Happy 2014 to all! I hope that everyone enjoyed the holidays and that one of your New Year’s resolutions is to continue to discover new places and revisit old loves. We spent the Christmas break on the island as we always do and thanks to our friend Arantxa who is on a permanent quest of finding new and exciting places to take us every time we visit, we came upon Summum, located on the top floor of the Reina Isabel Hotel which is right on Las Canteras promenade in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Summum has nothing to do with the other restaurant there. It has been redecorated and reconceptualized giving the restaurant a modern flare, not to mention that it has an absolutely stunning view overlooking the beach.
The restaurant opened in October and they have opted for a more international cuisine with chef Andrés Ríos giving his dishes a more Japanese or Peruvian accent with plates such as Causa, tiraditos or ceviches.
The dishes are well-prepared and savory. We opted for:
Causa, which is a very typical Peruvian dish which resembles the Spanish ensaladilla rusa
Sea bass Ceviche, they prepare it the traditional way and there are two adaptations one with coriander pesto and parmigiano
Tuna Tiraditos, I found the taste of the soy sauce to be too strong so it camouflaged the fish
Mushrooms with Hollandaise sauce
Rice with shrimps
Veal with hoisin sauce
Duck, the salad and the rice were especially tasty with a nice spicy hint
As for the desserts…
Apple Tatin with vanilla ice-cream and caramel and honey toffee
Orange Summum which consists of a pumpkin cake, orange slushie, floating on orange and pumpkin soup with orange air on top
Chocolate Surprise, there is a before and after
Cheese and wine, idiazábal cheese cake with parmigiano ice-cream and a red wine reduction
There is a very nice glassed-in wine cellar at the entrance but unfortunately, for late Spanish diners, the sommelier leaves at around nine so there is no one available who is specialized to help you choose your wine. Nonetheless, I thought that overall the dishes worked well together and if you are in Las Palmas or planning to go anytime soon, I would give Summum a try.
Summum at Reina Isabel Hotel
Alfredo L. Jones, 40
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria