Summer Garden Long Table Omakase Wine Pairing Highlights: 2017 Kutatás Pinot Noir Rosé

Our Summer Garden Long Table Omakase is right around the corner, and we are excited to share more interesting features on this exciting and exclusive menu.

 

Part two of our Omakase Wine Pairing Highlights, curated by Head Sommelier Tracy Marchischuk, graces us in the form of the 2017 Kutatás Pinot Noir Rosé.

Kutatás is a Hungarian term for research, inquisition, exploration, and quest.  Winemakers Mira Tusz and Damiel Dragert found this term inspiring, as it relates to their wine-making venture and shared Hungarian heritage.

The Kutatás’ fruit is sourced from North Saanich on Vancouver Island and the wine is made in Salt Spring Island. What makes this Rosé so interesting is that it spends 10 months in French Oak, Sur Lie.  This wine making technique results in a textured and layered tasting experience, offering hints of stewed rhubarb and strawberry, as well as a buttery pie crust.  Fuller bodied with balanced acidity results in a serious rosé that can hold up to pair with many dishes, including our signature flame seared Aburi Sushi.

Learn more about our Summer Garden Long Table Omakase here.

Summer Garden Long Table Omakase Wine Pairing Highlights: MacIntyre Heritage Reserve Astra 2016

At Minami’s ‘Summer Garden’ long table Omakase dinner, immerse in a special dining experience enveloped by lush foliage and a zen garden atmosphere. Feast on the freshest catches from land, sea, as well as local, in-season garden harvests, all prepared with our signature Aburi flair. Courses are paired with the season’s finest wines.

We are officially kicking off our Omakase Wine Pairing Highlights, curated by Head Sommelier Tracy Marchischuk!

Today, we will be featuring our sixth-course pairing, the beautiful MacIntyre Heritage Reserve Astra 2016:

“The MacIntyre wines are created by Lake Breeze Winery, and focus on the most premium selection and production. The MacIntyre brand was created as a tribute to family, both to the MacIntyre’s own family as well as the family of staff that operates the Lake Breeze winery. “Per ardua ad astra” is the motto around which the brand is built, meaning “through effort to the stars”. The first two MacIntyre wines to be released have been duly named, Astra and Ardua. Very limited production results in low distribution, less than 300 cases, this wine is already difficult to find outside of the winery, let alone across all of BC.
 The premiere release of Astra Chardonnay is 75% barrel-fermented and 25% stainless steel fermented.  This ensures a pristine freshness of the Chardonnay’s citrus aromas and flavours, balanced with the warm toast that the barrel provides.
Bright green apple fruit and citrus, with spicy hazelnut rounds out this elegant wine and pairs perfectly with the richness of our Omakase’s Haida Gwaii halibut course.” -Tracy Marchischuk
Learn more about our Summer Garden Long Table Omakase here.

Mother’s Day at Minami

Celebrate Mother’s Day this year with these decadent features from Minami.

Indulge in our limited time Surf and Turf entrée, the Free Range Fraser Valley Chicken Ballotine and Pan Seared Scallops, delightful Manjari Chocolate Paris Brest for dessert, chrysanthemum Kiku Cocktail, and more.

View our photo preview below, and our full menu here.

Available Mother’s Day weekend, May 10-12 during dinner only.

Book now for best availability.

 

Free Range Fraser Valley Chicken Ballotine and Pan Seared Scallops

This delicious Surf and Turf entrée is served with crispy smashed baby potatoes, togarashi chicken chicharrón, sweet soy red wine reduction, and yuzu miso sauce

We use local Fraser Valley chicken for our Brome Lake foie gras stuffed Chicken Ballotine

Manjari Chocolate Paris Brest

Warm blueberry yuzu sauce is poured on top of the Manjari Chocolate Paris Brest before serving

Created by Taylor Jones, this decadent treat features Manjari chocolate ganache, yuzu tuile, blueberry crumble, and fresh seasonal fruit

MOTHER’S DAY BEVERAGE FEATURES

Kiku Cocktail

This refreshing cocktail is created by Leon Hong

Crafted with Père Magloire, Yu Nigori, and house-made chrysanthemum honey, the Kiku cocktail features a lavender jasmine salt rim and is adorned with beautiful edible flowers

Dames Rosé

100% of the profits from the sales of this fantastic rosé goes directly to the Les Dames d’Escoffier Scholarship fund, awarded to women in the hospitality industry

Dine Out Vancouver at Minami

Dine Out 2019 Minami Zen

Dine Out Vancouver returns for 2019. We are excited to offer our exclusive Dine Out lunch menu from January 18th to February 3rd.

This year, guests can enjoy our feature Dine Out Minami Zen, featuring four seasonal items from our kitchen, our signature flame seared Aburi Sushi, and an exclusive Genmaicha Mousse dessert crafted by Lead Pastry Chef Nikki Tam.

Click here to view the full menu.

View our special photo preview below, and book now for best availability.

 

Minami Zen

From left to right: Aburi Bincho Sashimi, Beet Salad, Miso Sakekasu Marinated King Salmon, Ginger Braised Fraser Valley Pork Belly

Our Miso Sakekasu Marinated King Salmon uses YK3 sakekasu for its deep umami flavour. YK3 is a local sake brewery based in Richmond, BC.

Minami Signature Sushi Selection

From left to right: Our signature flame seared Aburi nigiri, specialty roll, pressed Aburi Oshi Sushi

Our Aburi sushi is flame seared with binchotan, oak charcoal, for its distinctive smoky flavour.

Genmaicha Mousse

Our Genmaicha Mousse with genmaicha sponge, candied yuzu, mango yuzu coulis, matcha sauce, yuzu arare crisp, and seasonal fruits

Genmaicha, also known as brown rice tea, is a Japanese tea that features green tea combined with roasted and popped brown rice, resulting in its roasted aroma and subtle nutty flavour.

