Maiden food, drink festival to promote Sikkim cuisine

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Known for its distillery products, picturesque Majhitar in Sikkim will for the first time host a food and drinks festival in January to promote Sikkimese cuisine, beverages and organic products.

The three-day Majhitar Food and Drink Festival beginning on January 22 is a winter festival that will bring producers and consumers on the same platform, said creative head Suresh Lama.

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“Main highlights of the festival are promotion and marketing of Sikkimese cuisine, drinks and hotels, food-related games, traditions and cultures of Sikkim, art exhibition cum sale, sale of organic produces,” Lama told IANS.

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Against the backdrop of the Teesta, the event also includes attractions such as music concerts and tourism-related programmes.

“We are mainly targeting visitors from among the students of Sikkim Manipal University, multinational companies, locals and people from neighbouring states and countries,” Lama said.

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Its brand ambassador is Sushmita Rai, a kickboxing champion who hails from Bhasmey, a small village in Majhitar.

Supported by Ugen T. Gyatso, state minister of tourism and aviation, the festival will conclude on January 24.

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