This year, Father’s Day falls on Sunday the 15th of June – around the corner in case you hadn’t noticed. While something awesome and elaborate is one manner in which to celebrate the dad(s) in your life, you (or more importantly, he) might prefer to do something a little more low key, in which case a meal out is perfect.
What could express love and gratitude and make a guy feel really good, more than good food and quality company? If a meal out is how you plan to celebrate, you’ll happy to know there are plenty of Father’s Day restaurant specials going on on Sunday. Here are a few to browse…
Al Fiume – Hennops River
Al Fiume is offering dads and their families a scrumptious 3 course meal for R345 a head, which includes a glass of sangria. We’d choose the melon, pomegranate, avocado and blue cheese salad, followed by the curried oxtail and the pear and port crumble for dessert.
The Restaurant at Grande Provence – FranschhoekGrande Provence’s Father’s Day special is a 3 course set menu: a risotto starter with ingredients like pancetta served with a croquette of Karoo lamb breast. This is followed by pork belly and slow-cooked rabbit, and finally dessert where chocolate and hazlenut play a major role. The extravagant meal costs R355 per person.
Rodizio – Fourways3 courses specially thought up for Father’s Day, served in conjunction with jugs of caipirinha, a live band, DJ and a dance show. We’d go with the chicken trinchado, grilled kingklip, and given the buffet style of desserts, a bit of everything sweet. The cost is R220 for adults and R80 for children.
Rodizio – Bedfordview has the exact same special organised.
Bodega @ Dornier Wines – StellenboschBodega is offering a mouth-watering 4 course meal on Father’s Day, with an optional wine pairing. The amuse bouche is Middle Eastern lamb wonton with tzatziki, followed by starters, mains and dessert. We’d go with the spicy Asian pork fillet, ginger risotto, pickled shiitake & coconut foam, the creamy seafood tagliatelle and the baked cheesecake & blueberry sauce, followed by coffee and a chocolate brownie. The price is R325 per person, plus R125 for the wine pairing.
The Terrace @ Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa – Morningside Manor
The Terrace is hosting a traditional South African braai with such items as corn bread, Karoo herb basted lamb chops, farmed Pemba Bay cob kebabs, shaved biltong and avo salad, strawberry and rocket salad, followed by milk tart and malva pudding. And that’s just a few examples. The whole shebang costs R450 per person, and is well worth it!