father's day

Ole’ Grand Dad’s Lemonade Recipe

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | June 14, 2012

Photo: Kevin O'Mara

Photo: Kevin O’Mara

If cosmopolitans and bellinis are “girl drinks,” whiskey definitely classifies as masculine territory. That’s why, for this Father’s Day, Red Rooster and Ginny’s Supper Club are serving up a whiskey cocktail for brunch. Not just any old mimosa, an Ole’ Grand Dad’s Lemonade is our new favorite way to start the holiday and toast to Dad and Grandpa.

To pair with the cocktail, both Red Rooster and Ginny’s have prepared Father’s Day Brunch menus, including items like French Toast with Nutella Whip and Steak and Eggs. Served from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., walk-ins are welcome for Red Rooster and reservations are now being taken for Ginny’s. Stop by if you want to start the day with something special and, of course, delicious. And if Dad wants a repeat of the Red Rooster cocktail, check out the recipe below!

Photo: Kevin O’Mara

Grilled Pineapple with Banana Purée Recipe

By Diamond Bradley | June 14, 2012

Photo: Mike McCune

Photo: Mike McCune

So we know grilling and Father’s Day are a marriage made in beautiful glory, but I don’t think anything defies traditional dessert like grilled fruit does.  Being that my father and I are allergic to everything besides pineapples and bananas, this was a divine idea for a summer dessert, nevermind this holiday that celebrates the men in our lives.

Pineapple is my fruit of choice, with two dollops of Banana Purée dashed with cinnamon for a quaint savor. Lightweight on the belly and refreshing, it’s hard to go wrong with two fruits that taste well and make you feel better.

Photo: Diamond Bradley

I wanted to transform these common snacks into a dessert but combine them like an entreé.  So here’s a recipe for a dish that your dad can dive into which includes a sweet charring and a contrasting puréed dip.

Photos:  mccun934 and Diamond Bradley

Guinness-Battered Cod Recipe

By Allana Mortell | June 13, 2012

Photo: Entitee

Photo: Entitee

Father’s Day is only a few days away and what better way to show Dad (and for that matter, all the men in your life) you really care by showering them with decadent food all day long? While grilling meats and whipping up potatoes is a surefire way to the big guy’s heart, we want to share with you a classic, totally manly recipe for the traditional fish n’ chips that features another of Dad’s favorites, an ice cold brew.

There’s nothing in the world like Guinness Beer, the traditional, dry stout from the Land of the Irish that is one of the biggest selling beer brands in the world. Every day in over 150 countries, 10 million pints of Guinness are being consumed and in the past few years, cooking with Guinness beer has become a delicacy of sorts in kitchens all over the world. Guinness-battered onion rings, Guinness glazed chocolate cake, Guinness beef stew and today, Guinness battered cod.

It’s best for this recipe to use a white fish, whether it be cod, haddock or halibut because the mildness from the fish will pair perfectly with the crisp, browned batter you get from using Guinness. Though you can certainly substitute any beer you would like, we found that the maltiness from the Guinness added the strongest amount of flavor to this un-traditional take on the classic fish n’ chips. Best served alongside some homemade tartar sauce and a stack of french fries, your Dad, his stomach and all those special men in your life will be sure to thank you for whipping up a tasty and unforgettable plate of crispy, Guinness battered fish.

Photo: Entitee

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