique

Sweets always drive the meal to a pleasant end. And undoubtedly, cakes always make the celebration more fulfilling. Celebrity-beloved Vive Cake Boutique is celebrating Father’s Day this year with a duo of cakes designed to bring smiles to faces and pure satisfaction to palates. 100 Fun Dad and Cash and Booze are Father’s Day special creations that will make fathers be struck by the riot of colours and flavours.

Where: Shop 3, 1/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central

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