Miku 2nd Anniversary Preview

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you for everyone’s support ever since our opening back in October of 2015. We’re celebrating 2 great years on Toronto’s Harbourfront!

To celebrate this special occasion, our chefs have created an exquisite 5 course anniversary tasting menu. This dining experience will feature creative new dishes inspired by the fall season, as well as our signature Aburi sushi.

HASSUN

Served in our handmade Arita porcelain box, this impressive multi layered course features our Sashimi, Dashi Braised Kabu, fresh Oyster, Kakuni Braised Short Rib, and Chilled Seafood Nanban.

KAISEN

This surf course features our Pan Seared Sea Bass with Lobster Tempura, paired with herb roasted cherry tomatoes, wasabi parsley coulis, and an aromatic saffron daidai cream.

SHUSAI

This land course serves our Smoked Soy Roasted Quail, roasted with a fragrant shichimi spice rub and is presented with boudin blanc and foie gras, creamy roasted kabocha purée, and pickled mustard seeds.

SUSHI

The highlight of the evening, our signature Aburi Sushi course will feature our chef’s selection of both traditional and Aburi style oshi, roll, and nigiri sushi. The Aburi sushi is lightly flame seared and paired with our signature sauces.

Available for a limited time from October 10th to 16th only.

Click here to view the full menu. Don’t forget to follow us on our social media for the latest news.

 

Know Your Sake: Tengumai

TENGUMAI

This marks the last installment in our three-part Know Your Sake series! Today we are introducing Tengumai brewery. Tengumai, alongside Fukumitsuya, will be joining us for our upcoming Sake Kasu Canapés on Friday, June 2nd.

Brewery origin and history

Founded in 1823, Tengumai’s brewery, Shata Shuzo, is 7 generations old. Like Fukumitsuya, the brewery is located in Ishikawa Prefecture of Japan. The brewery was once surrounded by forests, where Tengu -a creature from Japanese folklore- resided. With the belief that even the guardian of the mountains would dance after drinking their sake, the family named their sake brand Tengumai. Ever since then, the Shata family has continued to make their amazing sake in this beautiful countryside.

Key features of Tengimai Sake

Tengumai produces powerful, umami-rich sake that pairs phenomenally well with food.

What Makes Their Sake Taste so Good?

Tengumai prides themselves on hand craftsmanship and tradition when making their sake. By employing the “Yamahai-jikomi” method (not common in most sake-making) during the fermentation process, they create Tengumai’s signature rich taste with nice acidity and full umami-flavour.

Tengumai at Miku

At Miku, we carry two Tengumai sake: Tengumai Umajun and Tengumai Yamahai.

Tengumai Umajun: The name alone speaks to what’s in the bottle. Uma – for umami, and Jun – for junmai. This sake is an umami-bomb of flavour!

Tengumai Yamahai: A very funky saky with wild, gamey tones and nice acidity

Why our Sake Specialist Loves It:

“Tengumai’s richer, umami-friendly sake makes them interesting to drink, and opens up unlimited new pairing possibilities” -Miki Ellis, Sake Specialist

What to expect from Fukumitsuya during their Sake Pairing Series event

Our Sake Kasu Canapé event is going to be a unique opportunity to taste sake from two very different breweries from the same region. Folks from both Tengumai and Fukumitsya breweries will also be there to guide you through the sake, alongside sake experts Mariko Tajiri and Miki Ellis. Paired with canapé items that have incorporated sake kasu (a secret weapon in Japanese cooking known as the “lees” or left over mash from sake making) into their recipe, this event will be a an informal yet intimate way to get to know the sake of Tengumai and Fukumitsuya!

 

Tengumai | Fukumitsuya Sake Canapés at Miku will be held on Friday, June 2nd.

For details on the event and our Sake Pairing Series, click here. Spaces are filling up fast, RSVP today by emailing rsvp@mikutoronto.com.

