Blue Man Group Contest

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Broadway Across Canada (BAC) brings the entertaining Blue Man Group to Vancouver, from March 25th to 30th, 2014.

blue man groupFrom the Broadway website:
Experience the Phenomenon. Blue Man Group is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine comedy, music, and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. The New York Times heralds the show as “One of the most delightful performance pieces ever staged.” E! Entertainment News exclaims, “Blue Man Group is what every live performance aspires to be.” The Baltimore Sun raves, “Blue Man Group packs a wallop. It’s a big, loud, funny, silly, visually arresting production!”

Although it is impossible to describe, people of all ages agree that Blue Man Group is an intensely exciting and wildly outrageous show that leaves the entire audience in a blissful, euphoric state. With no spoken language, Blue Man Group is perfect for people of all ages, languages, and cultures. Blue Man Group is now on the road for its first U.S. theatrical tour. This unique experience is a form of entertainment like nothing else; guaranteed to be an outing you will never forget.

With Minami’s close proximity to Queen Elizabeth Theatre, we have again partnered with BAC to do a giveaway in restaurant and online! Enter to win one of three pairs of opening night tickets (March 25th) to Blue Man Group and one $100 gift certificate to Minami. Contest closes Monday, March 24th at noon and winner must pick-up the prize at the restaurant. Three ways to enter:

1) Tweet the following on Twitter and make sure to follow @MinamiYaletown and @BACTouring:

I want to win tickets to @BACTouring’s #BlueManGroup and dinner at @MinamiYaletown. #BACxMinami http://ow.ly/uJ3GZ 

2) “Like” the Minami Facebook Page and comment on the Blue Man Group poster photo.

3) Enter at Minami Restaurant directly.

To buy tickets, visit the Broadway Across Canada website.

Valentine’s Day

Our chefs have created a special Valentine’s Day menu for February 14th! For $150 per couple, it is a great representation of all our popular dishes with six courses and two sake pairings. Call now to book!

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West Side Story comes to Vancouver!

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Broadway Across Canada (BAC) brings the beloved musical West Side Story to Vancouver, from February 4th to 9th, 2014.

West-Side-StoryFrom the Broadway website:
Pulled directly from the pages of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the musical takes place on New York’s West Side in the mid-1950s amidst widespread racial and social tension. The show begins as a war is building between two rival gangs fighting over the same piece of turf: born and bred New York boys, The Jets, and Puerto Rican immigrants The Sharks. In the midst of the battlefield are two young romantics, good-boy Tony, a Jet ready to leave the gang life behind, and wide-eyed Maria, the sister of Sharks leader, Bernardo. When Tony and Maria unexpectedly meet and fall for one another, tension between the rival groups only escalates, leading to a bloody and senseless rumble that costs both sides young lives. In spite of the violence, the true story at the core of the show is two lovers trying to find a way to be together—and whether either can survive when hate and ignorance are unwilling to yield.

With Minami’s close proximity to Queen Elizabeth Theatre, we have again partnered with BAC to do a giveaway in restaurant and online! Enter to win one of three pairs of opening night tickets (February 4th) to West Side Story and one $100 gift certificate to Minami. Contest closes Monday, February 3rd at noon and winner must pick-up the prize at the restaurant. Three ways to enter:

1) Tweet the following on Twitter and make sure to follow @MinamiYaletown and @BACTouring:

I want to win tickets to @BACTouring’s #WestSideStory and dinner at @MinamiYaletown. #BACxMinami http://ow.ly/t2P6r

2) “Like” the Minami Facebook Page and comment on the West Side Story poster photo.

3) Enter at Minami Restaurant directly.

To buy tickets, visit the Broadway Across Canada website.

 

Holiday Dining!

Make Miku or Minami your holiday dining destination and enjoy our specially prepared 7 course Holiday Set Menus.

Miku will be offering it’s special Holiday Menu  on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Minami’s menu will be offered on New Year’s Eve only. Check out the menus below!

Miku Holiday Menu 2013  Minami New Year's Eve Menu

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Taste of Yaletown 2013

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We are once again participating in Taste of Yaletown this year! From October 16 to 27th, experience special set menus during lunch and/or dinner at a truly affordable price.

Check out our three menus here or below and make a reservation today at Open Table or by calling (604) 685-8080.

A portion of profits from each meal served during Taste of Yaletown is donated to The Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Since the event began nine years ago, Taste of Yaletown has raised over $100,000 in support of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

 

SUZUKI TEMPURA BAP $15

seasonal vegetables, kale gomae, tsukemono, steamed rice,
feature miso soup


MINAMI ZEN LUNCH $25

FIRST – sushi
5 piece chef’s selection sushi

SECOND – minami zen
aburi bincho
wasabi masatake sauce

chicken tofu salad
baby greens, sous-vide chicken breast, miso marinated tofu, umami soy vinaigrette

ebi fritter
asian slaw, sweet chili mayo, soy-balsamic reduction

sterling silver karubi pork rib
apple-ginger haccho miso sauce, spiced apple-raisin chutney

DESSERT
matcha crème brûlée
fresh berries


VEGAN DINNER MENU $35

optional sake pairing 15

FIRST- temari sushi
5 piece vegetable temari sushi
sake pairing – aburi ginjo

SECOND – minami zen
slow roasted beet salad
roasted walnuts, miso-marinated tofu, spiced apple raisin chutney, cabernet cassis tarragon vinaigrette

kale gomae
lotus root chip

farmer’s market tsukemono
pickled vegetables

truffled multigrain sansai salad
Iari, micro greens
sake pairing – tengumai umajun

