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Derby Day Brunch and Lawn Party at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

  • Fairmont Scottsdale Princess 7575 East Princess Drive Scottsdale, AZ, 85255 United States (map)

“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. – 4:30 p.m., Saturday, May 6, 2017.  Inspired by “Millionaire’s Row” at Churchill Downs, each guest will enjoy the traditions of the Derby atmosphere, including frosty mint juleps, live blues music, a photo booth, lawn games and more.

Delight in a classic lunch menu infused with Southern flair by Chef Jeremy McMillan, featuring Kentucky Derby hot browns, Benedictine dip, pickled shrimp toasts, sweet tea brined fried chicken, and much more. Sweet sensations include Derby and Chess pie, and red velvet cupcakes.

And because the Derby is just as much about fashion as it is horse racing, Southern belles and gents are encouraged to wear their fanciest hats and sharpest suits to compete for spectacular prizes in our men’s and women’s Derby hat and fashion contest.

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 and valet parking is complimentary with restaurant validation.