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June 18, 2009

Your Leading Man

He’s swept you off your feet (literally, you danced your first steps standing on his toes!). His witty ways have sent you into fits of giggles (even if you are laughing at him most of the time). His style has always been nothing short of dashing in your eyes (who cares if the rest of the world didn’t catch on to the luminous green track suit trend?). And his kindness has set the benchmark so high, no other guy comes close. If your life was an epic film, there’s only one guy that would fit the bill for the leading man, Dad! This Sunday, June 21st is Father’s Day, so it’s the perfect time to make sure he feels like a star. . .

Humphrey Bogart
He’s always been a man of impeccable taste and style. Treat dad to the stuff that dreams are made ofwith a special Champagne-pairing menu at Felix. Celebrating The Peninsula’s 20-year exclusive partnership with Deutz Champagnes, until July 26th Felix is presenting a five-course champagne pairing menu including Hamachi with Caviar, Foie Gras with White Peach and Pink Peppercorn, Seared Striped Sea Bass, Roasted Pigeon and a sinfully delicious Strawberry Dessert, served with a selection of the best cuvées from Deutz, including Amour de Deutz 1999 and a rare Blanc de Blancs 1989. Here’s looking at you kid!(HK$1,888, 2315 3188)
Gift Idea: A gift set in his honor, The Humphrey Bogart Father’s Day Package from VERO Chocolates including a Lavazza Coffee Machine and Coffee beans, Vero “5″ Chef Collection, Premium Bar Chuao 70%, Rhum Clement, and a short Winston cigar and lighter (HK$5,800, 2559 5882)

Robert Redford
He’s rough and rugged but one smile from him can melt your heart. Treat your ‘tough on the outside’ dad to a special Father’s Day dinner at Morton’s of Chicago including Caesar Salad or Baked Five Onion Soup, choice of main including New York Strip Steak and Cajun Rib-eye, a selection of all your favourite sides, and their to-die-for Carrot Cake or Key Lime Pie for dessert. (HK$588, 2732 2343)
Gift Idea: John Hardy’s Kali Round Cufflinks, inspired by the great outdoors yet stylish enough for any city soiree (approx HK$1,940, 2805 0652)

Gregory Peck
He’s an intellectual with a soft spot for a family Roman Holiday. Take him to The Luxe Manor where he will be treated to an afternoon of fine Italian dining at Aspasia followed by chocolate treats at Dada lounge, against a backdrop of live Jazz. Serving Italian-inspired dishes from Baby Squid and Foie Gras Terrine to Veal Filet, Pan-Fried Snapper and Oven Roasted Rack of Lamb, followed by a “Chocolate Sunday” buffet including everything from Fresh Fruit dipped in Chocolate to Bread & Butter Pudding, this is sure to be a trip he’ll never forget.
Gift Idea: The “King for a Day” Package at Plateau Spa, inclusive of an Optimal Men’s Facial 75 mins, Hong Kong Massage 60 mins, Relaxing Infinity Bath 30 mins and a Complimentary Day Pass to access the gym, pool and sauna ($1,600, 2584 7650)

Clark Gable
He’s fiery, he’s quick witted and he always keeps you on your toes.Frankly, my dear, there’s no better place for your dashing dad than the Harbourside Father’s Day Seafood & Sushi Dinner Buffet at the InterContinental Hong Kong where he can enjoy fresh sushi and sashimi, lobster, scallops, mussels and prawns, and see the chefs in action as they make Japanese Tempura, udon noodles, and Peking Duck. Indulge his sweeter side, by tempting him with the dessert buffet featuring chocolate fountains, homemade cakes, an ice cream sundae station, and made-to-order crepes and waffles. (from HK$518 per adult, HK$338 per child, 2739 4546)
Gift Idea: A bottle of Glenmorangie Lasanta. Elegant and full-bodied with a sweet flavour that comes from being extra matured, which appeals to the luxury spirit drinker who likes to experiment (HK$660, Watson’s Wine Cellar)

Marlon Brando
He’s tougher than tough and can silence the room with a single glance. Take him for a hearty meal at Jimmy’s Kitchen, where they are presenting a Traditional Sunday Roast for Father’s Day including Chopped Salad, Crab Chowder or Prawn Cocktail to start, followed by Roasted Prime Rib of US “1855″ Black Angus Beef, and finished with the Chef’s specially selected dessert platter. It’s an offer he can’t refuse! (HK$398, 2526 5293)
Gift Idea: A gift that stands the test of time, matching Father and Son Pilot’s Watches from IWC. This Father’s Day, buy one watch, get one complimentary (2525 5323)

Dad will be so touched by his day of being a star, don’t be surprised if he starts reciting Oscar acceptance speeches at the dinner table!

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