No father is the same, so why celebrate them in the same old way. Read on for 5 unconventional ways to honor dad this June 19th 2016!
For the Car Enthusiast
This Father’s Day, La Dolce Vita will be offering a “Steak, Scotch, & a Sports Car” experience. The special menu will feature an 8oz. Grilled Wagyu Ribeye, choice of sides, a flight of four whiskeys, and a 2005 Ford GT stationed outside of the restaurant. The exclusive Father’s Day menu is available for $80 (excluding tax and gratuity) alongside the regular dinner menu.
Why a 2005 Ford GT you are asking yourself? Well turns out the 84th running of the 24 hours of Le Mans – the world’s oldest sports car endurance race – is taking place the same day and this year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1966 win when a Ford GT took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. It was the first time in history an American car won.
Make it the ultimate day for dad by starting the afternoon at the Concours d’Elegance car show on Rodeo Drive before your dinner at La Dolce Vita. The event is free!
For the Art Lover
Ray’s & Stark Bar will be offering a Father’s Day menu with standout items like Dad’s Burger, topped with bacon, avocado, and chipotle aioli ($21). Also just perfect for the man in your life, the Reigning Men exhibit is going on now at LACMA, exploring 300 years of men’s fashion.
For the Trendy Dad
Let dad be among the first to have dinner at Georgie, the highly anticipated restaurant from Chef Geoffrey Zakarian taking over the former Scarpetta space at The Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills. Start the night off with a beverage off the Martini Cart featuring frozen, bottle strength martinis with olive or flamed lemon twist ($21) to go with your Dry Aged Creekstone Farms Tomahawk for two ($59pp).
For the Thirsty & Thrifty
Free beer view a view? Even the most frugal of fathers will find that one hard to pass up. Along with the free champagne that already comes with brunch, Castaway in Burbank will be offering free beer for papas, bbq on the patio, and a photo booth to commemorate the day dad wasn’t the designated driver ($52.95 for adults and $21.95 for kids).
For the Gambling Man
Consider spending a day at the races at Santa Anita Park tucked away at Turf’s Terrace Restaurant. Each $60 adult ticket includes Club House admission, a four course plated lunch with a glass of champagne upon arrival, a table in the Turf Terrace all day, and a racing program. Baby Bonus: The kids can come to the racetrack for this one ($35), but be sure to call about anyone under 3.
Able to splurge a little more and leave the kids at home? Treat Dad to the“Drams for Dads” buffet brunch and Scotch tasting! The $110 ticket includes the Father’s Day brunch buffet, a tasting session led by their Master of Scotch, complementary champagne upon arrival, and more. Dads that really enjoy the bubbly can raise the stakes with two hours of bottomless champagne for $135.