Events / Taste America


Mon, March 28, 2022

6:30 PM
Sooki & Mimi
Price: $300 per pair (single tickets not available) Tickets on sale now!

Sooki & Mimi
1432 W 31st Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Dressy casual attire

A national dining event celebrating your local restaurant community.
Taste America, presented by Capital One, is a nationwide initiative to bring together chefs and diners to support the local restaurants rebuilding a more sustainable and equitable industry.

The dinner at Sooki & Mimi will be an intimate gathering with safety regulations strictly enforced as mandated by the local governance. Chef Ann Kim of Sooki & Mimi and Chef Christina Nguyen of Hai Hai will prepare a multi-course menu that reflects their signature styles, and highlights the uniqueness of their restaurants and the Minneapolis community. The dinner will also include beverage pairings for each course as well as a swag bag to take home.

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Ann Kim
Sooki & Mimi


Christina Nguyen
Hai Hai


Corn Madeleine with Kerrygold Butter and Chiltepin

** Nut-free; contains dairy, egg, and gluten

All Lies and Jest > Rabbit Hole Boxergrail Kentucky Straight Rye with Pear, Lemon, and Mint



Skuna Bay Salmon Kinilaw with Coconut Milk, Aguachile, Citrus, and Sweet Potato

** Dairy-free; gluten-free, nut-free, and shellfish-free; contains fish

Wiley Wines Riesling 2020



Squash Sope > White Bean, Butternut Squash, Pepita, Serrano, and Brown Butter Crema

** Gluten-free, nut-free, and vegetarian; contains alliums and dairy

Ridgeline Ciena Chardonnay-Pinot Noir Rosé 2021



Niman Ranch Galbi Jjim > Korean Braised Short Rib with Chestnut Miso Butter, Mushroom Duxelle Tamal, Seasonal Vegetables, and Kimchi

** Contains alliums, chestnuts, dairy, gluten, shellfish, soy, and tree nuts

 Bodegas Mustiguillo Mestizaje Bobal 2018



Maitake Mushroom with Chestnut-Miso Butter, Mushroom Duxelle Tamal, Seasonal Vegetables, and Kimchi

** Vegetarian and gluten-free; contains dairy, soy, and tree nuts

Bodegas Mustiguillo Mestizaje Bobal 2018



Tres Leches "Twinkie" > Jasmine Sponge Cake, Marshmallow, Grapefruit, and Caramelized White Chocolate

**Nut-free; contains dairy, egg, and gluten

Rabbit Hole Whiskey Flight
Cavehill Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Heigold Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Boxergrail Kentucky Straight Rye
Dareringer Straight Bourbon


Featured Beverage Partners
Libation Project
Rabbit Hole Distillery

Menu is subject to change. Guests must be 21 years+ with a valid ID to attend the event.

Through our Open for Good campaign, the James Beard Foundation is committed to helping independent restaurants survive this crisis, rebuild better, and thrive for the long term.


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Reservation Policy: All reservations are nonrefundable and must be made in advance. Should the event be cancelled due to any unforeseen circumstances, including COVID-19, JBF will offer a range of options, including ticket exchanges, option to donate tickets, or a full refund. For more information, contact

Covid-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. An inherent risk of exposure to Covid-19 exists in any public place regardless of precautions that may be taken. By purchasing and using tickets, you, on your behalf and on behalf of any accompanying parties, agree to (1) assume all risks associated with Covid-19 and other communicable diseases, (2) comply with all related health and safety policies of the James Beard Foundation, Sooki & Mimi, as well as all applicable federal, state, and local government laws and recommendations, and (3) expressly release the James Beard Foundation and each of its respective affiliates, parents, subsidiaries, trustees, officers, directors, partners, employees, and agents from any and all claims arising from or relating to Covid-19.

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