All you need this Father’s Day!
Stumped on what to do this Father’s Day, mama? From the coolest gifts to the most delicious dining options around town, you don’t want to miss our Guide to Father’s Day 2016 in Singapore. He really doesn’t know how lucky he is!
Chips and beer…if we’re being honest, does he need much more to be happy? Gift Hampers Singapore may usually be known for their baby hampers, Christmas hampers, CNY hampers and more, but their Father’s Day gift hampers will leave you spoilt for choice. We’re eyeing the Sunday Times hamper seen above, perfect for a weekend’s hard work of lazing on the couch.
Father’s Day Gift Hampers from $85 – $189
Swimmers never go astray here in hot, hot Singers! Get the hubs a pair of trendy swim shorts and drop a hint for that little Father’s Day getaway you’re planning, mama! Kiwi St Tropez at Systrer has been creating beautiful matching shorts for father and son for 35 years, from rich solid colours to original patterns. Boys’ sizes range from age 2 to 16 years old, so they can be adorable at any age.
Gift the hubstar and dad a whisky subscription, mama! Whisky Butler believes whisky is for everyone to enjoy, with four curated whisky expressions monthly for their boxes — a perfect gift idea! Each box comes with tasting notes for members to refer to in their whisky exploration journey, and subscribing members get to enjoy discounts on full bottles if they like what they’ve tasted. June 2016 is Bowmore selection month, featuring whisky from the oldest Islay distillery in Scotland.
Sign up and order by Friday, 10 June to get the June box delivered, at www.whiskybutler.sg
Papa’s gonna want this brand new bag, which is like a suitcase and a briefcase rolled into one! One of Rimowa’s most business-complimentary designs yet, the Limbo Business Multiwheel is the perfect for dads who travel a lot. With its luxurious appearance, high-quality workmanship and intelligent interior compartmentalisation (not to mention super compact size), the Limbo Business Multiwheel is an indispensable companion for business travellers on the go and even features a built-in notebook bag and cable bag, which come equipped with intelligent features of their own.
Available in three classic colours at all Rimowa stores
Does Papa love grilling but you’ve got pesky condo rules preventing it? Hit the road (or the park) and grill up your own fun with this top-of-the-line range of portable grills that have a handy push-button or electronic ignition, a removable catch pan, and give you the option between one or two burners.
Available at various stores, including the Weber Grill Store & Academy, 463 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427675, www.weber.asia
We’ve heard nothing but fab things about the courses at Brettschneider’s Baking & Cooking School — if papa loves his pizza why not treat him to a master class with the man behind super-yummy Plank? They’ll cover calzones, focaccia, Fougasse, Stromboli, Grissini and pizza (we have a feeling your whole fam will be grateful), and Dad will get a glass of wine, lunch, and coffee thrown into the deal in this all-day course.
“Italian Flatbreads and Pizza-making Master Class” is $245
Brettschneider’s Baking & Cooking School, 1 Greendale Avenue, Singapore 289495, Tel: (+65) 6463 5508, www.bakingandcookingschool.com
Spa Day at ESPA
Who says spas are just for mamas? We know plenty of stressed out dads out there, too! The ultra-luxe ESPA at ResortsWorld Sentosa features a full complement of specialised treatments just for men, including the “Age Rebel Facial” and “Gentlemen’s Revitaliser” massage. Papa can also take advantage of the spa’s amazing facilities, including the Crystal Steam Room (pictured above), Onsen pools, and Turkish Hammam (the only one in Singapore!).
ESPA, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269, Tel: (+65) 6577 8888, www.rwsentosa.com/ESPA
Father’s Day Grooming Package at We Need a Hero
During the month of June this trendy men’s only grooming salon in Tiong Bahru is offering a pretty sweet package fof Father’s Day: For just $85 (normally $120), dads will get a basic shave, a haircut, and a Geo. F. Trumper Shaving Cream (wish my Dad were here for this, that’s his favourite! –Ed.). If Papa really needs to kick back, he can go for the G&T Facial, which incorporates Siberian Ginseng and a customised AHA peel mask.
