Michael Mina Brings Bourbon Steak to Orange County

Modern steakhouse to open at Monarch Beach Resort

DANA POINT, CALIF. (September 25, 2017) – James Beard award-winning Chef Michael Mina announced plans to open his internationally recognized steakhouse BOURBON STEAK at Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, California. It will replace STONEHILL TAVERN, which is due to serve its last meal the evening of December 31, 2017.

“I am excited to bring BOURBON STEAK to Orange County, and couldn’t think of a better place for it than at Monarch Beach Resort,” said Mina. “We have been in that community for 11 years, and I look forward to sharing this restaurant with locals and visitors of the resort.”

BOURBON STEAK is known for its modern, seasonal take on the classic steakhouse, a timeless dining experience with a twist and cutting edge beverage program. Luxurious cuts of prime meat will be cooked in Chef Mina’s signature style, first poached in butter, and then finished on the grill. Ingredients will be sourced from local farmers and purveyors, highlighting the best of the region.

Signature dishes on the menu include the World Wide Wagyu featuring Japanese A5 striploin, American skirt steak and Australian short rib; Michael’s Lobster Pot Pie with locally-sourced lobster, brandied lobster cream, hamakua mushrooms and black truffle; Trio of Duck Fat Fries; Truffle Mac n’ Cheese; and Beignets with Macallan Scotch Pot de Crème.

Additional menu items will highlight the local ingredients such as avocados, strawberries, Weiser farm melons, County Line greens, Tenbrink heirloom tomatoes, Catalina spiny lobster, sea urchin, Sea of Cortez oysters, scallops, abalone from Cayucos, heritage pork and jidori chicken.

The beverage program will feature a robust library of American and Japanese whiskies including the Japanese Whisky Ceremony; a cocktail program that will highlight classic cocktails and modern punches; and a vintage collection of Bordeaux, Burgundy and California cult classics.

“The opportunity to introduce Chef Mina’s Bourbon Steak concept to the Orange County community through Monarch Beach Resort is an honor,” said Ian Pullan, vice president and general manager of Monarch Beach Resort. “We are thrilled to offer our guests and locals this dynamic new dining experience that is anticipated to be the area’s top steakhouse.”

This will be MINA Group’s first Orange County location and sixth BOURBON STEAK, with restaurants in Los Angeles, Miami, Santa Clara, Scottsdale and Washington, D.C. BOURBON STEAK Monarch Beach is expected to open in February 2018. BOURBON STEAK Nashville is also due to open in 2018.
For more information, please visit www.michaelmina.net/restaurants/southern-california/bourbon-steak-monarch-beach.

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MINA Group is a San Francisco-based restaurant management company specializing in creating and operating upscale, innovative restaurant concepts. MINA Group is led by Chef/Owner Michael Mina whose accolades include James Beard Foundation “Who’s Who of Food and Beverage” inductee in 2013, Bon Appétit Chef of the Year, Food Arts Silver Spoon Award Winner, San Francisco Magazine Chef of the Year, and International Food and Beverage Forum’s Restaurateur of the Year. Operating since 2002, MINA Group currently manages 29 concepts across the country. For a complete list of restaurants please visit http://michaelmina.net. Follow Michael Mina on Facebook, and Twitter and Instagram at @ChefMichaelMina.

About Monarch Beach Resort
Monarch Beach Resort, Orange County, California, is an AAA Five-Diamond awarded luxury resort recognized among the best in the world, with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and 400 exquisitely appointed guest rooms and suites. This resort, nestled along the coast in Dana Point, features the Robert Trent Jones-designed Monarch Beach Golf Links, a 2016-2017 Gold Medal Resort by Golf Magazine; private access to the one of the most coveted beaches in Southern California; three luxurious pools; six ocean-view restaurants; and the distinguished Miraval Life in Balance Spa.

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