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Cheers, Big Ears! Celebrating Father’s Day 2014 with C&G
Don’t ask Dad what he wants for Father’s Day this year – you know he’ll always tell you that he doesn’t need a thing. Instead, avoid soap-on-a-rope gifting mishaps and honor your Dad with a family day out adventuring bayside. Whatever kind of Pa you have, Chisholm & Gamon has you covered on Sunday 7th September (aka Father’s Day 2014).
Have a larrikin Dad who loves nothing better than a frothy at his favourite local? Go no-frills but still fantastic at St Kilda icon The Elephant & Wheelbarrow Hotel on Fitzroy Street. A traditional roast is on the agenda in pubby surrounds – when you book a table, Dad gets a pint of amber on the house. Click here for more details.\
Still have rugrats underfoot? Don’t drive Dad barmy with a formal lunch at home – instead, take the whole crew along to any one of the City of Port Phillip’s Adventure Playgrounds. Referred to as neighbourhood backyards, the Adventure Playgrounds in St Kilda and South Melbourne are incredibly detailed and rich with opportunities for creative play – they’re staffed during open hours and offer climbing structures, trampolines, cubbies and natural play spaces. Bring a picnic, a blanket (and maybe a raincoat) and enjoy a day outdoors en famille.
Grown-up family? Feast like you mean it by treating your Dad to a special luncheon event at Di Stasio. A restaurant institution, Di Stasio embraces the formal with white-jacketed career waiters offering you the best seasonal produce including Italian truffles, lobsters and twice-daily made pasta.
The mythology of this unique restaurant matches with its reality – an experience to remember! Word to the wise – book early to avoid disappointment. For your delectation, the luncheon menu.
Maybe your Papa would love nothing more than simply a day of peace and quiet! If your Father prefers a potter in the shed or an undisturbed afternoon with a good book, pop along to Elwood favourite bookstore The Grumpy Swimmer and select a tome to help him while away the hours. Located at 110 Ormond Rd, it’s also close to delicious eateries like Combi where you can also pick him up a slice of delicious organic cake to enjoy with a cuppa at home.