Recreate restaurant-style recipes to treat Dad this Father’s Day

Sweet spiced roast beef with maple syrup chickpea mash

Father’s Day (21 June 2020) is just around the corner, and for many of us this year’s celebrations might be a little different to usual.

If you want to treat your dad this year, why not recreate some of his favourite restaurant meals from your kitchen? Just in case you are stuck for a little bit of inspiration, we have rounded up a few of our favourites that are sure to be a hit with Dad.

We know that not everyone will be living with their dads so all of these recipes are perfect for enjoying outdoors at a socially distant lunch or BBQ!

Sunday roasts are a staple for many but to give this weekend’s dinner a special twist, try this . The creamy chickpea mash works perfectly with the maple as it adds a subtle, sweet flavour. This is the perfect dish for cooking on a special occasion and you can even whip it up using your BBQ using this tutorial from BBQ aficionados Sam and Shauna!

Talking of a BBQ feast, Sam and Shauna’s maple sugar pie rub BBQ pork belly  is sure to be a hit this Father’s Day. Smoky, sweet and a little bit spicy, this pork belly recipe is a major crowd-pleaser and would be right up your dad’s street, especially served with all the maple trimmings.

No Father’s Day dinner is complete without a homemade dessert, and we happen to think our recipe for maple and apple pot pie is one of the best apple pies out there. Simply top with cream or a dollop of vanilla ice cream to serve.

Or if you were looking for something a bit lighter, but no less delicious, use seasonal fruit and maple to create our irresistible berry and maple pavlova.This cloud of cream, meringue, fresh fruit and a drizzle of delicate maple syrup work together to create the perfect summer dessert.

A Canadian tradition for Father’s Day is to wear a rose to show gratitude to your Dad – a white or red rose is also the official flower for Father’s Day, so adding a vase of roses to your table this Sunday will be the perfect finishing touch.

Don’t forget to share your Father’s Day dishes with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Did you know ?

Québec exports its maple products to more than 50 countries.

Everywhere it goes, consumers of all ages appreciate maple’s unique flavour.

Scientists are studying maple’s potential health benefits.

Studies now underway include those on the antioxidant properties of the polyphenols naturally present in maple syrup.

Maple syrup can be used as a sugar substitute in most recipes.

In cake and most dessert recipes, for each 250ml (1 cup) of syrup used, simply reduce the stipulated amount of liquid (water, milk, juice, etc.) by 60ml (1/4 cup).

A natural source of energy

Maple syrup is a natural source of energy. Check out our recipes for food and drinks before, during, and after exercise.