If the many Mexican eateries popping up around the city have proven one thing, it's that Brisbane likes Latin American cuisine as much it likes burgers, wings and fries from its northern counterpart. Perhaps that's why Fogata Latin Fusion Bar and Restaurant is opening its doors in Fortitude Valley. Why limit yourself to one international cuisine when you can feast on delicious dishes from an entire region?
You'll find more than just tacos and burritos at the new addition to James Street when it starts trading at the end of August. Referencing its fusion of food in its name should've made that plain — but if it didn't, then a selection of classic offerings given a modern twist will.
Think tapas, share plates and main meals heavy on Caribbean-style seafood and plenty of meat, just to name a few key influences and ingredients. Ceviche, the citrus-cured serving of raw fish that's popular in Ecuador, Colombia, Chile and Peru, will also be on the menu.
The 70-seat-plus eatery will boast an outside dining area as well as a bar, so expect to enjoy outdoor meals and knock back appropriately-sourced beers and themed cocktails. If that's not a great way to celebrate and cherish Latin American culture, cuisine, costumes and lifestyle right in the heart of Brissie, then we don't know what is.
Find Fogata Latin Fusion Bar and Restaurant at 2/79 James Street, Fortitude Valley from the end of August. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for more details.