06 Dec Minami | Holiday Menu
Will and I had a fantastic date night at Minami Yaletown before our vacation starts. Just in time for the holiday season, Minami offers a 5 course tasting menu that we opt to try.
We started with the premium sake flight of 3 kinds selected from the Sommelier. They were all very good and easy to drink. First glass was light & refreshing and gradually moving towards next glass with sweeter finish.
Amuse Bouche – Miso Maple Pumpkin Soup. Creamy, rich and got that sweetness from the spiced apple chutney, we both quite enjoyed this miso soup with a creative take.
Appetizer x 2 – Sashimi & Beet Trio Salad. Quite an interesting combination to serve fresh sashimi and beet salad on the same plate. They were delicious as separate plates and the presentation was fantastic. But the transition of flavours from beet salad with goat cheese mousse to sashimi with wasabi & soy sauce was something not what I normally prefer.
Aburi Sushi – Classic nigiri in Aburi style and oshi sushi. Needless to say they were fresh and tasty. What I always like about their Aburi is the secret sauce the chef makes. It’s that little something to take a regular piece of sushi to the next level.
Saikyo Miso Sakekasu Sablefish & AAA Sterling Silver Filet Mignon Wellington. This main course duo blew us away and it was our favourite from the entire menu. The fish was cooked to perfection, so soft and tender but the flavours were so intense..by no means it’s salty, I think the seasoning was just spot on. The beef wellington was also excellent. The buttery crust wrapped around the filet mignon was so flaky.. but not oily. It’s a lighter take on the traditional beef wellington. Again their sauce was really good, I just wanted to ask how did the chef make the sauces so tasty on every dish!!!
Orange Chocolate Mousse – last but not least .. Dessert! If you have Jacob’s Club Orange Chocolate Biscuits before, this is a refined version of similar sweets. I loved the crunchiness from the wafers in the middle, it cut the rich creaminess of the chocolate mousse and added so much more textures to the dessert.
Overall I think the Minami holiday menu offers a variety of creative cuisines and it will be a great option if you are looking for something not from a traditional holiday menu like turkey and prime rib…We had a great time there and let me know what’s your experience in Minami down in the comment section below too!