Know Your Sake Series: Fukumitsuya

FUKUMITSUYA

The second installment in our three-part series on all things sake, this time we are introducing Fukumitsuya brewery! Fukumitsuya, alongside Tengumai, will be joining us for our upcoming Sake Kasu Canapés.

Brewery origin and history

Fukumitsuya was founded back during the Edo period, in 1625. The brewery is based in Kanazawa, sometimes called “little Kyoto” for its rich culture and fine craftmanship (kimonos, ceramics, etc.).

Key features of Fukumitsuya Sake

Fukumitsuya is a Junmai-only kura – meaning that the brewery that only makes “pure rice” style sake (no addition of brewers alcohol in any of their products)!
On top of their rich history, the brewery has also preserved their long standing traditions — even today they continue to employ traditional methods in sake making in order to create the richest taste reminiscent of the Edo period.

What Makes Their Sake Taste so Good?

Fukumitsuya’s sake uses a water source they call “Hyakunensui” from Mt. Hakusan. This water source “spends at least 100 years slowly filtering through deep underground. It then reaches the well of [the] brewery, blessed with minerals that are necessary for fermentation.”

Fukumitsuya at Miku

At Miku, we carry Fukumitsuya’s Kagatobi Gokkan – a solid junmai sake that has fragrant fruit notes without being overpowering.

Why our Sake Specialist Loves It:

“Sake from Fukumitsuya is always reliable – they make sake with backbone, something you can really get into. The Kagatobi gokkan is so versatile, it can go with all dishes, from fried foods or sashimi” -Miki Ellis, Sake Specialist

What to expect from Fukumitsuya during their Sake Pairing Series event

Sake kasu is a secret yet potent power in Japanese cooking. It is the “mash” that remains after a sake is pressed, and fantastic for marinades, pickling, dressings, and even desserts. Our upcoming Sake Kasu Canapés event will feature cuisine that incorporates sake kasu in each bite. Paired with the sake from Fukumitsuya and Tengumai – both hailing from Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan – this instalment of our Sake Pairing Series will be a fun way to get to learn about the sake. Sake specialists Mariko Tajiri and Miki Ellis, as well as Nakamura san from Fukumitsyua will also be there!
Tengumai | Fukumitsuya Sake Canapés at Miku will be held on Friday, June 2nd.

For details on the event and our Sake Pairing Series, click here. Spaces are filling up fast, RSVP today by emailing rsvp@mikutoronto.com.

Know Your Sake Series: Hakkaisan

Know your Sake is our new 3-part series surrounding the delightful sake that we feature on our beverage menu, launching just in time for Canada’s largest annual sake tasting event, Kampai!

Over the next week, we will be taking an in-depth look at the amazing Japanese sake breweries who we will be collaborating with during our Sake Pairing Series events. These breweries include Hakkaisan from Niigata, Fukumitsuya from Kanazawa, and Tengumai from Ishikawa.

HAKKAISAN BREWERY

We are excited to kick off the series with an introduction to Hakkaisan Brewery!

Brewery Origin and History

Founded in 1922 in Niigata, Japan, Hakkaisan brewery is named after the breathtaking Hakkaisan Mountain range landscape, which they face. Fun fact: Hakkai means 8 peaks! While the brewery traditionally focuses on sake they have recently ventured into making shochu and craft beer as well!

Key Features of Hakkaisan Sake

Hakkaisan’s sake is stylistically light and dry, and incredibly clean.

What Makes their Sake Taste So Good?

Water from the mountain range, as well as Niigata’s famed rice combine together to create this amazing sake.

Hakkaisan at Miku

At Miku, we carry Hakkaisan’s Sparkling Nigori – a fun, unique sake that is slightly cloudy and textured (hence ‘nigori’) and also effervescent! It finishes a little dry.

Why our Sake Specialist Loves it:

“Hakkaisan is a fantastic representation of the light, clean sake that come from this region of Japan” –Miki Ellis, Sake Specialist

What to expect from them during their Sake Pairing Series event

Miku x Hakkaisan’s upcoming Okome Sake Dinner is going to be an exclusive dinner with a specialized menu featuring many signature sake from Hakkaisan — even some surprises! It is a great way to get to know Niigata (one of the biggest sake producing regions in Japan) and the Hakkaisan line-up! During the evening, Mayumi san from the brewery will be present to answer any questions and comments about Hakkaisan.

