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The way to a dad’s heart

THERE is a saying that “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach,” so it makes sense that this is so for fathers too. From special manly cakes to tiramisu tubs and cupcakes, from meals to celebrate at home to fancy dinners are newly reopened restaurants, here is a listing of some ways to show Dad some love.


Give the “man of the house” a well-deserved break at The Peninsula Manila on June 20 – Father’s Day — for a year of hard work. From mighty meaty platters at The Lobby, al fresco dining in Spices, a lavish brunch buffet in Escolta, boozy iced treats, giant tiramisu tubs, to fancy mixology sets, The Peninsula Manila has got the perfect gifts for the perfect man of the house. The lavish Meaty Man’s Menu will be available at The Lobby on June 19 and 20 (Saturday and Sunday) with an array of rare cuts of meat. The Pen’s legendary Lobby marks the occasion with the 20% Off “We Meet Again” Dinner Promotion on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights. Opt for an outdoor table on Father’s Day Weekend, June 19 and 20 with Father’s Day Under the Stars where Dad gets to enjoy a complimentary dinner when dining with three paying guests at P2,490 per person. Spices welcomes back guests with its flavors of India, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Vietnam at 20% off with the “We Meet Again” Lunch Promotion from Wednesdays to Sundays. Spend Sunday Brunch Buffet with Dad in Escolta over Father’s Day weekend June 20 for P3,100 per person. The Peninsula Boutique, meanwhile, has a Giant Tiramisu Tub Cake — the 8” x 8” tub cake can be shared with 12 people (P2,490 per tub). The Peninsula Boutique also offers a brand-new line of inventive alcohol-infused ice creams and sorbets for Dad to enjoy like Boozy Irish (Brownies and Bailey’s Irish Cream Swirl Ice Cream), Dark and Stormy (Dark Chocolate, Pecans, and Glenmorangie Whisky Ice Cream), Tickled Pink (Grapefruit and Campari Sorbet), and Papa’s Secret (Banana, Passion Fruit, and Don Papa Rum Sorbet) at P490 per pint. Or get him an impressive Peninsula x Urban Bar Cocktail Shaker and Tool Box Set which comes with a one-liter small batch craft cocktail bottle of Peninsula Negroni, Margarita, Aperol Spritz, or Beast of Burden that’s ready to serve (P8,000 per set with a one-liter cocktail bottle). For dining at home, there are Dad-size platters can be ordered in advance for pick-up. The Giant Tiramisu Tub Cake, alcohol-infused ice creams and sorbets, cocktail sets, and Father’s Day Platters are available at The Peninsula Boutique satellite counter at The Lobby from June 14 to 20. For inquiries or further information call 8887-2888 (trunk line), extension 6694 (Restaurant Reservations), diningpmn@peninsula.com, visit the website peninsula.com, or through PenChat, the hotel’s 24-hour e-concierge by using this link: https://bit.ly/PenChatFacebook.


Conrad Manila celebrates Father’s Day with its Signature Feasts for the Man of the House which can be enjoyed at the hotel or at home. China Blue by Jereme Leung offers a Feast Fit for a King, a special set menu with these highlights: Golden roast US duck with BBQ gravy sauce, Sauteed premier US sliced beef and cha tsai, black fungus with dried chili pepper sauce, and Steamed Signature house specialty Red gold long life custard buns, among other favorites. Prices start at P4,200 per person. Bring home a special Father’s Day Hamper from C Lounge that includes a bottle of its signature cocktail Hilario or collectible miniature spirits paired with executive chef Daniel Patterson’s Homemade chicharones, Spiced Cajun almonds, and more. Prices start at P2,500. At Brasserie on 3, Dad is spoilt with an indulgent Takeaway Father’s Day BBQ, ideal for a family of four to six. Menu highlights include Grilled BBQ pork ribs with chili sauce, US Steak, Cajun-style chicken breast, Chili corn bread, and a cheesecake collection, among others. Price starts at P1,850. Bru Coffee Bar’s special Father’s Day Tin Cakes — a selection of sponge cakes topped with premium chocolate, cream or toffee finished with a light chocolate cap — come in four variations: Peanut butter milk cheesecake, Vanilla light macadamia nut, Whiskey and dark chocolate, and Ube coconut. Prices start at P200. For inquiries or reservations, call 0917-650-4043 or 8833-9999 or visit the official e-store at http://bit.ly/conradmestore.


