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 2016. 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 11pm at Espresso Bar and 6 to 11pm in The Main Dining Room. Both restaurants have outdoor seating and interior seating with air-conditioning.
Flavors of the Mediterranean
*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 passionfruit sorbet and berry compote
The regular a la carte menu will also be available.
Kaiser Maximilian features a touch of Europe in downtown Puerto Vallarta. The casually elegant restaurant offers a respite from the beach and is a great place to observe the area. They are located on Olas Altas 380-B in Zona Romantica at the Hotel Los Arcos. There are two locations, Espresso Bar, on the south side of the hotel, hours are 8am to 11pm. The Main Dining Room is on the north side of the hotel, hours are 6 to 11pm. They are open everyday except Sunday.