Text: Deneb R. Batucan & Patricia May P. Catan
DADS may be the ultimate people to run to in times of need, but sometimes, they need a well-deserved break from their daily grind. If you’re puzzled on where to take your hero dad for a short but fun-filled date on Father’s Day, here are some options around the metro where you, your dad and the whole family could enjoy a wonderful weekend celebrating that one special man in your life.
A. Golden Cowrie
Salinas Drive, Lahug
/A.S. Fortuna St./Ayala Center Cebu
233-4243 or 233-4670
Dine out with dad and partake of a delectable meal with Golden Cowrie’s Feast Bundles. Indulge in Filipino classics such as the well-loved Crispy Pata, Tinunuang Nangka, Gambas, and Imbao Soup to make Father’s Day even more special. There’s always a reason to celebrate at Golden Cowrie and today we celebrate and give honor to all dads out there.
B. BE Resort Mactan
Mactan, Cebu 239-0888 or 236-8888
Give dad a well-deserved break and treat the man of the house with BE Resort’s Father’s Day special, Cheers to Dad. Surprise dad together with the family to a Boodle and Beer Bundle and relish in an appetizing meal by the beach or at Salt paired with complimentary three cans of local beer for dad. For a more relaxed stay, avail of a staycation package especially made for dad at BE Resorts and give him the relaxation he needs.
C. Radisson Blu’s Feria
Sergio Osmeña Blvd.
Celebrate the breadwinner of the family with a spread fit for a king at Feria, the hotel’s signature premium buffet. Witness as Feria transforms into a meat lover’s paradise with an elevated offering of dad’s favorite prime meat cuts, partnered with free-flowing house wine, local beer, chilled juices, soda or iced tea.
D. Quest Hotel
Archbishop Reyes Ave.
Make dad look his best on his special day with a fresh cut as Quest Hotel Cebu partners with TUF Barbers to give their signature haircuts for free. Aside from the free haircut, a lot of surprises are in store for the first man in your life as the hotel is giving away exciting prizes including an overnight stay for two.
North Reclamation Area, Mandaue City
Give your hobbyist dad the gift of experience with Parkmall’s Toys for Big Boys. From June 16 to 18, take him to see cool cars, big bikes, toy collections, tactical items, robots on display, fueling his passion for collectibles and fun items. Enjoy free robotics workshop and competition by the Eon Botz Robotics Club during the weekend.
F. Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino
Salinas Drive, Lahug
232-6888 local 8208 and 8209
Dine at Uno during the Father’s Day weekend to give dad a great meal of roast beef and extensive BBQ station with Australian and US cuts just the way he likes it topped with with unlimited house wine or local beer. Dads will also go home with Gateway Motors gift packs and have the chance to test drive premium hot wheels like BMW, Kia and Peugeot.
G. Shangri-la’s Mactan Resort and Spa
For the entire month of June at Shangri-la’s all-day dining restaurant, Tides, they have the Funch & Funner, which is an exclusive online offer. Twice the fun for the price of one, the dinner and lunch buffet includes free-flowing standard beverages as well as a complimentary glass of sparkling wine for dads. On Father’s Day weekend, Tides will present a special lunch and dinner buffet with a playful aviation-themed dessert station.
H. Marco Polo Plaza Cebu
Cebu Veterans Drive, Nivel Hills
Treat the your father to a kingly feast at Cafe Marco with an international buffet spread of dad’s favorites: roast beef, smoked meats, barbecue, burgers and more. On Father’s Day weekend, let your dad enjoy a showcase of BMW’s latest models of sedans, SUVs and motorcycles where they can have the chance to test drive one of the featured vehicles. After a hearty buffet lunch or dinner, dads can enjoy a free shave from Cebu’s coolest barbershop for the modern gentleman, The Urban Fade (TUF). They will also get the chance to have discount coupons for other services from TUF.
I. Crimson Resort & Spa
Your main man deserves a sumptuous dinner buffet at Crimson’s Saffron Cafe with all hearty favorites from its international selection. Kids 12 and below get to dine for free with their dining parents, making it an even more special night while easier on the budget. Special surprises await dad include a Harley Davidson bike test drive and other special merchandise.