“The most exciting two minutes in sports” will be celebrated in grand Southern style at Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess with a Kentucky Derby brunch and lawn party, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, May 2, 2015.
Like “Millionaire’s Row” at Churchill Downs, each guest will enjoy the traditions of the Derby atmosphere, including frosty mint juleps, live blues music, bourbon tastings and activities on the “Winner’s Circle” lawn.
Executive Chef Jeremy McMillan’s brunch menu is filled with Southern flair, featuring Kentucky Derby hot browns, shrimp and grits arancini, buttermilk oyster sliders, house andouille sausage and country ham and red-eye gravy biscuits. Sweet sensations include chess pie, red velvet cupcakes and Derby pie. The brunch includes a commemorative Kentucky Derby glass and three complimentary cocktails. Race-watchers can also get in the spirit by enjoying a classic Mint Julep prepared with Bourbon Steak’s signature bottling of single barrel Knob Creek Bourbon or a Moet Ice Champagne cocktail prepared with berries and mint.
Derby fans will view their favorite silks during the world’s premier horse-racing event on plasma screens indoors and out, with complete Derby coverage from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Since the Derby is just as much about fashion as it is horse racing, women of grace and taste are encouraged to complete their Derby look with their most stylish hats, while dapper gents might sport seersucker, both with a chance to win prizes from an esteemed panel of judges.
Outside on the “Winner’s Circle,” guests can pose for a “selfie” with a thoroughbred race horse, enjoy a spring day on Bourbon Steak’s patio or play horseshoes and other lawn games. For horse-power of a different kind, guests can also test-drive the latest vehicles from BMW North Scottsdale.
Bourbon Steak’s Kentucky Derby Brunch is $85 per person, plus tax and service charge. Reservations are suggested by calling 480.585.2694. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.