A Culinary Experience..
Photo by: Carlos San Juan
We enjoyed a delicious five course meal at Gorbea Restaurant at Gloria Palace San Agustín Thalasso & Hotel in Gran Canaria. The restaurant, which is located on the 9th and top floor of the hotel, has a fantastic viewpoint overlooking the coastline & beach of San Agustín and the stunning dunes of Maspalomas. The restaurant isn’t only for hotel guests, every food lover can visit this incredible restaurant. I highly recommend everyone to visit there when in Gran Canaria! Not only does the Gorbea Restaurant have stunning views in a luxurious setting, but the food was honestly out of this world. Every dish was presented beautifully too with the creative set up of each plate being magnificent.
Just reading the menu made my mouth water!
The aperitif of the night was lightly fried cheese on a bed of lovely jam topped with fresh cress. Very tasty! “Can I have another?!”
I am not kidding you when I say, that this is the best Gazpacho I’ve ever had. I have tried this dish in many different restaurants – but this is the winner! This mango and seaweed caviar Gazpacho was packed with flavour. YUM!
Now the chef truly impressed me with this.. Garlic Shrimps with Cuttlefish noodles is ‘right up my street’, I love seafood! It was so delicious that I just had to dip my bread in the fantastic sauce that was left at the bottom of my plate! Classy 😉
As nice as the previous dish was, the next was better… Mushroom risotto with crunchy parmesan and asparagus. I enjoyed every last bite of this dish, even though at this point I had started to become full. I couldn’t leave a crumb behind on every single one of the plates so far. The food was simply too good!
I’m not a big meat lover but every time I visit the Canary Islands, I make sure that I get to eat Pluma Ibérica Pork at least once. I just love this beautiful grilled pork. With the sweet but spiced barbecue sauce, vegetables and rosemary potatoe, this fine piece of pork went down quickly. Although not as quickly as Ben’s! #MeatLover. Again, nothing on this plate went to waste either, and trust me I was super full at this point. Combining the food with some very good red wine, the flavours coming from this dish were hard to explain. Gastronomical delight is what springs to mind! Up there with ALL we have eaten over the last year or so..
Time for dessert.. I don’t really have much to say to describe what I thought of this dessert. Other than – I was in heaven. Hemispherical Mousse of black chocholate served with a white hot chocolate sauce.. It was very rich but wow, it was beautiful. It tasted as good as it looks on the photos, if not even better. I love EVERYTHING chocolate, so the mix with white and dark made it perfect for me.
Photo by: Carlos San Juan
After the meal I got the chance to meet the chef, Carmelo Monzón. And wow did I compliment him for his amazing 5 course meal creation. You can tell that Carmelo loves what he does and puts his heart & soul into the food. I’ve eaten in many top restaurants all over the world but this has been one of the best culinary experiences I’ve ever had. All thanks to the creativity, talent, fresh ingredients and the love that was put into every plate placed in front of me. Thank you Carmelo and the rest of the super professional and kind staff at Restaurant Gorbea for making our night a special one.