3 Sweet Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day
Treat Dad to a delectable dessert from one of Austin’s local eateries
By David Clough
Father’s Day is almost here, and that means gifts and a relaxing Sunday for dads. Still haven’t found the perfect present? Austin restaurants and food trucks are serving up a solution. Here are three sweet deals that any dad would love.
Father’s Day Tobacco Bourbon Macaron
For dads who prefer a little bark to their bite, pastry shop Bakery Lorraine has brought back its annual Father’s Day Tobacco Bourbon Macaron. Made with Ranger Creek Bourbon Whiskey and Club Humidor’s house blend tobacco, these unique confections will only be available Saturday, June 19, and Sunday, June 20, at all Bakery Lorraine locations. The limited-edition macarons are priced $2.65 per individual piece, $13 for a six pack and $26 for a 12 pack. Tobacco Bourbon macrons can be purchased at Austin’s Bakery Lorraine and all sister locations in San Antonio.
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Father’s Day Sweet Box
Upscale Japanese restaurant Uchiko has put together an entire box of desserts for Dad. The elegant confections come packaged in a 12-inch by 12-inch linen-wrapped box and are presented with a bottle of Jester King beer. Each gift set contains six confections and one 750ml craft beer: Pineapple Cotton Cheesecake with Citrus Kosho; Peach + Peach leaf Shortcake; Coffee Bourbon Entremet; Cookies n’ (Tonka) Cream; Strawberry Umeboshi and Vanilla filled Choux; Black Forest; and a bottle of Jester King Provenance Blood Orange and Tangerine beer (6.3 percent abv.). The Father’s Day Sweet Box is priced at $95. Uchiko says boxes are limited, so place a phone order while supplies last. Customers can pick up their gift box June 19th and 20th, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
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Free Ice Cream For Dads
Gati is a coconut milk-based ice cream shop and gluten-free bakery that offers a variety of tasty treats. This Sunday, the ice cream shop is hosting its Summer Solstice Party from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The outdoor celebration will be held in the parking lot with complimentary Two Robbers hard seltzer and Rambler Sparkling water, homemade paella and Thai food for sale, music by DJ Feelin’ Groovy, and free ice cream scoops for dads in honor of Father’s Day. A variety of local vendors will also be present (in case you want to buy Dad a little something extra). Gati is also unveiling a special new dessert called the ice cream dog. It’s a gluten free, vegan sweet bun layered with sticky rice, ice cream scoops and candied pecans.