Each year, Americans celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday on the fourth Thursday of November. It is a day of giving thanks for the blessing of a great harvest. Most families follow traditions that started on the very first Thanksgiving in the 1600s but many have their own traditions they follow each year. If you are living in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, you may be creating a new way of celebrating the holiday.
One of the best things about Thanksgiving is spending time with family. Many people live far from family members and travel long distances by car, train or plane to be with their loved ones. Thanksgiving is the busiest travel day of the year and many will be visiting PV.
The feast is typically made up of traditional foods. Many families include the entire family in the food preparation. Traditional foods include turkey, stuffing, gravy, sweet potatoes, cornbread, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce. Many people serve pie for dessert at the end of the meal. Popular pie flavors are pumpkin, pecan, sweet potato, and apple.
Kaiser Maximilian Restaurant will be offering a special a la carte Thanksgiving menu and it will be available on Thursday from 3pm to 11pm and from noon to 11pm on Friday and Saturday, November 27 to 29, 2014.
Manhattan Clam Chowder with gnocchi, bacon and smoked tomato
Roasted turkey, stuffing made with bread, fine herbs, nuts, raisins and pumpkin purée, served with mixed vegetables topped with plum sauce
New York Style Cheesecake topped with a raspberry blueberry compote and fresh basil
Other American traditions include watching football games and parades on television. You will have plenty of time for those since Kaiser Maximilian is offering turkey and stuffing all weekend.
Please remember that the Kaiser Maximilian Espresso Bar is open from 8am to 11pm and will be serving the Thanksgiving menu, too. The main dining room is open from 6 to 11pm.
Start your own tropical holiday tradition by celebrating Thanksgiving at Kaiser Maximilian.