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Father's Day: Where to Go and What to Eat

Something special for the most special man in our lives.
IMAGE DISCOVERY PRIMEA, OKADA MANILA
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Many of us are still wary about going out and enjoying a meal at a café or restaurant, but for those who feel comfortable enough to step outside the house, there are now plenty of options that promise a safe, relaxing dining experience. Many of them also offer special menus and surprises to celebrate Father’s Day. (And for some of them, you won’t even have to leave your home). 

Here’re a few options from some of the city’s best five-star hotels that you may want to consider if you want to treat Dad to something special this weekend.

1| Discovery Primea

French Fête at Home

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The culinary team of Discovery Primea prepared a memorable at-home meal kit for an instant five-star celebration at home for the man of the house. It’s a French bistro-inspired multicourse feast, as well as a treat specially crafted by the hotel’s pastry chef.

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There’s a selection of appetizers: Deviled Eggs with marinated roasted peppers, arugula, and crispy capers, Smoked Salmon Rillettes with crostini, Bistro Marinated Olives with citrus zest, olive oil and rosemary, Seared Calamari and Arugula Salad with roasted peppers, and Baked Mussels Mornay with parmesan crust. Main course is a mouthwatering serving of U.S. Angus Beef Petite Roast with black peppercorn sauce “poivrade.” There’s also a choice of filling side dishes that includes Potato Gratin Dauphinoise with Emmental cheese, Glazed Haricots Verts with garlic and walnuts, and Glazed Carrots, pearl onions and mushrooms.

End the meal with a Tarte au Chocolat with vanilla English cream and present dad with a special treat made just for him: a box of delicate Brown Butter and Whisky Madeleines

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The feast is P5,000 and is good for four to five persons. Add P1,800 to complement the meal with a bottle of Louis Jadot Beaujolais Village.

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The at-home meal kit is available now until June 20.  Orders must be placed at least 24 hours in advance. The kit comes with reheating instructions to guide diners on how to properly warm up their meal at home. Customers are also reassured that their food orders are prepared with utmost care, following the hotel’s strict safety and hygiene practices.

For orders and inquiries, call +63 2 7955 8888 or e-mail [email protected].

For more information on the hotel’s offers and updates, please visit discoveryprimea.com or follow Discovery Primea on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

2| New World Hotel

Special Yum Cha, Just for Dads

New World Makati Hotel’s Father’s Day feast is an all-you-can-eat dim sum feast of Jasmine’s bestselling favorites, including barbecued dishes, noodles, soup, dessert and more, with free-flowing iced tea and one round of local beer.

Among the savory selections on offer for the occasion is the Crispy Pork Belly, once an add-on dish that is now part of the promo rate just for Father’s Day, complemented by an array of appetizers, dim sum, main courses, and dessert.

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For appetizers, choose among the following: Pickled cucumber, Pickled radish, and Soy chicken, Hot and sour chicken soup with assorted vegetables, steamed dim sum dishes such as “Har gao” shrimp bamboo shoot dumpling, “Xiao long bao” Shanghainese pork dumpling, “Siu mai” pork, dried scallop dumpling, Cheese with Chinese chive dumpling, Beef balls, Pork spareribs with black beans, Barbecued pork buns, and Machang (glutinous rice with chicken and dried scallop wrapped in lotus leaf). 

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Fried or baked items include Seafood taro puff, Barbecued pork pastry puff, Pork and chicken glutinous dumpling, Shrimp and spinach dumpling, and Radish cake. All go well with the rice, noodle and congee selections: Fried rice with salted fish and diced chicken, Stir-fried noodles with beansprouts, green onions and XO sauce, and Pork with century egg congee.

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Main courses are ideal for two guests to share per serving include the Deep-fried sole fillet salted egg yolk, Deep-fried spareribs, cantaloupe and sweet and sour sauce, Sliced chicken with black mushroom in premium oyster sauce, and Stir-fried seasonal vegetables.

For dessert, there’s Mango cream sago and Chocolate coffee tiramisu. All dads who dine on Father’s Day will also receive a special gift. 

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The Father’s Day Yum Cha happens on June 20, 2021 for lunch and dinner and is priced at P1,288 nett per person inclusive of free-flowing iced tea or one round of local beer. Guests may call +632 88116888 ext. 3679, e-mail [email protected] for inquiries.

3| Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

Al Fresco Brews and BBQ for Dad

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When it comes to honoring dads, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila won’t be left behind. The hotel is offering an al fresco feast with unbeatable views of Manila Bay. First, Brews and Barbecue at The Food Truck is a laid-back dinner feast featuring unlimited servings of grilled specialties, food truck fare, and sizzling platters paired with free-flowing beverages. Some highlights: foie gras cheeseburger sliders, softshell crab tacos, truffle bellychon, Hungarian sausage, and jerk chicken.

There’s even live musical entertainment featuring DJ Mafia playing the latest hits and chart-toppers.

Photo by Sofitel.

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Brews and Barbecue at The Food Truck is ongoing until June 20, 2021, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Rates are set at P3,500 nett per person. 

Then there’s the proper Father’s Day Special at Spiral where an assortment of succulent and tender meats spread across 21 dining ateliers waits for you. Highlights: cassoulet toulousain from the French Stove, Beef-wrapped asparagus from the Japanese Atelier, Peking duck roll from the Chinese atelier, wagyu beef rump from the Churrasco, and lechon from the Filipino atelier.

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Father’s Day at Spiral is available for brunch and dinner on June 20, 2021. Rates are set at P3,900 for dinner, while brunch starts at P4,500. 

For inquiries and reservations, please call +63 (02) 8832-6988 or email [email protected].

4| Okada Manila

Staycation Experience for Dads and Moms

Okada Manila’s For Mom and Dad staycation experience seeks to pamper the special men in our lives on their special day. The staycation includes accommodations for two in the resort’s plush suites, a 90-minute spa treatment, plus P2,000 worth of dining credits in any of Okada Manila’s signature restaurants. Booking period is until June 29 and stay dates are until June 30.

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The integrated resort hotel is also offerig its Flash Sale, where rooms are offered at 50 percent off. That means you can book a stay at Okada Manila for as low as P6,000. Booking period is only until June 20, 2021, for stays from July 1 to December 22, 2021. Click here for more details.

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For Fathers Day, delightful treats are available at the Lobby Lounge, including the sweet, creamy goodness of Coffee and Caramel Creameux with Brandy and Dark Chocolate Mouse with Vodka Jelly and Mojito.

And for dads who appreciate a good drink to unwind, there’s The Gift Boutique’s man-of-the-hour bundle, which consists of a 700ml bottle of Johnnie Walker or Jack Daniel’s, an Okada Manila Shot Glass, and Okada Manila Cap. It’s a handsome gift set fit for the world’s best dad.

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To know more about Okada Manila’s Father’s Day offerings, visit www.okadamanila.com.

5| Sheraton Manila

Korean Feast at Oori 

Oori first opened at the Sheraton Manila in late 2019 but had to shut down due to the pandemic in March 2020. This month, the fine Korean restaurant is reopening just in time for Father’s Day.

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Guests can enjoy their personal choice of meat served with refillable banchan or Korean side dishes along with other Korean food favorites such as bibimbap, street food, drinks, and dessert.

Although Korean food is all the craze today (along with K-pop and K-dramas), Oori sets itself apart with its grill and the variety of meat it offers. The restaurant differs for every kind of meat—flat grill for pork and net grill for beef to make sure that the meat is cooked evenly. And diners can choose between highly-marbled Australian Mulwarra Wagyu 9+ that carries a “melts in the mouth” moisture and tenderness or Duroc Spanish Pork known for its juiciness as Duroc’s breed is naturally fed with chestnuts.

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Apart from the grill, Oori also serves bibimbap, including Bulgogi (sweet soy sauce marinated beef), Haemul (spicy marinated seafood) to Sisig, a Filipino iteration of the classic bibimbap. There’s also the crispy Dakgangjung or Korean fried chicken in sweet and spicy sauce; the popular Tteok Bokki (rice and fish cake), savory pancakes from Yachae Jeun or assorted vegetables to Kimchi Jeun that is generously loaded with their signature Kimchi; Haemul Ramyeun, or a spicy noodle drowned in assorted seafood broth with prawns, squid, and mussels; and the sweet and tangy Japchae (stir-fried glass noodle with beef and vegetables).

For dessert, there’s Fresh Mango Bingsu or Fresh Mixed Fruits Bingsu, a traditional Korean dessert made of shaved ice, drizzled with milk, and topped with seasonal fruits. 

Oori also has private dining rooms available for intimate gatherings.

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Oori is open Wednesdays to Sundays from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. For inquiries and reservation at OORI, contact (02) 7902-1800 or (0956) 317-3986.

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