10 June, 2015

Sassy’s Guide to Father’s Day 2015

10 June, 2015

It’s time to celebrate the main man in your life – your papa! Yep, Father’s Day is right around the corner and it’s time to take a moment to show your dad how much you appreciate him. Treat him to something special (we’ve rounded up some great gift ideas to make your life a little easier!) or take him out for a family get together. Thanks to all the papas out there!

GIFTS FOR DAD

father's dayPremium whisky from around the world
Not many men can say no to a glass of whisky after a long day (or ever), so make Dad’s day with a choice bottle of the premium goods from Whisky Hong Kong. Rarity and quality abound in this online shop.

Available for around $600 and up at www.whiskyhongkong.com.hk.

Portable Weber gas grill
When you’re short on terrace space but big on charbroiled flavour, go for the classic Weber gas grill in a portable version. It’s so iconic and perfectly compact, we’d almost call it cute (but not in front of Dad). You can’t beat Weber quality, which means your Sunday dinner just got a whole lot tastier.

Available for $5,900 at Renaud Hong Kong.

HK Brewcraft home brewing experience
For the Dad who isn’t satisfied with a simple glass of Tsingtao, send him for a day of sudsy chemistry at HK Brewcraft, where he’ll make his own beers from scratch. You’ll need to round up a few papas to get the full experience here, as it’s much more fun to go with a big group of friends or family than arrive and spend a day with strangers (although they are all beer-loving strangers, and likely very fun to be around!).

Available for $680 per person, $600 each for groups of four or more at HK Brewcraft, 15 Cochrane Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.hkbrewcraft.com.

Nespresso Maestria Rosso espresso maker
We have asked more than one espresso snob and discovered that this machine is a mighty fine substitute for that Sicilian espresso bar your Dad won’t stop talking about. Plus it will look fab on your papa’s kitchen counter and make all his friends jealous… think of it as the next best thing to a Porsche (it is red!).

Available for $4,688 at Nespresso.

father's dayTimothy Oulton
If you dad is looking to spruce up his home then you might want to check out the offerings from the very cool British home-store, Timothy Oulton. Whether it’s a bold flag cushion, super suave wall art or even a sporting collectable (those vintage leather boxing gloves are amazing!), this home accessories are definitely going to suit dad’s taste!

Price varies – available at Timothy Oulton; G/F, 17 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong and 15 St. Francis Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.

Classic J.Crew pajamas
When Dad’s jet-lagged beyond belief and FaceTime isn’t cutting it, at least he’ll have these incredibly soft PJs to greet him at the end of a day away from home. He will probably wear these for the next twenty years, unless he leaves them in a hotel in Singapore.

Available for $750 at J.Crew Men’s Store, 9 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong

Apple Watch
Is it obnoxiously trendy? Of course it is. Is it still the coolest gift for spring? Yes! This tiny work of art can track his health habits, keep track of his flight status, and make it easier for him to keep sending on-the-go snapshots on the phenomenal little camera.

Available from $2,728 at Apple

father's daySurfing lessons in Sai Kung
Surf Hong Kong lures learners from all over Asia to practice riding waves – Hong Kong style. If your adventurous pop has always wanted to hang loose, why not surprise him with a chance to learn? Expert instructors teach everything from paddling to how to wipeout on one of the best beaches in HK.

Available from $350 at www.surfhongkong.com.

Adventure travel to a far-off destination…
Sometimes planning a trip is full of excitement and anticipation, and sometimes, if we’re honest with ourselves (and Agoda), it’s a royal pain to figure it all out. Take your outdoor-loving Dad on a skiing, diving, or marathoning adventure and let the experts at Flight Centre do all the work. They guarantee the lowest possible flights, so you have nothing to lose!

Available at varying prices depending on itinerary and tickets. Head to the Flight Centre flagship store now open on 17 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, www.flightcentre.com.hk.

DINING

father's day guide 2015 the butchers clubThe Butchers Club
If your dad is a bit of carnivore, then there’s no better way to put a smile on his face than by treating him to a meat feast at The Butchers Club! Head to either The Butchers Club Deli or Steak Frites by The Butchers Club for a full-on, three-course Father’s Day Dinner, which includes a bottle of wine at $650 per person. Tuck into slow-roasted dry-aged bone marrow, Dingley Dell pork chop or dry-aged rib-eye steak… delish. And if you’re still stuck for gift ideas, then The Butchers Club is also offering a Father’s Day Steak Pack, which includes a 1kg 45-day dry-aged steak on the bone, two French steak knives, The Butchers Club’s steak seasoning and a handmade wooden board. Perfect for any meat-eating papa, and all for just $1,000, instead of the usual $1,500 (available here).

When: Sunday 21 June, 2015
Where: See all The Butchers Club locations here.
How much: $650 per adult for the three-course Father’s Day Dinner.

Brick Lane
If you’re looking for a chilled out venue to take your pop then head on over to Brick Lane! With easy breezy British comfort food, a relaxed atmosphere and a free glass of house wine or pint of draught beer for dad, he’ll be unwinding in no time. Cheers! Find out more here.

When: Available on 21 June, 2015
Where: See all Brick Lane locations here.
How much: A free glass of house wine or pint of draught beer for Dads.

father's dayDuddell’s
Treat your Dad to a sophisticated evening at Duddell’s this Father’s Day. He’ll get to enjoy delicious, two Michelin starred Chinese cuisine along with creative cocktails in a polished setting adorned with amazing artworks. Look out for the special Father’s Day “Hannibal” whiskey cocktail, which comes free for dads dining in a party of four or more. What’s more, all papas who dine at Duddell’s will receive a free gift from the coolest skincare brand around – Aesop.

When: Available on 21 June, 2015
Where: Duddell’s, Level 3, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $580 per person for Duddell’s Weekend Salon Brunch, including unlimited dim sum dishes served with free-flow fresh juices, soft drinks and water. Free “Hannibal” cocktail for dads in parties of four or more, along with a free Aesop skincare set. The “Hannibal” cocktail is available for smaller parties for $120 on 20 and 21 June.

Feast by EAST
Go all out this Father’s Day and treat your dad to a specially designed semi-buffet menu at EAST hotel in Tai Koo. This super cool foodie venue has teamed up with the equally cool Hong Kong designer, PYE, to create not only a delicious spread for your dad to enjoy, but also an exclusive, fashionable gift. Indulge in packed brunch, which includes an antipasti buffet, seafood and hearty mains, or stop by for dinner and choose from five wholesome dishes. End your meal on a sweet note with a dessert specially created for dad – we’re talking Whiskey Prune Mousse, Dipped Strawberries, Chocolate Cigars, Sable Cookie ‘Moustaches’ and more.

When: Saturday 20 June and Sunday 21 June, 11.30am-2.30pm for brunch and 5.45pm-8pm and 8.30pm-11pm for dinner.
Where: Feast by EAST, EAST hotel, 29 Taikoo Shing Road, Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong
How much: Both menus are priced at $488 per person. All gifts are on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

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