The Discovery Primea offers a meal kit for a five-star celebration at home for Father’s Day. Each kit costs P5,000 net, and is good for four to five persons. For an additional P1,800 net, complement the meal with a bottle of Louis Jadot Beaujolais Village. The meal includes six appetizers, with US Angus Beef “Petite Roast” as the main course. Choose from a selection of side dishes, and end the meal with a Tarte au Chocolat with vanilla English cream. Present dad with a special treat made just for him: a box of Brown Butter and Whisky Madeleines. The at-home meal kit is available on June 18 to 20. Orders must be placed at least 24 hours in advance. The kit comes with reheating instructions to guide diners on how to properly warm up their meal at home. Detail about this at-home kit may be viewed at https://bit.ly/dpfathersday2021. For orders and inquiries, call 7955-8888 or e-mail primea.restaurants@discovery.com.ph.


Holiday Inn and Suites Makati has prepared a unique Steak Night Kit for celebrating Father’s Day at home. The Steak Night Kit includes 300 grams Premium Black Onyx Angus Striploin Steak with sauces and seasoning and two Hungarian Sausages perfect for grilling or pan cooking. Also included in the kit (already cooked) are a half-slab of baby back ribs, mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, and buttered corn cob with a mini cheesecake for dessert. The Kit is available for P4,375 net, and is good for two to three persons. Order at least one day in advance. It is available until June 20, for pick up or delivery. For orders and inquiries, call 7506-8132 or Viber 0917-596-8897.


Sheraton Manila Bay has developed a Father’s Day Takeaway Gourmet Bundle which is a feast for four persons, with four bottles of local craft beer (Stout, Wheat, IPA, Pilsner), and a special Father’s Day Cake that can be personalized. For P3,588 net, pick from two set menus whose highlights are Crispy Pata, Spicy Tuna “Sisig,” Barbecue Glazed Baby Back Ribs with grilled sausages, Slow-Roasted Beef Brisket, and Chicken Wings. Offer is available until June 30. See the Father’s Day menu at http://bit.ly/SheratonDad. To order for delivery, call 5318-0788, 0917-583-7294, 0917-583-7326 or e-mail sh.mnlsb.fnb@sheraton.com. Twenty-four hours advance order is required. For a full listing of the hotel’s gourmet takeaways menu, visit http://bit.ly/ccmnlsb. Sheraton Manila Bay is located at M. Adriatico cor. Gen. Malvar Streets, Malate, Manila.


Edsa Shangri-La offers a Father’s Day barbeque feast at Al Fresco Dining by the pool. Enjoy its special BBQ à la carte and set menu, available on Fridays, from 4 to 7 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, from noon to 7 p.m. Rate starts at P350 net for the à la carte menu items and P1,750 net for Barbeque set. Edsa Shangri-La, Manila’s all-day Al Fresco Dining also features HEAT and Summer Palace favorites, available daily from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and a special Father’s Day set menu available for the month of June. From June 20 to 30, set menus from Summer Palace and Senju will be available for the whole family. A five-course authentic Japanese meal at Senju starts at P2,500 net per person, or while Summer Palace’s Abundance and Prosperity sets start at P5,775 net per person with a minimum of four orders. Bring the Shangri-La experience to your home with a special Gourmet On the Move Father’s Day Set Menu for five persons featuring arroz a la valencia, pancit sotanghon guisado, kalderetang baka, lechon belly stuffed with laing, banana heart in coconut cream, steamed rice, Brazo de Mercedes, and bibingka cheesecake. This set is P3,700 net, available for the whole month of June. Or treat dad to a special Gentlemen’s Afternoon Tea Set which includes a selection of cakes, treats, pastries, and savories, presented in a three-tier box at P1,750 net, available for takeaway for the whole month of June. There are also four limited edition Father’s Day 8” specialty cakes at P1,450 net, and other sweets and treats including boozy cupcakes, spiked macarons, a box of pralines, chocolate praline banana bread with chocolate cigar, and personalized chocolate frame with dad’s photo. A variety of Father’s Day bespoke hampers and gifts are also available for the whole month of June starting at P1,860 net. For inquiries or reservations, call 8633-8888 or e-mail reservations.esl@shangri-la.com.Visit www.shangri-la.com/manila/edsashangrila.


