Trends we spotted | Week 21

24-5-2019

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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’.

With this week, among other things, links to articles about a cocktail that looks like a plant, a hotel designed on a honeycomb, a cinema on a (houseboat) and a mega pickle as a replacement for a sandwich!

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Polo Bar London | Piles of pancakes and always open

23-5-2019

The Polo Bar in London, located near Liverpool Street Station, is an old restaurant/bar (has been around since 1953) that’s becoming more and more famous recent years. The reason: the famous pile of pancakes that’s being served there and the fact that the place is open 24 hours a day. No matter what time you come in, an English breakfast can always be ordered, as well as a good stack of pancakes!

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Gastronomic highlights during the Spanish Wine Week 2019

23-5-2019

Spain is, among other things, loved for its excellent gastronomy. This is experienced by many as one of the most attractive aspects of this country. Every Spanish wine region has its own culture, regional products and gastronomy. In the Netherlands there are also many lovers of Spanish wine, so it is time to introduce the Spanish Wine Week in the Netherlands. During this week, the public literally and figuratively get a taste of the Spanish flavor!

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Horecatrends | Tips for Culinary videos worth watching – week 21

22-5-2019

YouTube has been a source of inspiration for spotting trends the 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 3 videos which our colleague Vera Rauwerda thinks are worth watching.

This week videos about a group of fisher women from India, they created a small innovation in order to catch more oysters! And a video about a cathedral made of bread in Italy. Finally, a video in which they show how to make plastic from the remains of a lobster.

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Dinner With The Queen | Culinary bee experience!

21-5-2019

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These days, more and more people are becoming aware that without bees there are no more bell peppers, raspberries or mustard. Each of those crops is only viable after pollination by a bee, and they are not the only ones! No less than three-quarters of all our vegetable crops only come into existence after pollination. As if that wasn’t enough, these brightly colored creatures are the creators of the so-called ‘nectar of the gods’: honey. With “Dinner With The Queen” organizer Gilles De Backer and chef Lieven Lootens pay tribute to the flowers and bees, especially the queen bee. You can reserve for a culinary bee experience from 17 June to 14 July on their website. Location: ‘Plukweide purfruit’ on the outskirts of East & West Flanders in Belgium: Dentergem, Oeselgem.

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Trends we spotted | Week 20

17-5-2019

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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 ‘Impossible Whopper’ and the Coffee Mellow, the last one is very Instagrammable!

The Quin Central Park by Hilton Club will host a new series, ‘The Quin Presents: MoMA’. During the time the MoMA in New York is closed the hotel offers 12 lectures about the art collection of the museum.

In Switzerland you can sleep during the movies, the new VIP bedroom at Cinema Pathé in Spreitenbach replaced the seats with comfy double beds!

Chr. Hansen launches Sweety® Y-1: The first culture in the world allowing dairy manufacturers to create naturally sweeter products while reducing added sugar.

In the USA they created ‘Town Square’, an interactive experience for senior with dementia or Alzheimer’s and in London you can visit the first Oxygen Cocktail & Aroma Experience!

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Kever Genever launches Kever 0.0% | What do you drink if you do not want to drink?

14-5-2019

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In 2016 we posted an article about Kever genever, the Amsterdam jenever (Dutch gin) brand. The brand wants to become the most innovative ‘jenever’ brand in the Netherlands. A first step in that direction is the introduction of the Kever 0.0% , ‘jenever’ without alcohol and therefore in line with the trend of conscious alcohol consumption. On May 10 2019, Kever started a crowdfunding campaign on the CrowdAboutNow platform. With this campaign they want to raise a minimum of € 100,000 up to a maximum of € 200,000 in order to be able to realize Kever 0.0%, but also to launch other high-profile Kever Genevers within 3 years. Meanwhile, 120% of their goal has been achieved and the crowdfunding still has 35 days to go!

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Horecatrends | Tips for Culinary videos worth watching week 20

14-5-2019

YouTube has been a source of inspiration for spotting trends the 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 3 videos which our colleague Micha Luksenburg thinks are worth watching.

This week video’s about the winners of the overnight stay at the Louvre Museum, eatable art at Disney and ‘the Jewel’ at Changi Airport in Singapore!

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Avocado Leaf Tea

13-5-2019

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The ultimate tea for avocado aficionados, avocado leaf tea! Avocado Leaf Tea LLC, creator of Avocado Leaf Tea has recently introduced their tea to health-conscious consumers and tea drinkers across the globe. This tea already won an award and will be featured in the ‘Winners Tasting Circle’ at the World Tea Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada June 11 – 13 2019. “We could not be more honored to win with our first entry into the Global Tea Championship,” says Co-Owner Sharon Colona. The company will launch with five offerings. Natural Avocado Leaf, as well as flavored blends of Chamomile Peach Lemon and Black Tea each blended with Avocado Leaf. All are 100% natural and the flavored blends are organically compliant. Besides that are all flavors naturally decaffeinated except the Black Tea Blend and all are gluten-free and sugar-free.

