Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18 and Cayman has plenty of options to ensure you mark Dad’s special day over the weekend.
Hip flasks for hip Dads
Treat your dad to a fabulous Father’s Day lunch. Kaibo Upstairs is hosting a special Father’s Day lunch on the day, with all “hipster” Dad’s receiving a hip flask filled with rum as a take-home keepsake of the day. Feast on a selection of mouthwatering dishes, including sesame king crab crusted grouper and roast Certified Angus Beef striploin and wash it all down with a selection of fine wines and handcrafted cocktails. The special lunch runs from noon until 3 p.m. and is priced at $47.50 per person.
Barbecue dinner at SEVEN
The Ritz-Carlton’s luxurious steakhouse, SEVEN Restaurant, is hosting a decadent Father’s Day dinner- An Evening Celebration – in celebration of the big day. The dinner is on the Saturday, June, 17, and is designed for fathers, sons, brothers, friends, and family. Kick-off the celebrations with a Bulleit Bourbon trailer and selection of canapes, followed by a delicious selection of dishes, including an exceptional 60-day Bulleit Bourbon dry aged bone in ribeye steak. The special dinner is from 7:30 p.m. and is priced at $120 per person, $50 for children. Reservations required, call 815-6912.
Delicious bites at YARA
Treat Dad to a delicious meal at Cayman’s newest restaurant, YARA. The chic restaurant is offering a special fixed priced dinner in celebration of Father’s Day on Sunday, June 18. The specially crafted menu has been expertly put together by executive chef Dylan Benoit and includes a selection of wine pairings. On the menu are delicious bite that are bound to satisfy, including prime cut steaks, charred corn dumplings, tempura prawns, cotton cheesecake and key lime pie. Reservations from 5 p.m.
Dadurday fun day
Head to Camana Bay for their inaugural Dadurday event on Saturday, June 17. Enjoy a family fun-filled afternoon, featuring lawn games, a beer garden with live DJ, barbecue, crafts, kite-making, and gamer’s station. There’s something to please every dad. Be sure to visit the town’s centre plethora of shops, many of which are offering a host of specials, including Bon Vivant’s You Da Man! Father’s Day happy hour and sale. Enjoy special drink tastings and sample a recipe cooked on the classic Big Green Egg. The event runs from 1-6 p.m., on The Crescent, and the Bon Vivant sale and happy hour from 2-6 p.m.
Anchor & Den brunch
Anchor & Den, the beach house themed restaurant at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort is hosting a spectacular Father’s Day brunch. Showcasing a special edition of the restaurant’s signature Boulangerie Brunch, the delicious spread will including sushi and fresh oysters from the raw bar, authentic Spanish tapas and charcuterie boards, porchetta and roasted whole snapper and the carving station, a dessert bar and so much more. Mouth-watering yet, Beverages will include a welcome drink upon arrival, unlimited De Chanceny’s Cremant de Loire, wine, a pop-up-bar featuring Father’s Day themed cocktails, as well as a surprise cocktail from the Grab & Go cocktail station. The brunch will be held from 12-3 p.m.
Jerk it up!
Make a weekend of Father’s Day and treat Dad to a day out at the Cayman Jerk Fest. This finger-linking event is being held on the Saturday, June 17 and features some of Cayman’s best jerk chefs serving up a selection of lip smacking fare. Admission is just $10 at the gate and includes a sample from every booth.
There’s nothing like getting active to lift the spirits and enjoy time as a family. Join in the fun with the 6th annual Father’s Day 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, June 17. The walk/run offers a fabulous opportunity for Father’s to exercise with their children and highlight the importance of a healthy lifestyle. The event kicks-off at 6 a.m. for walkers and 6:30 a.m. for runners. Start and finish is Smith Cove, South Sound. The walk/run is priced at $15 for adults, $5 for children under 18 and free for those under 5. Lots of fabulous prizes to be won, including Cayman Airways vouchers, Camana Bay gift certificates, and more. Proceeds this year go towards the YMCA Cayman Islands and the 1000 Man March Outreach mentoring programme. Visit 100manmarch.com or email [email protected].
Treat dad to a spa day
Nothing relaxes more than a relaxing respite at one of Cayman’s many spas. Whether it’s a muscle relaxing massage or a rejuvenating facial, Father’s Day is the time to give Dad time out to truly de-stress. Perfect Pampered Cayman, BodyWorks, and Beyond Basics are just some of the many spas in Cayman that are offering tailored specials just for Dads.
• Father’s Day was started in the U.S in the early 20th century after the daughter of an American Civil War veteran, Sonora Smart Dodd, led the efforts for Dad’s to be recognised. Her Father had cared for his six children after her Mother passed away in child birth. In 2008, Ms. Dodd was commended by the U.S. congress.
• Father’s Day is celebrated every year on June 19 in Cayman and in most countries across the world.
• The necktie is one of the most popular Father’s Day gifts.
• In 2008 students in some regions of Scotland were not allowed to make Father’s Day cards at school for fear of upsetting those with single mothers.
• Card companies make a lot of money; Father’s Day is the fourth-largest greeting card occasion of the year.
• Ramjit Raghav from Haryana, India, has proven it’s never too late to start a family. In Dec. 28, 2010, he became the world’s oldest first-time dad, at the ripe old age of 94. At the other end of the spectrum, in 2015 a boy from Auckland, New Zealand, shocked the world when he became the world’s youngest dad; aged just 11. We don’t know which is worse.