Haute Event: Bourbon Steak’s Opening Party

Photo: Invision
Photo: Invision

Bourbon Steak at The Americana at Brand celebrated its opening this week with great fanfare.

The event was hosted by Caruso Affiliated chief Rick J. Caruso and celebrated chef and restaurateur Michael Mina, who welcomed a select crowd of VIPs into Glendale’s newest eatery.

Mario LopezCourtney LopezCourtney Friel and Devin Alexander were among the guests treated to first-look views of the new space, and who were on hand to try out featured handcrafted cocktails, premium wines and signature dishes from the modern American menu.

Bourbon Steak is Michael Mina’s twist on the classic American steakhouse offering modern American fare. Menu highlights include all natural, organic, and hormone-free cuts of beef and the freshest seafood available from around the world with a focus on seasonal ingredients.

Created by award-winning design firm, AvroKO, the 7,000 square-foot, 182 seat restaurant mixes glamorous elegance and old-world charm, composed of dark, luxurious leathers and natural rosewood and marble tabletops.  Brushed brass, antique mirrors, handblown pendant lighting fixtures and vintage décor accents allude to the Golden Age of Travel. Tables and chairs surrounded by Hollywood banquettes make up the main dining room, which transitions seamlessly from lunch to dinner to late-night setting. The adjacent private dining room offers seating for up to 18 guests. A u-shaped bar with lounge area, offering nightly live music, connects the dining room to a patisserie offering pastries, coffee and tea service from LAMILL, with wall of windows looking out onto an outdoor terrace.

The Glendale location of Bourbon Steak at Caruso Affiliated’s Americana at Brand is the fifth national location of its kind and the first in Southern California. The restaurant officially opened its doors to patrons on March 26.

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