This wasn't your typical hot-wings-and-nachos fare. Last Thursday, a Super Bowl experience for the ages took place at Bourbon Steak, a restaurant at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort. Chefs Charlie Palmer and Michael Mina hosted the inaugural "Super Bowl Culinary Kickoff," a star-studded dinner raising funds for The Culinary Institute of America.
Among the attendees were former NFL stars Marshall Faulk, Ronnie Lott, Eric Dickerson and Rich Aurilla. Former Super Bowl-winning coach Dick Vermeil, current Oakland Raider Charles Woodson were also present, along with former Heisman winner Tim Tebow and sports anchor Sage Steele.
Guests were treated to an intimate, three-course menu with wine pairings selected for each course. Music for the night was provided by Michelle Branch. Check out the slideshow below for pictures from the event, including the exquisite menu items.