DESSERT
mirin poached pear
cassis-shiso-mint sorbet
sake pairing – indigo wind


DINNER MENU $45

optional sake pairing 15

FIRST – minami sushi sampler
ebi oshi, salmon oshi, temari: maguro, hamachi, ika
sake pairing – aburi ginjo

SECOND – minami zen
slow roasted beet salad
roasted walnuts, blue cheese, spiced apple raisin chutney, cabernet cassis tarragon vinaigrette

jidori chicken foie gras gyoza
truffle dashi

saikyo miso sablefish
kale gomae, yuzu miso sauce, wasabi relish

sterling silver kurabi pork rib
yukon parsnip puree, watercress, apple-ginger haccho miso sauce
sake pairing – tengumai umajun

DESSERT
earl grey bavarois
berry sauce, cassis-shiso-mint sorbet
sake pairing – indigo wind

 

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Contest! Tony Award-Winner War Horse comes to Vancouver

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Broadway Across Canada (BAC) brings 2011 Tony-award winning War Horse to Vancouver, from September 24th to 29th, 2013.

War Horse is a remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship between a young boy, Albert, and his beloved horse Joey. When Joey is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France, Albert embarks on an extraordinary journey to find him and bring him home. War Horse is a universal story about hope in the face of adversity, and the production is an anthem for peace.

With Minami’s close proximity to Queen Elizabeth Theatre, we have again partnered with BAC to do a giveaway in restaurant and online! Enter to win one of three pairs of opening night tickets to War Horse and a $100 gift certificate to Minami. Contest closes September 23rd at noon and winner must pick-up the prize at the restaurant. Three ways to enter:

1) Tweet the following on Twitter and make sure to follow @MinamiYaletown and @BACTouring:

I want to win tickets to @BACTouring’s #WarHorse and dinner at @MinamiYaletown. #BACxMinami ow.ly/oZy6Q

2) “Like” the Minami Facebook Page and comment on the War Horse poster photo.

3) Enter at Minami Restaurant directly.

You can learn how War Horse’s amazing designers created the show’s life-size puppets here. It’s quick magical!

To buy tickets, visit the Broadway Across Canada website.

Broadway Across Canada and Air Miles Theatre Package

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Introducing brunch service!

We are so excited to introduce brunch service at Minami, starting this weekend! Every Saturday and Sunday, wake-up to delicious eggs benedicts, sushi, crepes, and more at 1118 Mainland Street, from 11:30am to 3 pm. You will find popular Minami items on the menu in addition to unique takes on the traditional eggs benedict with Japanese ingredients, such as the hatcho miso pork belly, saikyo dashi eggplant Florentine, and smoked salmon with chiffinaude shiso.

Will we see you there? Check out the menu below!

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Minami Brunch Menu

 

Les Miserables Broadway Across Canada

Les Miserables comes to Vancouver, and we have a contest!

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Broadway Across Canada (BAC) brings a brand new 25th anniversary production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical, Les Misérables, to Vancouver, from June 12th to 23rd, 2013. It’s glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery are inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo.

With Minami’s close proximity to Queen Elizabeth Theatre, we have partnered with BAC to do a giveaway in restaurant and online! Enter to win one of two pairs of tickets to Les Misérables and a $100 gift certificate to Minami. Contest closes June 11th and winner must pick-up the prize at the restaurant. Three ways to enter:

1) Tweet the following on Twitter and make sure to follow @MinamiYaletown and @BACTouring:

I want to win tickets to @BACTouring’s #LesMiserables and dinner at @MinamiYaletown. #BACxMinami

2) “Like” the Minami Facebook Page and comment on the Les Misérables poster photo.

3) Enter at Minami Restaurant directly.

This new production has been acclaimed by critics, fans and new audiences and is breaking box office records wherever it goes. The New York Times calls this Les Misérables “an unquestionably spectacular production from start to finish.” The London Times hails the new show “a five-star hit, astonishingly powerful.”

To buy tickets, visit the Broadway Across Canada website.

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Sake Samurai visits Minami

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Join us in welcoming Sake Samurai Timothy Sullivan and Hakkaisan Brewery for a sake + sushi soirée at Minami Yaletown

Our beautiful outdoor patio lounge will showcase their entire lineup and will be the debut of the premium brand Hakkaisan in Vancouver.

Hakkaisan, from the region of  Niigata, is one of Japan’s favourite sake brands which will be expertly paired with our deliciously unforgettable sushi!

Hosted by Miki Ellis- Our very own in house Sake Sommelier

Date: Wednesday June 5th, 2013           Time: 5-7pm

Price: 39$ all inclusive

To purchase tickets:

Please download this Sake+Sushi Registration Form and email it back to us at events@aburirestaurants.com

OR

Call 604.685. 8055 for more information

OR

Visit Minami at 1118 Mainland Street, Vancouver B.C.

Vancouver Magazine Awards 2013

Vancouver Magazine Awards

 

Just yesterday, the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards honoured our sake specialist Miki Ellis by placing her on the Premier Crew, which celebrates the best in service. Excerpt from the May 2013 issue of Vancouver Magazine:

At 19, Miki Ellis turned to the study of sake and fell in love. As sake specialist at both Minami and Miku(and the world’s youngest certified sake pro), she loves the liquor’s depth and versatility, but not in all forms: “Hot sake shots are poison!”

Check out the rest of the Crew here! Plus, there is a lovely sketch of Miki: http://www.vanmag.com/Restaurants/Premier_Crew_2013

In addition, Minami was presented with Silver for Best Upscale Japanese. What an amazing team we have!