With evenly-spaced interior decoration, the Terrace Garden at Raddison Hotel in Lazimpat has a minimalistic look. There is a neatly stocked bar, and the large windows that open on to the balcony which offers a wide panorama of the forested mountains surrounding the Valley and the urbanscape below. Swyambhunath peeks from the distance.
Now, the restaurant has been redone to offer authentic Mexican dishes for Kathmandu foodies. “We are multi-cuisine,” says Ajay Sharma, the senior sous-chef, “but we are focusing on Mexican, especially as there are limited options for Mexican cuisine in Nepal.”
Mexican culinary culture includes staples familiar to Nepalis, like maize, beans, avocado, tomato, meat, squash and chilli peppers. The spices give both Nepali and Mexican dishes their characteristic taste.