Bourbon Steak at the Monarch Beach Resort – Dana Point – February 2020 – 2 Year – Anniversary


James Beard award-winning Chef Michael Mina has opened his internationally recognized steakhouse BOURBON STEAK at Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, California.  It has replaced STONEHILL TAVERN, which served 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.

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