Award winning chefs Charlie Palmer and Michael Mina will host their Inaugural Super Bowl Culinary Kickoff Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak located in the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Arizona. The special event will be an exclusive evening for 150 guests including professional athletes, celebrities, musicians, culinary greats, top vintners and sponsors.
The event will begin with a one-hour cocktail reception hosted by NFL players, alumni and celebrities bar tending and pouring wine for guests. The cocktail reception will showcase Dick Vermeil Wines, Red Stitch by Rich Aurilia, Twenty Four by Charles Woodson and Doubleback by Drew Bledsoe. The reception will also feature a signature Bourbon cocktail. Following the reception, guests will be served a seated three-course dinner specially prepared by chefs Palmer and Mina paired with elite wines from the Sonoma County, Napa Valley and Walla Walla, Washington, specifically highlighting Kosta Browne, Realm Cellars. The evening will conclude with an after party with a surprise performer and DJs. The event is being produced by The Delisle Group and will be an intimate affair to kick-off the Super Bowl weekend in style.
“I am thrilled to be able to combine so many things I love under one event. Supporting a great cause, cooking with talented chefs, and kicking off Super Bowl weekend. We are so honored to be a part of this inaugural event,“ says Chef Michael Mina.
A portion of the proceeds from the evening will support The Culinary Institute of America, where Chef Palmer serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Chef Mina is a board member. “It is only fitting that such a prolific culinary event will benefit the aspiring culinarians of tomorrow,” says Chef Palmer. “I’m looking forward to cooking with Michael and celebrating both the worthy cause of The CIA and the Super Bowl, my favorite event of the year.”
“We are honored to be a part of this inaugural event with brilliant chefs and vintners to kick off Super Bowl weekend amongst friends – old and new,” added Founder of The Delisle Group, Chrissy Delisle.
5:30 – 7:00 PM Cocktail Reception with Celebrity Winemakers
7:00 PM 3-course menu prepared by Chefs and paired with elite vintners. Special musical performance during dinner.
10:00 PM – 2:00 AM Exclusive After Party including dessert and DJ performances
*Culinary Kickoff Dinner Availability Limited
Proceeds benefiting The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is an independent, not-for-profit college offering associate and bachelor’s degrees with majors in culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, culinary science, and applied food studies, as well as certificate programs in culinary arts and wine and beverage studies. As the world’s premier culinary college, the CIA provides thought leadership in the areas of health & wellness, sustainability, and world cuisines & cultures through research and conferences. The CIA also offers courses for professionals and enthusiasts, as well as consulting services in support of innovation for the foodservice and hospitality industry. The college has campuses in Hyde Park, NY; St. Helena, CA; San Antonio, TX; and Singapore.