Lucky Californians are in for a treat this November as award-winning chef Michael Mina brings a taste of Oahu straight to San Francisco for a night of one-off dining
Taking place on November 15, the James Beard chef will be hosting a special line-to-table evening showcasing the best of Mina’s Fish House, his signature beach front dining establishment at Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina.
A rare opportunity for any gourmand, MICHAEL MINA San Francisco will welcome Executive Chef Garrick Mendoza and the restaurant’s in-house fish sommeliers, Ryan Houser and Saui Matagiese for an exclusive tasting menu.
The dishes, which will pay to the traditional Hawaiian fish house, will feature five-courses of signature specialities.
These delectable island-style dishes will include: egg yolk tajarin topped with red abalone and osetra caviar; ginger and scallion-steamed Kona ,ampachi, also known in Hawaii as “designer yellowtail”; and spice-crusted long tail snapper served alongside braised rainbow chard and saffron basmati rice.
Don’t forget the glugging – guests will sip on curated wine pairings by Jeremy Shanker, master wine sommelier at MICHAEL MINA.
To start, attendees will start their evening at the celebrity chef’s flagship restaurant with “If Can, Can” cocktails, the iconic beverage offering at Mina’s Fish House. Served in a SPAM can and made with spirit of choice, orange curacao, pineapple, lilikoi, lime and orgeat, these tropical serves are perfect for sampling Hawaii’s carefree atmosphere.
“I speak on behalf of the entire MICHAEL MINA restaurant team when I say how thrilled we are to welcome our Oahu ohana to San Francisco,” says Chef Michael Mina.
“Considering that Hawaii is an incredibly sought-after destination for Bay Area travellers, we’re very excited to bring the islands to the city for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”
Joining Chef Mina are Mina’s Fish House’s very own fish sommeliers. This unique role created by Chef Mina requires the same hard-earned knowledge and skillset of wine sommeliers.
Ryan House and Saui Matagiese use their extensive understanding of local seafood to pair the right fish with menu items based on each guests’ personal tastes and preferences.
The dish on Michael Mina
With more than two decades of influence, passion and achievement, Chef Mina has continued to dazzle the culinary world with bold dining concepts.
His accolades include the James Beard Foundation “Who’s Who of Food & Beverage” inductee in 2013, Bon Appétit Chef of the Year 2005, San Francisco Magazine Chef of the Year 2005, as well as the International Food and Beverage Forum’s Restaurateur of the Year 2005.
An integral part of the dining scene across the country and internationally, Michael Mina’s restaurant concepts can be found at Four Seasons locations in Oahu, Jackson Hole, Washington, DC and Dubai.
Make it happen
When: November 15 2019
Where: 252 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111, United States
How: From USD 115 per person. For reservations, please phone 415 397 9222 or book online.