This one goes out to the dads
Around the world, in most countries, the third Sunday of the month is the day that we celebrate that special guy in our lives. Yep, it’s almost Father’s Day; a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.
In my household, we always celebrated Father’s Day a few weeks before as I’m always traveling for work, so I created my own version of Father’s Day.
Last month I celebrated by surprising my dad (who lives in Gauteng) with a visit. We enjoyed a lovely day together with a pre-Father’s Day lunch. My dad loves this as it says a lot of thought has gone into enjoying the day together.
I met a few people recently who do exactly the same. Rather than missing out on the day completely, they plan it before or after the official date.
Friends have planned Father’s Day weekends way after the date and it made me realise that it doesn’t really matter what the date is; it’s just a great way of spoiling our dads.
So if you still haven’t planned anything for Father’s Day, here are some great dining and experience ideas taking place at the V&A Waterfront:
One&Only Cape Town
On June 17, One&Only Cape Town will treat you and the whole family to a great day out. Admire a display of BMW On-Off Road Bikes, Lamborghinis and Bentleys.
Why not indulge in the specially designed Father’s Day lunch buffet at Reuben’s? Drink Grolsch draught, specially brought in for this day
Sushi Sundays in Nobu Lounge from 6pm to 9pm offers 14 pieces of Chef’s Choice Sushi for R150pp. Or how about the Winter Bento Box as an option – from R275 per person, these layered lunch boxes will ensure you receive a taste of the best cold appetizers and hot signature dishes that Nobu has to offer.
Bookings for the aforementioned offers can be done by calling the One&Only Cape Town on 021 431 4511.
Commodore Hotel: The Clipper Restaurant
Each dad will receive a gift and complimentary drink on arrival. There will be live entertainment and a wine tasting during lunch. Cost: R150pp (children under the age of 12 pay half price.) Call 021 418 3281.
The Atlantic Grill
There will be special treats for dad, including a beer tasting and a goody bag just for him! The Table Bay Hotel is the perfect place to indulge Dad, from its beautiful decor, to its ideal location at the V&A Waterfront. Call 021 406 5988.
Cape Grace Hotel: Signal
Father’s Day means a day off for Dad and what better way to spoil him than with a delicious buffet lunch at Signal Restaurant, followed by a Whiskey Tasting in Bascule Bar.
Cost: R195 per person. Call 27 21 410 7097.
Vista Bar & Lounge
Vista Bar & Lounge will offer a specially prepared Afternoon Tea just for dads, including Biltong, Mini Burgers, Sausage Rolls and mini Boerewors Rolls, as well as delicious sweet sensations from 2.30pm to 5.30pm at R145 per person.
Call 021 431 4511.
So on Sunday, let’s celebrate not only the dads in our lives, but the father figures as well, whether it is uncles, grandfathers, step-fathers and godfathers – let them be pampered and enjoy an unforgettable day.
Special Father’s Day competition:
One lucky reader can win this stunning combination of a Blaauwklippen Before and After Aperitif and the Blaauwklippen Potstilled Brandy 8 Years Old.
Blaauwklippen Before and After Aperitif
A sensuous flavour fusion of Cinnamon and Christmas spice create the backbone of this sophisticated brandy fortified aperitif.
Best ways to enjoy Before and After is neat or on the rocks as a classic before & after dinner drink or use it as an ingredient in cocktails and special food dishes.
Blaauwklippen Potstilled Brandy 8 Years Old
To enter, email firstname.lastname@example.org with Blaauwklippen in the subject line or use the like button below to share on Facebook. The winner will be announced on Friday 15 June at 3pm.