Trends we spotted | Week 12

22-3-2019

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At hospitalitytrends.eu we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the smaller trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

This week, among other links to an article about cheese tea, it’s getting more and more popular, but we haven’t spotted it yet in the Netherlands! In New York, the long anticipated Mercado Little Spain has opened in the shopping area Hudson Yards. Great images of this food hall by José Andrés in an article at Eater.com.

We also spotted the Taiwanese Boba Tea shop ‘Happy Lemon’ that uses robots to mix Boba Tea and in Switzerland they’re seriously testing the effect of music on cheese! Really!

In London PizzaExpress ZA opened at Fenchurch Street, we love their packaging for the new pizza slices. And have you ever heard of ‘Blue Java Bananas’? We didn’t, but they sound delicious! read more

Spirited Union Distillery | The first rum distillery in the Netherlands

21-3-2019

The grey cobblestone streets and stately canal houses of Amsterdam; they are far from the sandy beaches, palm trees and ferocious pirates we associate with rum. Nevertheless, it was under the Dutch rain where the Spirited Union Distillery and its Union55 rum were created. In 2015, Ruben Maduro found himself fed up with the sickly sweet and artificial flavors in his beloved (spiced) rums. “I travelled all over the world as a brand ambassador, bartender and trainer. And one thing struck me: The lack of innovation in rum.” One and a half year later, in early 2017, an experiment had evolved into an uncategorized rum. A botanically infused one.. read more

Horecatrends | Tips for Culinary videos worth watching – week 12

18-3-2019

YouTube has been a source of inspiration for spotting trends past few years. Every day, thousands of movies are uploaded with new and interesting content. We too sometimes use videos as a source of inspiration to write about. With this week again a selection of videos which Demi Poppe thinks are worth it to watch.

This week a video about an ice cream seller who is fooling his customers. As we love to indicate: humor does sell! Also a video about the influence of Millennials on wine usage and finally, a video about ‘Egg bread’, street food from Korea which does look delicious and mouthwatering! read more

Kebab Queen | Reinterpretation of the kebab served on the countertop

18-3-2019

  • Kebab Queen - by Manu CanalesKebab Queen - by Manu Canales
  • Kebab Queen - by Manu CanalesKebab Queen - by Manu Canales
  • Kebab Queen - by Manu CanalesKebab Queen - by Manu Canales
  • Kebab Queen - by Manu CanalesKebab Queen - by Manu Canales
  • Kebab Queen - by Manu CanalesKebab Queen - by Manu Canales
  • Kebab Queen - by Manu CanalesKebab Queen - by Manu Canales

This April, Manu Canales, previously sous chef of Michel Roux Jr’s restaurant Le Gavroche, will launch Kebab Queen in the heart of Covent Garden with partners Stephen Tozer and Ed Brunet. Manu has explored modern, European-influenced kebabs with prelude restaurants Le Bab and Maison Bab. Now, after four years of careful development, Manu will lead their most adventurous and ambitious opening, Kebab Queen. Here he will serve his guests a seven-course tasting menu which will be plated directly onto the bespoke, heated Dekton countertop! How about a Foie Gras Kebabito, a chargrilled shish kebab or a Doner Risotto? Sounds mouthwatering doesn’t it? read more

Trends we spotted | Week 11

15-3-2019

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At hospitalitytrends.eu we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the smaller trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

This week, among other links to articles about a vending machine that uses Instagram posts as payment for noodles and about sushi cupcakes! We also read an interesting article about the use of x-ray scanners in hotel lobbies and an article about a boozy art class.

The website of Fine Dining Lovers has a new item they’re exploring curious delicacies, check out this one: milt! And ‘Visit CA’, the tourist board in California, has paid Michelin to get a get a red guide of this state.

And in London we spotted Bustronome, a gastronomic tour around the city, and a cheese platter and prosecco festival! read more

Grapekeeper | Red or white wine from your own sustainable vineyard

15-3-2019

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Grapekeeper offers the possibility to make your own wine from your own vineyard in Italy, Spain or Germany. Thanks to a simple concept, now everyone can be a winemaker. With the motto “Drink well, do good”, Grapekeeper uses sustainable vineyards and processes and the knowledge of wine experts to produce complex, high-quality wines.

