Bourbon Steak Santa Clara Celebrates 1st Anniversary August 11th With “Backyard BBQ”
I am thrilled to be joining the upcoming fun at Bourbon Steak Santa Clara. Michelin-starred chef, Michael Mina celebrates the first anniversary of his acclaimed Bourbon Steak Santa Clara at Levi’s Stadium on August 11 with a “Backyard BBQ” extravaganza occurring from 6 – 9 p.m.
Leveraging the strong relationship between the restaurant and the 49ers, the event will involve members of the 49ers organization and potentially a few players themselves. Guests will enjoy all-inclusive food and drink including sausages, along with sumptuous ribs, chicken, pulled pork and brisket on the BBQ with drink pairings including beer, wine, and select cocktails. A DJ, photo booth, and games including a football toss, and corn hole will add to the entertainment.
Tickets are $150/person and can be purchased with Ticketmaster.
Overseen by California native and Mina group veteran, Chef Chris Curtiss, Bourbon Steak encompasses Mina’s vision for a modern American steakhouse by exceeding guests’ expectations. Signature tableside presentations of Mina Classics like Ahi Tuna Tartare and Maine Lobster Pot Pie complement a selection of sumptuous wood-grilled steaks and innovative seafood. The seasonally evolving menu showcases creative interpretations of steakhouse dishes, utilizing fresh local ingredients such as Flannery Custom Dry-Aged Beef, and vegetables from well-known South Bay farms such as Dirty Girl Produce and Capay Organic.
Chef Curtiss expertly balances protein-forward dishes with such as the Butter Poach Lobster ($36), with seasonal dishes including local Salmon Crudo served with chickpea, pickled fennel and Castelvetrano olives ($22) as well as Liberty Farms Duck Breast, served with spring onion, farro, summer squash and apricot ($40). A Rhubarb sundae with crème fraiche sherbet, coconut cake, and rhubarb sorbet provides a sweet seasonal finish for $11, by in-house pastry chef, Veronica Arroyo.
Chef Chris Curtiss
Upon his arrival, Curtiss replaced the set tasting menu concept with a personally-curated offering created to suit his guest, based on their particular tastes, seasonality, and special features – a great example of the extra attention paid to create a one-of-a-kind guest experience at Bourbon Steak. In addition, Chef Curtiss is constantly adding new partnerships with area purveyors and can be found at local farmers markets when not in the kitchen.
“While Bourbon Steak offers a destination dining experience in markets across the U.S., each location offers its very own local flavor,” said Chef Curtiss. “I wanted the menu to reflect a celebration of my West Coast homecoming, with a bounty of deliciously fresh, continuously changing seasonal ingredients that bring a decidedly South Bay flavor.”
The upscale dining room features cozy velvet booths, dark wood walls, and seating for just 124 guests – a surprisingly intimate juxtaposition within the $1.2 billion world-class stadium housing the signature concept. Valet parking, which is complimentary with validation for two hours, provides an
effortless start to each unforgettable meal. 4900 Marie P Bartolo Way. Santa Clara, CA. 95054. 408-217-2490.
Photos courtesy of Michael Mina Restaurant Group