ESTERO, FL (May 15, 2018) –The impact of Spanish, African, Indian and European influences on Venezuelan cuisine are on the menu at Miromar Outlets’ newest dining location, FUSION 212. The international mélange of flavors are symbolized in the restaurant’s name and dishes, which include arepas, corn pancakes served with cheese, shredded beef and greens; ground beef, cheese or chicken-stuffed empanadas in baked or fried pastry; pabellón criollo, a plated combination of rice, shredded beef stew and black beans; and asado negro, round roast cooked in flavorful wine broth.

“My business partner and I decided on the word “fusion” because it translates the same in both English and in Spanish,” explains the restaurant owner, Gabriela Bellorin. “The number “212” is our former area code and pays homage to our native city of Caracas. Venezuelan cuisine is a mix of international flavor and we are thrilled to bring it to Miromar Outlets.”

FUSION 212 is located in Suite 81 near Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store and occupies 1,000 square feet. Its opening expands the many dining options at Miromar Outlets, Southwest Florida’s premiere shopping destination in Estero.

“Adding Venezuelan cuisine to our already vast assortment of international dining options here at Miromar Outlets is exciting,” says Vice President, Jeff Staner. “The restaurant’s menu selection is the first of its kind in Estero.”

The restaurant also offers sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads and other traditional menu items. Specialty beverages reflect the unique food and include Mojito PapelÓn with lime, mint and sugar cane; hibiscus green tea; kiwi and banana smoothies iced tea; lemonade; and fruit-flavored sparkling water, plus beer and wine selections. Tres leches, crème brûlée, quesillo (Venezuelan flan), chocolate brownie and vanilla milkshakes, ice cream and other dessert options complement FUSION 212’s unique entrées. Visit FUSION 212 in Suite 81 or call (239) 317-2174 for more information.

Voted Best Shopping Mall and Best Factory Outlet Mall in Southwest Florida for 19 years in a row, Miromar Outlets features more than 140 top designer and brand name outlets with savings of up to 70% off retail prices. Find great savings on top names including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store, H&M and many more. Shoppers of all ages can experience the Rock Climbing FunWalls in the award-winning WINK Playland equipped with an exterior playground and sun shades.

Miromar Outlets is located at exit 123 off I-75, on Miromar Outlets Boulevard in Estero, between Naples and Fort Myers, across from Miromar Design Center. Hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit online at MiromarOutlets.com for more information.

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