The concept is simple: you choose your favorite wine and the amount of square meters. Based on that, Grapekeeper selects the perfect sustainable vineyard for you. You can follow the process of your wine through updates or even visit your vineyard in real life. When the wine is ready, you will receive your own bottles of wine with your customized label on it.

Great idea to personalize your house wine as restaurant! read more

The design of Dexamenes Seaside Hotel | Hotel rooms in old wine tanks

14-3-2019

  • Dexamenes Seaside Hotel by K-Studio - credits Claus Brechenmacher & Reiner BaumanDexamenes Seaside Hotel by K-Studio - credits Claus Brechenmacher & Reiner Bauman
  • Dexamenes Seaside Hotel by K-Studio - credits Claus Brechenmacher & Reiner BaumanDexamenes Seaside Hotel by K-Studio - credits Claus Brechenmacher & Reiner Bauman
  • Dexamenes Seaside Hotel by K-Studio - credits Claus Brechenmacher & Reiner BaumanDexamenes Seaside Hotel by K-Studio - credits Claus Brechenmacher & Reiner Bauman
  • Dexamenes Seaside Hotel by K-Studio - credits Claus Brechenmacher & Reiner BaumanDexamenes Seaside Hotel by K-Studio - credits Claus Brechenmacher & Reiner Bauman
  • Dexamenes Seaside Hotel by K-Studio - credits Claus Brechenmacher & Reiner BaumanDexamenes Seaside Hotel by K-Studio - credits Claus Brechenmacher & Reiner Bauman
  • Dexamenes Seaside Hotel by K-Studio - credits Claus Brechenmacher & Reiner BaumanDexamenes Seaside Hotel by K-Studio - credits Claus Brechenmacher & Reiner Bauman
  • Dexamenes Seaside Hotel by K-Studio - credits Claus Brechenmacher & Reiner BaumanDexamenes Seaside Hotel by K-Studio - credits Claus Brechenmacher & Reiner Bauman
  • Dexamenes Seaside Hotel by K-Studio - credits Claus Brechenmacher & Reiner BaumanDexamenes Seaside Hotel by K-Studio - credits Claus Brechenmacher & Reiner Bauman
  • Dexamenes Seaside Hotel by K-Studio - credits Claus Brechenmacher & Reiner BaumanDexamenes Seaside Hotel by K-Studio - credits Claus Brechenmacher & Reiner Bauman
  • Dexamenes Seaside Hotel by K-Studio - credits Claus Brechenmacher & Reiner BaumanDexamenes Seaside Hotel by K-Studio - credits Claus Brechenmacher & Reiner Bauman

Dexamenes Seaside Hotel is located on Kourouta beach on the western coast of the Peloponnese in Greece and it will open May 2019. The hotel has been created on the site of an abandoned winery. The derelict, industrial structures that characterize the site have been left relatively untouched since the 1920’s but Nikos Karaflos, a visionary entrepreneur-turned-hotelier changed that! The old tanks have been converted into 34 guestrooms, many of which have a private patio overlooking the sea. The design with a lot of steel, glass, concrete and timber, is led by K-Studio.

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The Distillers Academy | Masterclass or cocktail experience in Schiedam

14-3-2019

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From Black Nazareth to hot and happening Distillers District: you can find these in Schiedam, the core of the distillery world. With the new opening of the Distillers Academy in Schiedam, a unique concept was born next in the shadow of Rotterdam. It’s the one place where fans can turn into experts. During the Masterclass you are taught about the special distillery process and you are introduced to the art of making cocktails during the Cocktail Experience. The Academy is located in De Palmboom mill, one of the giant mills in Schiedam that was built for distilleries. The experiences can exclusively be booked for groups and consumers on the set dates. read more

Vegotel opened its doors | Ecofriendly b&b

14-3-2019

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Vegotel is located in a farmhouse, dated from 1885, nearby the sea in the north of the Netherlands. It is a very quiet and peaceful area but even more important is the vegan concept that vegotel persists. Breakfast and rooms, everything in this 2-room bed & breakfast is all about veganism. read more

Horecatrends | Tips for Culinary videos worth watching – week 11

11-3-2019

YouTube has been a source of inspiration for spotting trends past few years. Every day, thousands of movies are uploaded with new and interesting content. We too sometimes use videos as a source of inspiration to write about. With this week again a selection of videos which Demi Poppe thinks are worth it to watch.

