Pokharelis indulge in int’l cuisines


The Annapurna Post International food festival with the perfect combination of food, music and entertainment all in a single venue began at Pokhara Exhibition Centre on January 25. The two-day event sponsored by the Annapurna Post boasts of numerous delicacies from 10 countries. Thousands of residents of Pokhara and from neighbouring places visited the festival on the first day to try out these delectable food items and have an enjoyable time.

COO of APCA Nepal CU Ananda welcomed the guests to the event and Baliram Prasad Singh, CDO of Kaski along with other guests inaugurated the event amidst a ceremony. Surya Bhujel, Acting President of the Restaurant and Bar Association Nepal Pokhara Chapter, after tasting foods at the stalls, said, “The food items present at the stalls were scrumptious. It is a very well organised festival.”

Naresh Shanker Palikhe who came with his family members and tried out some delicacies said that the food was delicious.

American, Indian, Chinese, Bangladeshi, German, Japanese, Nepali, Arabian, Thai and many other delicacies were offered at the various stalls in the event. According to Dashrath Pandey of Fulbari Resort and Spa, the food items are priced at lower rates than they are usually charged in restaurants. Miresh Adhikari, Marketing manager of Lowenbrau expressed happiness as he received positive feedback from the visitors.

Artistes and bands like Mad Zone, Cholendra Poudel, Bimal Parajuli, Shobhit Basyal, Ujjwal Bhandari, Dharmendra Sewan, Damage Glitters, Kid Soul, Ethos entertained the crowd with their energetic performances. Bingo and other games were also a major attraction of the event, especially for the children.

To make this event successful Brown Filter Kings and Ruslan Vodka have assisted the main sponsor Lowenbrau. The entry tickets for the event are priced at Rs 50 and Rs 25 (for kids under 3 feet). Rs 50 ticket will get Pet Pepsi of 600 ml while Rs 25 ticket will receive a bottle of Slice.