Father’s Day is quickly approaching and choosing the perfect gift is not always an easy task. Follow our guide to find your father-figure a unique and thoughtful gift or experience to make this year’s celebration extra special.
For the Eco-Conscious Dad
Look no further than ZWILLING for the FRESH & SAVE vacuum storage system. It’s a revolutionary meal storage solution that features a double sealing effect (exclusive to ZWILLING) that preserves flavours and nutrients, prevents freezer burn and keeps food fresh up to five times longer than non-vacuum food storage methods. The best part is that it significantly reduces single-use kitchen plastics and food waste and streamlines meal prep whether he’s cooking for the family, preparing for a barbeque, organizing dishes to take to work for the week or preparing lunches for the kids.
Available in-store and online at zwilling.com/ca. $205 CAD + HST
For the Dad that Loves to Cook
If Dad enjoys trying out new and traditional recipes in the kitchen, the new Glass Lid Staub Cocotte has unsurpassed slow-cooking ability and is a beautiful kitchen accessory that he’ll be happy to showcase on the stovetop. The cast iron possesses exceptional heat-retaining qualities, so this versatile pot heats evenly throughout to ensure tender meats, vegetables and fish for family feasts.
Available in-store and online at zwilling.com/ca. $386 + HST
For the Wine Aficionado Dad
A tried and true classic, you can never go wrong with gifting a wine lover a thoughtfully selected bottle of Murphy-Goode Cabernet Sauvignon. This charming and balanced California wine is easy and approachable with flavours of black cherry, a hint of liquorice and notes of vanilla, spice and toast. Enjoy with steak, roasted lamb or a cheese board.
For the Dad with a Sweet Tooth
This year, Oretta is introducing a refreshingly sweet Father’s Day tradition straight from southern Italy - Zeppole al Caffe - for Father’s Day Sunday only.
The original zeppole is an Italian pastry in the form of a delicious ball of fried or baked choux pastry, topped with powdered sugar and filled with pastry cream and amarena cherries. In Italy, a specific type of zeppole is served on Father’s Day, June 19, - Zeppole al Caffe. Oretta is taking this tasty treat up a notch, though, by filling the fresh pastry with their made-in-house coffee gelato in place of the typical pastry cream.
This exclusive treat will be available for order on the dessert menu at both Oretta Midtown and Oretta King West for dine-in only for $18 CAD + HST
For the Dad Missing Travel
Bring the best that Italy has to offer to Dad’s doorstep! Eataly Toronto has curated a variety of gift boxes with themes like authentic Italian cooking staples, the perfect Father’s Day feast, and even products for dads’ personal care. Eataly also has salumi e formaggi platters curated by in-house experts that are perfect for sitting back and enjoying the day together. With seven platters to choose from, they can feed 2-12 guests for the ultimate Father’s Day gathering.
Creating new memories with papá is always a great way to celebrate Father’s Day. Spend the day together at Eataly’s in-house cooking school, La Scuola, with their one-of-a-kind class making authentic food paired with Italian beer. If your day is already full of activities, try heading over to Eataly at 55 Bloor St W and pick up some of their daily homemade pizzas, pastas and desserts from their marketplace - their vino e birra selection is also worth perusing to pair with your meal
For an early Father’s Day outing, join Eataly to celebrate with unlimited tastings of Italian cheeses and wine throughout the three-storey marketplace at Wine & Cheese Festa on June 17.