Celebrating Father’s day amid a pandemic is not exactly what everyone had in mind when 2020 started. As the country starts to pick up where it left off, authorities still advice against social gatherings and going to public places unless completely necessary.
So how can one make the most of the situation?
To thank the man who has been the strong foundation of the family, Asian Dragon listed the top 10 ways to honor dads with a feast this year.
1. Chef Margarita Forés x Pappa Amore
If the perfect Father’s Day meal is what one wants, Asia’s Best Female Chef Margarita Forés’ dishes from Pappa Amore are a definite must-try.
In collaboration with Cibo Philippines, Pappa Amore encourages a stay-at-home celebration for the famiglia with their Festa sets that include their new dishes.
One set includes Baked Beef and Pork Ragù with a complimentary dish of Hunter Style Chicken for only P3,995, good for eight persons.
Another set has Baked 3-Cheese, Bacon, Smoked Cooked Ham with another dish of Roman Oxtail Stew for P4,995.
The delicious feasts will only be made available from June 13 to 30, and all orders must be placed at least one day in advance.
For pre-orders or inquiries, call tel. no. 8633-2426 or visit www.cibo.ph/delivery.
Festivities are a tricky balance of enjoying food and maintaining a healthy intake. Zubuchon is offering Feast and Mini-Feast packages that will satisfy the family’s taste, Dad’s most of all.
Zubuchon Feasts and Mini-Feasts can be ordered whether for Father’s Day, a birthday, or any occasion that will be celebrated.
On June 21, limited order slots for lunch and dinner are available, so early reservation is advised. For the whole boneless lechon, however, there is a required two-day notice for preparation.
These will be delivered to your doorstep with Zubuchon’s in-house delivery from different branches, with additional third-party delivery services to accommodate orders on time.
For pre-orders or inquiries, call tel. nos. 7728-3931, 7792-9787, or 7501-9852, or visit www.zubuchonorders.com.
3. Persia Grill
Persia Grill’s made to order dishes
The quickest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. That is how Persia Grill wants to show love this Father’s Day. To all the “daddycated” fathers, nothing beats a quality meal with family to complete the day.
Enjoy a laid-back spread with an Eight-Hour Roast USDA Beef Belly, marinated in fresh organic rosemary and Chipotle herb rub served with mashed potatoes and vegetables with gravy. Price ranges from P850 for a 500-g half tray to P1,650 for a 1-kg family tray.
Another set that is sought is the Mediterranean-style paella, Lamb Kabsa, with juices of lamb and sun-dried lemon from Iran cooked with basmati rice. This is served with mint yogurt and fresh salsa, with a half tray at P975 and a family tray at P1,950.
Persia Grill is also hosting a Father’s Day Sale to help children cook their dad’s favorite Mediterranean dishes. All frozen items available on their website will be offered at 20 percent off until June 21.
For orders or inquiries, call tel. no. 8818-9090 or visit www.persiagrill.ph.
4. Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s Cucina and Lung Hin restaurants
On June 15, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s restaurants re-opened with reinforced safety protocols, finding it still important to continue celebrating milestones and precious moments with loved ones. This could mean either commemorating the occasion in the hotel’s dining destinations or bringing home choice dishes.
Cucina offers a five-course set menu for P1,200 per person, featuring new dishes such as the Burrata Cheese Platter and the Prawn Cocktail to begin the meal, or the Baked Barramundi and the Filetto di Manzo for the main course.
At Lung Hin, Executive Chinese Chef Ken Leung also presents a curated set menu available at P1,200 per person. This would feature the Deep Fried Squid with Mashed Salted Egg, Crispy Roasted Chicken (half), and Steamed Vegetarian Treasure in Inari Bag.
Aside from the special menus in both restaurants, guests may also choose from the available items on the restaurants’ respective a la carte menus.
In compliance with the guidelines for restaurant operations, Cucina and Lung Hin have strictly reinforced restaurant sanitation protocols to ensure more frequent disinfection, and social distancing is observed. Sanitation stations have been installed in all public areas of the hotel to complement available lavatory and hand-washing areas for guests.
For reservations, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila encourages advanced bookings by calling tel. no. 7720-7777 or emailing email@example.com before arrival.
5. Conrad Manila
Conrad Manila toasts all Dads this Father’s Day with a well-curated “Takeaway Indulgence” from China Blue by Jereme Leung and signature cakes from Brasserie on 3 inspired by the Man of the House.
Executive Chinese Chef Eng Yew Khor works the wok with a lavish feast of authentic Chinese favorites fit for emperors, such as Braised Garoupa Fillet with Fish Lips in Chinese Leek XO Sauce; Sautéed Premier U.S. Beef with Onions, Dry Chili, and Chinese Sweet Vinegar; Crispy Baby Pigeon, Chinese Herbal-Style; and Chilled Marinated Jellyfish with Sesame Sichuan Chili Sauce, among others. The price starts at P14,000 for five diners.
