North Scottsdale has joined the ranks of San Francisco, Las Vegas, Miami and other key markets with the debut of Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess.
Michael Mina is a well-known, outstanding chef who rose to fame in San Francisco. Since, then, the Michael Mina empire has expanded to many key markets. Bourbon Steak, one of Mina’s many restaurant concepts, also has outposts in Miami and Detroit.
I have had the opportunity to dine at Bourbon Steak twice now and both meals were out of this world. The menu is heavy on seafood and, as the name implies, steak. They serve American Kobe beef, Japanese “A5” Kobe as well as several other varieties of steak and ribs. One part of the menu not to miss is what I consider “Mina’s Greatest Hits” or as they call it “Michael’s Classics”. The lobster pot pie is decadent and the tableside presentation is a treat. There is also an entire fried chicken for two that comes with delicious truffled macaroni and cheese. The tapioca-encrusted snapper is also a hit. The side dishes are a treat in and of themselves. A favorite of the table was the spinach soufflé with parmesan cream.
While dining at Bourbon Steak is not inexpensive, you are virtually guaranteed an unforgettable and wonderful meal.