By Caroline Liegey
Here's what's happening on June 17 at a few local restaurants.
Give Dad a treat with 2941's three-course golf-themed feast.
On the Menu: First course choices include Hudson Valley foie gras sauteed in Sauternes-peach gastrique with aged vinegars; Maryland blue crab pistou with sweet corn and Smithfield ham; polenta-crusted soft shell crab with grits; and a Caesar salad of red & green romaine lettuces. For the entree, choose between wild thyme roasted Hudson Valley duck; honey- and soy-marinated Chilean sea bass; spiced pork tenderloin; Irish organic salmon; and grilled rib eye steak. Desserts may be ordered from the full dessert menu, which includes a white chocolate coffee trio of mousses, and artisan cheeses.
Details: The prix fixe menu is available from noon to 9 PM. $75 per person; $20 for children under 12. All fathers will receive a complimentary sleeve of 2941 Callaway golf balls.
1310 New Hampshire Ave., NW; 202-861-1310; firefly-dc.com.
Chef Daniel Bortnick adds some Father's Day inspiration to his regular brunch menu.
On The Menu: Cold selections include smoked whitefish salad; prosciutto and melon balls; and avocado and shrimp salad. The blue plate special ($12) consists of a petite banana, blueberry muffin, scrambled eggs, home fries, and coffee or fruit juice. Special Father's Day hot dishes include "Pop-Pop's French Toast", created from chef Daniel Bortnick’s grandfather's recipe, and "Green Eggs and Ham", inspired by the Dr. Seuss book Bortnick’s father read to him (and Bortnick now reads to his own son). On the regular brunch menu, you’ll find steak and eggs; eggs Chesapeake; Sun's Special (a mushroom and cheddar omelet with home fries and toast; an egg B.L.T.; and maple-cinnamon oatmeal.
Details: Brunch begins at 10 AM and lasts until 2:30 PM. Dishes range from $7 to $16.
Hotel Monaco, 555 8th St, NW; 202-783-6060; Postebrasserie.com.
Poste fetes dad with a taste of France.
On the Menu: A special Father's Day menu for two offers cote de boeuf with a grilled Caesar salad, pickled vegetables and a stout float (dark stout beer, blackberry brandy and vanilla ice cream). On the regular menu, starters include a roasted potato soup; wild mushroom pappardelle; farmstead cheese with seasonal jam and walnut toast; and a platter of housemade charcuterie. For the main course, choose between beef bourguignon;grilled Goodwynn Farms Berkshire pork; pan-roasted Amish chicken; steak frites; and red wine braised Mayberry Farms rabbit.
Details: Dinner is served from 5 to 9 PM. The Father's Day meal for two costs $70; regular entrees are between $24 and $28.
911 King St., Alexandria; 703-837-9117; majesticcafe.com
This family-style spread celebrates the quintessential Sunday dinner.
On the Menu: The new Sunday night “Nana’s Sunday Dinner” gets tweaked for dad. Up to four people can share mixed greens with hazelnut vinaigrette, a whole roasted chicken, mashed potatoes with pan gravy, broccoli and cheese, and a banana creme pie.
Details: Dinner is served from 5:30 to 10 PM. $68 per dinner.
The Italian wine bar takes on a steakhouse theme.
On the Brunch Menu: The a la carte brunch menu offers Chesapeake crab cakes with poached eggs and roasted potatoes; a vegetable tart; asparagi alla parmigiano; a pave of New York strip with poached eggs; and French toast. To share, there’s an array of antipasti: imported olives, stem artichokes, mozzarella di bufala, and prosciutto. Kids can choose from spaghetti with meatballs or spaghetti with tomato sauce, cheese, or butter.
On the Evening Menu: The wide selection of meats prepared specially for Father's Day includes a full bone-cut Meyer Angus ribeye (over two pounds); a full rack of herb-crusted, grass-fed lamb; pave of New York strip; a one-pound Meyer Angus Porterhouse steak; and Berkshire pork shoulder slow-cooked for seven hours.
Details: Brunch is served from 11:30 AM to 3 PM; dinner is served from 3 to 8 PM. Brunch prices range from $4 to $18. Dinner starters range from $5 to $12, and entrees are from $14 to $24 (meats are market-priced).