By Nichi Pandey By Nichi Pandey | May 9, 2023 | Food & Drink Lifestyle Feature Events Guide
This Father’s Day, Philly has dads covered—celebrate all they do with cocktail classes, spa time, delectable eats and more.
Chef's Counter at a.kitchen
This Father’s Day, invite your foodie dad to watch a gourmet meal come together from the Chef’s Counter at a.kitchen. While sipping a glass from their James Beard Award-winning wine program, chef Eli Collins will cook up a seasonal menu of delectable bites with the freshest ingredients in Philly—in previous years, he has offered a range of seafood options, including clams, oysters and squid. 135 S. 18th St., 215.825.7030, akitchenandbar.com
Gentlemen’s Pampering at the Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia
Who said the spa was only for Mom? This Father’s Day, spoil dad at the Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia—everyone can benefit from a good anti-stress massage to relieve their aches and pains or active sports massage for more deep tissue stimulation. Polish the day off with a relaxing spa pedicure and rejuvenating foot massage. 1 N. 19th St., 215.419.5050, fourseasons.com/philadelphia
Mixology Class at Cocktail Culture Co.
Shake things up with Dad at one of Cocktail Culture Co.’s classes on June 17. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Fresh Fruit Cocktails class invites students to mix up tasty sips with seasonal flavors like strawberry, blackberry, blueberry, watermelon, pineapple, ruby red grapefruit and more. For a more herbaceous experience, sign up for the Herbs & Spices in Mixology experience from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., which focuses on gourmet cocktails with fresh herbs, vegetables and spices. 16 S. 2nd St., 267.702.3404, cocktailculture.co
Every Dad’s closet could use a stylish refresh, remedied by a shopping experience at Ventresca. Whether he likes to keep it casual with button-downs, tees and polos or suit up with a custom-made jacket by Frank Ventresca, there’s something for everyone. Shop top designers like 34 Heritage, Gran Sasso, Patrick Assaraf and more for all his needs. 145 W. State St., 215.348.3139, ventresca.com
Celebrate Father’s Day on the Italian coast without leaving Philly by booking brunch at Positano Coast. With a full menu dedicated to fresh, Mediterranean cuisine, Dad will relish in all the delectable plates. Start with the burrata and antipasto, complete with salame, prosciutto, cheeses and olives, before indulging in a sausage and peppers breakfast skillet or chicken parm. Pair your plates with either bottomless mimosas or sangria to get the full experience. 212 Walnut St., 215.238.0499, positanocoast.net
Dinner at Moshulu
Docked at Penn’s Landing on the Delaware River Waterfront, Moshulu is the perfect spot for summer celebrations. Unparalleled views of the city skyline and waterfront ahead pair with modern presentations of American cuisine carefully crafted by executive chef Anthony Bonett. Dad can choose from delights like Parisienne gnocchi, grilled swordfish and stuffed whole lobster. 401 S. Columbus Blvd., 215.923.2500, moshulu.com
Photography by: GINS WANG/ISTOCK