Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Mild winters and warm summers are just some of the characteristics of the Mediterranean. Its history has contributed greatly to its collective cuisine. Several important ancient civilizations flourished in the region which was dominated for centuries by Phoenicia, Carthage, Greece, Rome and the Byzantine, Arab and Ottoman empires.
These historical connections and influences, as well as the impact of the Mediterranean Sea on the region's climate mean have resulted in a melding like no where else on earth. Plus countries with strong culinary traditions, like Italy, Spain and France have also affected the cuisine.
You can sample some flavorful Mediterranean dishes at Kaiser Maximilian Restaurant in Puerto Vallarta during August. Executive Chef Juan Carlos Palomera and owner Andreas Rupprechter have developed this special menu featuring wonderful dishes from the region.
The Mediterranean menu is served from noon to 11 pm at Espresso Bar and 6 to 11 pm in The Main Dining Room. Both restaurants have covered outdoor seating and interior seating with air-conditioning.
Flavors of the Mediterranean Menu at Kaiser Maximilian
• Gnocchi with a braised short rib, creamy polenta, bell pepper and red wine sauce
• Fried calamari with mixed greens, olives and tzatziki
• Horiatiki, A Greek Salad with tomato, cucumber, feta cheese, onions, olives
• Beef Carpaccio with mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, mustard and honey dressing
• Gazpacho with goat cheese and bread croutons
• Veal Scaloppini with Angel hair pasta, Caprese and red wine sauce
• Panna cotta with passion fruit sorbet and berry compote
The regular a la carte menu is also available.
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 famous.
And don't forget, Kaiser Maximilian always celebrates El Mes de la Patria by serving up traditional Mexican dishes with an elegant spin, (like the restaurant's celebrated Chiles en Nogada,) throughout the month of September. Don't miss it!
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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