Michael Mina to Make Tennessee Debut in 2018
Turnberry Associates, the developer of JW Marriott Nashville, announced the luxury hotel will welcome Michelin Star Chef Michael Mina to Tennessee. Set to open with the 533-room property in 2018, Bourbon Steak will offer guests a modern American steakhouse and timeless dining experience with a twist. With striking interiors conceptualized by renowned hospitality designer, Adam D. Tihany, the opening of Bourbon Steak at JW Marriott Nashville will further position the five-star property as a must-visit destination in the heart of downtown.
“Turnberry Associates is thrilled to have the opportunity to expand our relationship with MINA Group,” says Jeffrey Soffer, co-chairman and CEO at Turnberry Associates. “Our continued success with Chef Mina at Bourbon Steak at Turnberry Isle and both StripSteak and Pizza & Burger at Fontainebleau Miami Beach is a testament to the draw of Mina’s cuisine.”
Located on the top floor of the 33-story JW Marriott Nashville, the indoor-outdoor venue is poised to become a destination in its own right, where locals and guests alike will convene to socialize while indulging in Bourbon Steak favorites. Menu highlights include a mix of Mina specialties such as prime cuts of chargrilled, butter-poached beef, a Michael Mina signature preparation, and Maine Lobster Pot Pie as well as innovative new offerings to be revealed at a later date. All dishes are made with the highest quality fresh, seasonal ingredients without sacrificing flavor or flair. Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, patrons will enjoy sweeping views of nearby landmarks like The Music City Center from one of the highest elevations in the city. When outfitting the 280-seat restaurant, Tihany envisioned a design to perfectly complement the masculine aesthetic of JW Marriott Nashville. Satin bronze metal accents, red gum wood and bourbon-inspired hues were selected for the contemporary dining venue.
Upon entering Bourbon Steak, guests are greeted by a deep walnut corridor leading to the reception desk. The main dining room is outfitted with a collection of warm taupe banquettes, chestnut chairs and white linens, with seating around the periphery to allow for unmatched views of the restaurant and surrounding city. A bronze-toned liquid metal bar is the focal point of the space and showcases the restaurant’s extensive liquor collection set against a gold etched mirror. The al-fresco terrace lounge of terrazzo granite, travertine limestone and flecked marble beckons diners to enjoy a craft cocktail or Mina signature steak while overlooking Nashville.
“I have always admired the hospitality of Nashville and we are thrilled to be collaborating with a venerable hotel, JW Marriott Nashville, as well as our longtime partners at Turnberry Associates,” says Michael Mina, chef and founder of MINA Group. “We are excited to join the community and bring the Bourbon Steak experience to locals and visitors alike.”
Bourbon Steak will also cater to meetings and events with two separate private dining rooms. Accommodating up to 20 guests, the private dining rooms’ décor complements the tones and textures conceptualized by Tihany throughout the restaurant’s public spaces.