Acclaimed celebrity chef Michael Mina is showcasing contemporary American steakhouse cuisine at his Bourbon Steak restaurant inside the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess.
The dry-aged beef, U.S. fish, and poultry are prepared in butter, poached and then grilled slowly over Mina’s specially designed wood flame cooking stations.
The upscale bar scene welcomes groups with a 3,000-bottle wine cellar walkway upon entry. Once seated, the first of five courses puts a smile on everyone’s face: a trio of duck fat French fries seasoned with paprika, herbs and crushed red peppers.
Menu highlights include the Sonoma Duck “Duo” served with an autumn terrine, grilled brioche and apricot mostarda. The sweet apricot mixed with the duck is sensational.
As if the meal isn’t decadent already, a wood fire grilled porchetta is served with spiced sweet potatoes and chard bacon brussels sprouts.
For dessert, an unexpected duo of Murray’s cheese on a raisin loaf was served with fizzy grapes, marcona almonds and toffee jam.