Father's Day is just around the corner and I'm sure everyone wants to do something special for Dad. It's a day for families to thank the patriarch for all that he's done and for Dads to enjoy being surrounded by love. Here's a few ways to show your appreciation:
- Sunday Grilling. I love a good cookout- you can enjoy the weather, great company and relax by being surrounded by food. It's also hard to beat the satisfaction (and taste!) you get from making a great meal.
- Take Dad Out. There's so many great places in Chicagoland that Dad would love to eat at. Prairie Fire in the West Loop will be having an omelete station, gourmet Bloody Marys and BBQ ribs. Fleming's River North and Wheeling will be having a Father's Day Prix Fixe menu and Dad gets a $25 gift certificate to use on a future visit! Prairie Grass in Northbrook has an amazing Father's Day buffet with NY strip, fried chicken, salmon and a crepe station. Bistro One West in St. Charles has an amazing riverfront patio and a local menu featuring Wagyu beef hotdogs, smoked bacon BLTs, skirt steak salad and Meyer's farm burgers. Try authentic Mexican for Dad at Guanajuato in Glencoe- Aztec spice rubbed chicken and a Spanish guitarist!
- Wine. Get dad a bottle of wine for the occasion or his collection! Great grilling wines make the perfect gift and I recommend Zinfandel like Martinelli Lolita Ranch ($70), Ridge Lytton Springs ($35), or Malbec like Catena Alta ($44) or Achaval Ferrer Mendoza ($25).
All of these are great suggestions that the whole family will enjoy. Any way you go you can't lose!