The “Father’s Day Indulgence” Set Menu includes a bottle of red or white house wine. Dad also gets a chance to bring home gifts from Ibarra Watches and Masanting Sastreria.
The hotel’s team of culinary artisans presents Dad with a delectable Bourbon Mud Pie at P1,100 or the playfully sinful Irish Cream Profiterole Cake at P1,500 to help celebrate the sweet occasion.
For pre-orders or inquiries, call tel. no. (0917) 650-4043 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. Makati Shangri-La, Manila
Hosting a #ForTheManInTheHouse tag, Makati Shangri-La, Manila is making it extra special for all the fathers with their celebration packages exclusively from their latest dining venture Sinfully @ Home by Makati Shangri-La.
Sinfully @ Home has prepared an array of sumptuous options exclusively for the man of the house. One can choose from three celebration packages—Filipino, Chinese, or International—all with the option to add cake or bottles of wine.
Packages have a starting price of P3,500, not including the bottles of wine or cake.
For orders or inquiries, call tel. no. (0917) 588-5537 or follow their social media accounts, facebook.com/MakatiShangrila, or @sinfullyathome on Instagram.
7. Novotel Manila
Araneta City’s first Novotel brand just whipped out home signature selections from their award-winning dining outlets, Food Exchange Manila, Sabor Bar de Vinos, Gourmet Bar, and Indulge Gelato, allowing you and the family to enjoy Novotel Manila Araneta City’s brand of hospitality in your homes and private spaces.
The hotel has made it’s Take Me Out menu available daily from 11 am to 7 pm. The offer has three diverse menu categories to choose from: “Ready-to-Eat,” which serves freshly cooked dishes that are ready to consume; “Ready-to-Cook,” raw vacuum-packed frozen marinated meals like chicken inasal and pork belly; and “Ready-to-Reheat,” cooked vacuum-packed frozen local all-time favorites such as sisig, adobo, and caldereta. These dishes can be paired with a satisfying spread of dessert and gelato flavors from Indulge Gelato bread shop and boulangerie. Patrons can also unwind at home with Sabor Bar De Vinos’ wine selection.
For pre-orders or inquiries, call tel. no. 8990-7999 or email H7090@accor.com.
8. Discovery Suites Manila
Discovery Suites Manila salutes the number one man in each family with an intimate celebration at home, which can be highlighted with a bountiful lunch and dinner.
They have named each set menu according to characteristics that each father should hold close to their hearts.
An example is “Bravery,” with the choice of Linguini Pasta with Clams or Short Ribs Fried Rice. This is accompanied by Broccoli and Mushroom Gratin, Wagyu Striploin with Truffle Cream Sauce and Potato Purée, Chicken Roulade with Grainy Mustard Sauce, Pan-Roasted Salmon with Avocado Salsa, and Salted Caramel Cheesecake
Every spread has a starting price of P5,000 that can serve four to six people.
Discovery Suites Manila will also be giving an incentive for the first 22 orders to receive a surprise package from Oleofats Inc.
For orders or inquiries, call tel. no. 7719-8888 loc. 6808 or visit www.discoverysuites.com.
9. Sage and Ivory Box
Fatherhood in a box is the literal goal of Sage and Ivory Box, as they create different box sets that best represent what a dad would enjoy the most.
Sage and Ivory Box have been preparing gift boxes with a ready-made selection of objects for quite a while now. Amplifying their specialty of selecting one-of-a-kind local products, along with their advocacy for wellness, they let the gift say what’s coming from the heart of the giver.
For the coming occasion, they have prepared six different sets that would tell every dad that they’re cared for. One example is the “Daddy’s Care Box.” This is filled with care essentials such as a pack of coffee, sandalwood scented soy candle, artisan activated charcoal soap, and a manual French press coffee maker. Other sets will include a variety of products one can choose from to best suit their dad.
For more information, follow Sage and Ivory Box on their social media accounts, facebook.com/sageandivorybox or @sageandivorybox on Instagram.
10. Liquor Express
The liquor that best fits every type of dad
Challenging every child to test how well do they know their father, Liquor Express has made it easy for wives and children to find the perfect Father’s Day gift by associating a specific drink with a certain type of dad.
Various types include the Millennial, the Workaholic, the Old-School, and so many more. Every label is matched to a certain liquor that complements their character. What better way to make gift-hunting easy?
For orders or inquiries, call tel. no. 8361-4342 local 251 or follow their social media accounts, facebook.com/Liquorexpress.ph or @liquorexpress.ph on Instagram.