Alice offers Chinese, Continental, Thakali and Japanese cuisine. Thakali for the proprietors are Thakali, Japanese for Mr. Sherchan worked at and owned restaurants in Japan and knows the cuisine, and Chinese and Continental, as the owner puts it very pragmatically, "It's because I found excellent chefs specialising in them."
Alice Restaurant is in Gairidhara.
DELIGHTFUL CHOCO BERRY
Choco Berry, situated on the 7th floor of Civil Mall next to the QFX ticket counters is the brain child of three young men- Ashok Maharjan, Shameendra Khadka and Rijendra Pradhananga. They started Choco Berry just a fortnight ago and are already amazed by the response from customers. Everybody is talking about Choco Berry and why not?
Frozen Yogurt is among the healthier dessert options. Made from milk as opposed to cream in ice cream, it is naturally lower in calories, provides a host of other health benefits and is delicious. Plus the frozen yogurt craze has become a global phenomenon and it is about time that it came to Nepal.
So here is how it works at Choco Berry. You pick a bowl depending on how much yogurt you would like. Then head to the dispensers that currently offer six flavours on any given day and serve yourself the amount you would like. The flavours range from vanilla bean to strawberry and chocolate, to kiwi (my favourite!), blackberry, mango and plain tart, to name a few. A whole variety of toppings await you from fresh fruits and nuts to chocolate sprinkles and sauces and even burfee. You then take this bowl of absolutely creamy deliciousness to be weighed and pay according to the weight. The rate is Rs 1.25 per gram.
"I would like people to be aware about their health and fitness and realise that they don't have to deprive themselves of a good snack or a sumptuous dessert because there are alternatives available and we are providing them here at Choco Berry Self Serve Frozen Yogurts," says Ashok Maharjan.
The trio is planning on opening other counters soon and though they have faced numerous challenges in introducing a brand new product in the country, they are hopeful that the trend will catch on among all Nepalis and Choco Berry will become as ubiquitously recognised in demanding as ice cream is in the country. WAVE can only wish them the best in the endeavours but in the meantime, we will continue indulging in this healthy treat.
Hire a driver
Now you can drink and be driven.
You're having a good time at a party, drinking and dancing with friends, but also worried about how to get back home. Or you are pregnant and the doctor has advised you not to drive. Or you just fractured your hands, and can't drive for at least six months.
Well now you can hire a personal driver, anytime and anywhere in the Valley. 'Hire a driver', the first of its kind of service provides drivers to those who own a vehicle or have access to one, but cannot drive for various reasons. The service is particularly helpful with the recently enforced ban ondrink driving.
Although the idea of hiring a driver is relatively new for Kathmandu residents, other countries have adopted this practice for years. The benefits of a hired driver offset the costs by a large margin. The drivers will make sure that both passengers and their vehicles reach their destination safely.
With a 24-hour on-call and flexible service, you can have a driver for a crazy night out in town, a weekend getaway to Nagarkot, to pick up your children from school, or for a trip to the grocery shop.
How does it work?