Only one in town and ready in red

The Telegraph

Dec 30, 08
Kalimpong

Look no further than Jopa Restaurant if you are in Kalimpong and plan to party on New Year’s Eve.

For one, no other hangouts in town have scheduled any programmes on the night.

Having said that it would be wrong to walk into the Chinese joint — touched up in flaming red all over — with a we-are-here-because-we-had-no-choice feeling.

The restaurant on Main Road plans to make the bash a night that will be remembered in the year to come.

“We are expecting around 100 guests,” said Akhoi Wong, the young owner of Jopa.

The entry fee will be Rs 250 for stags and Rs 200 for couples. Every guest will be greeted with a Jopa Special Punch cocktail. Food charges will be extra.

“The party will swing to the music churned out by talented DJs,” said Wong. Rupe, a local DJ, will be the special draw.

Guests can hit the dance floor as early as 5pm, although the party will continue well past midnight. The music plus the well-stocked bar should help ensure the spirit never slackens.

The restaurant also plans to offer a handful of cocktails of Polynesian mix for connoisseurs among the revellers. Charges will be extra.

While the food on offer will be the regular Chinese fare in the restaurant’s menu, it plans to serve some interesting snacks to go with the drinks.

“Items like spring chicken, Goldchurian Fish and a Jopa special pork should suit every taste bud and keep mouths watering,” said the owner.

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