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Father’s Day Gifts For Cool Dads

Unique Father’s Day Gifts

Whenever we ask our Dad what he wants for Father’s Day, he says socks, and we listen, but we know that there are some Dad’s out there that really don’t want or need another pair of socks, so we’ve sussed out a few other things that sophisticated Dads might appreciate. Here’s a few culinary gems as well as some suggestions should Dad need some pampering.

sousvidesupremeequipmentSousVide Supreme

You may have seen some behind the scenes cooking at our house as we’ve got this magical device and recently Michael just made some ribs that were to die for! Sousvide is a culinary technique in which vacuum-sealed food is immersed in a water bath and cooked at a very precise, consistent temperature.  The SousVide Supreme water oven has made it easy for any home cook to use this cooking technique! The pictured promo package includes everything Dad needs to start cooking sous vide today, including the SousVide Supreme water oven, a vacuum sealer, 2 rolls of pouches, and Easy Sous Vide cookbook. Save $100 by using promo code “Dad” 

sodastream fizziSodaStream

Up Dad’s cocktail game with the  SodaStream’s FIZZI! The SodaStream FIZZI allows Dad to conveniently transform tap water into sparkling water at home, at the touch of a button, without electricity.  FIZZI Black Sparkling Water Maker SodaStream.


all cladAll-Clad BBQ Tool Set 

Take Dad’s BBQ game up a notch with the All-Clad 4-piece grilling set. Each piece is made with premium stainless steel and comes in a metal carrying case – perfect for those who take pride in what they grill at home or on the go.

pastaPhilips Compact Pasta Maker

Make delicious pasta in a quick, easy and healthy way. The Pasta Maker’s seamless and compact design with smart, built-in storage makes it easier to keep on the countertop or store in a cabinet.

  • Enjoy fresh, homemade pasta in just 18 minutes with the Pasta Maker’s fully automatic mixing, kneading and extruding, guaranteeing superior texture and taste
  • The unique design stirring bar ensures flour is mixed evenly for a smooth, consistent outcome
  • Featuring three shaping discs – spaghetti, penne and fettucine – the possibilities are endless as to what you can make

$279.99, available at Hudson’s Bay and Amazon.ca

project skinProject Skin MD® Refining Treatment for Men

Project Skin MD® provides medical-grade treatments on South Granville and CF Richmond Centre Mall. This particular treatment is specifically designed to target a male’s most common skincare concerns, including ingrown hairs brought about by shaving and will help Dads of all ages achieve healthy, younger-looking skin. Your Dad will receive a targeted facial featuring a carefully selected combination of SkinCeuticals products, followed by a cutting-edge exfoliation technique called dermaplaning for the upper face.  50 minute treatment available for $120.

truefittTrufiitt and Hill BOTANICAL GROOMING RANGE

Head to the world’s oldest barbershop for the gift of grooming this Father’s Day.  Pick a few products from the new line, the Authentic No. 10–a botanically based formulation. How about the NO.10 FINEST SHAVING CREAM, enriched with Willow Bark, Borage Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil and Olive Oil to provide optimum results. Dad can then lather up for a smooth and comfortable shave, while also moisturising and softening his skin. $32.00.

Father’s Day Last Minute Gift – Jacob’s Creek Double Barrel Shiraz with Bison Carpaccio

Father’s Day Pairings – Pick Up some Jacob’s Creek Double Barrel Shiraz and Whip Up Bison Carpaccio

Whether he’s a wine or scotch lover –(or, the perfect gift if he loves both!) – pick up a bottle of the new and innovative Jacob’s Creek Double Barrel Shiraz and wow Dad this Father’s Day.

jacob's creek shiraz

Jacob’s Creek Double Barrel Shiraz is the first of its kind to undergo a unique aged scotch whiskey barrel finish. The outcome? Additional layers of complexity and smoothness, which combine beautifully with the rich plum, sweet red fruit and dark chocolate notes of Barossa Shiraz.

Jacob’s Creek Double Barrel Shiraz is a full-bodied wine that offers bold, smoky flavours with an elegant finish, and pairs beautifully with meat-focused, bold BBQ dishes AND this carpaccio

Pair your gift of Jacob’s Creek Double Barrel Shiraz with an equally delicious and bold dish, recipe courtesy of Vancouver’s-own Chef Dan Tigchelaar from The Bottleneck restaurant:

Bison Carpaccio
1 Bison eye of round
¼ cup coriander seed
¼ cup black peppercorn

Pickled Beet
2 Medium sized Beets
2 cups Rice Wine Vinegar
1 cup water
1 Tbsp black peppercorn
1 Tbsp fennel seed
½ cup sugar

Truffle Aioli:
1 cup Aioli or store bought mayonnaise
2 Tbsp Truffle paste

For Garnishing Final Product
1 cup of croutons
¼ cup chiffonade Italian parsley
Pinch of smoked salt


