Many know Tulum as small fishing village about two hours south of Cancun that has taken on a special chic reputation. It is comprised of a small town and a beach road that runs from its famous Mayan ruins to the entrance of Sian Ka’an Biosphere. As Tulum gains its popularity internationally, it is also becoming home to incredible places to get gourmet food in settings that words cannot describe. Unico is one of these.
Once located in the town of Tulum, Unico has now moved to the beach at Hotel Mi Amor located at Km 4.1 south of the Tulum ruins. This beautiful location allows you to sit in luxury while eating in front of the most popular view in Tulum, the view of the Caribbean Sea. The open concept allows you to enjoy those gentle sea breezes while sipping on one of their signature drinks.
Brian, originally from New York, graduated at the top of his class from the French Culinary Institute in Manhattan. After working at some of the top restaurants in New York, he decided to travel to Spain to expand his culinary experience. From there he became a personal chef so that he could use his unique talents freely all over the world including the USA, France, Italy, Spain and Monaco. Now located in Tulum, he can expand his creativity in his own restaurant.
Expect a variety of dishes with flavors that will flood your taste buds while sitting pool and seaside at Unico. Start wit Chef Brian’s signature with appetizers; fried goat cheese, lamb meat balls or grilled Caribbean octopus. Chef Brian will come out and meet you personally (such a a great touch), to tell you about the specials of the day. If you choose to order from the menu, be prepared to find jewels like lobster risotto, wild Snook, or fresh Caribbean lobster raviolis. The entrees could be accompanied by sauteed chayote (local spinach), red roasted peppers, whipped potatoes and roasted peppers seasoned with freshly ground black pepper.
Make sure you save room for a selection of Chef Brian’s desserts. Enjoy beer bread pudding, dark chocolate lava cake, warm peacn pie, cheesecake or Unico’s homemade ice cream or sorbet. Those are perfect toppers to round out the Unico experience from start to finish.
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