Hartwood Restaurant – A Favorite for Tulum Real Estate
11 March 2013 7,737 views No Comment
By: Investment Properties Mexico
As featured in a recent article in Bon Appetite magazine, Hartwood restaurant in Tulum, Mexico, has become a favorite among visitors and residents alike. When owners Mya Henry and Eric Werner first visited Tulum real estate for some much needed R&R, they loved it so much that they decided to stay and open a new restaurant of their very own. And it is easy to see why; Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, especially the Riviera Maya and the areas around Tulum, is known worldwide for its stunning, crystal clear turquoise water, excellent climate and laid-back atmosphere, which draws a record number of new visitors every year. Since mid-2010, the Hartwood restaurant has been growing in popularity, thanks to its menu of freshly prepared local items, most of which are prepared either on the grill or in a wood-burning oven. This open-fire approach allows for a high level of creativity and nicely complements the flavor of the fresh fish that is so often featured on the menu. In fact, there are no induction burners, no ovens and no walls at the Hartwood’s open-air kitchen, which the couple built themselves in their gorgeous location within Tulum real estate. Previously, Werner has worked at the popular New York City restaurant Vinegar Hill House, and later at Peasant in Brooklyn, which are both known for their wood-fired creations. At the Hartwood, the local produce and meats of Mexico heavily influence Werner’s menu, but it still manages to include a distinct New York flair. Most of the produce and the meat that is served is purchased directly by Werner and Henry at the nearby Mercado Municipal in Valladolid daily, which guarantees that the fish is never more than just a few hours away from having been pulled out of the ocean. Menu staples at the Hartwood Restaurant include grilled pork belly served with pineapple and grilled watermelon served over a salad of pea sprouts, pickled radishes and queso fresco. In addition, Werner commonly serves up a whole grilled fish that has been scored in the traditional Mexican style, which means using lots of olive oil and a variety of local herbs. What this amounts to is a never-ending supply of unique, flavorful ingredients that manage to work together to incorporate just the right amount of spice and smoke to keep even the most sophisticated palate entertained. So what are you waiting for? Come on down the Riviera Maya and see for yourself why Tulum is quickly becoming the most talked-about destination in all of Mexico. Investment Properties Mexico have been representing investors from North America, Europe and Latin America for many years in Mexico. They offer a complete selection of Mexico real estate services but their specialty lies in finding unique opportunities for our clients that have an edge or some added value over and above the price alone. Visit the author's website if you would like to know more about Tulum Real Estate.