Restaurants and experiences to treat Dad to this Father's Day
Notice a lack of cringey-cold Dad jokes recently? With Mother’s Day just passed, Dads all over might be needing a little TLC to beat the celebratory FOMO. This month is all about pampering Daddy Dearest, and we’ve cobbled together a Father’s Day special list of all the gifts you can give show your appreciation for the man (or men) who’ve played their part in your life.
Oo La Lab
Got a creative in the house? Give Dad the ingenious gift of hero-matherapy this Fathers’ Day with Oo La Lab’s Eau de Parfum Mixology Kit. With twelve fragrance notes (including two limited edition crafting ingredients) to play with, let him explore thousands of scent possibilities and create a one-of-a-kind trademark scent. Inside the mixology kit you’ll find a guided instruction manual, a generous blotter booklet for endless exploration. So forget boring and generic colognes, have a ball of a time exploring Oo La Lab’s olfactory Narnia and you’ll have the family patriarch smelling like a boss in no time.
The deets: The Oo La Lab Mixology Kit is available at the Oo La Lab flagship store, NomadX. Each kit will be retailed at the price of $188.
NomadX is located at 68 Orchard Road, #01-67, Store unit N1-05, Plaza Singapura, Singapore 238839. Open daily, 10am - 10pm.
Take Dad for a joyride this Father’s Day in his favourite luxury supercar, courtesy of the folks at Ultimate Drive. Choose from 14 breeds of steely steeds from the likes of Lamborghini, Ferrari and Rolls Royce, and let Dad unleash his inner Need for Speed in a safe and protected environment, or roll up in style in his very own limousine. Got more of a taste for the salty seas? Ultimate Drive also has a selection of Yachts in their fleet.
The deets: Ultimate Drive joyride packages last from between 15 to 45 minutes, and will set you back from $380++ to $580++. More information on booking here.
Aramsa – The Garden Spa
If you’re looking to up the ante a little more, throw in a spa vacay to turn his after-office oofs into a post-spa oomph. For all his years of toil and hard work, give Dad the gift of relaxation with the pinnacle of relaxation at Aramsa. The perfect one-man retreat manifests itself in their Father’s Day Special, which includes a 30-minute gua sha treatment (an ancient form of back therapy) and 60 minutes of deep tissue fulfillment.
The deets: The Father’s Day Special is priced at $148 Nett (U.P. $278++).
Aramsa – The Garden Spa is located at 1384 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 Bishan, Singapore 569932, p.+65 6456 6556. Opens Mon-Thu 10am - 10pm, Fri-Sun 10am - 10.30pm.
Eat & Drink
Ah Hoi’s Kitchen
If authentic Singaporean food is more up the old man’s alley, Ah Hoi’s Kitchen at Hotel Jen Tanglin by Shangri-La brings signature crab deals to their al-fresco dining space. Featuring popular favourites like Singapore Chilli Crab and Salted Egg Crab with Crispy Yam Sticks, treat Dad to quintessentially local home-style sharing dishes with a twist of luxury. Grab their Fathers’ Day crab bundle and choose from 3 decadent sauces: Singapore Chilli Crab, Black Pepper Crab or Salted Egg Crab.
The deets: Pay $58++ for 2 crabs or $85++ for 3 crabs. The offer is valid till June 30, 2019. Advance reservation is required.
Ah Hoi’s Kitchen is located at Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore by Shangri-La, 1A Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249716, p.+65 6831 4373, e. email@example.com. Opens daily, 12pm - 2.30pm and 6.30pm - 10pm
Treat dad to a sumptuous modern Cantonese feast at Mitzo. The Father’s Day Enhanced Weekend Brunch prepared by executive chef Nicky Ng is the perfect kingly feast. Fill your weekend with over 50 different Cantonese dim sum dishes, roasts, soups, and desserts including Supreme Special Dishes like Lobster with Minced Pork & Soya Milk Congee and an exclusive - Seabass Topped with Red Yeast & Garlic in Soya Sauce. Not free that weekend? You’ve got the rest of the month to enjoy their masterfully curated 5-course menu that includes Seaweed-coasted Crispy Prawn and Orange & Sesame Barbeque Pork.
The deets: The Father’s Day Enhanced Weekend Brunch is exclusively available from June 15 to 16 from 11.30am to 2.30pm, priced at $78++ per pax. The 5-course set menu that will be available throughout the month of June at $88++ per person.
Mitzo is located at Grand Park Orchard, Level 4 Grand Park, 270 Orchard Road, Singapore 238857, p.+65 6603 8855, e. firstname.lastname@example.org. Opens Mon-Fri 12pm - 2.30pm and 6.30pm - 1am; Sat 11.30am - 2.30pm and 6.30pm - 2am; Sun 11.30am - 2.30pm and 6.30pm - 1am.
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
You can’t go wrong with some sticky ribs and an ice-cold beer, and that’s what Yardbird Southern Table & Bar brings to the table for Father’s Day. Treat Dad to a Pabst Blue Ribbon Draft Beer Set ($48++ for a full portion of ribs and a glass of beer), or any one of their tender-grilled smoked steaks – picture fork-tender meat barbecued to perfection and falling off the bone while the booze keeps flowing with limitless refreshing draft beer ($40++ for two hours of free flow beer).
The deets: The Pabst Blue Ribbon Draft Beer Set and free-flow beer sets are available on June 16, 2019.
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar is located at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, 2 Bayfront Avenue, B1-07, Singapore 018972, p.+65 6688 9959, e. YardBird.Reservations@marinabaysands.com. Opens Sun-Wed 11am - 11pm, Thu-Fri 11am - 2am, Sat 10am - 2am.
Douse Dad in plentiful servings of adoration at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, pushing out a menu inspired by the dynamic behind the Father-Son duo behind the business. Raise a glass (from their extensive, 300-bottle strong wine list) and toast to Dad with a Father’s Day set menu featuring a selection of favourites from the renowned steakhouse. Fresh Tuna Tartar appetisers and hearty Potato Leek Soup, followed up with Colorado Lamb Chopor USDA Prime Ribeye Steak, dry-aged on-site for 28 days on average, and finished off with a creamy Tiramisu.
The deets: The menu will be available exclusively on June 16, priced at $118 ++ per person.
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse is located at 1 Nanson Road #02-01 InterContinental Singapore, Robertson Quay, Singapore 238909, p.+65 6887 5885. Opens daily 11.30am - 11.30pm.
This story first appeared on City Nomads.