Ring in the New Year at Minami

It’s hard to believe how fast time flies; we’re already in December! Ring in the new year with us and enjoy our special New Year’s Eve Set Menu.

Our New Year’s Eve Set Menu features five decadent courses of signature Aburi cuisine, including our chef’s creative Amuse Bouche starter, seasonal fresh Sashimi course, famous Aburi Sushi Selection, mouthwatering Miyazaki Wagyu entrée, and our New Year’s Eve-exclusive Espresso Caramel Mousse for dessert.

We will also be hosting live entertainment, with our jazz band playing in our dining room throughout the evening

This set menu is available exclusively on New Year’s Eve, December 31st, during dinner only.

View the full menu here. The early bird gets the worm – book early for best availability.

 

AMUSE BOUCHE

Our chef’s feature Terrine

SASHIMI

Fresh cuts of our Hamachi, Hirame, Botan Ebi, and Hokkaido Scallop

SUSHI

Our signature New Year’s Eve Aburi Sushi Selection

ENTRÉE

Decadent Miyazaki Wagyu, sourced from the southern region of Miyazaki in Japan.

DESSERT

Lead Pastry Chef Nikki Tam’s exclusive creation, the Espresso Caramel Mousse

Minami x Dine Out Vancouver 2018 Sneak Preview

Dine Out Vancouver is back for 2018, and we are excited to be participating again this year!

From January 19 – February 4, join us during lunch or dinner and enjoy our 3-course prix fixe menus. Of course, these dining experiences are best paired with our feature sake flight and wine.

Here are some sneak peek photos of our delicious Dine Out Vancouver menus. View the full menu here, and don’t forget to book early to secure a seating!

LUNCH

Minami Zen

DINNER

Aburi Oshi Bites

Braised Alberta Beef Shank and Herb Spiced Prawns

Earl Grey Mousse

Canada 150 Chef’s BBQ at Minami

Canada’s 150 anniversary is coming up, and what better way to celebrate this national holiday than with amazing food, amazing beer, and amazing company?

Join us on July 1st to celebrate Canada day with our special Chef’s BBQ! Hosted on our hidden garden patio, our BBQ will feature specialty Minami skewers, an Aburi Sushi station, Strange Fellows beer, and, of course, our talented Minami chefs.

Details on the event and how to book below:

When: Saturday, July 1st 2:30PM – 5:00PM
Where: Minami’s Hidden Garden Patio
Price: $45++
To Book: Kindly complete this registration form, and email to rsvp@minamirestaurant.com

We look forward to celebrating this special day with you!

Father’s Day at Minami

Treat your father this Father’s Day to an indulgent dining experience at Minami. Our exclusive menu features items like our deluxe Surf ‘n’ Turf Aburi Sushi, rich 16oz Bone-In Rib Eye Steak, and don’t forget to pair your evening with our very special World of Whisky Flight. Keep reading for a sneak peek of these enticing dishes.

This menu will be available during dinner only on Sunday, June 18. View the full Father’s Day menu here.

The early bird gets the worm, so book your seating with us today.

Surf ‘n’ Turf Aburi Sushi

Our chef’s selection of signature Aburi oshi and nigiri, flame seared with our unique sauces and garnishes. Featuring premium ingredients like our decadent Japanese wagyu, silky õ-toro, and rich akami maguro with foie gras, this indulgent dish is not to be missed.

Grand Marnier Spiced Chocolate Brownie

Crafted with a rich Grand Marnier ganache, nutty praline cream, sweet pineapple crème anglaise, and paired with a creamy pineapple rum ice cream, this rum-infused delight is the perfect way to end any meal.

World of Whisky Flight

Finally, don’t forget to pair your evening dining with our exclusive World of Whisky Flight. Curated by our Beverage Director Stephen Whiteside, this adventurous flight features whisky sourced from different nations around the world, notably India, Taiwan, and Japan.

MINAMI x VEUVE CLICQUOT

We are excited to announce Minami’s collaboration with Veuve Clicquot for Yellow Week!

From May 1st-7th, join us for this special event and enjoy a glass or bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne at our feature price- $21 for a glass and $130 for a bottle.

We recommend pairing your Veuve Clicquot with our our addictive Champagne Roll. This guest favourite features scallop, local sockeye salmon, and uni rolled in tobiko and finished with our secret Miku sauce on top, flame seared.

Don’t miss this limited time feature- book now to dine with us today.

Contest: Minami x Skoah for Mother’s Day

 
Win the perfect Mother’s Day experience for you and your mother! Dine at Minami where you’ll be treated to the Minami Zen Lunch and dessert, then head over to Skoah for a customized 75 minute Facialicious treatment.
Minami’s Zen Lunch and Dessert
Start with our deluxe Minami Zen lunch, featuring a selection of four seasonal items from our kitchen, five pieces of our signature flame seared Aburi sushi, and miso soup. Finish the dining experience with a slice of our decadent Green Tea Opera, delicately crafted with green tea genoise, hazelnut wafer, azuki bean cream, and paired with matcha ice cream.
Skoah’s Facialicious
Faint of heart beware, this skin workout is pure pleasure. The best part…it’s all about you. This facial is personalized by your skin care trainer. Dry skin, oily skin, redness, puffy eyes, acne? We can handle it. So can you. This Skoah classic includes deep cleansing, exfoliating, delicate extractions, detoxifying, stimulating masques and our trademark soothing massage. 75 minutes of relaxation.
To Enter: Follow both Minami and Skoah’s pages, like the contest post, and tag a friend in the comments. Contest runs from April 17th-May 1st, and the winner will be announced on May 5th. The winner must reply with confirmation within 24 hours of the announcement.

Good luck!