Orange County has Father’s Day in the bag. From champagne Father’s Day brunch that includes live entertainment and games. To a gourmet brunch with signature burgers and chicken and waffles. For a more playful day, dads and their families can head to The Backyard at Hotel Irvine for BBQ, assorted alcohol tasting stations and cigars. And at Oak Grill dad can sit down to a specially created Four-Course Dinner.
Studio’s Father’s Day Brunch
Sunday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Executive Chef Craig Strong and his culinary team will be serving up grilled hangar steak, Iberian pork shoulder, swordfish steaks and scallops; an omelet station; dessert buffet and more. Old-fashioned fun includes live entertainment and lawn games such as corn hole and horseshoes – all for dads and their crews.
$160 per adult includes a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label for every two adult guests; $50 per child; exclusive of tax and gratuities. For reservations, call (949) 715-6420.
Montage Laguna Beach
30801 Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Celebrate Father’s Day at Selanne Steak Tavern
Sunday, June 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Proud father and Selanne Steak Tavern’s Chef Joshua Severson has created a crave-worthy gourmet Sunday Brunch to share with friends and family – especially on Father’s Day. For the opening toast to all the great dads at the table, there are creative cocktails, craft beers, mimosa flights and 11 selections of bubbly by the glass. And always, excellent wines will be served from its award-winning wine list. Severson’s newly created brunch menu is inspired by classic brunch favorites infused with his own creative twists using seasonal, local and regional ingredients. Brunch fans can enjoy such sweet and savory dishes as Chicken and Waffles with bourbon syrup; “Kevin’s” Bananas Foster French Toast; Cured Salmon Scramble; Selanne’s Benedict with Nueske’s ham, poached egg, avocado, tomato marmalade, house hollandaise and croissant; and Teemu’s “Brunch” Burger made with American wagyu beef, house sausage kurobuta pork belly, fried egg, avocado and baconnaise, served with frites. Lighter selections feature Strawberry Salad, Shrimp & King Crab Cocktail and Scarlet Beet Ravioli. Fathers and the gang won’t be able to resist hearty sides like Hash Browns Au Gratin and White Grits. Guests can celebrate this special holiday while dining al fresco on the veranda or upstairs on the patio with indoor seating available in the cozy tavern and wine bar.
A la carte pricing. For reservations, call (949) 715-9881.
Selanne Steak Tavern
1464 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Father’s Day in The Backyard
Sunday, June 17, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
On Father’s Day in The Backyard, it’s all about outdoor fun, food and select dad-inspired alcoholic tastings. There will be a variety of delish tacos and sliders, chilled seafood including a poke and ceviche bar and items like Whole Roasted Porchetta, Rotisserie Chicken and Hot Smoked BBQ Brisket straight from the grill. Sides and salads will satisfy the hungriest dad, and desserts like Chuck Wagon Dutch-Oven Apple Pie and Warm Chocolate Churros with Grand Marnier strawberries will have him dreaming of his next afternoon nap. Not leaving anyone out, the Kids’ Corner will feature Chicken and Waffles, with warm maple syrup, Tater Tots and Mini Beef Meatballs. On the drink side are a prosecco tasting station, Red Bar station offering prohibition barrel aged Old Fashioned cocktails, assorted cigars (one per person) and a Marketplace station with smoothies and freshly squeezed juices.
$65 per adult; $20 per child ages five to 12. Pricing includes tax and gratuities. Children four and under are free. Advanced ticket purchase recommended on Eventbrite. Call 877-494-2012 for more information.
17900 Jamboree Rd.
Irvine, CA 92614
Father’s Day at Oak Grill
Sunday, June 17, from 4 p.m. to close
Oak Grill’s Chef Peter Lai has created a special Father’s Day Four-Course Dinner, so dads and their families and friends can enjoy great food in a relaxing spot far from their home grills. Dads will definitely enjoy Course One of Cauliflower Leek Soup; Course Two of Slow Braised Pork Belly with baby kale, candied pecans, roasted pears and balsamic dressing; and Course Three is Surf and Turf with tomahawk steak, herb butter lobster tail, roasted asparagus and demi sauce. To satisfy his sweet tooth, Daddy’s Drumstick is composed of vanilla ice cream, candied peanuts and hot fudge.
$75 per adult. Regular children’s menu available. Pricing excludes tax and gratuity. For reservations, call (949) 760-4920.
690 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660