GOODS: Yaletown’s New “Minami” Hosting Their First Sake Dinner On September 12th
The GOODS from Minami
Vancouver, BC | Explore the world of sake and join award winning Dassai sake brewery principle, Mr. Sakurai, BlueNote Wine and Spirits, and our in house certified sake specialist, Miki Ellis for Minami’s first sake dinner held in the Blue Ocean private dining room. Ranked no.1 by the largest Japanese sake ranking site, Nihon-shu Mongatari, for 6 consecutive years, Dassai sake is a brewery rich in history. Combining both innovative technology and Japanese traditions results in a well-balanced Daiginjo sake perfect for sipping. Dassai is the first brewery to have a temperature-controlled environment, where they are able to produce sake through out the entire year.
The sake event will showcase 5 sakes from the Dassai line up paired with 5 courses of culinary creations by executive chef, Kazuya Matsuoka. Seasonal and regional ingredients will be integrated into the dishes and inspiration will be drawn from global flavors and Japanese techniques to perfectly complement the subtle flavors of Dassai sake.
This event will be an exclusive opportunity for you to learn about the nuances of Japan’s prized beverage, along side our signature Aburi-style cuisine and great company. Tickets are $120 per person (including tax and gratuity) and can be purchased through Evenbrite. Make sure to purchase your tickets soon, as seats are limited.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
TIME: opening reception at 6:30pm, dinner to commence at 7:00pm
WHERE: Blue Ocean Room, Minami Restaurant, 1118 Mainland Street
1118 Mainland Street | Vancouver BC | V6B 2T9
Web: www.minamirestaurant.com | Twitter | Facebook
Parking: Valet parking is available at dinner service for $8.00
Private Dining: Blue Ocean Room (40 seated, 65 standing) and Blue Wave Room (14 seated)
Patio, bar and lounge seating
Dinner: 5pm-10pm, Sun-Thurs | 10pm-10:30pm, Bar Bites | 5pm-10:30pm, Fri-Sat | 10:30pm-11pm, Bar Bites
Lunch: 11:30am-3pm, Mon-Fri | 3pm-5pm, Bar Bites
Owner, Seigo Nakamura
General Manager, Mike Deas-Dawlish
Executive Chef, Kazuya Matsuoka
Head Sushi Chef, Kazuki Uchigoshi
Manager, Patrick Rider
Manager, Nicola Turner
Manager, Hideaki Saito
Located in the vibrant neighborhood of Yaletown, Minami Restaurant delivers one of the most unique and innovative dining experiences to Vancouver. Minami follows the pioneering footsteps of sister restaurant, Miku for introducing the Aburi style or flame seared technique to Vancouver’s thriving sushi scene in 2008. Each piece of sushi is flame seared using a blowtorch and bamboo charcoal, giving it a smokey, melt in your mouth aroma. Aburi sushi requires no soy sauce or wasabi, as the chefs create specialty sauces using non-traditional Japanese ingredients to complement the flavor properties of each variety of fish.
From the kitchen, seasonal and regional ingredients, as well as Ocean Wise seafood options are integrated into dishes to reflect the diversity of responsible food choices. Traditionally trained Japanese chefs are inspired by global flavors and cutting edge techniques to create a new style of cuisine. The culinary approach evokes passion and beauty, as each dish is artfully plated on custom-designed Arita Yaki plate ware, hand picked by owner, Seigo Nakamura from the artisan town of Arita, Japan. Japan-Euro influenced desserts created in house by our pastry team creates the perfect ending to the culinary experience.
Minami restaurant offers a dynamic space for dining and entertaining, which includes two private dining rooms, a seated lounge, hidden sun-filled patio and a custom-built sushi bar. The clean and modern space is weaved together with touches of Japanese aesthetic, creating a culturally contemporary room for dining. Hailing from Kyoto, Japan, internationally renowned muralist, Hideki Kimura’s stunning and whimsical work can be seen on many feature walls, including both the Blue Ocean and Blue Wave private dining rooms.
The Minami bar features an extensive sake list created by a foremost sake expert in Vancouver, wine menu and an original cocktail program designed by the highly-acclaimed 2010 Vancouver Magazine’s ‘Bartender of the Year,’ Shaun Layton.