As the old adage goes: "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach", so it makes sense to plan a delicious meal for Dad this coming Father's Day to etch a satisfied smile across his face.
Since Father's Day is "om die draai" (Sunday, 17 June to be exact), it's time to start planning this culinary journey to spoil the man who taught you how to ride your bicycle and who put up with your tantrums.
Treat him to a wonderful meal out at the restaurants below and make him a delicious homemade treat to show him how much you love him!
Satisfy your dad's sweet tooth with this delicious and easy-to-make treat.
Add a personal touch by placing your creation in a nice paper bag and tying it with a ribbon and tag.
Set your dad up on the couch with his favourite movie or sports programme, serve him his popcorn and leave him to relax and unwind for a while.
1 tablespoon of Sunflower oil
Salt to taste
50g Castor sugar
Add the oil to a very hot and deep pot, then add the kernels and swirl the pan around to ensure all kernels are coated with oil and spread out evenly.
Quickly cover with the lid.
Once the popping is clearly under way, turn the plate off and listen for when the popping slows down to one or two pops every two seconds then remove from heat and pour the popcorn into a large bowl.
In a saucepan, melt the sugar and butter, making sure the sugar dissolves completely.
Drizzle the caramel over the popcorn stirring with a spatula to coat it properly.
Leave to set and then place the popcorn in a paper bag, tying with a ribbon and tag especially for Dad.
Restaurant specials for Father's Day
One & Only
Give your dad the license to chill on Father's Day at the One & Only Hotel in the V&A Waterfront with three fabulous restaurants - Reubens, Nobu and Vista Bar and Lounge - offering Father's Day specials.
Reuben Riffel’s cozy bistro will delight the senses with a delicious breakfast buffet served from 7am to 11am at R225 pp or indulge at lunch with the Father's Day feast from 12.30pm to 3pm at R345 pp and R175 for children aged four to 12 years.
Treat your dad to Nobu's Sushi Sundays from 6pm to 9pm or try out their Winter Bento Boxes at R245 per person.
Vista Bar & Lounge
Vista has put together an "afternoon tea" of mini burgers, boeries, sausage rolls and biltong from 2.30pm – 5.30pm at R145pp for dads to enjoy while watching the the Baby Boks play take on Argentina in the IRB Junior World Championship.
Dock Road, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town
To book, call 021 431 4511 or email email@example.com for a reservation at any of the above restaurants.
Surprise the man of the house this Father's Day with an adrenalin-filled day at Simonsig on Sunday, 17 June where enthusiasts can book for an exciting 4x4 adventure on the Land Rover Experience amidst the vineyards followed by a hearty 350g sirloin & French fries at Cuvée Restaurant, exclusive to dads only.
Simonsig Wine Estate, Kromme-Rhee, Koelenhof
To book, call 021 888 4932 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or if you'd like to secure a booking for the Land Rover Trail, call Estelle Versfeld at 021 852 0728
Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek will celebrate Father's Day on Sunday, 17 June 2012 with a special three-course menu created by the new Executive Chef, Darren Badenhorst at R250pp.
Grande Provence, Main Road, Franschoek
To book, call 021 876 8600 or email email@example.com
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