Finding a great gift for Father’s Day isn’t always easy, especially if you’re looking for something cooler than soap or socks. If you’re on the hunt for gift ideas for this upcoming Father’s Day in Hong Kong, don’t despair, you’re bound to find the ideal present for your dad (or hubby!) here.
Put Tom Cruise to shame!
Looking to make Father’s Day extra memorable? For the drink connoisseur, an afternoon learning how to make Carbone’s classic cocktails might be just the ticket. In this three-hour private class ($2,000 for two), Carbone’s master bartenders will show you the ropes so you can shake up all the old-school classics. You’ll learn the terminology, techniques and artistic flair of a seasoned bar maestro, as you perfect iconic drinks from the Martini to the Americano – all paired with generous snacks and plenty of good old Italian-American hospitality!
9/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central
2593 2593 | carbone.com.hk
Make it a steak
If your main man enjoys a steakhouse dinner, Black Sheep Restaurants has you sorted! For brilliant simplicity, opt for steak-frites at La Vache (whose third location opens in Pacific Place in June); the set menu includes a prime USDA entrecote steak, unlimited golden frites, and an organic salad – plus a trolley of desserts to finish. Meanwhile, at Associazione Chianti, there’s a range of prime cuts of beef, dry-aged in-house. The mighty Bistecca alla Fiorentina ($1198) is a heavyweight champion, smothered in a Chianti rub and finished in a Tuscan-style broiler. At Buenos Aires Polo Club, dad can choose from a wide range of Black Angus grass-fed beef, seared on a traditional Argentinian parrilla grill. Finally, be sure not to miss the intensely rich, heavily-marbled A5 Kagoshima wagyu beef at the newest Black Sheep location, Crown Super Deluxe!
Find out more about Black Sheep’s steakhouses and other outlets at blacksheeprestaurants.com/restaurants.
Gifts for the great outdoors
Hong Kong Trails is a local family-run business known for its Hong Kong hiking scratch map. After the success of the map, they’ve gone on to create a wide range of HK-themed hiking accessories and merchandise. With Father’s Day approaching, these would make great gifts for any active dad.
- Scratch map: Hong Kong is a hiking haven! With this map, you can keep track of all the trails you’ve conquered and plan future adventures.
- Accessories: Hiking towels and neck gaiters are great accompaniments when you’re hitting the trails – especially in summer!!
- Merchandise: Hiking is about pushing yourself to new heights, and now you can keep mementos of your achievements, with a lapel pin or patch.
Shop online (and enjoy free shipping) at www.hktrails.com.
New at Aria
After launching an Italian omakase menu earlier this year, the talented Aria team at has now revamped the à la carte menu with creative touches. Highlights include Sardinian-style poached Boston lobster, and Japanese wagyu A4-8 rib-eye, along with a range of house-made pasta such as chitarra with braised oxtail ragout. The new menus are available for both lunch and dinner, with wine pairings available. Oh, and each dad dining on 20 June will receive a complimentary cocktail called “Per te Papà”. The omakase menu starts from $990 for five courses.
24/F, California Tower, Lan Kwai Fong, Central
2804 1116 | ariaitalian.com
Keen for a curated gift for the discerning man in your life? Altfield Gallery’s charming collection of silverware pieces are hand-worked by talented Asian silversmiths; they’re precious gifts that will last for years to come. The designs are inspired by both Chinese and Southeast Asian forms and auspicious motifs, and reworked with a Western eye for form and function. Whether displayed individually as sculptural decorative objects or placed together in table settings, they’ll work in both modern and traditional environments. Pictured is a pair of wine coasters – an elegant table accessory for anyone who loves fine wining and dining. Altfield Silverware is available exclusively at Altfield Gallery.
Shop 249, Prince’s Building Central, 10 Chater Road
2537 6370 | altfield.com.hk
Pick up a polo
What dad doesn’t love a couple of new comfy shirts as a gift? In the lead-up to Father’s Day, Shanghai Tang has a number of promotions on offer, including pieces from designer Yuni Ahn. Style staples such as these versatile polo shirts will go a long way in helping the men in your life look and feel their absolute best! Until 20 June, purchase any two regular-priced polo shirts, T-shirts or shirts and enjoy 20% off.
Find out more at shanghaitang.com.
Go for some Italian!
What dad won’t love the sound of a morning of lobster, pasta, beef and a few drinks on his special day? Elegant Italian diner Gradini at The Pottinger is offering an amazing-sounding Father’s Day Brunch Menu this year. After an appetiser platter featuring the likes of pan-fried foie gras, beef carpaccio, octopus, and 36-month San Daniele ham, you get a choice of pastas – including rigatoni with Tuscan sausage (pictured); then comes a main dish of either lasagne, lobster risotto or grilled US Angus strip-loin with a Barolo sauce. There’s dessert too!
