Father’s Day in Los Angeles Weekend Guide

It’s time to celebrate dad! Find the best events, brunches, dinners and treats to celebrate Father’s Day in LA.



This year’s event will celebrate “The Art of Italian Motoring” and will feature more than 125 vintage Italian cars on display. As the honored marque, FIAT will prominently feature the 2012 Fiat 500, which is deeply rooted in Italian design and style. FIAT will display 14 “Cinquecento” vehicles in all 14 exterior colors, as well as the vintage Fiat 500. Additionally, the FIAT brand will offer ride-and-drive opportunities for guests in the 2012 Fiat 500. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free, open to the public. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills. rodeodrive-bh.com

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

Area musicians join forces as the L.A. Musicians Symphony and Chorus, under the direction of L.A. Philharmonic violinist, Guido Lamell, for a special benefit concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall to support disaster relief in Japan. Featuring Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, the program culminates in an audience sing-along of its famous Chorale Finale. Also on the program: Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings.” 111 S. Grand Ave., downtown, 323.850.2000. www.beethoven9forjapan.org

Montage Beverly Hills

Treat Dad to a day tailored just for him with a variety of services and amenities including gentlemen’s tea, with with a glass of scotch, sliders, and mini cakes and pies in the Lobby Lounge (reservations: 310.860.7940); Gornik & Drucker presidential shave, this full-service, old-world barber shop is one of the last ones to perform a truly old-fashioned shave (reservations: 310.860.7819); complementary upgrade at Spa Montage, Dad will receive a complimentary 30-minute upgrade from a 60 to a 90-minute treatment at Spa Montage (reservations: 310.860.7840). Montage Beverly Hills, 225 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills. www.montagebeverlyhills.com

Brunch | Dinner

Distinguished Dad’s Brunch at the Langham

The Langham turns its Viennese Ballroom and Terrace into a luxe lounge for fathers and their families to enjoy. Brunch features an extensive buffet with an assortment of appetizers, smoked and fresh seafood, sushi, domestic and imported cheeses, fresh fruits and cold salads. ALso find carving and action stations with a variety of meats, seafood and made-to-order items. The experience includes mimosa and champagne pouring, a mojito station, entertainment by a steel drum band and championship golf on multiple flat screen televisions. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $75/adults; $35/children 4-12. The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, 1401 South Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena. 626.585.6218. pasadena.langhamhotels.com

Drago Santa Monica

June 17-19. Find a pork tasting menu (head cheese, trotter croquettes, pork belly, bacon bread pudding and more) from Executive Chef Evan Gotanda, paired with specialty craft beers from around the world. The “Festa del Papa,” five-course dinner is $59/pp, with optional beer pairings for an additional $20/pp. Drago Santa Monica, 2628 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310.828.1585. www.celestinodrago.com

Tender Greens Hollywood

In honor of Dad, the chefs at Tender Greens Hollywood are roasting a whole wild boar (slow cooked in a La Caja China Cuban fire box), with a family-style array of sides paired with all-you-can-drink craft beer from Eagle Rock Brewery. 5-9 p.m., $35/pp, includes food, beer and tax. Reservations recommended: Heidi@tendergreensfood.com. Tender Greens Hollywood, 6290 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood., 323.382.0380. www.tendergreensfood.com


June 18-24. At Locanda del Lago’s Festa del Papa, dine on multi-course prix-fixe options featuring traditional old world Italian recipes crafted by Executive Chef Walter Cestrone. Menu choices include zucchini blossoms stuffed with Maine lobster-ricotta-lemon stuffing; Housemade Chicken Gnocchi with Sabatino’s Summer Black Truffles and Fontina Fondue; Roasted Alaskan Halibut Filet; Breaded Veal Chop “Milanese-Style” and more. 3-course prix-fixe Father’s Day menu $49-$54; 4-course prix-fixe Father’s Day menu $62; optional wine pairings menu $24; a la care items available. Locanda del Lago, 231 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica, 310.451.3525. www.lagosantamonica.com

