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Hotel Martianez, Christmas

Hotel Martianez, Puerto de la Cruz, Canary Islands, December 24, 1957

This Christmas Eve menu for the Hotel Martianez looks long but it is really the same set menu written in three languages--Spanish, German and French (which makes for a fun excuse to learn some foreign language culinary vocabulary!). A red Christmas tree, candles, and a bell add some festive flair to this holiday menu.

Puerto de la Cruz was a popular tourist destination in the 1950s, especially during the winter and at the holidays.

From the Culinary Institute of America Menu Collection, Uwe Hestnar Menu Collection, menu 13-11.