Dine with Dad: The Super guide to Father’s Day meals
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 03:14 AM June 16, 2019
Lobster, steak, craft gin and “beer cake”—treat Dad to a filling Father’s Day meal today. Super lists dining options that will make both daddies and kids stuffed and happy.
Bun Appetit—The new Lobster Quarter Pounder is a potato burger with Maine lobster meat, aioli and lettuce—and it is available only on June 16. Co-owner Lawrence Cua calls it the ultimate “man bun.” It has more meat than the shop’s signature lobster roll minus the lemon-butter sauce. Meal comes with chips and drink (P995).
The Grid Food Market; @bunappetitph
Eastwood Richmonde Hotel—Unlimited steaks and crab, y’all. Lunch and dinner buffet (P995+) at Eastwood Cafe+Bar include Brazilian Short Rib Barbecue, US Rib Eye, Crab & Shrimp Gumbo, Louisiana-style Crab, Mac & Cheese with Scallops & Truffles, plus lychee iced tea. Dad eats for free with four paying diners, he also gets a bottle of Heineken beer. Celebrate with desserts such as Beer Cake flavored with Cervesa Negra and Teppanyaki Ice Cream.
Eastwood Richmonde Hotel is in Quezon City; @Richmonde_ERH on Instagram.
Manila Marriott Hotel— Want more lobsters after Father’s Day? Marriott Café serves them at the lunch and dinner buffet (P3,000+) every Tuesday.
Manila Marriott Hotel is at Pasay City; tel. 9889999
Hilton Manila—Take dad out for an evening of gin tasting at Madison Lounge & Bar where the World Gin Day is revered until June 30 with a flight of drinks, bar bites and share plates (P588+).
Hilton Manila is in Pasay City; tel. 2397788.
Grand Hyatt Manila— Sunday Crossover Brunch (P2,600+) lets dad have Wagyu Steamship Round, Lechon and Poached Salmon. Don’t forget the super smooth House Lager!
Grand Hyatt Manila is in Taguig City; tel. 8381234.
The Peninsula Manila—In-house restaurant Escolta is having a brunch buffet featuring flowing wine, champagne, spirits and beer (P5,400+). For a day, Salon de Ning bar is transformed into a “Day Dream Lounge” where Dad can get grooming services and chill with an Estrella Galicia beer, an Apotheke craft gin cocktail, or soft-serve ice cream.
The Peninsula Manila is in Makati; @thepeninsulamanila on Instagram.
Conrad Manila—Executive Chef Daniel Patterson creates seafood specials for the Dad’s Day Off at Brasserie on 3 buffet (P2,700+ for lunch; P2,100+ for dinner). Over at China Blue by Jereme Leung, chef Eng Yew Khor is serving a set menu fit for the emperor (P33,888+) highlighted by Golden Roast US Duck with BBQ Gravy, Steamed Sea Garoupa and Braised Abalone. Smooth Engkanto draft beer is also available at the C Lounge all month.
Conrad Hotel is in Pasay City; tel. 6833990.
Solaire—Father’s Day at Solaire means simultaneous lunch and dinner buffets. Super Dad event at The Tent showcases a buffet spread, beer tasting and arcade games (P2,500+ each). Fresh all-day dining restaurant presents an international buffet with wine, beer and cocktails (P2,600+). Red Lantern features a delectable Dim Sum Lunch Buffet (P1,688+) while Yakumi has Japanese Brunch Buffet (P2,688+). Oasis offers afternoon tea (P1,388+), while Waterside serves Latin flavors through meat dishes.
Solaire is in Parañaque City; tel. 8888888.
Cravings—Aside from the lunch buffet (P850), other perks await pop at the event hall. Booths are offering free car wash at Pertua and K’archer shops, P100 haircut (instead of P450) at Ilustrado Barbershop, Mazda CX-5 FWD test drive, vintage pens, survival kits, fitness passes and private pool discounts.
Cravings is at Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City; @thecravingsgroup on Instagram.
The Bistro Group—BFF cardholders get 20-percent discount at any Bistro restaurant. We suggest ordering pizza and meat platter at The Village Tavern, breakfast slammers at Denny’s, spicy chicken wings at Buffalo Wild Wings and bibimbap at Bulgogi Brothers.
Fantastic Chef—The unlimited Korean barbecue menu is created by chef Jang Jung-yun who worked in the three-Michelin Star Gaon restaurant in Seoul. If you dare queue for succulent meat with nine sides on a payday weekend Father’s Day Sunday, Fastastic Chef lets fathers dine for free with four paying adults (P499+ each). Korean ice cream is also sold (P50).
Fantastic Chef has branches in Manila, @fantasticchefmalate on Instagram
Swagat Indian Cuisine— Vegetarian and halal Indian food is served at Swagat, now located at The Columns on Aranaiz Avenue (or Pasay Road, as Papa would say). Chef Komal Khanchandani is serving home-style specials such as tomato soup, mirchi pakora deep-fried green chili, samosa chaat with chutney. Swagat also serves chicken tikka masala, spicy goat, shrimp curry, egg fried rice. We love the lassi yogurt drink, and going back for the kulfi Indian ice cream.