  • Toast spices for the carpaccio and then coarsely grind
  • Roll Bison eye of round in the ground spice mix until completely covered
  • Season with salt and sear the outside of the eye of round in a very hot pan
  • After searing the outside place in the fridge and cool completely
  • After bison is chilled through wrap tightly with saran wrap and place in freezer overnight
  • While still frozen slice the bison as thin as possible and place overlapping on desired platter

For the Pickle:

  • Slice beets on a mandolin and place in container
  • Bring spices, vinegar, water and sugar to a boil and pour over the beets
  • Place in fridge and leave until completely cool
  • Once cool beets can be used to garnish carpaccio along with the truffle aioli and brioche croutons


Ensemble Tap’s Brunch

Father’s Day Weekend Brunch

Steak & Eggs Special
Perfectly Prepared 9 oz Hanger Steak, Two Eggs done Dad’s way, Home Fries, Housemade Salsa, Summer Green Salad $18 (Ensemble Lager pairing $5)

Other Brunch Favourites
Brisket Benny
Housemade Brisket, Two Poached Eggs, Hollandaise, Home Fries, Mixed Greens $13

Crispy Bacon Pancakes
Three huge Bacon-Spiked Pancakes, Maple Syrup Butter, Caramelized Apple $11

Pulled Pork & BBQ Beans
Dreamy Pulled Pork & Beans,Two Poached Eggs, Home Fries, Croutons, Red Onion Salsa $12

Served 11-2 Saturday & Sunday
See full menu.  Reserve by phone or email

Father’s Day Prime Rib Feast at Earls Restaurants

PRIME RIB Father’s Day Feast Saturday, June 16th and Sunday, June 17th Select Earls Restaurants

No jacket and tie required for this Prime Rib Father’s Day Feast

A quiet early dinner with close family or a more boisterous night with the brood, select Earls across the Lower Mainland offer up intimate booths or big family tables

along with great service and fresh, local, everything-made-from-scratch-in-house cuisine

Join select Earls Restaurants* for Father’s Day weekend, Saturday, June 16th and Sunday, June 17th

12 oz’s  of Canadian Certified Angus Prime Rib with Market Vegetables and Garlic Mashed Potatoes $32

Reservations available though not required

Open 7 Days a week 11:30 – late

Kingsway, Burnaby / Tin Palace, North Vancouver

Port Coquitlam / Richmond

In Vancouver – Hornby Street; Broadway & Fir; Earls on Top, Robson Street


All You Can Eat Father’s Day BBQ at Four Seasons Whistler Sidecut

Treat Dad to the Ultimate ‘All-You-Can-Eat’ BBQ 12 PM- 4 PM

Choose from a selection of salads and sides as well as ‘Edison’s Medicine’ flank steak, whole suckling pig, Kalbi short ribs, tequila lime marinated half chickens, ‘Maker’s Mark’ black mouth salmon, and Jack Daniels smoked baby back ribs. Be sure to save room for apple rhubarb crumble, Pirate Rum spiked cake pops and more!

$35 Adults $15 for Kids

 Live Music by Chad Oliver

Want to go for a ride?  Mercedes-Benz Canada will be here with 4 vehicles for dad to take for a test drive!

Join us for  Dads & Delmonicos Choose from 1 of 3 exclusive Father’s Day Delmonico features

 Edison’s Medicine’  braised short rib, sauce béarnaise

‘Blinged’ tempura rock shrimp, double smoked bacon,  foie gras jus

‘Black Angus’ butter poached lobster, Alaskan crab, black truffle hollandaise

16 oz. bone in New York steak

including choice of starter, side & ‘adult beverage’ for Dad! $69 Reservations Recommended


Father’s Day at Le Parisien

June 17th is Fete de Pères at Le Parisien. Whether you call him Papa or Daddy, he is sure to enjoy the special prix fixe menu we’ve created that includes favourites such as Boeuf Bourguignon and the aptly named Pappardelle pasta with mushroom ragoût. Three courses for only $37. For brunch we are offering all Eggs Benedict at $9.95. Give us a call and reserve – the ‘older’ man in your life will appreciate your thoughtfulness.

Make your reservation now at 604-687-1418.

Father’s Day Menu

Sweet Corn Soup, Crab Fritter

– or –

Country Style Pork and Duck Terrine
Cornichons, Grainy Mustard, Croutons

– or –

Mushroom and Goat Cheese Tart, Arugula Salad


Slow cooked Wild Sockeye Salmon
Crushed Potatoes, Asparagus, Tomato and Cȃper Vinaigrette

– or –

Braised Beef Bourguignon
Pomme Purée, Bacon, Carrots and Mushrooms

– or –

Crispy Duck Confit, Toulouse Sausage
House made Speatzle, Armagnac, and Prune Jus

– or –

Parpadelle Pasta
Mushroom Rȃgout, Poached Egg, Pine Nuts


Vanilla Crème Brulée

– or –

Crispy Meringue
Strawberry and Rhubarb Compote

– or –

Chocolate Mousse
Salted Caramel

$37.00 / Person

Le Parisien
751 Denman St. Vancouver, BC V6G 2L6 | Tel: (604) 687.1418

Looking for the perfect Father’s day gift?

