Father’s Day weekend is fast approaching and if you haven’t quite figured how you want to celebrate the occasion, don’t fret; there’s still time.
In addition to multiple meal kits, family-style picnics, and pastry packages that are perfect accompaniments for a fun day in the sun, a number of restaurants are also offering Father’s Day dine-in options.
Although the current dynamic of dining in isn’t exactly ideal, the restaurants that have elected to offer dine-in services this Father’s Day weekend have taken precautions to ensure that the highest safety standards will be met.
Whether your dad prefers a picnic in the park, a backyard barbecue, or a sit-down dinner at his favourite restaurant, there are plenty of ways to pamper Dad this Father’s Day in and around Vancouver.
The team at Nuba are offering guests a chance to channel their inner grillmasters with its limited edition Father’s Day barbecue kits. Available for pickup at all four Nuba locations, Nuba’s Father’s Day kit feeds four and features skewers of marinated sirloin, mixed vegetables, rice, salad, pita, and sauces, along with four 330-mL bottles of 33 Acres of Life California Common craft beer.
Nuba’s Father’s Day kits are priced at $95 and can be ordered by phoning the Nuba location of your choice.
Cardero’s Father’s Day offering ($55.50) is perfect for the dads out there who prefer a straightforward dinner that allows high quality ingredients to speak for themselves. Highlighted by a 10-ounce prime New York striploin with grilled prawns, Cardero’s Father’s Day dish includes seasonal vegetables, roasted tomato, fries, and a banana cream pie for dessert.
Reservations can be made online or by phone.
Fable Diner has released a series of “Dadcuterie” packages to help celebrate Father’s Day at home or as part of an al-fresco picnic. The platters--which feature cured meats from Two Rivers Specialty Meats, artisanal cheese from Les Amis du Fromage, and a variety of preserves, sauces, and pickled vegetables from the Fable culinary team--come in four sizes: The Dad ($35), The Hot Dad ($50), Hot and Thirsty Dad ($75), and Dad of the Year ($100).
Fable Diner will also be making a special Father's Day donation of $2,000 to Vancouver Firefighter Charities' Snacks for Kids Program, which provides food support to at-risk children and families to meet their nutritional needs.
Yuwa Japanese Cuisine
Yuwa Japanese Cuisine will officially reopen its doors for dine-in service on Father’s Day weekend, and they’re celebrating the occasion with a special dish from chef Masahiro Omori. Since Father’s Day weekend also coincides with spot prawn season, chef Omori has created a B.C. spot prawn offering that incorporates Japanese red jellyfish, seaweed, tri-colour cherry tomatoes, and spinach and cucumber marinated in tosazu bonito-infused vinaigrette with shiso granite.
Reservations for limited dine-in services can be made online.
Black and Blue
Black and Blue are covering all the bases this Father’s Day, providing features for both dine-in and takeout. For dine-in, Black and Blue has created a three-course dinner ($40) that features a Caesar salad, a 12-ounce slow-roasted prime rib with mashed potatoes, au jus, seasonal vegetables, and yorkshire pudding, followed by a New York-style cheesecake with berry compote.
For those who would prefer to spend the occasion outdoors, Black and Blue’s Father’s Day barbecue pack ($180) includes plenty of family-style offerings, such as a 32-ounce prime porterhouse steak, an 18-ounce bacon-wrapped tenderloin medallion, a 16-ounce sweet soy marinated pork belly with pineapple, and much more, along with an assortment of sides like potato salad, Caesar salad, and Brussels sprouts.
Mon Paris Pâtisserie
Acclaimed pastry chef Elena Krasnova has created a limited edition Father’s Day gift set which features a “Best Dad Ever” version of Mon Paris Pâtisserie’s bestselling Opera cake, along with three rum-flavoured chocolate cigars.
Delivery is available to Burnaby, New Westminster, Vancouver and North Vancouver, Thursday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The “Best Dad Ever” Opera cake is priced at $45, the chocolate cigar set at $12, and the full Father’s Day gift set at $54.
Treat your dad to an afternoon of barbecuing and cocktail sipping in the sun with the Hawksworth Restaurant Father’s Day DIY burger and cocktail kits. The burger box ($50) comes complete with four housemade buns, four beef patties, Hawksworth’s housemade special sauce, double smoked bacon, aged Canadian cheddar, lettuce, onion, and tomato.
The cocktail kit ($68) provides everything you need to recreate the Hawksworth bar team’s popular Old-Fashioned, including bourbon, bitters, a Caribbean-infused cocktail mix, grapefruit for garnish, and two cocktail glasses.
For Father’s Day, Glowbal is offering guests a chance to take the restaurant’s popular brunch buffet experience home. The brunch package includes everything from eggs Benedict and layered beef lasagna to poached tiger prawns and pan-seared ahi tuna, to baby sugared donuts and caramel cream puffs.
Glowbal’s brunch package is priced at $55 with the option to add a six-pack of beer for an additional $25. Orders can be placed online.
Seasons in the Park
Seasons in the Park is featuring two Father’s Day offerings this year: a surf and turf feast and a classic three-course prime rib dinner. The surf and turf ($68) includes a 10-ounce prime New York steak and a half lobster, served with asparagus, house-made fries, and drawn butter.
Seasons’ prime rib dinner ($42.50) features an appetizer choice of soup or salad, a slow-roasted prime rib with Yorkshire pudding, and a choice between chocolate Milano cake or lemon tart for dessert.
Temper Chocolate and Pastry
To celebrate Temper Chocolate and Pastry’s official reopening in Vancouver this week, Temper’s team of pastry chefs have launched an exciting new collection of frozen pastries and specialty items.
Additionally, Temper owner and Canadian pastry icon Steven Hodge has put together a special Father’s Day charcuterie pack ($65) that features a selection of meats from Two Rivers Specialty Meats, artisanal cheese, a six-piece box of whisky chocolates, and two cans of beer from Beere Brewing Company.
Orders can be placed in person, by phone, or online.