Celebrate in grand Southern Style with what will arguably be the best dressed crowd in Scottdsale on Saturday May 5th for “The most exciting two minutes in sports.” Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess will host their annual Kentucky Derby brunch and lawn party from1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. and take it from me, this is the place to be and be seen when it comes to all things Derby.
Inspired by “Millionaire’s Row” at Churchill Downs, each guest will enjoy the traditions of the Derby atmosphere, including frosty mint juleps, Bulleit Bourbon tastings and activities on the “Winner’s Circle” lawn. The food at this favored party is always top notch and this year Executive Chef Sara Garrant’s menu is filled with Kentucky Derby hot browns, pickled shrimp, fried chicken biscuits, house-smoked Andouille sausage sliders, cornmeal fried oysters, deviled eggs and shrimp and grits. Sweet sensations include buttermilk chess pie, red velvet cupcakes, berry cobbler bites and Derby pie. Are you drooling yet?
If you’re actually there to watch the race and not the people, Derby fans can cheer on their favorite horses during the estimated race time at 3:34 p.m., Arizona time.
Since the Derby is just as much if not more 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 pastel hues and preppy inspired suits for a chance to win prizes from an esteemed panel of judges. Prizes include dinner for two in Bourbon Steak, a day at Well & Being Spa and a weekend getaway to the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess.
Outside on the “Winner’s Circle” lawn, guests can pose for a “selfie” with a thoroughbred race horse, enjoy a spring day on Bourbon Steak’s patio or compete in various lawn games. For horsepower of a different kind, BMW of North Scottsdale will have the latest models available for test drives.
Bourbon Steak’s Kentucky Derby Brunch is $109 per person, plus tax and service charge. Reservations are suggested by calling 480.585.2694. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.
Bourbon Steak, A Michael Mina Restaurant, is located at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, 7575 East Princess Drive and valet parking is complimentary with restaurant validation.