Contributed by Tina Relampagos
Another family affair is upon us: Father's Day! Have you made the usual preparations? Let’s see that checklist:
Finding the time to secure everyone’s attendance and securing a restaurant convenient for all are not even the hard part. Have you even started thinking about #5 and #6? Family get-togethers are precious but on Sunday, June 19, it’s all about Dad. Our best gift idea for Dad on that day is a promise that family get-togethers for him won’t end on Father’s Day! So we’ve put together some of our favorite dining destinations in the city just for you based on the type of food your Dad loves. You can check these out for Father’s Day dinner AND send these as gifts to your Dad with a promise that he’ll see everyone again soon!
Tapas and paellas that Dad will never get enough of can only be found in Alba.
Gifted.PH recommendation: Table de Embutidos, Pella Marinera and Paella Filipino (that’s right, two paellas).
Images from Alba’s Facebook page.
The best of Filipino cuisine that can be found across the country are in Kabila.
Gifted.PH recommendation: Kilawin na Salmon, Bone Marrow Bulalo and Gintaang bilo-bilo.
Images from Kabila’s Facebook page.
Flavorful Comfort Food by Chelsea Grand Café
A collection of tasty and filling American and European comfort food from sandwiches, pasta, pizza to big plates perfect for the foodie Dad can be found in Chelsea Grand Cafe.
Gifted.PH recommendation: Cabernet braised US Beef Short Ribs, Crispy Pork Belly Confit and Warm Double Smoked Bacon and Quinoa Salad to finish so Dad won’t feel too guilty about being too hungry.
Images from Chelsea Grand Café’s Facebook page.
Local Favorites with a Local Twist by Simple Lang
We all go home to delicious Filipino food. But wouldn’t it be more satisfying to see them in a different way? Leave it to Simple Lang to surprise Dad!
Gifted.PH recommendation: Sinigang na Crispy Bagnet sa Watermelon, Chili Garlic Crispy Pata and Ube Pancakes.
Image from Simple Lang’s Facebook page.
If Dad is a great fan of authentic food and breaded deep-fried dishes, Saboten is the best gift you can give.
Gifted.PH recommendation: Claypot tonkatsu set and of course, Original Loin.
Image from Saboten Philippines’ Facebook page.
Pizza-loving Dads should build their man caves in Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza. Their refreshing appetizers, starting with their famous Burrata Caprese, and genuinely oven baked pizza are the perfect weekend treats he has been looking for.
Gifted.PH recommendation: Prosciutto, Meat, and Margherita Pizza.
Images from Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza’s Zomato page.
Choice meat grilling right on the table while enjoying fresh sashimi is how you experience Japanese cuisine, and that’s how Dad should too so bring him to Sandaya Yakiniku.
Gifted.PH recommendation: Premium assorted BBQ set for 900 grams, Salmon sashimi and Deluxe Sushi platter.
Images from Sandaya Yakiniku’s Facebook page.
Nothing screams “We Love You Dad!” like Huat Pot’s shelves filled with various ingredients that the pot of the hot pot isn’t going to be enough.
Gifted.PH recommendation: Everything. It’s a buffet!
Images from Huat Pot’s Facebook page.
Drinks at Rocket Room
You’re lucky to have a Dad you can just hang out and have fun with so take him out to Rocket Room.
Gifted.PH recommendation: Go crazy trying out their cocktails!
Images from Rocket Room’s Zomato page.
Light and Delicious meals at Terraz
Many ultra-busy Dads have calendars scheduled months before. But with Terraz, you and Dad can share delicious meals in Makati and some quality time too!
Gifted.PH recommendation: Grilled Bacon-wrapped Pork Medallion with Foie gras and Sesame Crusted Ahi Salad.
Images from Terraz’ Facebook page.
You can treat Dad with more gifts aside from making his tummy happy: