Sakura Sake Dinner

Join us for an enchanting evening of sakura inspired Aburi cuisine and sake. To celebrate the season of blooming cherry blossoms, for one night only we are holding our Sakura Sake Dinner, hosted by Executive Chef Alan Ferrer and Sake Specialist Miki Ellis. Indulge in our delectable 4-course dining experience with carefully selected sake pairings. At this interactive evening, learn about the cuisine and sake as Alan and Miki share their knowledge and stories.

When: Friday April 7th 2017, 6:30pm
How to Book: Please complete this registration form and submit it via email to minamivan@aburirestaurants.com or onsite at the restaurant
Menu and Sake Pairings: See below
Price: $150 per person + tax and gratuity
Where: Minami Blue Ocean Private Dining Room
1118 Mainland Street (at Helmecken), Vancouver, BC V6B 2T9
Contact: email- minamivan@aburirestaurants.com | 604.685.8080
Seating is limited, so reserve your seating with us now.

Don’t forget to join our contest for a chance to win two tickets to this exclusive event. All you have to do is follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and tag who you’d go to with. Contest ends March 31.

 

Aburi Shokai: The Perfect Introduction into Aburi Cuisine

Take the time to treat yourself and indulge in a special dinner at Minami. Our Aburi Shokai presents Minami’s signature cuisine in a delectable five-course chef’s tasting menu experience. Carefully crafted and artfully plated, this exquisite dinner includes our mouthwatering entrées, our famous Aburi sushi, and a decadent dessert creation from our pastry team. True to its name, the ‘shokai’ is perfect introduction into the rich world of Minami’s Aburi cuisine.

Check out our full Minami dinner menu here, and book now to join us for the Aburi Shokai today.

   

 

Bring your Valentine to Minami

Love is in the air at Minami. From February 10th to 14th, treat your loved one to an indulgent dining experience with our special five course menu, crafted just for this amorous occasion.

Enjoy our famous Aburi sushi, mouthwatering AAA Sterling Silver Filet Mignon Wellington entrée, and conclude the romantic evening with our Valentine’s Day-exclusive Strawberry Sakekasu Mousse dessert. This intimate dining experience is best paired with our premium sake flight.

Or, order à la carte and share our special Yaletown Kaisen Platter, featuring our chef’s selection of fresh seafood and ceviche, along with a glass of our special Ruby Flame cocktail.

Check out our full Valentine’s Day menu here. The early bird gets the worm, so book now for best availability.

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Our Valentine’s Day-exclusive Ruby Flame cocktail

Minami x Dine Out Vancouver 2017

The ever-popular Dine Out Vancouver is back for 2017, and Minami is proud to be participating again this year! For a limited time only from January 20 – February 5, join us for our delectable three-course lunch and dinner menus.

Spend an indulgent evening with our signature Aburi sushi, choice of mouthwatering entrees including our Miso Sakekasu Baked Sable Fish & Coconut Poached Half Lobster Tail ‘surf’ option, and our Dine-Out exclusive Hojicha Mousse dessert. Or, come in during the noon hour and enjoy our Minami Zen lunch, paired with our chef’s selection of house made ice cream or sorbet for dessert.

Don’t miss this amazing dining opportunity! Check out our full Dine Out Vancouver 2017 menu here and book now for best availability.

Looking for other Dine Out restaurants? Check out our sister restaurant Gyoza Bar.

New Year’s Eve at Minami

New Year’s Eve is right around the corner, so what better way to celebrate the arrival of 2017 than to come to Minami! On December 31st, enjoy our live jazz band and exclusive New Year’s Eve Menu, featuring five delightful courses including our famous Aburi Sushi, decadent lobster tail and beef tenderloin Surf and Turf Entrée, and festive Champagne Citrus Praline Bavarois dessert. Join us in ringing in the new year with some great cuisine and great company!

Limited seatings available, and reservations are filling up fast! Book with us today.

Contest: STOMP x Minami

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STOMP returns to Vancouver after a nine-year absence for four shows only from January 13th-15th, 2017 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Feel the exhilarating rhythm as brooms, trashcans, and lighters fill the stage and submerge yourself in a sensational show of dance, music, and theatrical performance that will electrify your senses to no end.

Minami Restaurant is pleased to partner with STOMP for a special giveaway! Enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to see the talented STOMP performers live on their opening night in Vancouver, plus a $100 gift card to dine at Minami Restaurant. This will surely make for the perfect holiday celebration. Contest period is open from December 1st-19th, 2016. The winner will be announced the next day and must claim his/her prize 24 hours after being selected. Prizes must be picked up at the restaurant.

Four ways to enter are: 

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

I want to win tickets to #STOMP and dinner at @MinamiYaletown. #STOMPxMinami

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

3) Enter at Minami Restaurant directly at 1118 Mainland Street. Ballots are available at reception.