 

Miku x Hakkaisan’s Okome Sake Dinner will be held on Wednesday, May 31.

Check out the full menu here. For details on the event and our Sake Pairing Series, click here. Spaces are filling up fast, RSVP today by emailing rsvp@mikutoronto.com.

KAMPAI Sake Pairing Series 2017

KAMPAI is returning this summer, and we are so excited to be participating again this year!

With so many industry professionals and brewers from Japan in town for Canada’s largest sake tasting, we couldn’t resist putting together some fun events so we could all get to know the sake (and the people behind them) better.

From a formal six-course dinner highlighting the relationship of rice in both sake and food, to a canapé party using sake-lees (a secret ingredient in Japanese cooking), and finally a kobachi-style brunch to end the sake-filled week, each event from our Sake Pairing Series will be a unique way to learn about and enjoy sake in a more intimate setting.

Space is limited for each event. RSVP today by emailing rsvp@mikutoronto.com.

Mother’s Day Brunch

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. This year, treat your mother to an indulgent afternoon with our Mother’s Day Brunch Zen. Enjoy our nine seasonal kobachi items, including our fresh sashimi, crunchy Ebi Fritter &  Scallop Tempura, umami-packed Braised Eggplant & Aburi Tofu, and signature flame seared Aburi Sushi, all presented on our signature Miku plateware. Finish this delectable dining experience with our Mother’s Day exclusive creamy Earl Grey Cheesecake.

Available May 14 during lunch only.

Click here to view the full menu, and book now for best availability.

 

Sakura Omakase Preview

Our Sakura Omakase officially begins tonight! Available for a limited time only, this exclusive experience features our cherry blossom-inspired Aburi cuisine and premium sake. We are excited to share some photos of the omakase dinner from our sakura preview event!

Miso Foie Gras Ganache

Smoked Lobster Salad

Truffle Stuffed Baby Calamari

Aburi Prime Nigiri

Click here to read more about the Sakura Omakase. To book, Please complete this registration form and submit it via email to mikutoronto@aburirestaurants.com or onsite at the restaurant.

It’s Game Time at Miku

Game time is live and local at Miku. Join us during any Raptors or Leafs home game and enjoy the event with our Game Day Feature.

From 4pm – 8pm, cheer on your favourite team with a sleeve of draft beer, crunchy Ebi Fritters, savoury Feature Tartare, and our famous Aburi Oshi Sushi, all for $18.

Check when your team is playing next, and book now for best availability.

Treat your Valentine to Miku

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate this amorous occasion than to enjoy an indulgent dining experience with your loved one at Miku.

From February 10th – 14th, join us for our special five course menu featuring our famous Aburi sushi and a very special Valentine’s Day-exclusive dessert.

Check out our full Valentine’s Day menu here. The early bird gets the worm, so book now for best availability and don’t forget to stay connected with us through social media.

 

 

Holiday Events 2016

Join us for your holiday event! With two private rooms, find the perfect venue for your cocktail reception or seated dinner.

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Our Mizumi room, which accommodates up to 14 guests, is an exceptional space for an intimate and celebratory lunch or dinner. For larger functions, our Kimura room accommodates up to 22 guests seated and up to 28 guests for a standing reception.

With three dinner group menus, a lunch group menu and an extensive canapé list, Miku offers a range of options to suit your dining needs. Our knowledgable servers will walk you through our signature Aburi Style as well as our comprehensive sake and wine list, providing a unique and memorable experience for your special event.

Dates are filling up fast! For more information, please contact our Events Coordinator, Olivia Lowe at events@mikutoronto.com to ensure you get your date locked in.

Please note that Miku Toronto will be closed on Christmas Day (Sunday, December 25th) and New Years Day (Sunday, January 1st).

We look forward to seeing you soon!