Give dad an indulgent treat this Father’s Day with home celebrations prepared by the kitchen teams of Richmonde Hotels. Eastwood Richmonde Hotel’s Eastwood Café+Bar has an All-Meat Platter Hotbox filled with servings of bacon-wrapped Wagyu beef, roast chicken, braised beef belly, mixed sausages, and mashed potatoes. This takeaway party tray, good for three to four persons, is priced at P3,950 net, and you can add a bottle of Barefoot Cabernet Sauvignon or Barefoot Moscato for 500. The first 15 customers to order for Father’s Day will get  As an added treat for dad, get the chance to give him a bottle of Barefoot Moscato White Wine, a PikNik snack pouch, and a souvenir bag from Emperador Distillers, Inc. for free. The platter hotbox is available the whole month of June for pickup or delivery. Eastwood Richmonde can arrange for delivery within Metro Manila at a nominal fee but if you reside within the Eastwood City township, delivery is free. One day lead time is required for orders. For inquiries and advance orders, call 8570-7777 or 0917-821 0333. Meanwhile, order Richmonde Hotel Ortigas’ special Father’s Day Hotbox Platter, filled with Sangiovese braised beef short ribs, duxelles stuffed pork tenderloin, kielbasa, and brats packed in a self-heating box for P2,800 net and good for three to four persons. Add P500 for a bottle of Gallo Merlot. This special family takeaway meal is available until June 30 for pickup and delivery within Metro Manila. Delivery is free within San Miguel Ave., Pearl Drive, and Escriva. One day lead time is required. For inquires and pre-orders, call  8638-7777 or 0917-534 4352.


Pastry chef Julianne Bernardo of Jcuppacakes introduces a selection of Instagram-worthy bespoke signature cakes, customized cupcakes and dessert spreads in time for Father’s Day. The Brownie Mailer Box features dark chocolate brownies complete with a variety of milk chocolate and white chocolate pops, bars, cups and decor. The Father’s Day specials are Chocolate Brownie Tower and Chocolate Art Explosion cake. For a more personal gift, Dad’s Favorite Things contains an array of 12 cupcakes in mocha, chocolate, red velvet and salted caramel flavors. It comes in two styles — Cool Dad or Classic Dad — with the cupcakes decorated with frosting and bite-sized candies that depict a basketball, watching Netflix, charcuterie, shoes, cars, gadgets, a mug of beer or a good bottle of whiskey. Personalized toppers may be requested to fit particular interests. For more selections, visit www.jcuppacakes.com or their official pages on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/J.Cuppacakes/) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/jcuppacakes/)


Mimi & Bros, a comfort food restaurant situated in BGC, presents the Dad Box which is available for delivery on Father’s Day. For P2,100, the Dad Box includes Mimi & Bros’ signature fried chicken, pork ribs, buffalo wings and a sausage, with sweet corn and pickles as the sides. As a special treat for dads, the Dad Box comes with a free 300-ml bottle of Bombay Sapphire Gin. Order via Mimi & Bros Messenger account m.me/mimiandbros one day in advance and the delivery to the preferred destination will be arranged. Mimi & Bros is also accepting table reservations and dine-in customers. The restaurant assures strict safety and sanitary protocols with plenty of room for al fresco or outdoor dining.