4) Regram the STOMP photo on Instagram, tag and like @minamiyaletown and use hashtag #STOMPxMinami in the comments section.

Click here to buy tickets today.

Good luck!

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Minami Chef’s BBQ

Join us on Saturday, July 2nd, from 4-6PM at Minami Yaletown for our Chef’s BBQ!

Enjoy your favourite Aburi Oshi Sushi, Specialty BBQ Skewers, and Strange Fellows Beer on our hidden garden patio.  Our chefs will be onsite grilling meat & veggie skewers and flame searing sushi, all paired with ice cold Jongleur Belgian Wit at this one of a kind fun & interactive event.

$39++ | Limited Spots Available, for more information please email RSVP@minamirestaurant.com or, inquire onsite.

*To secure a reservation for this event, please download, fill out, and send back the Chef’s BBQ Registration Form to RSVP@minamirestaurant.com.

We’ll see you there!

Chef's BBQ Minami July 2016

Contest: Yamato Drummers of Japan

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Photo Credit: Hiroshi Seo

Get ready to experience taiko drums like you have never before. Yamato Drummers of Japan comes to Vancouver for the first time and for one night only on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre at 8 p.m. Expect to see and listen to a stunning display of drumming athleticism and artistry that will sure thrill your auditory and visual senses.

Yamato was founded in Japan in 1993 by Aristic Director Masa Ogawa. The drummers are dedicated to showcasing the incredible, sheer power of Japan’s traditional taiko drums, which all range in different sizes. In addition to the drums, Yamato combines its performance with dance, unique costumes, and so much more.

YamatoMinami Restaurant is pleased to partner with Yamato for a special giveaway! Enter-to-win for a chance to see the talented drummers for the one night they are in Vancouver, plus a $100 gift card to Minami. Make a night of it! Contest closes January 31st, 2016 at noon. The winner will be announced the next day and must claim his/her prize 24 hours after being selected. Prizes must be picked up at the restaurant. Four ways to enter are:

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

I want to win tickets to #YAMATO and dinner at @MinamiYaletown. #YAMATOxMinami http://bit.ly/1OYp8Dq

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

3) Enter at Minami Restaurant directly at 1118 Mainland Street. Ballots are available at reception.

4) Regram the Yamato photo on Instagram, tag and like @AburiRetaurants, and use hashtag #YAMATOxMinami in the comments section.

To buy tickets, visit Tickets Tonight.

Special thanks to Laura Murray PR for the partnership.

Good luck!

Holiday Eggnog Recipe


Our very own bartender, Mark Gunther, was on Global BC recently and created a very eggnog cocktail with the anchors. We’ve been receiving a few requests for the recipe, so here it is:

Mark’s Eggnog Cocktail

Ingredients:

•2 eggs separated into yolks and whites
•4 tbsp sugar
•1 cup whipping cream
•2/3 cup whole milk
•1/3 cup each dark rum, bourbon, cognac
•1 tps ground nutmeg
•1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
•vanilla – a dash to taste

Method:

– whip cream to soft peaks
– whip egg whites & 1 tbsp sugar to soft peaks
-whip yolks & 3 tbsp sugar till combined
-add milk to yolk & sugar base
-add spices and vanilla to milk & sugar base
-add alcohol to the seasoned base
-add whipped cream to this base, stirring gently to avoid breaking the bubbles
-gently fold the whipped egg whites into this base, being careful to keep the bubbles in the texture

*Best if left to rest for 3-5days to let the floors combine and mellow*

To Serve:
-serve and garnish with a cinnamon stick and a dusting of ground nutmeg

Broadway Across Canada’s ONCE comes to Vancouver

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Broadway Across Canada (BAC) brings musical Once to Vancouver next week, from November 17th, 2015 to Sunday, November 22nd, 2015. Once is the winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and definitely cannot be missed. It features an ensemble of actors/musicians who play their own instruments onstage and tells the tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs.

From the BAC website:

Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking,Once draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams…not living in fear…and the power of music to connect all of us.

Minami is pleased to partner, once again, with BAC to offer a giveaway of two pairs of tickets to Once as well as two $50 gift cards to Minami. Contest closes Sunday, November 15th at noon. Winners will be announced the same day and must claim their prize 24 hours after being selected. Prizes must be picked up at the restaurant. Tickets are for opening night on November 17th only at 8:00pm. Four ways to enter are:

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

I want to win tickets to @BACTouring’s #ONCE and dinner at @MinamiYaletown. #BACxMinami http://bit.ly/1NopqNc

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

3) Enter at Minami Restaurant directly at 1118 Mainland Street. Ballots are available at reception.

4) Regram the Once poster on Instagram, tag and like the @AburiRetaurants and @BacTouring accounts, and use hashtag #BACxMinami in the comments section.

To buy tickets, visit the Broadway Across Canada website.

Good luck!

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