This week a video about Mberry, that deceives your taste buds and a video about the ‘amenities war’ between hotels. Finally, a video about a certain variety of a strawberry from Japan, the ‘white jewel’, very unique and very expensive! read more

Trends we spotted | Week 10

8-3-2019

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At hospitalitytrends.eu we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the smaller trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

This week, among other links to articles about the ‘Bar of Yes’ in London en IHOP (International House of Pancakes) created some fakenews with their IHOb rebranding! And KLM (our Royal Dutch Airline) is offering ‘Take-off tips’ through holographic travel kiosks.

We know that there are stunning hotel suites all over the world, but this suite in Las Vegas beats a lot! This suite at the Palms Casino resorts is decorated by the artist Damien Hirst.  And a list of 10 great Escape Rooms from around the world with the rooms of ‘Sherlocked’ in Amsterdam on it!

We also spotted a Japanese Café that has robots as staff that are controlled by disabled people. And in the USA joins Pizza Hut forces with FedEx to explore the FedEx SameDay Bot for delivery.

Also: IKEA created an air purifying curtain, the GUNRID and KFC is crowdfunding its next marketing gimmick!    read more

The Student Hotel is coming to Delft | Opening will be in the summer of 2020

8-3-2019

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The Student Hotel (TSH) with locations in Amsterdam (2), Eindhoven, Maastricht, Groningen, Rotterdam, The Hague, Barcelona, Paris, Florence and Dresden will open a new location in Delft next year. By the summer of 2020 this unique concept will have eight locations in the Netherlands.   read more

Pizookie | Pizza, cookies and vanilla ice cream!

7-3-2019

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On National Cereal Day, Thursday, March 7, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse® launched the first of a line of cereal-enhanced Pizookies®, which will be rolled out throughout 2019. The inaugural flavor, a Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ Cereal Pizookie®, will feature a buttery sugar cookie baked in its own deep-dish pan and topped with rich vanilla bean ice cream, Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ cereal and cinnamon sugar. The Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ Cereal Pizookie® is the dessert that Millennials have been looking for – a little bit of whimsy paired with a nostalgic treat that can be eaten at any time of day. read more

Poor Man’s Kitchen Kilpatrick Fine Strainer | Convenient cocktail tool

7-3-2019

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  • Poor Man’s Kitchen Kilpatrick Fine Strainer
  • Poor Man’s Kitchen Kilpatrick Fine Strainer
  • Poor Man’s Kitchen Kilpatrick Fine Strainer
  • Poor Man’s Kitchen Kilpatrick Fine Strainer

The Poor Man’s Kitchen Kilpatrick Fine Strainer is the first all-in-one cocktail fine strainer! A two step, two tool process has now been simplified to just one. Now every cocktail can be fine strained more efficiently; saving time, money and precious bar space. The Kilpatrick Fine Strainer works perfectly to remove ice chips, fruit and herb particulate, as well as excess egg white. By using this tool you can now pour with one hand and, for example, use the other hand to support the glass. Besides it will also save time cleaning materials. read more

Horecatrends | Tips for Culinary videos worth watching – week 10

5-3-2019

YouTube has been a source of inspiration for spotting trends past few years. Every day, thousands of movies are uploaded with new and interesting content. We too sometimes use videos as a source of inspiration to write about. With this week again a selection of videos which Demi Poppe thinks are worth it to watch.

This week a video about the popularity of the Brussel sprouts on the American menu’s and part of the sprout are harvested in the Netherlands. Also a video about the tentacle of an octopus that is sold as a corndog. A new creation by the team of the Dominique Ansel restaurant and bakery in Los Angeles. Finally, a video about oysters, why do we eat them alive and more information.

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