Look no further than the revolutionary SousVide Supreme!

Whether he’s really into high tech gadgets and innovative equipment or just loves cooking steak, chicken & ribs to perfection, our SousVide Supreme kits will be the best gift he’s received in years!  Right now when you order any SousVide Supreme water oven they’ll throw in a FREE BBQ Sous Vide cookbook!

No more sweating over the grill while your guests party–you can do most of the cooking in advance, quick chill, bring back to temperature and sear on the BBQ when you’re ready to serve

No more worries about undercooked hamburger making someone ill.

No more risk of chicken charred on the surface and still bloody at the bone.

No more need to perfectly time everything and, as often happens, miss and find yourself apologizing when the charred results of the medium rare steaks your guests requested shows nary a trace of pink when it’s cut. Oops. Sorry.

As always, if you have any questions or would like to place an order you can contact me directly at the number & email below or order online at cedarlaneculinary.ca

Followon Twitter for Sous Vide Recipes, Cooking Tips, Industry News and more @CLCulinary


Refuel Restaurant & Bar Prepares Steak and Beer Special

Sunday June 20th, is Father’s Day and Refuel Restaurant & Bar is serving up a steak and beer special of epic proportions just for dad. Treat your number one dad to brunch or dinner with an 18 oz, 40 day, dry-aged, Alberta prime rib-eye steak and a 16 oz craft beer from R&B Brewing Co. for $55. This mouthwatering steak will be served with two fried eggs, and french fries for brunch (11:30am – 3:00pm) and a variety of sauteed mushrooms and french fries for dinner (3:00pm – 10:30pm). Whether it’s brunch or dinner dad’s meal includes his choice of R&B Brewing Co.’s Red Devil Pale Ale or Sun God Wheat Ale.

Father’s Day 40 day Dry Aged Steak & Beer Details:

Date: Sunday June 20th, 2010

Time: Brunch 11:30am – 3:00pm and Dinner 3:00pm – 10:30pm

Price: $55 (tax and gratuity additional)

Reserve: Call 604 288 7905


About refuel neighbourhood restaurant & bar

Refuel restaurant & bar serves affordable, casual Northwest cuisine in a comfortable neighbourhood atmosphere. This Kitsilano restaurant encourages diners to relax, have fun and enjoy simple, honest food. Gather around a table with friends in the dining room or sit at the bar and watch the kitchen brigade while sipping a classic cocktail and enjoy music styled by the experts at Zulu Records. Refuel is open daily from 11:30am –late with special brunch features on the weekends and is located at 1944 West 4th Avenue (at Cypress), Vancouver BC. For more information please call 604.288.7905, or visit:  www.refuelrestaurant.com

Father’s Day at the Shebeen Whiskey House

FROM Sean Heather – This year we are opening our Whiskey House…Shebeen, on a Sunday at 5pm, to allow daughters/sons and their dads, access to that most manly of institutions, a temple to all things whisk(e)y.

We will be offering a medium rare roasted sirloin of beef, with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, gravy & vegetables and a very civilized glass of Jameson Irish Whiskey for an approachable $20 plus tax and service.

Of course our famous pot pies, fish & chips, bangers “n” mash, etc and our full line up of beers; bottled and draft will also be available.

Shebeen currently has the largest selection of Single Malt, Bourbon, Rye, Scotch & Irish whisk(e)y of any pub in B.C. (Over 180 bottles)

Go on; bring you pop down for a decent bite and a civilized drink!

For reservations contact Sean Heather at sean@irishheather.com


Morton’s Update

lobsterMorton’s may not be the first place that you think of on hot summer days, but if you’re a steak and seafood lover, it can be a great place to escape the heat on those hot days. Stop in for some filet mignon steak sandwiches and a glass or two of vino, or stay for a full meal.

Father’s Day at Morton’s

Choice of Soup or Salad
Baked Five Onion Soup, Crusted with Swiss Cheese
Caesar Salad, Classic Dressing
Center Cut Iceberg, Our Version of the Wedge

Choice of one Entree

Filet Mignon, Double Cut, Bearnaise Sauce
New York Strip Steak, Signature Cut
Cajun Ribeye Steak
Broiled Salmon Fillet, Chef’s Beurre Blanc Sauce
Chicken Christopher, Garlic Beurre Blanc Sauce

Choice of One Vegetable or Potato


Carrot Cake or Key Lime Pie

$75 per person

Morton’s has just released it newest cookbook – 100 Steakhouse Recipes for Every Kitchen, with $1 from every book sale going to The Greater Vancouver Foodbank.

750 W. Cordova Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6C 1A1

Phone: 604-915-5105

General Manager: Joshua Snyder