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Meat and booze (and cakes and sweets) for Father’s Day

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MEATY TREATS and booze await your favorite guy at establishments around the city on Father’s Day, June 17.

QUEZON CITY, ORTIGAS CENTER
Treat Dad to Mario’s well-loved Sunday Lunch Buffet with carvings of roast turkey, roast beef, cochinillo, and Oyster Rockefeller along with so much more. A gift awaits each dining dad on Father’s Day. The Sunday Lunch Buffet runs from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for P1,299 net for adults and P870 net for children under seven at Tomas Morato, and P980 net for adults and P672 net for kids in Baguio. For reservations at Mario’s Tomas Morato in Quezon City call 415-3887, 372-0360, or e-mail mariosqc@marios.com.ph; for Mario’s Baguio, call (074) 442-4241 or e-mail mariosbaguio@marios.com.ph. Log on to www.marios.com.ph.

This Fathers’ Day, take Dad for a lavish treat at 22 Prime in Discovery Suites Manila. Get your hands dirty with some Pork BBQ Spare Ribs or try the Steak Duo — featuring Wagyu hanger and Angus NY Striploin — or the signature Dad’s Burger stuffed with foie gras and cheese. For a quick out-of-town getaway, take Dad to Tagaytay and visit Restaurant Verbena at Discovery Country Suites Tagaytay, and share a Barbecue Platter (baby back ribs, beef short plate, prawns, and boneless chicken plus sides) and some ice-cold beer with him. At P1,890 net, the Barbecue Platter comes with two bottles of San Miguel Light or San Miguel Pale Pilsen. For inquiries and reservations call (02) 719-6822, e-mail reservations@ds.discovery.com.ph, or visit www.discoverysuites.com/bars-restaurants/22-prime/.

The Richmonde Café of Richmonde Hotel Ortigas serves up on June 17 a grand luncheon fiesta of Filipino favorites that tatay will surely enjoy for P998 net per person, inclusive of one round of drinks. Big families get a special treat with a 4+1 deal where one eats for free for every four persons dining and paying the regular buffet rate. At Eastwood Richmonde Hotel’s Eastwood Café+Bar, fathers can enjoy global-inspired lunch and dinner offerings with family and loved ones for P1,250 net per person, and with a 4+1 deal. What’s more, all dads get a mug of San Miguel beer or a bottle of Raffa Sparkling Wine on the house when they dine. Eastwood Café+Bar’s Father’s Day Buffets are available at 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. on June 17. Richmonde Hotel Iloilo’s The Granary will have a dinner buffet spread of Asian-inspired cuisine for P1,350 net. Dads get unlimited Heineken draft beer with their meal and a freebie from Emperador Distillers. The Father’s Day Dinner Buffet is available from 6-10 p.m. on June 17. For all the above-mentioned buffet offerings, children six to 12 years old get 50% off, while children five years old and below eat for free. For inquiries and reservations, call 638-7777 for Richmonde Hotel Ortigas; 570-7777 for Eastwood Richmonde Hotel’s Eastwood Cafe+Bar; and (633) 328-7888 for Richmonde Hotel Iloilo. For more information, visit www.richmondehotels.com.ph.

MANILA AND PASAY CITY
Casa Roces brings back the Papa Mio promotion for Father’s Day — a special spread for lunch and dinner which includes a classic barbeque fiesta (pork ribs, chicken Iberico and grilled vegetables), skewers of fish, beef and grilled sausages with sides, and leche flan and choco mousse. Papa Mio is P850 per head or P2,999 for a family of four. For reservations, call 735-5896 or 488-1929 or 0917-550-9743, e-mail reservations@casaroces.com.

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila aims for both the heart and the stomach with a one-two punch because its chefs will offer their own fathers’ favorite dishes for Father’s Day in Spiral — beer flavored chicken karaage from Japanese chef Masaaki Ishigawa, Bangkok-style beef tenderloin from Thai chef Dennis Macaranas, Sikandari raan and biryani rice from Indian chef Halim Ali Khan, Dragon Ball Lettuce from Chinese chef Michael Tai, Steak a Cheval from French chef Julien Cossé, bossam from Korean chef Lorvic Gesite, sinuglaw from Filipino chef Bryan Ortigosa, and Chocolate Mudslide Cake infused with Bourbon from pastry chef Rolando Macatangay. Dads will receive a gift from Uniqlo and the best-dressed fathers will receive a special prize from Peter Thomas Roth, Jack Nicklaus, Champion, and Savile Row during the Father’s Day Brunch on June 17. One lucky father will win luggage from American Tourister and vouchers for a weekend drive with the MINI One or MINI Countryman. Spiral’s Father’s Day Specials on June 15, lunch will be offered at P2,750 and dinner at P3,550; on June 16, lunch is P3,450 and dinner is P3,550; on June 17, lunch will be P4,655 and dinner P3,550. For inquiries and reservations, call 832-6988 or e-mail H6308-FB12@sofitel.com.

Marriott Café will turn into a race track for Father’s Day thanks to a partnership with Ducati. At the pit stop is the Pin My Ride challenge to test how much your dad knows his motorbike with the winner receiving signature apparel from Ducati. Each dad enjoying the buffet will be served with an ice cold draft beer. Marriott Cafe is open from at 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for Sunday Brunch and 6-10:30 p.m. for the dinner buffet. For inquiries, call 988-9999 or visit manilamarriott.com.

