It’s October. It’s Nepal.
Nepal – land of the Ghurka, birthplace of the Buddha, and home of Mount Everest, the world’s only non-quadrilateral flag and truly amazing food.
I have eaten at quite a few Nepalese restaurants in Melbourne, mainly in Lygon Street, and the food has always been almost to die for.
We’ll have lunch in Nepal on 22 October. The usual suspects will be there – Jan and Lauren and Will and the kids, and we’ll be joined by Jacqui and Rich and their twin boys, who are Liam’s best mates. Its going to be a noisy lunch, this one!
My research tells me that dal bhat is compsulory Nepali food, so obviously we have to give that a try. And there’s chicken thukpa, momo (can’t wait to try the momo!!!), mutton curry, cucumber pickle salad, to name just a few. So much good food to sample!
Alcohol is not a big part of Nepali life, so I’ve had to resort to a cocktail named for Nepal – the Everest cocktail. Like Cleopatra’s kiss for lunch in Egypt, the ingredients sound more than a little contradictory. But hey ho, we’ll give it a shot. Curry and cream of coconut together sound OK, and lemon and gin together sound OK. But curry and coconut and lemon and gin all together sound weird.
Nonetheless, it promises to be yet another afternoon of great food, great company and, um, interesting cocktails.
Thank you, Lauren, for choosing Nepal!
The fact sheet and place mat are attached below. Watch this space for more reports.