THT Int'l Food Fest today

What: THT International Food Festival' 16

When: November 12

Where: Gokarna Forest Resort Golf Course

Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Entry: Rs 100 per person

Special shuttle service arranged from NAC Building, that will take you to the venue via Jamal, Kamaladi, Kamalpokhari, Kalopul, Mitrapark, Boudha and Jorpati

KATHMANDU: The perfect day to gorge on delectable dishes from around the world in a single venue while enjoying the lazy autumn sun, accompanied by fun games and music to sway along is finally here.

Royal Treasure presents The Himalayan Times International Food Festival 2016 is all set to satisfy your gastronomical desire — serving world delicacies from 11 countries in the beautiful Gokarna Forest Resort Golf Course. Nepali, Indian, Thai, Japanese, Mexican, American, Italian, German, Austrian, Israeli, and Swiss — you can delight your taste buds with the world’s best cuisine at THT Food Fest. And your favourite musicians — 1974 AD, Robin and The New Revolution along with Vishan N’ The Elektrix will excite your culinary journey with apt music.

A taste of music

Music is sure to add flavours at The Himalayan Times International Food Festival 2016. Rocking the serene Gokarna Forest Resort Golf Course on November 12 with lively numbers, while you devour on the world’s best cuisines, is 1974AD #thenewlineup, Robin and The New Revolution and Vishan N' The Elektrix.

“Music plays a vital role in our life. And music is very important for such festivals — I think music adds more flavour to food,” guitarist Dipesh Singh of Robin and The New Revolution shared on the music aspect of the upcoming THT Food Fest.

And they are ready to rock the stage with their popular numbers like Keta Keti and Dum Maro Dum.

The Nepal’s favourite band 1974 AD had performed at THT Food Fest in 2014 with its new lineup, and they will be back to thrill the audience with old and new numbers including songs from their new album Hazaar Sapana this time too.

“Performing in this Food Fest is more like a holiday than a job. It is more like a picnic to me. People eat, dance and enjoy with music,” the band’s guitarist Manoj Kumar KC expressed.

Last time, as per him, crowd started gathering around the concert stage as the band started performing. It happened “back then and I’m sure it will repeat”.

Moreover, he likes the idea of “performing in such festival which enhances music — it brings together people from locals to foreigners in the audience”. The venue adds to their performance, to which he said, “Gokarna has such a good ambience. I love that greenery very much.”

Performing at the Fest for the first time is Vishan N’ The Elektrix. And they are excited about it.

“I have had experience of such types of festivals but I will be performing for the first time,” the vocalist Visan Yonjan divulged, adding, “We are excited to make audiences dance with our rock music.”

This band will perform the originals — Karan, Bhanana along with some cover numbers.

Along with music, not to miss are some of the stalls featuring interesting games. Head to the venue filled with food, fun, music and more, and enjoy to the fullest!

The Fest has Silk Air as its Airlines Partner, is co-sponsored by Bajaj Avenger, Real Mixology and Carlsberg, and Gokarna Forest Resort is the Hospitality Partner.

Participating countries 

Austria: Represented by Mitho Mitho The Tavern and Restaurant, Bhainsepati

Germany: Represented by Nanglo Cafe and Pub, Kamaladi

India: Represented by Indian Cultural Centre, Embassy of India in Kathmandu in collaboration with Hotel Shangri~La, Lazimpat

India: Represented by Tasneem’s Kings Kitchen, Pulchowk

Israel: Represented by OR2K Cafe and Bar, Thamel

Italy: Represented by Little Italy, Kamaladi

Japan: Represented by Dan Ran Japanese Restaurant, Jhamsikhel

Mexico: Represented by Rum Doodle 40,000 1/2ft Bar and Restaurant, Naxal

Nepal: Represented by Durbar Restaurant, Gokarna Forest Resort

Switzerland: Represented by Global Academy of Tourism and Hospitality Education (GATE) College, Mandikatar

Thailand: Represented by Zen Bistro and Cafe, Bansbari

USA: Represented by The Lunch Box, Kupondole