2012 L.A. Father's Day Dining Guide
With Father's Day approaching this weekend, we bring you your Los Angeles dining guide for Dad's special day. From grilling classes to bottomless craft beer to dad-themed cupcakes to truffle agnolotti from one of the best pasta kitchens in town, turn the page.
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Drago Centro will serve a six course Father's Day Tasting Menu ($60) on Saturday and Sunday June 16-17. On the menu will be truffle agnolotti, crispy pork belly and gnocchi, and a signature lamb osso bucco. A beer pairing can be requested ($30) as well.
Magnolia Bakery has Father's Day themed cupcakes ready to order. Does dad do cupcakes? Choose between the Tool Kit ($24) of one dozen mini chocolate and vanilla cupcakes or Dad's Toolbox ($10) which has one chocolate fudge brownie and one chocolate chunk blondie. Individual cupcakes ($3.25 each) with edible tools, sports and ties are available as well.
Blu Jam Cafe on Melrose is offering complimentary beer and champagne for dads all day.
Mezze will celebrate Father's Day with double cut pork chop schnitzel, braised beef brisket and a 32 oz rib-eye steak. Cocktails and craft beer will also be available at this New American/Middle Eastern restaurant.
Haven Gastropub + Brewery presents over 100 bottled craft beers and over 50 single-malt whiskeys, malt scotches and bourbons. Along with these drink options is a vast menu including Crisp Braised Pork Belly and Lamb Burgers.
Cecconi's in West Hollywood will celebrate Father's Day weekend with three days of events. On Sunday June 17, a Prime Rib Special ($32) with mushroom sauce and roast potatoes will be served from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Monday June 18, five wines from Northwestern Italy will be served in a tasting hosted by general manager and sommelier Marino Monferrato ($25 per person). A summer grilling class taught by executive chef Andrea Cavaliere will take place the following day on Tuesday June 19.
Fig & Olive on Melrose will serve Pascale Lorange's French Riviera-inspired three course weekend brunch menu ($28). On the menu are dishes such as Truffle Mushroom Fontina Scrambled Eggs and Steak Tartare with shallot, caper, cornichon, arugula and fries. Also available is a complimentary cocktail.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar will host a three-course Father's Day Brunch ($34.95) on Sunday June 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. A $25 dining card will also be given to dad for future occasions.
Border Grill in Santa Monica and Downtown L.A. will serve a Father's Day dinner from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. that includes entrees like Grilled Niman Ranch Pork Chop, Oaxacan Strip Steak and Wild Alaska Halibut. The modern Mexican cantina will also serve a Father's Day brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their Santa Monica location.
Red O will host a dinner with complimentary Platinum Margaritas (Patron Gran Platinum tequila, Prunier Cognac, lime juice, agave nectar and homemade fruit ice cubes) on Sunday June 17 starting at 6 p.m. Chef Rick Bayless' lamb mole negro will be served as a special.
Chaya Venice will host a three-course prix-fixe ($38) at its Venice location with dishes such as Kobe Beef Carpaccio and the Korean Style Flat Iron Steak Bowl. Bottomless Champagne or draft beer will also be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. If dad is a soccer fan, he might enjoy the UEFA Euro Cup 2012 screening at this Venice location during the lunch hours.
(This post has been changed to reflect new information from Red O.)
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