Looking for Romance? Fuego Sets the Mood With Food on Valentine’s Day

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Fuego at Hotel MayaCouples in Long Beach have plenty of options for romantic dinners on Valentine’s Day. So Fuego, Hotel Maya’s modern restaurant overlooking the water, is helping local diners set the mood with food by reminding them that the language of love is often spoken with a Latin accent.

On February 14 from 5 p.m to 10 p.m.,  Fuego will serve a special four-course dinner of Latin-infused cuisine accompanied by live Latin jazz with the FJ Reyes Latin Trio. Couples can dine under the stars or indoors with stunning open-air views that include the Pacific Ocean, Long Beach skyline and the Queen Mary.

“Fuego guests will enjoy an unbeatable atmosphere highlighted by sensational Latin jazz, a romantic firepit on the patio and a canopy of stars that are set to create a mood of love and romance,” said Kristi Allen, General Manager at Hotel Maya. 

Executive Chef Victor Juarez has prepared a lovely Valentine’s Day Dinner beginning with a Starter of Macadamia Nut Crusted Triple Cream Brie with passion fruit pear chutney or Pan-Roasted Black Sea Bass with creamed sweet corn, wild forest mushrooms spicy scallion and radish salad.

A sumptuous Soup or Salad follows featuring Velvet Lobster Bisque with cognac, Chantilly chive cream, and succulent morsels of lobster meat or Heirloom Tomato Salad with pepita cilantro pesto, burrata cheese, achiote balsamic glee and grilled rustic bread crostini.

Valentine’s guests will enjoy an entrée selection featuring Prime Filet Mignon with charbroiled prime beef, silky guajillo béarnaise, lobster Yukon mashed potatoes, and steamed white asparagus; or Aromatic Poached Halibut with braised fennel, orange marmalade soft white polenta with mascarpone cheese and vegetable pearls; or Red Currant and Molasses Glaze Duck with pan-seared maple leaf duck breast, pomegranate glaze, yucca cake, and rainbow Swiss chard; or White Truffle Risotto with wild greens, black forest mushrooms, English peas in a pod coulis, créme fraîche, Parmesan, and reggiano.

The Fuego lovers’ dessert is Decadent Valrhona Chocolate Lovers Cake with dark chocolate mousse, vanilla crème brulée and orange liqueur raspberries.

The special Valentine’s Day Dinner costs $80 per person, plus tax and gratuity. An 18 percent gratuity will be added to parties of six or more. The dinner runs from 5-10 p.m. Valentine’s Day Dinner reservations are strongly encouraged. Call 562-481-3910.

Famous for its handcrafted margaritas, Fuego also boasts the largest tequila selection 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 is located at 700 Queensway Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802. For additional information, visit http://www.hotelmayalongbeach.com.


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