Calling all foodies… it’s time to pack your bags, grab your car keys and head directly to the Summit. No… not the one at the top of the mountain – I’m talking about the one just past the bend in the road at Havana & Yale in Aurora!! That’s right – today’s Chew On This features The Summit Steakhouse and it’s rich, 40+ year tradition of serving up some of the finest – AND most economical – gourmet cuisine in the city.
Let’s get right to the good stuff. We walked into the Summit Steakhouse and were immediately greeted by owner Gayle Novak*. What a Denver treasure she is! Gayle and her husband Ed are some of the kindest, most generous and giving people we know. Angel and I were seated in a lovely private dining room, and served a lovely glass of pinot noir. And what’s a great wine without an equally great pairing? Here comes Angel’s favorite soup – French Onion to die for! Caramelized onions in a roasted veal stock – covered with croutons and a generous portion of baked mozzerel simply means this: nom, nom nom!! (I love cheese!)
Enter the appetizer direct from heaven – baked brie. Did I mention that I love cheese? Oh man! French triple cream brie, paired with roasted garlic, apples, grapes and a variety of crostini and crackers. MMM!
Wait a minute… we’re just getting started. Here comes the caprese salad. Huge tomatoes. Fresh mozzarella (starting to see a theme??) and basil all drizzled with aged balsamic and olive oil. It’s like an elegant taste of the shores of Italy.
It’s time for the main course – and my friends… I just have one word: Chateaubriand. Sliced for two with burgundy and béarnaise sauces, fresh vegetables, amazing Yukon gold mashed potatoes and stuffed tomatoes – this is the best of the best. Talk about tender… a better steak I’ve not yet met. But we’re not done yet. Oh no! We left room for dessert!
How about a little pinot grigio to go ever-so-nicely with that berry-licous berry slathered cheesecake, topped with real – not canned – homemade whipped cream. Got your attention?? Good… because that’s just a warmup for the unbelievably yummy, super-dooper gooey, all-kinds of caramely turtle chocolate cake – topped with a creamy scoop of vanilla ice cream… Oops… did I just drool? Or was that you?
The Summit Steakhouse. A food lovers paradise, and an event planner’s best friend. There are several private dining areas. The big room holds up to 90 guests at a time, and you can choose rooms of various other sizes and functionality. Want to hold a business meeting? The Summit Steakhouse does that. Want to dance the night away? Check. Into relaxed piano music – they’ve got what you’re looking for. Live bands? Of course.
And before we wrap up this review… it’s time to put out the APB for all my lunch-lovin’ breakfast eaters. Or is that my breakfast-eatin’ lunch lovers. Whatever it is – it’s happening every Sunday at the Summit Steakhouse! We’re talking the absolute BEST Sunday brunch in Denver – for only $8.95. Yes, you heard me right. $8.95! What can you get for less than ten bucks at a steakhouse? How about Eggs Benedict? A Cowboy skillet. A HUGE breakfast burrito. Belgian waffles… not one – 3 of them! Are you there yet? What are you waiting for??
The Summit Steakhouse. 2700 S. Havana St. in Aurora. www.thesummitsteakhouse.com – Need a joiner?? Call me! And if it’s between 10-2 on a Sunday… look for me – I’ll be the one with all the great food surrounding me!