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A Foodie Father’s Day

Posted Jun 17, 2016
Is your dad a serious home cook? Did you learn your impressive baking skills from your dad? Then make this Father’s Day all about what he really loves and wants, and that’s food!

We did a bit of research and we think we have found some fab ideas that will appease any dad who loves food and cooking. So, forget about getting your dad a boring pair of socks and a predictable box of chocolates and read on for our Foodie Father’s Days ideas…  

Chef Toys Your Dad will Love

When you ask a professional chef ‘what’s the one piece of kit you cannot cook without?' Most, if not all, will answer: their chef knife. Because they use it every day, quality and style is of the uppermost importance. One of the most popular brands is Masamoto – a real Japanese gem. Their blades are made of the highest quality steel, so they are guaranteed to last a long time.

For Father’s Day, treat your dad to his very own chef knife. If he’s a keen home cook, we are sure it will make his day! Head over to our Chef Knife shop and browse our options. If your dad is new to cooking, then we suggest a Starter Kit or the 24cm VT Series Chef Knife.

Does your dad aspire to be like the pro chefs? Then he will love our Chefonomy shop. This is packed full of all the chef toys and gadgets, from confit kits to chocolate spray guns, there’s lots of fun things to choose from! We guaranteed your dad will have lots of fun mastering new Chefonomy skills!

And of course, if your dad is going to be spending more time in the kitchen, then make sure he looks the part. We also offer chefs clothing, from aprons to professional chef jackets. We also offer an embroidery service, so you can personalise the jacket with your dads name or even a special message!

Your Dad will Love Northcote's Steak Class!
A Hearty Hot Pot...the Way to Dads Heart!

A Way to Your Dads Heart…A Homemade Meal
What dad doesn’t love a proper good homemade meal? Even better when he gets to relax and you do all the cooking! Get him to put his feet up with a beer in hand, while you take over in the kitchen. Go all out and prepare a special Father’s Day menu. We’ve suggested a few recipes below, but you can find more here.

Why not start with a nice fresh salad, we love Roy Brett’s Char Grilled Squid Feta salad. For the main, you can’t go wrong with a hearty hot pot! Try Nigel Haworth’s special Lancashire version – its comfort food at its best!
Finish with something light and fluffy! Michael Vanheste Apple Crumble Soufflé is a perfect option. You can really show off your baking skills with a soufflé – it will impress even the most serious of daddy home cooks!

Extra Special Dinners Just for Dad

Or why not both take a little break from cooking and make the most of dads special day. Treat him to a meal out, there’s loads of restaurantsacross the country offering special Father’s Day dinners. We have picked a handful below…

Father’s Day at Galvin’s
Galvin Restaurants know that all dads are different, so they have organised a few options to make sure you make the most of Father’s Day.

At Bistrot de Luxe, you can enjoy a relaxed and classic Father’s Day experience with seasonal courses or Chef Tom Duffill’s famous Sunday Roast.

Truly treat your father by taking him Galvin La Chapelle, where he can choose from the classic Galvin a la carte menu or their three-course Sunday menu featuring a sumptuous Sunday roast. All this to the smooth sounds of Ray Rich and his jazz, making it a day to remember.

If your dad prefers something a little less formal, then Galvin Hop is offering a special Father’s Day menu, featuring a deeply satisfying mixed grill alongside all of their usual favourites. As if that’s not enough, your dad will also receive a voucher for a complimentary Galvin Dog Deluxe on his next visit.

To find out more and to book a table, visit the Galvin website.  

Roast at Jesmond Dene House
Jesmond Dene House are offering a special Father’s Day three course Sunday roast too! Your dad will also be treat to a complimentary bottle of their own St Mary’s Ale – perfect! Email to book a table.

Looking to do something extra special for Father’s Day? Restaurant 23 are offering a stunning a la carte menu alongside roasted sirloin of beef with Yorkshire pudding and all the trimmings! Sounds perfect! Call 01926 422 422 to book a place.

Cookery School at Northcote
Is your dad wanting to brush up on his cooking skills? Is he an amateur cook, aspiring to be a pro? Why not treat him to a cookery class at Northcote? It will be a gift he won’t be expecting but will love!

Make it extra special and do a cookery class together! There’s loads to choose from, with a packed cookery calendar this summer, from learning how to cook sous vide to firing up the grill in their popular BBQ Master class to learning tricks of the trade from Nigel Haworth himself…check out the calendar here.

Happy Father’s Day from For Cooks

Whatever you decide to do, we are sure your dad will appreciate it. Whether it’s a homemade meal, or a proper Sunday lunch – as long as you spend some quality time together, that’s all that matters!

To all the foodie dads out there – Happy Father’s Day from For Cooks!

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