For the man who trotted beside your first wobbly attempts at riding a bike and turned your prom date into an absolute gentleman with just one look, nothing but the best will do. Father’s Day gives us a chance to show our dads just how much they mean to us, so we prepared a stylish celebration and robust menu to celebrate.
The golfing dad inspired a summery tablescape and menu worthy of a champion. To mimic a putting green, begin with a “grass” place mat, then add a golf ball place card, laying up like a perfect chip shot, at each seat. Tumblers with a “19th hole” motif keep the links theme going. Since golf and summer go hand in hand, bring in fresh-from-the-garden touches with both crisp seasonal vegetables and brightly colored flowers.
Get the celebration started with cool and refreshing Coconut Daiquiris, a perfect summer libation. For the meal, take to the grill and prepare Spicy Marinated Fillets. Pair them with Overstuffed Twice-Baked Potatoes for a creative take on meat and potatoes—a classic dad favorite. Then, keep things fresh and summery with a Summer Garden Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette. For a sweet final touch, make Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Blueberry Wine Sauce—a seasonal delight you’ll want to continue making all the way through August.
With the guest of honor in his proper place at the head of the table, serve the food and savor the company. This grand gathering is the ideal way to say “thank you” to the man you’re so proud to call Dad.