Kathmandu, May 12, 2016: A food festival has been happening in Kathmandu with a mission to promote gastronomy tourism in Nepal and celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Mt. Manaslu and Mt. Lhotse.
The Fest â€˜Testing Nepali food from Himal to Teraiâ€™ has been organizedÂ in Barosa Lounge and Restaurant in Hattisar since 9th May with slogans â€˜A campaign for Gastronomy Tourism in Nepalâ€™ and â€˜Letâ€™s talk about Nepali Foodâ€™.
The programme organized in joint efforts byÂ Suresh Chandra Basnet, Vice President of Chefs Association of Nepal and Mahesh Raj Dhakal, Executive Chef at Shangri-la Hotel will serve visitors with cuisines â€˜buckwheat rollâ€™, â€˜Chicharâ€™ (a cuisine from Tharu caste in Terai), Soju, Dhido among others.
â€œThis is an attempt to develop and promote Nepali food with the mission of â€˜Gastronomy Tourism In Nepalâ€™ and at the same time connecting Himal to Terai through food,â€ says Basnet, coordinator of the event. â€œOur tourism lasts till the Mountains and hospitality of our people remain. Through this festival we want to give the message that food is also a part of tourism. Since tourism is one of the major contributors to the national economy, we are doing this as a campaign to bring the industry to shape after being severely affected by the earthquake and trade embargo imposed by India.â€
The festival jointly organized by Sneha Travel Media Nepal and Hospitality Foundation Nepal will continue till May 16thÂ and is open for public on 11:00 am -04:00 pm.