Four Seasons Hotel (One Ninety, Jiang Nan Chun)
The luxury hotel will serve an international brunch (from $138 adults, $45 children) at their lobby-level coffee shop, with a lavish buffet style spread that boasts king crab, a Scottish fish counter and laksa stations, among others. Those looking for upmarket Cantonese fare can head to the hotel’s upper-level Jiang Nan Chun, where steamed lobster, foie gras, and dim sum reign supreme in their à la carte and set menus (from $78 for adults; $38 for children). 190 Orchard Blvd (www.fourseasons.com/singapore, 6831 7250/6831 7220). Multiple seatings.
Hero Cake at Prima Deli
Treating your dad to home-cooked food? End the meal on a sweet note with this elaborate cake from Prima Deli: baked with rose-shaped chocolate nuggets, cream and strawberry, and dusted with cocoa powder. Priced by the kilogram at $36.80, available at all outlets till 17 June. Multiple locations (www.primadeli.com, 6276 3333).
Dégustation menu at Fat Cow
Here’s an excuse to treat your dad to cholesterol-laden excess. And what a feast it will be: the six-course menu ($180) will dole out Fat Cow’s signature dishes, starting with a Tai carpaccio, generously topped with shaved black truffle, braised, melt-in-your-mouth ox tendon and foie gras, and as the pièce de résistance, Wagyu ribeye imported straight from Snake River Farms and stone-grilled to your liking. 1 Orchard Blvd, #01-01 Camden Medical Center (www.fatcow.com.sg, 6735 0308). Lunch Mon-Sat noon-3pm; dinner 6-11pm.
Steak dinner at Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse
The perfect way to a man’s heart? A hunk of steak (the more marbled, the better), of course. Florentine-style, bone-in ribeyes are meant for sharing – they weigh well over a kilogram – and will be featured as the set meal’s main course. The family-style feast will also have bruschetta, heaped with burrata cheese and crushed tomato, Wagyu-beef tortellini on peas and pancetta cream, and home-made tagliatelle with pork-rib ragout. A selection of gelatos and sorbets ends the meal. $88. 25 Mohamed Sultan Rd (www.bistecca.com.sg, 6735 6739. Tue-Fri noon-2pm; Sat-Sun noon-2.30pm, 6-10pm.
Buffet by the sea at Rasa Sentosa Resort
Diners at the idyllic resort’s Silver Shell Café will be treated to an exotic seafood feast of grilled seafood, Alaskan king crab legs, Fine de Claire green oysters and a free glass of champagne. Pay a little extra and families can expect the same dinner buffet at Barnacles Restaurant, with added children’s activities, plus free-flow of beer for all fathers. If the family reunion takes a turn for the awkward, dad can always head to The Bubble Bar for 1-for-1 double shoots of whisky after midnight. $78 adults, $25 children (Silver Shell); $128 adults, $38 children (Barnacles). 101 Siloso Rd (www.shangri-la.com, 6371 1088).
Burger and beer at Charly T’s
Sometimes all a father needs is a stacked burger with an ice-cold beer to hand. A good thing, then, that Charly T’s rises to the occasion. Their signature beef burger ($10.50) is a no-frills, all-American classic with certified Angus beef and the works (lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese). On June 17, the Katong outlet will match that order of burger with a bottle of Budweiser beer. Valid all day, dine-in only; 112 Katong (East Coast Rd), #03-15 I12 Katong (www.charlyts.com, 6636 4701).
Multi-course feast at Il Lido
Housed near the seaside, just off the fairways of the Sentosa Golf Club, is this swanky Italian restaurant – the brainchild of restaurateur-wunderkind Beppe De Vito. This Father’s Day, he’ll offer a four-course menu that features specials like foie gras with butternut cake and marsala, Wagyu beef cheek with truffled mousseline, and crab cappelletti with prosecco and basil foam. Extra incentive: a complimentary glass of sparking lambrusco wine. $88; Sentosa Golf Club, 27 Bukit Manis Rd (www.il-lido.com, 6866 1977).
The French-style communal restaurant and bar has no special menu for the occasion, but their popular brunch menu will do: foie gras egg cocotte ($24), truffle-oil spiked omelette ($18), assorted crêpes (from $14), croque monsieur ($16) and brioche French toast (pain perdu, $16). Did we forget to mention their heaven-sent, buttery pastry selection? Spread one of their five assorted Alain Milliat jams on pain au chocolat ($10), croissants ($9) or half-loaf brioche ($7). 2 Dickson Rd (restaurantcocotte.com, 6298 2211).
Shabu Shabu dinner at Yakitori Enmaru
The Japan-based izakaya chain’s outlet in Singapore clearly doesn’t skimp on its offerings. The $120 four-course menu starts with an assortment of edamame, takowasa and nikujaga, followed by tofu salad, ibushi yaki and a steaming pot of Wagyu shabu shabu. Ending the meal is their signature enmaru roll, plus a complimentary glass of beer for the man of the house. 2 Orchard Turn, #04-11 ION Orchard (www.prunz.jp/pc/free08.html, 6636 7282).
Beefy Feast at Morton’s
The Chicago-based steakhouse chain is not to be trifled with, and its Singapore outlet deserves special mention. A classic three-course dinner menu ($125) comes with either Caesar salad or their signature centre-cut iceberg, dressed with chopped egg, tomato, bacon and their made-in-house blue cheese dressing. Steak choices for mains include filet mignon with béarnaise, New York strip steak or Cajun ribeye. For $25 more, carnivorous enthusiasts can upgrade to double-cut for the filet mignon or signature cut for their strip steak. Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Level 4, 5 Raffles Ave, Marina Square (www.mortons.com, 6339 3740).
Goodwood Park Hotel (Min Jiang, Gordon Grill)
Sichuan and Cantonese hybrid Min Jiang will serve its dim sum buffet (from $38), wheeled to your table, over three seatings from 11am onwards, with a separate seven-course dinner set menu (from $68) that features crispy duck with salad sauce, pan-fried Kurobata cutlet in black pepper, steamed sea perch, braised mee pok with eggplant and minced duck, and pumpkin cream with coconut ice cream. Westerners aren’t left out; Gordon Grill will continue to offer its à la carte menu at a 10 per cent discount. 22 Scotts Rd (www.goodwoodparkhotel.com, 6737 7411).
Food and cocktail pairings at District 10
It’s time to feel young again. The festive occasion is an excuse for the bar-restaurant to dole out all things blue: blueberry pancakes with maple syrup, penne with blue cheese and cherry tomatoes ($22) are paired with three blue curaçao-based cocktails (Nutty Sea, Barrio 10 and Long Beach, from $16). Best to leave the kids at home. 81 Clemenceau Ave, #01-15/16 UE Square Shopping Mall (www.district10.com.sg, 6738 4788).