Fathers are often left to handle the toughest household tasks, such as cleaning the gutters, hanging the holiday lights, and reversing the accidental effects of shrink rays. Make dad’s day bigger than them all with this Groupon.
$56 for a Father’s Day Scotch and Cigar Event for One ($112 Value)
Running from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, this event, held in Noor’s elegant space, lets hard-working dads relax with a few of the finer things, including a hand-rolled cigar, whisky tastings, hors d’oeuvres, and samples of Glenlivet 12-, 15-, 16-, and 18-year-old scotch.
One couple commands the hardwood dance floor, strutting under colored lights and glass chandeliers as well-wishers cheer them on from iron-wrought balcony railings, or wander across the foyer’s marble floors on their way to the intricately carved dark-wood bar. The Sofia ballroom, one of the many venues at Noor, host the reception hall’s memory-making parties, which range from weddings to performances by Pasadena Symphony pianists. The hall’s attentive staffers also oversee gatherings beneath the Ella ballroom’s crystal chandeliers or on the terrace patio, where a circle of white curtains and climbing ivy surrounds a starburst-shaped mosaic-tile fountain that gurgles compliments to passing glasses of champagne.
A resident culinary crew feeds the hall’s hungry revelers with Mediterranean-Californian fusion dishes. Noor's chefs devise many of their tapas-style dishes in the reservation-only Ella restaurant, and frequently feature seasonal, locally grown ingredients. Eclectic seating varies throughout Noor's rooms, from lounge sofas and armchairs to high-backed formal dinner chairs, blending modern and vintage aesthetics more smoothly than photos of Benjamin Franklin wearing a Members Only jacket.