Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - It was a wedding of epic proportions that celebrated the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King Ludwig I, and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810. The people of Munich were invited to attend the festivities held on the fields in front of the city gates to celebrate the royal event.
Horse races in the presence of the Royal Family marked the close of the event that was celebrated as a festival for the whole of Bavaria. The decision to repeat the horse races in the subsequent year gave rise to the tradition of the Oktoberfest.
Today Oktoberfest is the largest festival in the world, with an international flavor characteristic of the 21st century. Around 6 million visitors from all around the world converge on Munich for Oktoberfest every year and food is a big part of the party.
In Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, you can celebrate Oktoberfest all month long at Kaiser Maximilian restaurant. There's a special menu featuring dishes from Germany in addition to the traditional Austrian fare served at this very popular south side restaurant.
Kaiser Maximilian Oktoberfest Menu
• White wine soup with cinnamon croutons and sabayon
• Spätzle with duck confit, cheese and Austrian onion rings
• Celery salad with mushrooms and sautéed veal sweetbreads
• Smoked sausage with sauerkraut and sautéed potatoes
• Roasted duck with red cabbage and dumpling
• Veal goulash with spätzle
• Cottage cheese strudel with peaches and vanilla ice cream
Enjoy the Oktoberfest menu from 12 noon until 11 pm.Come out and celebrate Oktoberfest at Kaiser Maximilian through October 31st. Whether dining al fresco at the European-style sidewalk café tables or in the intimate air-conditioned dining room, you'll enjoy the fabulous cuisine, professional service and elegant atmosphere that have made Kaiser Maximilian one of Puerto Vallarta's favorite fine dining restaurants.
Open Monday-Saturday from 8 am to 11 pm for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Kaiser Maximilian Restaurant & Cafe is located at Olas Altas #38B in the Zona Romántica of Puerto Vallarta. For reservations call (322) 223-0760 or visit KaiserMaximilian.com
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