We Need a Hero, 57 Eng Hoon Street, #01-86 Tiong Bahru Estate, Singapore 160057, Tel: (+65) 6222 5590, www.weneedahero.sg
This Father’s Day, don’t just buy your main man a beer – go all out in true German style with Brotzeit’s signature Father’s Day Beer Stein! Each stein purchased entitles him to two complimentary 0.5L rounds of draft beer at Brotzeit outlets on Father’s Day weekend. He’ll be spoilt for choice with Brotzeit’s newly-launched range of exclusive draft beers from iconic German breweries Franziskaner and Löwenbräu. Make it a perfect family feast with selections from Brotzeit’s brand new menu where a showcase of authentic German gastronomy awaits! Delicacies such as the signature beer-infused Pork Knuckle with Crispy Crackling Skin, authentic German Sausages, Succulent Honey Pork Ribs and Bacon Fladen are dishes ideally-paired with a toast of cold and refreshing German beer.
Priced at $28/stein, available at all Brotzeit outlets from now till Father’s Day weekend (18 – 19 June). Valid for dine-in guests only. Present the accompanying Father’s Day card for draft beer redemption.
Indulge in a 5-course Father’s Day Special at only $29.80 on Saturday, 18 June for dinner and Sunday, 19 June for both lunch and dinner at Jack’s Place and halal-certified Eatzi Gourmet Bistro. Start off the celebration with a Caesar salad with Butterfly Wanton and Egg Mimosa and Minestrone Soup topped with Roasted Shredded Chicken to stimulate the appetite. There are 3 main courses to choose from: Grilled Ribeye Steak with Crispy Soft Shell Crab, Roasted Half Chicken & Prawn Tempura, and Seafood Combo. If you’re celebrating Father’s Day elsewhere, mama, get the Gateau Chocolat Praline cake to sweeten the celebration. YUM!
Hotel Fort Canning is pulling out all the stops with their Barbecue Lunch Buffet menu. It includes a feast of flame-grilled, Thai-style live prawns, lamb shops with mint sauce, chicken chops, banana leaf-wrapped cuttlefish, fragrant herb-spiced striploin steaks, fiery sambal stingray and more! And kiddos can keep busy (slash give mom and dad a break) with a dedicated play corner, crafts station and movie screening.
Available on Sunday, 19 June, 12pm – 3pm, Adults $58++, Children (4 – 12 years) $29++. Children under 4 years old dine free with 1 paying adult. Enjoy 15% discount with selected cards and partners. Hotel Fort Canning’s Father’s Day in the Park is an annual sold-out affair, so make your reservations by calling (+65) 6799 8809 or emailing [email protected]
Check out the week-long promotion at OCF Singapore in a refined, classical setting with an elegant high-society meal. Whether you’re going for a relaxing lunch or an indulgent dinner, the men in the family will get to enjoy exquisite French cuisine with unlimited drinks for a treat to heighten the experience.
Lunches available on Monday, 13 June – Sunday, 19 June, 12pm – 12:30pm for $38++ and dinner promotion available on Monday, 13 June – Saturday, 18 June, 6pm – 9pm for $88++ – $158++. Free-flow beer & wine at an additional $30++/pax, men only, Moritz beer and house-pour Wines.
Show the hubs what a great dad he is with spectacular spreads at Dolce Vita, Cherry Garden and Melt Café! Enjoy fine Italian cold cuts, fresh oysters, pastas, risottos, seafood and meats, complete with a free flow of Ruinart “R” de Ruinart Brut Champagne for brunch at Dolce Vita, complete with a beer bottle cooler as a keepsake gift! Cherry Garden presents two tantalising dining options, featuring the much-loved weekend brunch buffet and a seven-course dinner with the signature Peking duck and other Cantonese delights. At Melt Café, the main stars are hearty beef, including thinly sliced beef shabu-shabu, slow roasted aged Australian prime rib of beef or an assortment of grilled wagyu gourmet burgers.
Dolce Vita: Brunch available on 18 – 19 June 2016 from 12pm – 3pm, priced at $168/pax. Cherry Garden: Brunch available on 18 – 19 June 2016, priced at $76/pax, while the set dinner is priced at $118/pax. Melt Café: Sunday brunch buffet available on 19 June 2016 12pm – 3pm, priced from $98/pax. For reservations or enquiries, please email [email protected] or call +65 6885 3500.
Calling all meat lovers! Join the “Father’s Day Salute” at The Carvery at Park Hotel Alexandra on June 18-19, where dads can dig in to 48-day dry-aged Australian grain fed Prime Rib, along with other delectables like juicy rotisserie chicken, New Zealand roasted leg of lamb, and pork knuckle with crackling, not to mention free-flow Asahi Black beer on tap!
The Carvery’s Father’s Day Salute will take place on Saturday and Sunday, 18 and 19 June, from 11:30am-3pm and from 6pm-10pm. Adults are $68++ inclusive of coffee or tea (with free-flow beer for dads); children are $38++.