Cecconi’s West Hollywood

At Cecconi’s guests can dine on a selection of Father’s Day brunch specials including black truffle & porchetta benedict, prime dry aged bone-in rib eye with bagna cauda and peperonata, homemade pork & black pepper sausage pizza with egg and red onions, and duck ravioli with marsala & wild mushroom sauce. These items are offered in addition to the classic brunch menu with favorites such as wood baked frittata with mushrooms & pancetta, potato rosti & duck egg with black truffle, as well as ‘Plin’ agnolotti with wild mushroom. 8 a.m.-11 p.m. 8764 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 310.432.2000. www.cecconiswesthollywood.com

Vertical Wine Bistro

The Pasadena restaurant’s Executive Chef Laurent Quenioux has created a special three-course Father’s Day menu that offers a variety of menu options including veal sweetbread salad, roasted rib eye with esplette pimento frites, crab ravioli and more ($34/person); with wine pairings ($22) or beer pairings ($12). 5 p.m.-midnight. Vertical Wine Bistro, Upstairs at 70 North Raymond Ave., Pasadena, 626.795.3999. www.verticalwinebistro.com

Drago Centro

Dine on a tasting menu per perfectly paired with craft beers hand selected by Sommelier, Michael Shearin. The six-course dinner menu features selections like prosciutto, bocconcini mozzarella, compressed melon; horseradish crusted halibut; lobster carbonara; crispy pork belly, potato gnocchi, chile foam; New York strip, and more. $70/pp, with optional beer pairings for an additional $30/pp. Drago Centro, 525 South Flower St., downtown, 213.228.8998. www.dragocentro.com

Comme Ca

Dine on a number of la carte specials and specialty handcrafted cocktails. Specialty cocktails, include Red Hook with rye and punta mas sweet vermouth, The Bronx with gin, sweet vermouth, dry vermouth and orange juice, as well as the Old Fashioned with bourbon, angostura bitters and brown sugar cube. Specialty dishes include heirloom tomato gazpacho with compressed cucumber and basil granite, lobster roll on a house-made bun with tarragon aioli, Maine lobster and house-made chips, as well as oxtail agnolotti with harissa tomato sauce, fried parsley and parmigiano. For dessert, guests can dine on rhubarb tart with kefir lime ice cream, compressed strawberries and feuillitine and more. Brunch 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; dinner 6-10 p.m. Comme Ca, 8479 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 323.782.1104. www.commecarestaurant.com

Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

Dine on a special Father’s Day brunch for the whole family. Chef Ashley James has created buffet stations filled with classic brunch dishes such as lobster eggs benedict with chorine sauce and omelets made to order. Additionally, guests can enjoy a selection of specialty items including BBQ short rib, roast pork belly and Thai beef salad with peanuts. $95/pp adults; $45/pp children 5-12. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, 300 South Doheny Drive, L.A., 310.860.4000. www.fourseasons.com/losangeles

Morton’s The Steakhouse

Dine on a three-course Father’s Day menu that includes offerings like baked five onion soup, center cut iceberg salad, filet mignon, New York strip steak, broiled salmon filet, hot chocolate cake and more. 5-10 p.m. Morton’s full dinner menu will also be available. $69/pp. Available at all Los Angeles area Morton’s locations: www.mortons.com/fathersday

The Counter

June 19. The premium burger restaurant known for their 312,000 possible burger combinations will buy Dad his own 1/3 lb. burger, just say, “I want the BFD!” Available at all Los Angeles Counter locations. www.thecounterburger.com

M Street Kitchen

Dine on brunch for dad with a variety of breakfast sandwiches, omelettes, breakfast tacos, three takes on the benedict, pancakes and French toast. Sip on Bloody Marys ($5) to celebrate his special day. M Street Kitchen, 2000 Main St., Santa Monica, 310.396.9145. www.mstreetkitchen.com


Magnolia Bakery

Reward Dad for all his hard work. Enjoy a Magnolia Bakery Tool Kit, a dozen classic chocolate and vanilla cupcakes adorned with handy edible tools. No instructions needed. Available for pre-order and in-store June 18-19, ($22). Magnolia Bakery, 8389 West 3rd St., L.A., 323.951.0636. www.magnoliabakery.com

Sprinkles Cupcakes

Say, “thanks” to DAD with the Sprinkles Dad box, filled with peanut butter chip, red velvet, black and white and vanilla milk chocolate cupcakes, topped with Sprinkles stars and dad sugar decorations. Each box is sealed with a DAD Digs Cupcakes sticker. The DAD box is available from June 17-19. 9635 South Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills. www.sprinkles.com


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