Resorts World Manila’s (RWM) various hotels and restaurants have special Father’s Day offers. The Casa Buenas Pamilya Package has a special feast (P5,500) featuring Paella de Carne Mixtas (Mixed Meat Paella), braised roasted beef short ribs with Emperador Rum and miso glaze, moist Hineleban coffee from Mt. Kitanglad Bukidnon, and chocolate cake with lychee flan, with a bottle of Tres Cepas. The Pamilya Package is open for pre-order until June 18 for delivery via RWM Delishvery or pick up at Casa Buenas from June 14 to 20. Contact Casa Buenas via 0917-878-8312 or e-mail casa.buenas@rwmanila.com, and Delishvery via 7908-8885 or 0917-878-8856 for bookings and reservations. Log on to www.rwmexclusives.com for P500 off on this deal.  Meanwhile, Hotel Okura Manila has an exclusive Three-tier Bento Box Platter with Sake at P5,500 net and a special Maki Sushi Platter at P3,000 net with Okura at Home. Order more than one week ahead and enjoy 20% off. Available for pick up and delivery from June 15-20. For inquiries and advanced orders, call 5318-2815 or 0917-818-9868. Yamazato Japanese Fine Dining Restaurant’s bespoke three-course Mini Kaiseki Set highlights traditional Japanese dishes like the clear soup with seasonal ingredients and butter-grilled salmon with miso sauce, at P3,800 net. Those who want to experience a la minute teppan cooking can get the seven-course “Tsuki” or “Hana,” featuring top-quality Wagyu (starts at P6,500 net). All set menus include the sake Hakushika Namachozo 300 ml. Available from June 15-20. For reservations, call 5318-2888. Marriott Hotel Manila prepared a Father’s Day Feast at P4,100++ for three to four persons, which includes a whole slab pork baby back rib, four US Certified Angus striploin steaks (180g), four pieces of grilled homemade veal bratwurst, four grilled BBQ chicken leg quarters, four Chef Crafted Sides, and a six-inch Father’s Moustache Cake. Dine with dad under the stars at Sheraton Manila’s Vubble pods. The special Father’s Day four-course dinner is available at P6,000++ from June 18 to 20, 5 to 10 p.m. Or opt for a Korean barbecue and chicken set menu at Oori for P5,000 net for four persons from June 18-20. The King’s Feast dinner buffet at S Kitchen is also available at P2,700 net per pax, from June 19-20. Guests can also enjoy Sheraton Manila’s Father’s Day package at home via takeaway, pick up, or delivery. Pre-order the dining package good for six to eight people at P4,000 net. It includes Cebuchon (4kg of roasted pork belly), chorizo rice, vegetable ginataan, liver sauce, and King’s Cake. For orders and inquiries, contact 7902-1808. Hilton Manila is grilling up a special Father’s Day Poolside BBQ on June 20 from 5-8 p.m. at the Vega Pool Club. This package is available at P5,999 net good for four, which includes a seafood bucket, grilled skewers, side dishes, and a beer tower (choice of local beer and iced tea). For bookings and reservations, call 0917-839-7664 or e-mail hiltonmanila_events@hilton.com. Then there are the Hilton Manila Dad’s Family Platters. Choose from four packages for groups of seven to 10 persons. Rates start at P6,875 net. This offer is available from June 19-20 via takeaway and delivery via Delishvery, Pickaroo, and FoodPanda. For inquiries, contact 0917-826-6442.

The week-long Father’s Day celebration at Savoy Hotel Manila runs from June 14-20. Order the Ribeye Chimichurri served in a Hotbox and get a special gift for dad for P1,200 net. For inquiries, contact 5317-2817 or e-mail dine@savoymanila.com. The Healthy Options Set Meal in the Box is up for grabs for P1,500 net per set until June 30 at Cafe Belmont of Belmont Hotel Manila. This is available for takeaway and delivery. Advance orders are advised for dine-in customers. For inquiries, call 5318-8887 or e-mail dine@belmontmanila.com. For an added unique experience, book a private concert for your dad featuring world-class Filipino artists through the L.O.V.E. Project or Live On-request Virtual Entertainment. A personalized 15-minute live performance from select artists of your choice is available, with rates starting at P600. Visit the L.O.V.E. Project Official on Facebook (www.fb.com/loveprojectofficial) for more information. To know more about the RWM’s Father’s Day offers, visit www.rwmanila.com or follow RWM’s official social media accounts, @rwmanila on Facebook and Twitter, and @resortsworldmanila on Instagram.


Nespresso suggests some limited-offer bundles for fathers which are available until June 30 at Nespresso retail stores and at www.nespresso.ph. These are new machines like the Creatista Plus for making latte art. It has an intuitive user interface with its high-resolution display which guides the user on all preparation, setting, and maintenance aspects. He can make his favorite iced cappuccino, macchiato, or mocha easily and keep cool with the Atelier’s cold frothing possibilities. The Essenza Plus can make an espresso, lungo, or Americano. Save P2,250 when with the purchase any of these bundles: Pixie, Citiz, Essenza Plus, Lattissima One, Lattissima Touch, or Gran Lattissima Father’s Day gift bundle with three-sleeve Barista Creations for Ice. Receive a complimentary two-piece VIEW Recipe Glasses and a Monin Syrup kit for every purchase. Save P4,250 when you purchase the Atelier or Creatista Plus with a three-sleeve Barista Creations for Ice, and get a complimentary two-piece VIEW Recipe Glasses, a Monin Syrup kit, and a Cube Capsule Dispenser. If he’s the type who puts in milk in his coffee, opt for the following bundles with the easy-to-use Aeroccino 3 milk frother: save P2,250 with a purchase of  the Pixie Aeroccino 3, Citiz Aeroccino 3, or Essenza Plus Aeroccino 3 with three-sleeve Barista Creations for Ice. Get a complimentary two-piece VIEW Recipe Glasses and a Monin Syrup kit. For more information on Nespresso products and offers, visit www.nespresso.ph, or follow @nespresso.ph on Instagram and or @nespresso.phl on Facebook. Nespresso retail stores are located in Power Plant Mall and The Podium, while pop-up stores are located in Greenbelt 5, One BHS, SM Mall of Asia, SM Aura, Alabang Town Center, Shangri-La Mall, Robinson’s Magnolia, and Trinoma.

