The festival was set across Lakeside with around 100 restaurants and eateries setting up stalls, according to the organisers — Restaurant and Bar Association Nepal (REBAN), Pokhara, and Coca-Cola Nepal.
The festival also featured a Waiter Race — men’s and women’s — sponsored by Coca-Cola Nepal. The winner, first runner-up and the second runner-up in each category bagged Rs 5,000, Rs 3,000 and Rs 2,000 respectively.
During the race, the participants had carry trays loaded with RGB Coke bottle, a water bottle and a glass and race to the finish line faster without spilling anything or dropping an of the content of the tray.
The festival was even bigger and better than the previous editions, REBAN-Pokhara president Gopi Bahadur Bhattarai, said in a statement issued on Friday, January 2, 2015.
“REBAN Pokhara Street Festival has become an icon of New Year celebration and this year we tried to take the hype a step further. Our plan was to serve exotic Nepali cuisine from across the globe along with local Nepali cuisines. We believe that the combination would be striking and of course Coca-Cola will elevate the gratification further. We had over 300,000 visitors throughout the street festival,” Bhattarai said.