The sun sets on a long summer day, and orange and magenta begin to stain the sky. We still feel its warmth on our shoulders, but day is giving way to cool evening air. Meaning? There’s no better time for a bonfire.
For eons the bonfire has worked its magic … effortlessly drawing us into its circle of camaraderie and flickering light. Fortunately, today’s fire pits bring the fire out of the woods and cozily onto our back patios.
Fire pits come in a whole array of sizes and styles – from open, oversized copper versions that shine with every crackle and pop to convenient gas-powered tables that are ready in an instant and give off a steady warm glow. [...]
Relaxing summer days. Fun summer nights. Dad dreams of them both. In one fell swoop, he can have it all – and you can give it to him. Our exceptionally priced King for a Day Gift Set includes a hammock for chilling out and all the party essentials that turn happy hour into an extended event. So let him know he’s king of his castle with a gift he’ll enjoy all summer long.
Father’s Day Menu: Contributed by Kelly Sterling
When it comes to grilling, most Americans would agree that meat is the heart of any good backyard cookout. Yet seafood becomes smoky and sublime when cooked over an open flame. We say, why not go for both?
Hot off the grill, the oysters, tenderloin and lobster below make a show-stopping meal. Paired with the sides, the menu becomes the ultimate Father’s Day feast.
Grilling the oysters eliminates the obstacle of shucking them, as they simply steam open. Pair the oysters (and the lobster tail below) with the Sendero des Santos, an Albariño from Spain’s Rías Baixas that’s included in the Frontgate Reserve Top 12.
12 large oysters, rinsed and scrubbed
1 cup rice wine vinegar
1 shallot, minced
1 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
¼ cup minced carrot
¼ cup minced red bell pepper
¼ cup minced cucumber
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons soy sauce
Several turns freshly ground black pepper
To make the mignonette, combine all ingredients except the oysters in a bowl. [...]
What better way to celebrate Father’s Day? A roomy, cushy hammock that’s like his own piece of paradise. With its soft-as-cotton plush bed, our Quilted Hammock is heavenly by the sea or nestled between the shade of two trees.
Oh, those frozen concoctions … With our Margaritaville drink makers, Dad can whip up a batch or two and not have to tend bar all evening. If your dad prefers his drinks on the healthier side, the powerful Vitamix blender will make him feel like a pro. [...]