A glorious day for the ‘man of the house’


A RESILIENT figure and a role model, fathers are considered the source of strength and stability in Filipino homes. Usually, they are stereotyped as firm and stiff.
But beneath the calm and collected attitude of most dads, lies a man who works hard to provide for the family, a protector of his young ones, and a loving husband to his spouse.
To celebrate the gift of fatherhood and paternal bonds, The Manila Times gives you a bundle of choices this coming Father’s Day on June 15. With a variety of offerings and events within the metro, saying thanks to dad can come in more ways than one.

For the special day just for him, allow dad’s indulge in Casa Roces’ special summer parilla, the “Papi Mio!” Father’s Day Barbecue Specials. As a treat, Papa will also get two complimentary Sub Zero local beers, or a 50 percent off on other drinks of his choice. Casa Roces is located at 1153 J. P. Laurel corner Aguado Streets in San Miguel, Manila. For inquiries, call 735-5896 or e-mail reservations@casaroces.com.

Bring your dad to a fine comfort food and dining establishment in the metropolis. From June 13 to 15 at Cravings, let him enjoy his favorite barbeque lunch or dinner filled with Barbecue Ribs and Pork Belly served with Steak Rice, Grilled Corn and Organic Salad with exquisite barbecue sauce. Cap that off with the limited edition Luscious Coffee Delight cake available for the whole month of June. For inquiries, visit www.my-cravings.com.

June is about the most important man in your life—your dad. Satisfy his appetite with Café Eight’s wider and bigger selection of fresh and sumptuous international cuisines from Southern Europe to the Middle East. When families dine in a minimum group of five, a complimentary gift certificate for an overnight stay in a Deluxe Room for two will be given. Ducati motorbikes will also be displayed at the hotel lobby until June 22. For inquiries, call 863-2222.

Diamond Hotel offers special delectable and pampering options for the dearest man in your life. From June 13 to 16, avail a relaxing stay where Superior Room is upgraded to a Deluxe Palisade at a special rate, inclusive of a sports massage for Dad. A gastronomic journey also awaits the family with a mixture of flavors at Corniche and Yurakuen. As an added treat, toys for the big boys like Harley-Davidson bikes will displayed. For inquiries, call 528-3000 or e-mail bizcenter@diamondhotel.com.

Fathers who will celebrate at Flavors Restaurant at Holiday Inn & Suites Makati on June 15 can enjoy a sumptuous brunch or dinner buffet spread of local and international dishes with 50-percent discount on his preferred beer or wine. Buffet is open from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and may be enjoyed with one’s preferred unlimited drink bundle. For more inquiries, call 909-0888.

On June 15, celebrate the superhero of your family with endless feasts at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Casino, Manila. Enjoy an exquisite selection of international favorites at the Market Café, indulge in a leisurely Father’s Day Yum Cha at Li Li, or enjoy steaks or seafood at The Fireplace. Don’t forget to visit the Pastry Boutique to take home a delectable whisky infused chocolate cake topped with hand crafted chocolate cigars. For inquiries, call 245-1234 local 7291.

Express appreciation for fathers through a gustatory feast of international cuisines through Heritage Hotel’s “Thank you Dad: A Father’s Day Treat” buffet. For every group of five, the father dines for free with a complimentary glass of wine. All ticket holders will have a chance to win prizes from Men’s Health Magazine and Wensha Spa. For inquires, call 854-8888 local 7355, or visit www.heritagehotelmanila.com.

@Makati Shangri-La
Makati Shangri-La, Manila treats fathers on their special day with dining offers, with a chance to win a two-night stay with buffet breakfast in Traders Hotel, Puteri Harbour Johor Bahru, Malaysia, Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa, Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa and an overnight stay with buffet breakfast in Edsa Shangri-La, Manila and Makati Shangri-La, Manila. For inquiries, call 814-2580 or e-mail rric.slm@shangri-la.com.

Treat Dad and the family to a Dad’s Retreat package including accommodations in the Superior Deluxe rooms and a buffet breakfast for two at the Café Ilang Ilang. Dad will also enjoy his choice of either shiatsu, Swedish or the hotel’s signature massage at the Spa and Wellness Center to calm his mind and body. For inquiries call 527-0011 local 1175, or e-mail resvn@manila-hotel.com.ph

For the ultimate gift, book your dads in one of Manila Pavillion’s well-appointed rooms inclusive of buffet breakfast for two at Seasons Cafe, access to swimming pool and gym, use of wi-fi and choose from our three types of promo with different souvenir items—tumbler, vanity kit and bag, or jacket and ecobag. For inquiries, call 937-6688 or visit www.waterfronthotels.com.ph.

Family life is a journey and Marco Polo Ortigas Manila will make it more meaningful come Father’s Day on June 15. Give dad the rest and relaxation he truly deserves and book the hotel’s Fresh Encounters Room Offer. Also, a feast fit for a king awaits the Father’s Day diners at the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant, Cucina. For inquiries, call 720-7715 or e-mail manila@marcopolohotels.com.

On June 15 at New World Hotel, Jasmine offers guests dim sum lunch and dinner for unlimited servings. For groups and families, the restaurant has also prepared a selection of set menus. At Café 1228, a special Father’s Day brunch features an extensive buffet spread featuring salads and appetizers, specialty hams and cheeses, Japanese sushi and sashimi, dim sum and hot noodles, tailor-made pasta dishes, continental favorites and Asian specialties. For inquiries, call 811-6888.

Create good memories with fathers by savoring all-time favorites at Pancake House. There, dad gets to pick his choice of one main course for free for a minimum purchase on June 15. Don’t miss indulging in melt-in-your-mouth pancakes, with must-try variants of blueberry, chocolate marble and caramel banana walnut. Let Dad delight in this very special treat for the best place for pancakes and pleasant dining experiences.

This Father’s Day, honor Dad with a feast that is just as great as he is. An exciting gourmet affair crafted for the special day awaits the family. Celebrate with an exclusive four plus one deal where Dad gets to eat for free. He also gets the VIP treatment with perks like San Mig Light Draft Beer, a souvenir photo, and complimentary 10-minute head, shoulder and back massage by The Spa, among others. For inquiries, call 570-7777.

Indulge dad’s sinful cravings by bringing him to the newest food emporium that serves luscious desserts. For the entire month of June, Dad can relish a Jack Daniel’s Pound Cake, or better yet, spoil him with a hearty dose of Bacon Brownies. Wicked is at the 5th level on the East Wing of Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong City. For inquiries, call 654-0614.


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