Whether you splurge on a stellar gift or take him out for his favorite meal, thank your dad, grandpa, uncle, or any father figure in your life with a special treat this Father’s Day.
From specialty chocolates and culinary kits to oceanfront brunches and gourmet steak dinners, we’ve rounded up 10 ways to celebrate Father’s Day in South Florida on Sunday, June 16.
What To Buy
Give a gift as sweet as your dad with the Father’s Day gourmet specialty items from Hoffman’s Chocolates, available online and at all of its South Florida locations (Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Greenacres, Palm Beach Gardens, Plantation, Weston). Pick up an already wrapped 16-ounce milk and dark chocolate classic assortment for $29.95, or a half-pound classic assortment for $14.95.
The chocolate shop is also offering other sweet gifts for dad, including but not limited to a 5-ounce chocolate golf set, which includes a golf bag and golf balls molded in Hoffman’s Chocolates’ milk chocolate and white confectionery ($11.95); a 5-ounce trio of solid golf balls made with white confectionary ($9.95); and four milk chocolate cigars ($12.95).
Giusto Sapore Grill Master’s Culinary Kit
With summer in full swing, why not give the gift of grilling this Father’s Day? Italian and Mediterranean specialty food company Giusto Sapore has a master’s culinary kit that’ll last your dad the whole summer.
It features a delicious sampling of full-sized products to use on the grill, including truffle butter; a white sea salt grinder; a whole black peppercorn grinder; a Mediterranean citrus blend shaker; a rosemary garlic blend shaker; and garlic-infused Italian olive oil. The kit also comes with a complimentary Giusto Sapore-branded T-shirt for him to wear while he flips steaks and burgers.
Edward Beiner 3D-Printed Eyewear
For a high-tech Father’s Day gift, surprise dad with a pair of Edward Beiner 3D-printed eyewear. The frames combine the newest technology, materials and eyewear design to create its distinctive line of eyewear. Each frame is handmade in France, colored in Germany, fixated with titanium temples from Japan and assembled in Oyonnax, France. Frames are priced at $390, and you can choose from 12 different styles, and add any Pantone color or intricate designs.
CBD Ritual Massage
Let dad relax and revitalize this Father’s Day with a luxurious CBD-infused deep tissue massage at Paul Labrecque Salon and Spa at The Royal Poinciana Plaza. By increasing blood flow and circulation, this rejuvenating treatment will ease dad’s sore muscles, achy joints, cramps, fatigue and inflammation.
On Father’s Day weekend, dads who receive the CBD Ritual Massage will also receive a complimentary Paul Labrecque Daily Style alcohol-free gel, or one complimentary Paul Labrecque Daily Finish Shea Butter Texture Balm, designed for his specific hair needs.
Where To Dine
Temple Orange at Eau Palm Beach
An oceanfront all-you-can-eat brunch is the way to dad’s heart on June 16. Indulge in a pizza oven, chilled seafood bar, omelette station, carving station and dessert display ($75 per adult, $25 children ages 5 through 12). Because no brunch is complete without bottomless drinks, add a liquid brunch bar for $25, which includes local craft beer, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, High West Bourbon Bar, a “Man-Mosa” station and bloody marys.
100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan; 561.533.6000; eaupalmbeach.com/dining/temple-orange
Burlock Coast at Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale
All throughout June, go all out with the aptly named four-course Big Poppa Rum Dinner at Burlock Coast. The first course is paired with a handcrafted rum cocktail, and 1-ounce neat pours are paired with every course. The private experience is designed to cater to a group of up to 12 people, and it is priced at $70 per person. Reservations must be made in advance.
Meals and libations include tuna poké with chili soy sauce, nori, sesame cucumber and tostones paired with the Hawai’ian Old Fashioned cocktail; housemade lemon ricotta salad with golden raisins, pistachio, orange zest and arugula paired with Oak and Cane rum; roasted swordfish with carrot purée and roasted root vegetables, or filet mignon with bone marrow, truffle Yukon purée and roasted root vegetables paired with Papa’s Pilar Dark; and dessert is a Nutella chocolate flourless cake paired with Stolen Coffee.
1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.302.6460; ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/florida/fort-lauderdale/dining/burlock-coast
Yakitori Sake House
For the sushi-loving dads out there, look no further than Yakitori Sake House. With the purchase of one specialty roll or entreé, all dads will receive a complimentary small carafe of hot sake. Enjoy many Yakitori favorites, such as Peking Duck served with pancakes in half and full portions ($30, $58); authentic Robata grill menu items served on skewers, like duck breast ($10), organic chicken ($7) and shishito peppers ($6); lobster pad thai ($28); and signature sushi rolls, like the lobster bomb roll ($25) and the out-of-control roll ($15).
271 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton; 561.544.0087; yakitoriboca.com
Mastro’s Ocean Club
Dress to the nines and treat dad to a tried-and-true steak dinner paired with stunning views of the Intracoastal Waterway at Mastro’s Ocean Club. The famed steakhouse is offering a special Father’s Day deal for the hungriest of dads. For $70, enjoy a char-broiled 8 oz. filet topped with Alaska Red King Crab Dynamite alongside roasted wild mushrooms, masago, scallion, sriracha and lime, all served with spicy rosemary butter. End your meal with the restaurant’s decadent signature butter cake, served warm and with a dollop of vanilla ice cream.
3000 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954.561.4800; mastrosrestaurants.com
Feast on Father’s Day with meals fit for a king at City Cellar in West Palm Beach. Whether you choose to celebrate with brunch, lunch or dinner, executive chef Ronaldo Anoceto is rolling out everyone’s favorite dishes. Brunch includes $14 bottomless mimosas or bloody marys, with a menu including avocado toast; homemade biscuits with sausage gravy; decadent crème brûlée and caramelized banana-stuffed brioche French toast; short rib Benedict; and thick Belgian waffles.
For lunch, choose from City Cellar’s gourmet burgers; sandwiches; hearth-baked pizzas; fresh seafood; crisp salads; and handmade pasta. Dinner offerings include a grilled 12-ounce New York strip with potato purée; diver scallops and handmade spaghetti with spicy San Marzano sauce; local wagyu short rib; or blue crab-crusted sea bass with fingerling potatoes, asparagus, and beurre blanc. The purchase of an entrée includes a complimentary bottled or draft beer for dad.
700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach; 561.366.0071; citycellarwpb.com
Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar
Tacos and beer are a meal pairing everyone can agree on, and Rocco’s has plenty to go around. With the purchase of any entrée, dads can dig into half-off draft and bottled beer on Father’s Day. Start your meal off with its fresh guac made table-side, then choose from the many house-made tacos, enchiladas and drool-worthy specials.
5250 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton; 561.416.2131; roccostacos.com/bocaraton
1313 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.524.9550; roccostacos.com/fortlauderdale
5090 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561.623.0127; roccostacos.com/pga
224 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561.650.1001; roccostacos.com/westpalmbeach
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