Alpine Food Festival to Be Held in Alaska on International Mt. Everest Day, Featuring Nepali Cuisine

In an effort to showcase Nepali cuisine to the world, the inaugural “Seven Summits Alpine Food Festival 2024” will be held in Alaska, USA.

Scheduled for May 29th, coinciding with International Mt. Everest Day, the event will take place at Mandala Restaurant in Anchorage, Alaska, from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm.

This culinary celebration is a collaborative effort between the Gastronomy Tourism Association of Nepal and the New York-based travel group, The festival will feature traditional Nepali foods, such as Dhindo, Gundruk, Momo, and the Sherpa community’s famous dishes Thenthuk, Rildok, Tingmo, Salt Tea, and the Nepali Thali.

dumpling dishes
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Attendees, including local residents, domestic tourists, and international tourists, will have the opportunity to savor these dishes prepared by Virginia’s renowned restaurateur and chef Ram Thapa and the esteemed culinary expert Suresh Chandra Basnet.

Event coordinator Suresh Basnet  remarked that visitors will experience Nepali flavors in Anchorage for the first time, comparing the city to a Namche Bazaar for Denali climbers. He noted that the campaign originated in Alaska, home to Denali, the tallest peak in North America.

Suresh Chandra Basnet is a renowned Nepali culinary expert, celebrated for his extensive work as a chef, instructor, and researcher.

 The initiative aims to introduce Nepali gastronomy across the highest summits of all seven continents, starting with Asia’s Everest. Funds raised through donations at the festival will support the welfare of Nepali chefs and the global promotion of Nepali cuisine.