Hotel Maya Set For a Sweetheart Sunday Brunch and Valentine’s Day Dinner at the Water’s Edge

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hotel-maya-fuego mojitos & muttsHotel Maya at the water’s edge presents a recipe for romance by Executive Chef Victor Juarez with a Sweetheart Sunday Brunch on Sunday, Feb. 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a Valentine’s Day 4-course prix fixe dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 14, from 5-10 p.m. Guests will love dining beneath the sun and stars in Fuego while listening to a live Latin Jazz guitarist and enjoying breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, the Queen Mary and downtown Long Beach.

“Romance abounds year-round in Fuego and throughout Hotel Maya, but love is truly in the air during Valentine’s,” said Kristi Allen, General Manager at Hotel Maya – a Doubletree by Hilton. “Guests can share an intimate moment at the seaside fire pit accentuated by an opulent outdoor chandelier, take a stroll by the tropical waterfall, or simply enjoy the lush foliage and palm trees with a variety of romantic fire pits located around the water’s edge.”

Sweetheart Sunday Brunch

The Sweetheart Sunday Brunch begins with an assortment of Salads and Display including Baby Mesclun salad with assorted dressings, Marinated Tomato salad, Heirloom Beet salad, Potato Salad with smoked bacon dressing, Antipasto salad, a Cheese and Charcuterie Station, grilled vegetables, marinated mushrooms & olives, exotic fresh fruit, melon and seasonal berries.

A variety of sumptuous stations include a Seafood Station with Gulf shrimp, mussels escabeche, Bodega Bay oysters, assorted Ceviche, classic cocktail sauce, herb remoulade, mango mustard sauce and shallots mignonette; An Omelet Station featuring omelets and eggs prepared to order with choice of meat, vegetable or cheese; and a Taco Station filled with a selection of grilled skirt steak, chicken and seafood with fresh home made salsas. In addition, a Bakeries and Bread Station presents mini baguettes, assorted rolls, mini muffins, croissants, brioche, coffee cakes; along with a selection of miniature desserts, crème brûlée, fruit cobbler, macaroons, truffles and chocolate covered strawberries.

Delicious Entrées include a choice of Crab Benedict with two poached eggs, jumbo lump crabmeat, sautéed spinach, tomato, grilled baguette with velvet champagne hollandaise; Braised Prime Short Ribs with Brazilian braised short ribs “Pot Roast Style,” juniper port demi glaze, garlic mashed potatoes and braised vegetables; Four Cheese Chile Rellenos with large pasilla chile filled with four cheeses, fresh tomato-onion sauce, chipotle-black beans and rice; Citrus Braised Pork Carnitas with moist and crispy pork carnitas, red pasilla tomato sauce, spicy green rice, chipotle-black beans and yellow corn tortillas; Fillet of Mahi Mahi with mole Amarillo aji, garlic mashed potatoes and braised vegetables; Roast Chicken with half chicken marinated and roasted to perfection, chicken au jus, roasted Peruvian purple potatoes and braised vegetables; or Grilled Lobster Tail prepared Puerto Nuevo-Style with spicy green rice, chipotle-black beans, roasted corn, drawn garlic butter sauce and corn tortillas.

Complimentary sparkling wine and cider will be served along with a variety of traditional beverages including fresh brewed coffee, decaffeinated coffee, and hot tea.

Valentine’s Day Dinner

Fuego’s magnificent Valentine’s Day Dinner starts with a choice of Roasted Velvet Red Pepper Bisque and Scallop Crudo with cured diver scallops and black olive caramel or Poached Maine Lobster and Artichoke with a succulent butter poached Maine lobster, artichoke bottom, wilted baby spinach, shaved fennel champagne cream and Osetra caviar.

Guests will then delight in a Winter Cupid Salad with baby wild organic red leaves, apple, Cabreles blue cheese, pistachio rain with hazelnut dressing.

The Valentine’s Day Dinner entrée features a choice of Prime Tenderloin of Beef with sliced charbroiled prime beef, port wine peppercorn sauce, potato gnocchi, black trumpet mushrooms and winter vegetables; Champagne Poached Halibut with champagne poached halibut, white grape burgundy Buerre Blanc, vegetable cous cous, orange, apple, and hibiscus; Spice Loin of Lamb with pan-seared Australia lamb, pomegranate glaze Medjool dates, fingerling potatoes, Brussels sprouts and caraway nage; or Grilled Vegetable Terrine with layers of grilled vegetables, shaved potato, grana padana, and roasted velvet red pepper coulis.

Topping off the evening is a sensational dessert featuring a Chocolate Marquise and Assorted Macaroons with chocolate ganache and hazelnut baked chocolate sponge cake with raspberry sauce.

A complimentary glass of Poema Cava champagne and sparkling cider will be served along with a variety of beverages including fresh brewed coffee, decaffeinated coffee, hot tea, and a selection of assorted chocolate truffles.

Fuego’s Sweetheart Sunday Brunch costs $45 per adult and $22 per child plus tax and gratuity, with 18 percent added to parties of six or more, on Sunday, Feb. 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The special Valentine’s Day 4-course prix fixe dinner costs $75 per person plus tax and gratuity on Tuesday, Feb 14, from 5-10 p.m. For Fuego Valentine’s brunch and dinner reservations, please call 562-481-3910.

Fuego is a modern, Latin infused indoor-outdoor restaurant and lounge at Hotel Maya. Fuego offers a unique setting at the water’s edge 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 the Queen Mary.

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 features 194 airy and well-appointed guest rooms with dynamic colors, complemented with earthy, organic furnishings and finishes. Rooms with a private balcony featuring ocean and garden views are available.

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

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