Father’s day Brighton quick fix

Like a ninja in the night, Father’s Day can sneak up on you. And lets face it, the advertising budgets are way, way more behind Mother’s Day, so without a hundred-and-ten adverts every fifteen second there to remind you, it can well… just slip your mind.

If this year finds you facing the prospect of presenting a less than satisfying last minute Father’s Day present, then have no fear! Here’s our quick fix guide to what to get the foodie father.

The Great British Charcuterie sources the finest produce from around the United Kingdom. They provide to some of the most esteemed hotels and restaurants in the country as well as to the discerning public. Available for next day delivery or pop into the shop at Brighton Marina for a hamper brimming with meats, cheeses, preserves, wines and beers; its a great way to say ‘thank you dad’ (and he might even share).

This well established and centrally located wine bar and shop, offers expert advice on it’s fine selection of wines. Ask in store on how to put together a wonderful selection of reasonably priced, excellent quality wines, many imported direct from small producers.

If dad likes to travel the world through his culinary exploits then The Kari Club Indian recipe box may be a winner, with a different authentic recipe delivered monthly. Or opt for a traditional Indian spice tin, comes complete with seven colourful, aromatic and restaurant quality spices to bring really authentic taste to his cooking.

Time with dad may be synonymous with steak night for some, so why not treat him to his very own engraved steak knife to be stored in L’Atelier’s display cabinet for his exclusive use. Or have a bottle of rare, vintage spirit locked aside for his personal consumption when visiting. Both are great ways to keep him feeling special whenever in the North Laine.

When it comes to drinks and gadgets, coffee is somewhere you can really go all out. So why not get the gadget mad coffee loving dad a barista master class from the two-year running winners of BRAVO Best Coffee, Small Batch Coffee! A 40 minute class will set him up for the basics whilst a half day course will have him creating those ever so appealing foam latte hearts, rosettas and tulips.

Whilst predominantly established to improve food education within the city, the new Brighton & Hove Community Kitchen also offers everything from basic kitchen skills through to masterclasses hosted by some of the city’s top chefs. Signing up to a course or workshop is not only a great gift but a gift that gives back to Brighton communities.

Have you left present shopping until the last minute again? Does the thought of venturing into town on a Saturday afternoon send shivers down your spine? Head over to Hove’s Café Malbec for a vast selection of silky smooth Argentinian wines available to take away. Whilst you are there it would be rude not to try one of their authentic empanadas.. Right?