The origins of Mardi Gras can be traced to medieval Europe, passing through Rome and Venice in the 17th and 18th centuries to the French House of the Bourbons. From here, the traditional revelry of “Boeuf Gras,” or the fatted calf can be followed to France.
It went through some changes over the centuries until it hit a stride in the new world. New Orleans was established in 1718 by Bienville. By the 1730s, Mardi Gras was celebrated openly in New Orleans, but not with the parades we know today. In the early 1740s, Louisiana’s governor, the Marquis de Vaudreuil, established elegant society balls, which became the model for the New Orleans Mardi Gras balls of today.
Puerto Vallarta has been celebrating the festive holiday since 2009 and the celebration has grown every year. There is a parade that winds through centro and old town that is attended by several thousand.
Kaiser Maximilian restaurant is on the parade route and you can have a front row seat while enjoying a special three course meal with choices for each course. Join their party on Tuesday 13 February 2018 starting at 5pm and running to 11pm. The regular a la carte menu will not be available on this night.
Mardi Gras Menu
Appetizers (choose one)
Marinated Beets and Goat Cheese Salad
Duck Confit Salad
Roasted Quail with Risotto
Ravioli with Tarragon Sauce
Red Cabbage Cream Soup
Main Course (choose one)
Salmon Trout with Celery Purée
Red Snapper with Shrimp Sauce
Combo with Shrimp, Fish and Chicken with Rice and Chipotle Sauce
Coffee Spiced Beef Tenderloin
Zwiebelrostbraten – Beef Loin with Onions
Spiced Duck Breast with Farro Risotto
Chicken Breast with Rosemary Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Leg of Veal
Veal Scaloppini with Twice Baked Potato & Creamed Spinach
Pork Chop with Nut Chutney & Sautéed Endives
Wienerschnitzel – Breaded Pork Loin & Potatoes
Rahmschnitzel – Sautéed Pork Loin with Noodles & a Mushroom Cream Sauce
Warm Pecan Chocolate Tart & Vanilla Ice Cream
Chocolate Pot de Crème
Sour Cream Cheesecake with Pineapple & Strawberries
Austrian Apple Strudel with Vanilla Ice Cream
Sacher – Chocolate Cake with Mint Ice Cream
Panna Cotta with Mixed Berries
Linzer Tart with Frozen Yogurt
Vanilla Ice Cream Hot Crepe with Chocolate Sauce
Strawberry Royal Sundae
The price per person is $620 pesos, gratuity is not included. If you prefer to have the rack of lamb, diver scallops or braised short rips, as a main course, the price for the is $720 Pesos per person.
Reservations are a must. Please call 222 5058 or 223 0760.
Be sure to join the Kaiser Maximilian team for a wonderful celebration.