A barbecue pack for dad
For an outdoor family get-together, Feather & Bone has hearty Summer BBQ Packs to feed for four to eight people. They includes marinated premium meats and cooked sides, hand-picked by the butchers themselves. Or you can customise your own pack! Ingredients include the likes of premium Aussie grass-fed tenderloin, rib-eye or hanger steaks, Korean barbecue short ribs, chicken satay skewers, lamb racks or classic freshly-ground beef patties, plus all the sides, sauces, snacks, cheese and bread for a full-on spread. There’s a broad choice of wines and beers, too, including Feather & Bone’s first house beer, Three Butchers Lager.
Order on the website with a three-day lead time, or pick up a selection of grill-ready marinated meats from all FAB Butchers Counters. featherandbone.com.hk
Watch some Euro 2020 games
We’re not going overboard and coining a new term, “football-cation”, but we do know plenty of dads and hubbies who’ll be excited about this. The Mira Hong Kong is showing all 51 matches of the delayed-from-last year UEFA Euro 2020 tournament, from 11 June to 11 July; and it’s offering a football-related stay to boot (pun intended).
Priced from HK$860, it includes a night in a City Room, and a free minibar stocked with beer, soft drinks and snacks. You also get a Game Night Snack Combo Box delivered to your room, and late check-out the next day. You can watch the action on a 42-inch Sony LCD TV while lazing in your room’s comfy Egg Chair or King Bed. Oh, and if your game is a boring 0-0 affair, you also get free access to the Mirathon Zone. This 17th-floor entertainment area has Foosball, Mini Bowling, Giant Tetris and more; plus, you can pay an add-on to use the VR gaming room and private movie theatre.
Free craft beers at LKF!
Lan Kwai Fong Entertainments has the perfect combo lined up for Father’s Day across all six of its restaurants – from brunches to dinner buffets and classic steak dinners to contemporary Italian delights. If it’s Japanese that your man (or old man!) loves, you’re in luck. Every dad dining in one of LKFE’s Japanese restaurants on 20 June gets a free set of Japanese craft beer. Tokio Joe has Father’s Day 7-course Lunch Menu, plus omakase sets in the evening; Kyoto Joe is offering both a Father’s Day Brunch and an all-you-can-eat Father’s Day Buffet Dinner; and Fumi has a special Father’s Day Hokkaido King Crab Brunch, plus a dinner buffet. There are plenty of amazing sashimi, wagyu and other dishes on offer across the three venues.
Fumi: 6/F, California Tower, LKF | 2328 3302
Kyoto Joe 23/F, California Tower, LKF | 2804 6800
Tokio Joe G/F, 16 Lan Kwai Fong, LKF | 2525 1819
Fatherly fun at Four Seasons
Boys’ Night Out: Caprice at Four Seasons is hosting a Boys’ Night Out for dads at its exclusive Chef’s Table. Enjoy front row seats at the open kitchen then dine on inventive dishes featuring wagyu, caviar, wild-caught fish and more. There’s the option to pair with a wine or cocktail experience, too – and all dads get a welcome drink. (The drinks, by the way, are seriously good – hence the #10 ranking in Asia’s 50 Best Bars!) From HK$1,888, on 15 and 17 June for the cocktail experience, and 16 June for the wine experience (all from 6.30pm). 3196 8882 | firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dad Appreciation Day: Treat Dad and Mum to some quality time together on a Four Seasons staycation. The package, available 12 to 20 June, includes an overnight stay in a renovated Deluxe Peak View Room, daily breakfast for two, a Father’s Day set dinner for two, and a bottle of Caprice Negroni. Plus, you get free tickets to the Observation Wheel and Carousel, two free Father’s Day themed donuts, and a bunch of other goodies. Complimentary upgrade for two-night stays. From HK$2,950. 3196 8333 | email@example.com.
My Superhero: Carve out two hours from dad’s busy schedule and treat him to a Deep Tissue Theragun Percussion Massage. The treatment combines pressure point work and firm, long strokes to alleviate muscle tension and deep-seated fatigue. It includes a superfoods green drink to boost the energy and nutritional levels. Available throughout June, from HK$3,000. 3196 8900 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Hit the water
Brand new HK-based brand SVIM says its swimwear is for “the cheeky man who loves to express his body confidence on the beach, by the pool, or our and about”. The bold, bright and whimsical patterns combine with full-on comfort to deliver shorts that any dad could wear all weekend long. There’s a serious side to the business too: SVIM aims to pretect Mother Nature by being 100% sustainable. The fabric for all of its swim shorts is made from recycled plastic bottles. Plus, your purchases are shipped in a recyclable box and packed in a water soluble bag.
View the collections and find out more at mysvimwear.com
Modern Japanese menus
From 18 to 20 June, Silencio is serving a special four-course lunch (from HK$348, with free-flow options from HK$148) and eight-course dinner (from HK$888). Each meal is prepared by Chef Sato featuring hero dishes of the izakaya; keep an eye out for the signature “Boujee Sando” sandwich (pictured) – it’s a totally decadent add-on item featuring wagyu, caviar, Hokkaido uni, truffle and foie gras! What’s more, dads can enjoy a complimentary Negroni, the perfect pairing for Silencio’s modern Japanese cuisine.
