Latin Brunch Series: Catch the Colombia Culinary Connection

Fuego Latin America Brunch - Costa Rica
April 23, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Hotel Maya - Long Beach
700 Queensway Drive
Long Beach, CA 90802
$55 Adult / $27.50 Children
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Passports are not needed for Fuego’s Monthly Latin Brunch Series tour, simply pack your taste buds and culinary curiosity as Fuego sets course for a 12-country Latin Brunch Series.

Catch the Colombia culinary connection as Fuego at Hotel Maya continues its 12-country Latin American 2017 tour on Sunday, April 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fuego’s authentic Colombia dishes will be accentuated by live Latin music with The Sounds of Colombia. Free Latin dance demonstrations including Cumbia will be presented during brunch.

Fuego guests looking for an extended Colombia experience will also enjoy the daily offerings in April of a Colombia specialty Picada, and one of the most traditional desserts in Colombia Coconut Flan. The Colombia drink of the month is a refreshing Guava Mai Tai.

Fuego, the modern, Latin infused indoor-outdoor restaurant and lounge, offers a unique seaside setting featuring 13-foot-tall glass walls that fully retract with seating inside and on the patio area. Fuego’s stunning open-air views include the Pacific Ocean, Long Beach skyline and Queen Mary.

“Guests can satisfy their culinary curiosity for Colombia with a variety of delicious entrees and specialty drinks while basking in the warm weather on Fuego’s waterfront patio,” said Kristi Allen, Vice President of Hotel Operations at Hotel Maya – a Doubletree by Hilton. “In addition to Colombia dishes, guests will enjoy an afternoon of Colombia culture including free dance lessons and rhythmic music.”

The Latin American Brunch series continues to Mexico on May 7, El Salvador on June 25, Brazil on July 23, Chile on August 20, Venezuela on September 17, Guatemala on October 29, Peru on November 19, and Nicaragua on December 17. The Latin American Brunch series’ first three stops were Cuba in January, Argentina in February and Costa Rica in March.

For April, Executive Chef Victor Juarez has prepared a culinary tour stop in Colombia that begins with sensational Soups and Salads featuring Sancocho de Gallina a vegetable chicken stew; along with Salpicon; Ensalada Russa a beet and potato salad; Hearts of Palm Salad; Tuna and Cabbage; Caesar Salad; Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Salad. In addition to domestic and imported cheeses, sliced fresh fruits, shrimp cocktail and cocktail mixto.

Fuego’s Colombia Arepas station includes Crispy Pork Belly Rinds, Chorizo, Cheese, Criollo Sauce, Cabbage Escabeche and fresh homemade salsas.

Traditional Colombia entrees are ordered from the server and include a choice of Fuego Eggs Benedict with two poached eggs, sautéed spinach, applewood smoked bacon, English muffins, hollandaise and oven roasted tomato; Poached Eggs in Creole Sauce with grilled chorizo, poached eggs, oven roasted potatoes, fried plantain, avocado and arepa; Pan dulce French Toast with strawberry cream stacked brioche toast, candied pecans, La Chera caramel sauce and whipped cream; Picada with Fried Eggs with morcilla sausage, chorizo, grilled skirt steak, pork belly rinds, white corn tortillas and fried green plantains; Fillet of Salmon with pan seared salmon, tangerine, avocado salsa, patacones and cabbage salad; Pargo Rojo with pan seared whole red snapper, green plantains, cabbage salad, tomato and cucumber; Langostinos Apanados with breaded jumbo gulf shrimp, creole sauce and papas bravas; orMaine Lobster with whole Maine lobster, curry coconut sauce, white rice and cabbage escabeche ­– for an additional $10.

Delicious Colombia desserts offer Tres Leches Cake, Natas with Pudding and Egg Custard, Coconut Rum Flan with Caramel Sauce, Vanilla Raisin Bread Pudding, Empanadas de Leche Y Pina, Batidos de Agua Sweet Guava, Mango and Papaya, along with an assortment of mini pastries and cookies.

The Latin American Brunch Series – Colombia costs $55.00 per adult and children, 13 and older; $27.50 for children, 12 and under; kids 5 and under feast for free; plus tax and gratuity. For Colombia Brunch Buffet reservations, which are strongly encouraged, please call 562.481.3910 or visit

For an additional $10, guests will enjoy endless sparkling wine or mimosas. Complimentary welcome glass of sparkling wine or cider, coffee, decaffeinated coffee, tea, juice or soft drinks will be served.

Fuego is a modern, Latin infused dining and lounge experience in a unique indoor-outdoor setting at the water’s edge. Famous for its handcrafted margaritas, Fuego also boasts one of the largest tequila selections in the region. Fuego restaurant is open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Fuego lounge is open daily at 11 a.m.

Hotel Maya – a DoubleTree by Hilton is located at 700 Queensway Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802. For additional information or to make room reservations, please call 562.435.7676, visit or like


About Fuego’s Latin Brunch Series

Back by popular demand, Fuego will feature a monthly special brunch highlighting a different Latin American country. Experience the music, drinks and cuisine of a new country without leaving Long Beach!

Tour Schedules:
January 15 – Cuba
February 19 – Argentina
March 19 – Costa Rica
April 23 – Columbia
May 7 – El Salvador
June 25 – El Salvador
July 23 – Brazil
August 20 – Chile
September 17 – Venezuela
October 29 – Guatemala
November 19 – Peru
December 17 – Nicaragua

For more information and reservations, please visit

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