New Law Promulgated To Regulate Alcoholic Beverages

A new law promulgated recently aims to better regulate alcoholic beverage businesses and their advertisements, hopefully preventing people from drinking to excess and lessening the resultant social and economic impacts.
According to Article 20 of the 26 page Law on Alcoholic Beverages, venues offering alcoholic beverages are not allowed to be located near healthcare and education centres, state offices, religious venues, embassies, public parks, opera houses, passenger vehicle stations, petrol stations, sports complexes and factories.
In addition, advertisements for alcoholic beverage products must not attempt to …..

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“Gout de France/Good France”: French Gastronomy Around The World

French gastronomy will be in the spotlight around the world on March 19 when the “Gout de France/Good France” evening rolls out in French restaurants and French embassies as 1,000 chefs prepare 1,000 dinners on five continents.
In Laos, many leaders are taking part in the operation, and gourmands will be able to sample the true flavours of French cuisine in Vientiane and Luang Prabang.
March 19 has been chosen as the day for the worldwide premiere of this …..

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Couleur d’Asie – Store, Restaurant, Tea House and Art Gallery

Couleur d’Asie has been open in it’s current form since mid-2014 and while many people we have spoken to have heard of the French influenced venue there seem to be very few who have actually visited.
The owner of the store, Vivian Inthavong, has called Vientiane her home for many years and her range of experience in style and interior design are clear from the moment you enter. Officially promoted as a ‘concept store’, Couleur d’Asie has a lot to offer: ….

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Love Life Café: Home-Made Ice Cream, Cookies, Shakes, Paninis & Salads

There’s a charming little oasis in Vientiane that many of us visit to escape the doldrums of life…our little heaven of sorts where we get to learn to love life all over again. Tucked away at the end of Dongpalane, Love Life Ice Cream (or LLIC, as I conveniently call it) is the brainchild of cookie school teacher Fleur Varenne, a French-British transplant in Laos.
If you haven’t been to LLIC, get ready for a surprise. The ambience is bright, cheerful and ….

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Pizza Company To Open Third Branch At Dongdok

Pizza Company, a Thai franchise restaurant chain, plans to open another branch in Vientiane this year after achieving major business success over the past few years.
Express Group Laos, which runs the pizza outlets, told Vientiane Times that it planned to open its third branch and second Swensen’s ice cream franchise located at the National University of Laos’ Dongdok campus, aiming to attract young ……

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Makphet Restaurant Serves At New Location

Friends International announces the new location and trading hours of Award-Winning restaurant, Makphet in Vientiane, Laos. Now open 7 days a week !
Set in a French colonial building, Makphet is a family-friendly restaurant with a warm vibe. It features a spacious dining room and large garden for kids to play. The restaurant offers a mix of dining options; artisanal wood tables, cozy banquet seating, communal tables fashioned from reclaimed wood, and comfortable wooden chairs. An outdoor seating area in the lush garden is …..

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