6/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central
2480 6569 | silencio.hk
Pump up the volume
Dad or hubby can enjoy music wherever they go, be it at home or on an adventure, with Sonos’s first
ultra-portable smart speaker, the Sonos Roam. Or, grab him the Sonos One or Sonos Beam to help provide an amazing surround home theatre experience. If he’d prefer some state-of-the-art headphones, the Klipsch T5 II True Wireless earphones provide comfort and quality with a long-lasting battery. (The Sports version of the T5’s are weather-resistant – ideal for a dad who loves hiking, trail running and exploring nature.) Look out for Father’s Day discounts on both brands during June 2021.
Learn from the experts
Premium butcher and restaurateur Feather & Bone is hosting some exciting Butchery Masterclasses for Father’s Day, in Mid-Levels and Sai Kung. The Lamb Breakdown Masterclass allow guests (above 15 years) to participate in a nose-to-tail lamb prepping experience; and the Sausage Making and Beef Wellington Making Masterclasses promise exciting child-friendly kitchen adventures. All classes at Mid-Levels are followed by a gourmet sit-down meal on a restaurant terrace, while those in Sai Kung include a feast of fine cheese and charcuterie instead. House wine and beer flow freely throughout the evening, too, and there are handmade goods with recipe cards to take home. Spaces are limited!
Book via email@example.com or WhatsApp 9833 0595.
Nab a backpack for Dad
Looking for a practical and versatile Father’s Day gift? Look no further than TUMI’s array of high-performance, built-to-last bags. The brand has a cool and innovative Esports collection, with loads of functionality mixed in with a sleek design to help any dad stay organised wherever he goes. We also love the look of TUMI’s Alpha Bravo sustainable capsule; these heritage-inspired bags in a Spruce colourway boast a military design and two-in-one features to make any journey easier. Psst … Enjoy discounts of up to 40% from 11 to 20 June on selected styles from the Spring/Summer 2021 collections.
For more information, visit tumi-hk.com.
Mmm … Sunday roast
Nothing beats a nice Sunday roast to kick-start a festive occasion! From organic whole chicken to roast wagyu “D Rump”, Porterhouse offers a decadent brunch with an unlimited supply of delicacies from a carving station, seafood bar and dessert corner, supplemented with three different free-flow alcohol/non-alcohol packages. For those who opt for a classic dinner with whisky to surprise dad on Father’s Day, take it to another level with the restaurant’s Whisky Tasting Package ($196). Choose three different whiskies from ten selections, including Hibiki, Yamazaki, Bowmore (12 Year Old) and Oban (14 Year Old). Brunch is from $498 per adult ($249 per child aged three to 11), and drinks packages cost from $168 to $308
7/F California Tower, 30-36 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central
Savour some Seoul food
Seoul Recipe is a perfect pit-stop for affordable and delicious Korean food, available to-go, or via online home delivery. It has food counters in a bunch of bustling locations, plus a flagship store at Lower Staunton Street. The brand’s Father’s Day Dining Package is priced at HK$1,880 and designed to share among four people, with some special gifts to boot! Enjoy the likes of grilled marinated galbi, juicy fried chicken, assorted pancakes and Korean alcoholic beverages too. Pre-order between 10 and 17 June, and pick it up directly at Seoul Recipe SoHo or get it delivered to your home or office on 19 or 20 June. The package includes a gift for dad in the form of two Korean premium handmade copper cups. For orders and purchases, visit the website.
9383 6989 | seoulrecipe.com
Italian eats and prizes too!
They say the way to a man’s heart is through his tummy; so take yours to Spasso, DiVino Patio or DiVino for Father’s Day! On June 19 and 20, the DiVino Group is giving all dads the chance to not only eat up an Italian storm, but win fabulous prizes too; plus, they get a complimentary glass of ice-cold Aperol. Each of the three restaurants is giving away one bottle of rare 18-year-old Glenmorangie Whisky, a unique and highly rated single malt. There’s also the chance to win 1kg of protein powder from Protelicous, and a float session at FLOAT Co; a HK$1,000 dining voucher is also up for grabs! Psst … All three venues offer delivery via Deliveroo and FoodPanda, too, with a 20 percent discount throughout June.
Spasso: Empire Centre, 68 Mody Road, TST East | 2730 8027
DiVino Patio: 1/F, BRIM28, Causeway Bay Centre, Wan Chai | 2877 3552
DiVino: 73 Wyndham Street, Central | 2167 8883
Brunch with a difference
Inventive Brazilian-Japanese street fare is the game at Uma Nota, and the restaurant has a Father’s Day brunch available on 20 June. The six courses (from HK$350, 11.30am to 4.30pm) include classics from its signature menu as well as Sakura-themed dishes from its pop-up brunch – think tuna tartare, California rolls, miso cod T-bone steak and more. For dads who can’t resist a hearty steak, the 21-day aged bone-in rib-eye (add HK$100) will help make this a truly special day. (And, as you can see from the photo below, the desserts are a bit spesh, too!)
38 Peel Street, Central
2889 7576 | uma-nota.com
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