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Grab a bite, raise a toast and celebrate with these foodie goodies this Father’s Day

From a rooftop brunch and smashing burgers, to bento cakes, prize Indian liquors, and gift hampers — a guidebook on the best foodie gifts for daddy dearest

Kolkata, June 15, dmanewsdesk: Celebrating Father’s Day is all about doing something special for your dad. Quality time is possibly one of the best gifts we can give our dads. Taking a day away from the everyday hustle to reminisce adorable tales from childhood, exchange ideas and catch up is sure to make your father feel appreciated. And what better than to bond over some delicious food.

My Kolkata has a curated guide of scrumptious food options — dining out, ordering in and gift options — to enjoy with your dad for Father’s Day

Hampers from Little Pleasures Patisserie

These Father’s Day special hampers from Little Pleasures Patisserie are as delicious as they’re stylish. We recommend The Lux and Tux Hamper that packs in a Belgian Chocolate Cake, flowers and a Father’s Day topper for Rs 2,300. There are more options including Gelato Bon Bons (Rs 1,300), artisanal gelatos and cheesecakes.

To order: Dial 98305 44866, 90736 44866, 98310 91723 and order six to 24 hours in advance.

A toast to the OG detective, at Broadway Hotel

Dad’s have their own unique style of sleuthing, distinct from moms. Raise a toast to those special investigative skills with the Byomkesh Martini from Broadway Hotel. This delicious cocktail blends fine whisky with vermouth, and is a treat for a whisky-loving dad.

The goodness of baked goods from Kolkata bakeries

Check out Citron Patisserie & Bakery for treats like Black Forest Tart, Cherry Dessert Croissant, Candied Walnut Brownie Tart, Ham and Cheese Croissant, Cheese Babka Roll and a Father’s Day special Super Dad Bento.

Preorder by calling 74399 28387.

Boma Asian Bakery also has a special southeast Asian-style Father’s Day treat.The popular bakery has DIY bento kits, so you can go back to those childhood days of DIYing gifts for your Baba. Create a special bento cake for your dad and give him a taste of nostalgia.

Order baked treats for the ol’ man from the cloud bakery Butterfingers by Preetanjali. The menu has options like Chocolate Nutella Hazelnut, Chocolate Orange Crunch with Whiskey, Cold Set Chocolate Cheesecake, Jaggery Tea Cake and more. The ‘World’s Best Dad’ hamper also has savoury items like a Mexican Rice jar, a five-layer dip jar and nachos from Umai by Aalya and two Chocolate Fudge Brownies along with Vanilla Mango Lychee Tart by Butterfingers By Preetanjali. Plus, don’t forget to try the Nutella Caramel Cookie Sandwiches.

To order: You can book till June 16, 10am-7pm. The pocket pinch is Rs 750 onwards. Call on 98362 30066.

Share a tipple with you connoisseur dad

From gifting pens and making cards with pocket money to gifting dad a bottle of single malt or good rum — that’s one of the small joys of adulthood. Indian liquors are shining in the international market, and it’s a good time to introduce your dad to some of these gems. Get a bottle of Indri-Trini that has recently bagged the Best New World Whisky title from the US-based alco-bev platform VinePair. A juice rum like Chamikara 3YO is also a good option. This boozy sip has bagged the silver medal at The Rum & Cachaça Masters 2024 competition.

You can take a look here.

Bond over bites at Cafe Offbeat Up There

The Father’s Day special spread at Cafe Offbeat Up There in Topsia has some cracker dishes like Prawn Pepper Salt, Fish Florentine, Chicken Stroganoff, Green Chilli Fish plus summery sips like Kiwi Skinny Mojito, Slush, Kala Khatta Mojito and Strawberry Fantasy. It is available from 11am to 11pm and comes for Rs. 1000+ taxes. Go for a drive with dad and then head on to the cafe for a late night dinner, and call it a day with freshly brewed happy memories.

Binge on burgers at The Burger Shop

The Burger Shop in Kolkata is hosting its third table, and the dinner menu looks rather appetising. Extend the Father’s Day celebrations to Monday, and head to the cafe on Rash Behari Avenue for an after-work dinner date with the fam. A few things that are on the menu are Shrimp and Cream Cheese Tart, American Style Baked Chicken Wings, The Burger Shop Cheese Burger, Coconut Fudge. Booking already? You are a smart foodie.

Reserve a spot by calling 9830971331; the table is 8pm onwards.

Source: my KOLKATA