Is your dad an avid cook or a passionate baker? Does he have an undying love for culinary art? Make his Father’s Day an unforgettable one with any of these awesome foodie gift ideas. This Sunday is all about celebration—celebrating the main man in your life: dad. So treat him like the king he is and spoil him with the most delectable delights!
A Tool Kit Filled with Sugary Surprises
Magnolia Bakery has the perfect way to sweetly show dad how much you love him—incorporating a fun twist. The bakery’s unique idea of a “Tool Kit” is designed specifically for dad, commending him for all of his hard work. The Tool Kit is filled with delicious bakery items, including an assortment of classic cupcakes decorated with golf, sports, tie, and tool kit embellishments. What better tool is there than a cupcake? Buy dad a new tool kit for his day—his stomach will surely be pleased!
Tub of Ample Hills Creaminess
Surprise dad with a tub of his favorite (or a delicious) flavor of Ample Hills ice cream. Made from scratch in tiny batches, Ample Hills Creamery on Vanderbilt Avenue in Brooklyn uses all-natural, local, fresh eggs, milk and cream. No wonder why their ice cream is so lusciously divine. The creamery’s unique 24-flavor menu changes regularly, each flavor representing its own captivating story. Currently showcasing many deliciously creative options—from The Munchies made with pretzel-infused ice cream with chunks of Ritz crackers, pretzels, potato chips, and mini M&Ms to Pistachio Squared a pistachio ice cream with homemade brown sugar pistachio brittle—dad will surely succor this sweet treat.
Father’s Day BBQ Workshop
Give your dad a fun culinary experience—barbecue style. The Center for Kosher Culinary Arts is hosting a Father’s Day BBQ Workshop on Sunday, June 16th from 10:30am to 1:30pm to teach foodie students all there is to know about outdoor and indoor barbecue styles. Create barbecue dishes that will make all of your guests’ mouths water at your next cookout. After mastering slow cooking techniques and using woodchips for indoor smoking, dedicate your time to strict sauciness. What is a successful cookout without the savory sides to compliment the barbecued? The workshop also includes learning recipes for barbecue sauce and delicious side dishes. Sing up here for bonding time with dad at this workshop.
Father’s Day Brunch Cruise
Treat dad to a day of luxury aboard the Bateaux. Enjoy a relaxing sail with dad while splurging in the view of the city’s breathtaking skyline against its blue backdrop. Beautiful sounds of the piano will fill the air, accompanied by gourmet entrees to indulge. A complimentary Mimosa or Bloody Mary will be served to all fathers aboard. The Bateaux boards at 11am and sets sail from noon until 2:30pm…be sure not to miss this daddy-pampering experience! Book your tickets here.
Raffetto’s Pasta Dinner
Celebrate dad through fresh, homemade pasta! Dad will surely appreciate a thoughtful, home cooked meal with his favorite pasta and sauce from Raffetto's on West Houston Street. From the delicious assortment of fresh dough flavors cut to order and the variety of pasta sizes, this meal will be fit for a king. Rosemary, Parsley-Basil, Mushroom, and Lemon-Red Pepper are just a few dough flavors to make your mouth water. Soft doughy ravioli are also made to order with the filling of your choice. Is your dad a Lobster filling in Tomato Dough or White & Black Truffle in Whole Wheat Dough kind of a guy? Finish the meal off with a warm blanket of saucy garnish. Raffettos makes everything from Mushroom Pesto to Tomato & Basil sauce. Set the table with a nice tablecloth and plates, and bon appétit!