This afternoon I was invited to experience the exclusive New Year's Set Dinner Menu at Minami Yaletown. This special five-course menu will be available for only one evening. As always, everything was expertly prepared and I was more than satisfied with the portion size so those with heartier appetites will really appreciate that point. Besides the special menu, there will also be a live jazz band playing that evening to ring in the new year in style.
Reservations can be made by phone at (604) 685-8080 or online on OpenTable.
Address: 1118 Mainland St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2T9
I wish you a very happy new year in advance and to more delicious adventures to come!
The signature Aburi sushi selection includes some of the most popular seared sushi from the restaurant: Salmon Oshi and Aburi King Salmon Nigiri. This was a great way to sample different rolls or nigiri pieces which you may not have had a chance to try yet. I was really surprised how much I enjoyed the all-vegetable, Garden roll which consists of pickled daikon and carrot, avocado, cucumber and pickled bell pepper. It was packed full of flavour and not what I expected from a vegetarian roll.
The Wagyu beef was super buttery and cooked to perfection.
The dessert course is always a highlight for me and this Espresso Caramel Mousse provided the perfect finish to the incredible meal. The two main components helped to balance each other out. The caramel mousse was richer and sweeter while the yuzu champagne ice cream was more subtle and light.
Disclosure: all food and drinks were complimentary. All opinions are my own.