For Father’s Day and the whole month of June, Andrew Café in the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Taft Campus will offer the Tres Leches cake, consisting of three layers soaked in a blend of evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and a signature touch of dulce de leche, with cream cheese frosting and caramel syrup in between. For inquiries, orders, and reservations, call 230-5100 loc. 1888.

Fathers dining at the Conrad Manila’s Brasserie on 3 can bring home special treats and also partake in a draft beer tasting activity. Father’s Day Lunch and Dinner buffet is priced at P2,700 net per person. Meanwhile, at China Blue there will be a festive set menu for the whole family, priced at P3,200 net per person for a minimum of 10 persons/table. My Dad, My Hero-themed cakes and confections are available for pre-order and pick-up at Bru Coffee Bar including the colorful award-winning zeppole and macarons. Guests who purchase a cup of coffee are treated to a complimentary single refill. Dads who dine at Brasserie on 3 and China Blue by Jereme Leung will get the chance to experience a joyride in either a Rolls Royce Ghost or Lotus Evora. Dads will also receive a day pass valid for one month to Conrad Manila’s Fitness Center, among other treat. For reservations and inquiries, call 683-3990 or e-mail conradmanila@conradhotels.com

From June 15 to 17 at the Diamond Hotel Philippines’ Corniche restaurant, bring the family together for a lunch or dinner buffet for P2,980 net per person. On June 17, for every P5,000 spent, Dad gets to pick a prize for a chance to win items from Saville Row, Nautica, Jack Nicklaus, Dunhill, and American Tourister. There will also be an authentic Japanese Family Set Menu for four at Yurakuen Japanese restaurant for P7,980 net. All Dads dining at the restaurants on June 17 will receive a giveaway. For inquiries call 528-3000 ext. 1140 or e-mail reservations@diamondhotel.com.

City of Dreams Manila celebrates Father’s Day with special treats to honor dads with fun and engaging family activities at DreamPlay and gastronomic treats at Nobu, Crystal Dragon and The Tasting Room. Every dad is treated on Father’s Day to a complimentary DreamPlay ticket when accompanied by at least two DreamPlay ticket holders. To cap the experience, the family can also interact and have a photo opportunity with DreamWorks characters. Meanwhile, Nobu Manila will serve its Father’s Day Sunday Buffet Brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at P3,880++ per person for the non-alcohol beverage package and an additional P990++ or P1,990++ per person for the standard alcohol and premium champagne beverage packages, respectively. Kids from six to 12 dine at half price while those five and below dine free of charge. Dads craving for premium Cantonese and regional Chinese cuisine either for lunch or dinner can celebrate Father’s Day with seven-course menus or a la carte items at Crystal Dragon from June 1 to 18. The set menu is at P2,380++ per person and served with Chinese Oolong Tea. For bigger groups of 8 to 10 persons, the Set Menu is more lavish at P3,880++ per person. The Tasting Room will serve its new degustation and ala carte menu on Father’s Day. The four-course menu is at P4,788++ per person and a six-course menu is at P7,600++. Wine pairing is offered at an additional P2,000++ and P2,800++, respectively. For inquiries and reservations, call 800-8080 or e-mail guestservices@cod-manila.com.

MAKATI
On Father’s Day at the Makati Diamond Residences, enjoy a brunch highlighted by roast leg of lamb and cochinillo paired with DIY pasta and salad, and pinakbet rice with crispy bagnet, among other menu options. The Father’s Day Brunch Buffet is on June 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at P2,000 net per person. For inquiries, call 317-0999, or e-mail dine@makatidiamond.com

At the New World Makati Hotel on June 17, feast on Café 1228’s Sunday brunch buffet, with highlights such as slabs of tender spareribs, Honey-glazed Hawaiian ham, and lechon for P2,650. You can also take Dad to the hotel’s Jasmine restaurant for unlimited dim sum at P1,388, inclusive of choice of main course, soup, rice dish, and a pot of Jasmine tea. Or try the special set menus with prices starting at P11,888 for six persons. Dining Dads will receive special gifts including a complimentary bottle of wine, P500 gift voucher from Columbia Sportswear and Mountain Hardwear, and a 10% discount on Jasmine’s mooncakes. For details call 811-6888 ext. 3700.

The Peninsula Manila is offering a special barbecue-themed buffet in Escolta, as well as a special pop-up experience. The Father’s Day Barbecue Brunch Buffet at Escolta will be offered from noon to 3 p.m., with rates set at P4,400 with free-flowing Champagne, P3,900 with free-flowing sparkling wines and local beers, P3,400 for adults, and P1,700 children under 12. Dads dining in Escolta on Father’s Day will enjoy access to the four-hours-only pop-up Dad’s Pen Ultimate Dream Lounge on June 17 from 1-5 p.m. As for the Dad’s Pen Ultimate Dream Lounge, it’s styled to capture the sophisticated feel of a private gentleman’s club. It will have male grooming services from Back Alley Barbershop, soft serve ice cream and artisanal chocolates from Auro Chocolate, neck-and-shoulder rubs courtesy of The Peninsula Fitness Center & Spa; the latest gizmos from Smart Infinity; a display of motorcycles from Vespa; For Him scents and hand treatments from Jo Malone; doodads from Urban Traveller; bespoke shirts and suits by Tiño; collectible vinyls and audio equipment from Slow Days; and innovative craft gin cocktails by Wine Depot and Apotheke. Those staying on June 16 and 17 can also enjoy access to the Dad’s Pen Ultimate Dream Lounge. For details call 887-2888, ext. 6630 (Room Reservations) or e-mail reservationpmn@peninsula.com, or e-mail diningpmn@peninsula.com.