Trends we spotted | Week 12

24-3-2017

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At Horecatrends we spot a lot of national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write articles about, the smaller trends we use in our column ‘Trends we spotted this week’. This week amongst others Dunkin’ Donuts with a Dutch twist and a pop-up restaurant in the Wolvenplein prison in Utrecht.

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interactiveSQUASH | Focus on the fun not the burn!

24-3-2017

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How sports is getting affected, in a positive way, by the newest technology. interactiveSQUASH is an example of how sports and technology can influence athletes in a positive matter. read more

FÏNLEY | The new Coca-Cola brand in the Netherlands

23-3-2017

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Last week, Coca-Cola launched its new brand: FÏNLEY in the Netherlands . FÏNLEY is a refreshing, alcohol-free, and low-calorie beverage which you can drink as refreshing drink in the afternoon or as a mocktail in the evening. It will be available in 6 surprising and sophisticated flavors at supermarkets, a few cinemas and gasoline stations. read more

Culinary enjoyment at the highest level | World’s only air balloon restaurant

22-3-2017

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Although CuliAir can’t been seen as a trend anymore, it remains special to see that the concept is still named as a ‘trend’ on various websites. The concept was initiated by masterchef Angélique Schmeinck in 2003. CuliAir is a culinary enjoyment at the highest level, literally and figuratively. If you want to experience something special, from the beginning of April till September it’s possible to book a diner in this floating restaurant. The restaurant consists of 14 spots and is a once in a lifetime experience that’s expected to stay trendy in the upcoming years as well. read more

Hawaiian Shave Ice

22-3-2017

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The astronomical spring officially started last week and we’ve already had a few days of sunshine last. Hopefully the start of a sunny summer period. Summer also means… ICE CREAM! What can we expect this summer as it comes to ice cream? We have seen a lot of videos about the Hawaiian Shave Ice which is basically nothing more than shaved ice! read more

The Malt Vault Utrecht | Over 130 types of whisky

21-3-2017

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At the recently opened ‘The Malt Vault’ in Utrecht they have over 130 types of whisky on their beverage list. At ‘The Malt Vault you just have to sit back and relax while enjoying your whisky. Inexperienced whisky drinkers can order a mini whisky tasting whereas the experienced drinker can discover new kinds of whisky’s. read more

Tito’s Handmade Vodka | World’s fastest-growing vodka brand

21-3-2017

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Last week the official launch of Tito’s Handmade Vodka took place in the Netherlands. This American brand was last year’s fastest-growing vodka brand in the world with a growth percentage of 64.5%. The vodka is 100% gluten-free and is made of corn, consists 40% alcohol and doesn’t have any added sugar or gelatine. That’s why it’s pure vodka. read more

The Carter | Restaurant inspired by Beyoncé and Jay Z

20-3-2017

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Restaurant The Carter in Sydney, Australia is inspired by the queen and king of American pop culture: Beyoncé and Jay Z. The restaurant starts as a restaurant by day and transforms into a club with live entertainment in the evening. A must-see for fans. read more

Blue cheese and chocolate | A divine combination

20-3-2017

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Last week Betty Koster was cited in an article on NU.nl about the combination of blue cheese and chocolate. “Cheese and chocolate are a great combination” she said. By reading the article my thoughts took me back to the theory of cooking I had at the hotel school. Every week we got to see the serie Kitchen Chemistry by Heston Blumenthal. One of the episodes was entirely devoted to chocolate. How it is made and why it melts more quickly when it is not tempered? All these questions were answered in the episode about chocolate. read more

Trends we spotted | Week 11

17-3-2017

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At Horecatrends we spot a lot of national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write articles about, the smaller trends we use in our column ‘Trends we spotted this week’. This week amongst others wine infused coffee and New York gets a Fried Pickle restaurant.

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Fingopay | Pay with your fingerprint

17-3-2017

Paying with your fingertip? It’s possible at Proud Camden, a London based bar. Customers are able to pay their drinks here with Fingopay. This technology links your finger veins with your debit or credit card. Payments can be done both quicker and easier. It’s not only a unique and safe way of paying, you’ll don’t have to worry if you left your wallet at home! read more

Happy Drinks Mastershaker 2017 | The Madonna (like a virGIN)

16-3-2017

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At the beginning of this year we wrote about the Happy Drinks The Battle. With this initiative Pierre Wind and the ‘Trimbos-instituut’ wanted to challenge the hospitality and hospitality schools to make the supply of non-alcoholic beverages more exciting and more diverse. Monday the 6th of March at the finals of the Happy Drinks The Battle, Mark Jędrzejewski, bartender of  De Smaakambassade, was awarded as Happy Drinks Mastershaker 2017. From the winning drink ‘The Madonna (like a virGIN)’, a special edition handmade syrup will be created. This will be done by Pinky Rose. This syrup will also be available for hospitality businesses. They hope that the The Madonna (like a virGIN) is going to be the mocktail of 2017! read more

Pizza Pilgrims | Calzone your favourite chocolate bar

16-3-2017

What about a dessert calzone with your own taste of chocolate or as you could say BYOC – Bring Your Own Chocolate. Pizza Pilgrims in Shoreditch London added an option on their menu where you can calzone your favourite chocolate bar. So if you’re obsessed with chocolate, you know where to go for a custom-made chocolate calzone. read more

The Shweeb | A human powered racing pod circuit

15-3-2017

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The Shweeb is New Zealand’s newest adventure activity and world first overhead monorail pedal powered race circuit. The faster you pedal, the faster you will finish. The Shweeb is located in Rotorua within the Agroventures Adventure Park in New Zealand and the core market is very broad; from four to 89 year-olds. Google was also positive about the idea and submitted an investment of one million dollars. A great monorail circuit for an adventurous nature reserve. read more

Ben & Jerry’s Cereal Splashback | Ice cream for breakfast

15-3-2017

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Did you always ate cereals for breakfast and are you an ice cream addict? Well Ben & Jerry’s turned your nostalgic breakfast into an ice cream: Ben & Jerry’s Cereal Splashback. Put your PJs on, watch your favorite television show and enjoy a scoop (or two) of breakfast ice-cream. As it’s not going to be sold on the Dutch market, it might be interesting for ice-cream shop owners. read more

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