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June 18, 2010

Hip Pop

Since the start of the year he’s completed his first triathlon, surfed the waves of Hawaii, bought himself an electric blue Vespa, acquired an iPad, considered a breakdancing class at the gym, and is now looking into DJ courses. Some might say late life crisis? But to you, Dad couldn’t be any cooler. So why not take your hip Pop out for a treat this Father’s day to one of these stylish spots in town to have a heart to heart and, of course, discuss what’s all the rage!

Dining with Dad
Felix at The Peninsula is showcasing a 5-course special menu paired with selected wines from the famous Rubicon Estate and Francis Ford Coppola Winery, where dad can enjoy a little taste of California while being enchanted by our own stunning skyline (HK$ 1,388 per person, until 18 July, 2315 3188)
Pierre at the Mandarin has created a sumptuous five-course dégustation menu perfect for spoiling precious papa. (HK$888 per person, 20 June, 2825 4001)
Grissini’s Father’s Day lunch buffet offers an authentic Italian feast with antipasti, homemade pastas, carving stations, a cheese table and decadent desserts. Plus you can toast to dad with a complimentary glass of Italian sparkling wine for everyone in the family. (Adults $485 / Children $243, 2584 7722)
Amber’s chef and sommelier have created a 6-course wine pairing lunch especially for daddy dearest, including a complimentary glass of 12-year old Balvenie single malt whiskey to whet his whistle. (From HK$648 per person, 19 and 20 June, 2132 0066)
SPOON’s 6-course set dinner includes home-made duck foie gras terrine, fillet of beef tenderloin and rhubarb strawberry “parfait” crumble, among other succulent Father’s Day temptations. 
(HK$988 per person, 2313 2256)

Pampering with Pops
The Oriental Spa’s Gladiator gentlemen’s only treatment will have even the toughest warriors purring with a signature Quintessence body scrub followed by a deeply relaxing back, neck and shoulder massage. (HK$ 1,190, 90-minutes, 2132 0011)
Mira Man ritual will melt away his tension with a deep tissue Rosemary and Lemongrass back massage, followed by a cleansing facial using fruit enzymes and antioxidants to soothe and purify the skin, and finished off with a delicious MiraSpa smoothie. (HK$950, 90-minutes, includes access to swimming pool and heat experience, through Jun 30, 2315 5500)
The Mandarin Barbershop’s Gentlemen’s Grooming package will ensure Dad is dapper as ever with haircut, wet shave, and relaxing back, neck and shoulder massage. (HK$1,100, 2-hours, includes a Geo F Trumper take home gift set, through Jun 30, 2825 4088)
Plateau Spa’s King for a Day gives dad the royal treatment with a Lemon Sugar Body Polish, a Plateau Optimale Massage and a Spa Lunch (HK$1,388, 90-minute treatment time plus lunch and a special gift, 2584 7650)

Grilling with Gramps
FIRE at the W Hong Kong will be running its Tomahawk steak promotion throughout June featuring various high-end cuts of meat, from Australian grain fed young beef right up through marble seven Wagyu Tomahawk, all served with FIRE’s handmade condiments and a selection of side dishes (From HK$780 per person, 3717 2848)
Frites Father’s Day roast dinner starts with salad Nicoise, followed by a choice of roasted pork knuckle with caramelized roasted vegetables or roasted chicken with cream corn and herb dumplings, finished off with sticky date pudding. (HK$350 per person including a glass of house wine or draft beer, 2179 5179)
Steik World Meats is celebrating its first Father’s Day with a special 4- course lunch menu featuring signature beef dishes including pepper rubbed beef carpaccio and char grilled 7 oz dry aged US sirloin among other lighter options. (HK$388, 2530 0011)
La Baita’s Northern Italian pastas will suit your palate while their Veal Chop Milanese or Beef Tenderloin with Gorgonzola will be perfect for your meat-loving Pops. Plus, they’re offering 25% off to all families treating dads to lunch or dinner. (25% off the bill, 20 June, 2572 8872)
Morton’s prix fix menu includes three courses starting with a signature salad followed by a choice of single cut filet mignon with Bearnaise sauce, New York strip steak, Cajun ribeye steak and more, followed by a choice of carrot cake or Morton’s legendary hot chocolate cake, a sweet ending to a Father’s Day to remember. (HK$688, 2732 2343)

Fawning over Father
Jack Spade’s Soft Waxwear Folder Messenger Bag will take him from Business Class to Boxing Class. (US$255, Kate Spade, 3188 1928)
VERO Chocolate’s Prosecco & Truffles Pairing Collection includes 36 pieces of VERO Premium Dark 70% Chocolate Truffle and 1 bottle of VALDO Cuvée del Fondatore Prosecco, sure to satisfy his sweet tooth. (HK$620, 2559 5882)
Shanghai Tang’s set of two silver Lion Book Ends will make his office look fierce. (US$300,
John Hardy’s Kali Silver Ball Cufflinks will spice up any shirt. (US$250,
Puma and Sergio Rossi Sneakers in black, gray or navy should give his wardrobe that extra kick. (HK$599, Harvey Nichols, 3695 3388)

Happy Father’s Day! Here’s to a year of even more hair-raising, inspirational (if at times questionable!) adventures ahead!

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