Diamond Hotel Philippines 

Diamond Hotel Philippines celebrates Father’s Day on June 19 and 20 with an A la Minute Eat-All-You-Can for Lunch or Dinner at the Corniche. For P1,600 net per person, Dad can feast on cuisines of the world hot and fresh, amd delivered to his table. Meanwhile, Yurakuen offers a Father’s Day Set Menu featuring authentic Japanese cuisine for P1,880 net per person for lunch or dinner. One can also dine a la carte or at the tepanyaki table as Yurakuen also accepts reservations. At Al Fresco By the Bay, the chefs have prepared an outdoor Set Dinner for P2,800 nett per person featuring hand-picked dishes and a setting that encourages conversations to flow like wine. Prefer to celebrate at home? No problem — order from www.onlineshopping.diamondhotel.com. There are three exclusive Father’s Day Set Menus on offer, and if an oriental meal is desired, Chinese Set Menus are also available. For savory platters, the Slow Cooked Beef Belly in Red Wine Sauce is a great choice. The Premium Grazing Box and Sandwich Grazing Box are also recommended best sellers of the hotel. The online shopping site can also satisfy a sweet tooth,  aside from a variety of desserts to choose from, Chocolate Mud Cake with layers of rich chocolate ganache was created for the occasion. As a memento of the event, Dad will receive a special edition tote bag and face mask for every qualified spend. For restaurant reservations call 85283000 ext. 1121 or email restaurant_rsvn@diamondhotel.com. Book table now as seats are limited. Visit onlineshopping.diamondhotel.com or email restaurant_rsvn@diamondhotel.com. Lead time for orders on the online shopping site are mostly one day prior to the date of delivery except for Chinese Platters and Clams Selection which require two days. Payments may be made via credit card, PayPal, or online bank transfers (for Metrobank only). Orders must be picked up at the Main Entrance of Diamond Hotel Philippines, Roxas Boulevard, cor. Dr. J. Quintos St., Manila daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Other terms and conditions may apply. 

Crimson Hotel 

Dine at home without the hassle with Crimson Hotel Filinvest City’s Café Eight All Fired Up BBQ takeaway bundle, which comes complete with a hearty serving of salad, dessert, and assorted meats and sides grilled and glazed. For P2,000 net per order, this deal can serve up to four people and is available from June 18 to 20. Meanwhile, Baker J offers an al fresco dining experience on June 20 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Or should you decide to stay in, Baker J’s Gentleman’s Box is packed with aassortment of homemade cold cuts, croissants, and slices of Baker J’s signature sourdough bread. For P699, get this special package delivered from June 18 to 20. Or choose Firehouse Pizza’s Pizza for Pops – a selection of one signature pizza, one1 classic pizza, eight parmesan fried chicken wings with garlic aioli, one pan of truffle pasta, and Desserts in Jar: Riz au Lait (rice pudding with peach compote) for P2,000. This offer is available for take-away from June 18 to 20, and al fresco dining on June 20. On Father’s Day, raise a toast to dad with the unique Bottled Blends by Alibi Lounge + Bar, a soon-to-open dining concept at Crimson Hotel. Avail of this Ibericoinfused bourbon whiskey kit for P550 or get it for free for every purchase of Café Eight’s All Fired Up.Dads will get one free Crimson panama hat for a minimum purchase of P1,500. Chroma also launched the #ChromaBestDadEver social media contest where one can send his or her favorite video with Dad for a chance to win hotel overnight stays in any Crimson Hotels & Resorts, Quest Hotels or Timberland Highlands Resort, a one day drive in a Lexus IS Hybrid car, and ROX merchandise. Visit https://www.facebook.com/chromahospitality for more details. For takeaway orders and table reservation inquiries, visit www.crimsonhotelfilinvestcity.com, call 09989613409, or email bakerj@crimsonhotel.com and firehousepizza@crimsonhotel.com.