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Brazilian vegetarian crêpes l Onda serves ‘la tapioca’

13-5-2019

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In Paris, in the BHV Marais Homme on rue du Temple, Onda serves ‘une crêpe brésilienne’. This crêpe is called ‘la tapioca’ and is real Brazilian street food. ‘La tapioca’ is a ‘galette’ (a kind of savory pancake) with a velvety texture made from cassava flour. ‘La tapioca’ is vegan, gluten-free and lactose-free! You can pick this healthy snack all day at the location of the BHV (Bazar de l’Hôtel de Ville) Homme. Onda is open from Tuesday to Sunday.

Nice to try if you’re going to Paris this spring!

À la minute Tapioca at Onda

Onda is a street food stand started by Elsa who discovered this Brazilian delicacy during a stay in Brazil. The last 2 years she has traveled many festivals with a pop-up stand and now she is settled at the BHV Homme. Together with her brother Sacha, she makes à la minute tapioca’s with for example smoked salmon, avocado, tomato and salad, but also a more traditional tapioca with cheddar, avocado, tomato, pickles, red onion and jalapeno sauce. The Italian version also sounds delicious with mozzarella, dried tomatoes, tomatoes, arugula and pesto! Also on the menu: ‘Paes de queijo’, a kind of ‘Gougères’ with cheese (small airy balls of bread made from cassava flour). Besides ‘la tapioca’, you can enjoy smoothies at Onda and also an açaï bowl and a smoothie bowl with blue spirulina, banana, coconut milk and orange blossom.

Trends we spotted | Week 19

10-5-2019

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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 fact that people write petty restaurant reviews when the weather is bad and about WePark, a different way to use a parking space!

This Sunday it’s Mother’s Day and KFC has a special gift to mothers everywhere: ‘Chickendales’ dancers! In addition to that a street food car made in a Fiat Coupe, created by Benedetto Bufalino.

Finally a link to an article about a ‘Leornardo da Vinci’-themed menu by Daniel Canzian of restaurant Daniel in Milan.

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Workspitality | Accor launches WOJO coworking spaces

9-5-2019

Accor recently launched WOJO to become the largest coworking brand in Europe by 2022. WOJO stands for ‘Work. Live. Share.’ and is Accor’ take on workspitality. With the launch of WOJO, Accor continues to execute its augmented hospitality strategy, expanding into new verticals and becoming relevant in the daily lives of consumers. Stephane Bensimon (CEO): “As we are directly in touch with companies and workers on a daily basis we have a thorough understanding of their needs and expectations in the work space. A personalized welcome, premium services, a friendly atmosphere and designer spaces are all essential features covered by our expertise. Through our new range of spaces, we are now able to meet a key customer need: combining the quality of work life with mobility.

The WOJO coworking spaces will be launched within Accor hotels worldwide with different offerings, across all segments (economy, mid-scale and luxury segments). Accor is the first hotel group to work with a recognized player in the coworking field to offer a brand experience that is unique in content and that is open to both travelers and locals.

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BACARDÍ Legacy Cocktail Competition | Olympic Games for bartenders

9-5-2019

  • Eric van Beek makes his winning cocktail Cariño at the Bacardí Legacy Cocktail Competition 2018Eric van Beek makes his winning cocktail Cariño at the Bacardí Legacy Cocktail Competition 2018
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Within a couple of days there will be a lot of stirring and shaking during the eleventh edition of the BACARDÍ Legacy Cocktail Competition. The competition challenges bartenders from all over the world to design an original BACARDÍ rum cocktail with no more than 6 ingredients. The competition will be held in Amsterdam this year, with the final on Tuesday 14 May. These Olympic games for bartenders will start on Saturday 11 May with an introduction and workshops.

The semi-finals and the Grand Finale can be followed live via the BACARDÍ LEGACY Facebook page.

Also in this article the recipe for last year’s winning cocktail, created by Eric van Beek!

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Horecatrends | Tips for Culinary videos worth watching – week 18

7-5-2019

YouTube has been a source of inspiration for spotting trends the 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 3 videos which our colleague Micha Luksenburg thinks are worth watching.

This week video’s about a coffee farmer who grows coffee at the sloops of an active volcano and why the Miyazaki mango from Japan costs $5000 dollar! Also in Japan, a café where you can play with micro pigs!

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Enso Ango by Ango Hotels | Kyoto’s first dispersed hotel

7-5-2019

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  • Lounge Enso Ango building Fuya l - credits Tomooki KengakuLounge Enso Ango building Fuya l - credits Tomooki Kengaku
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Opened in the fall of 2018, ENSO ANGO’s five zen-inspired properties function as one to immerse the traveler in the living culture of Kyoto. Each property contains communal spaces and facilities, so that guests aren’t staying in one hotel building. Guests can choose to visit spaces in five buildings nestled into the charming side streets of central Kyoto. With six more buildings planned to join the current five, the people behind the progressive hotel concept ‘Enso Ango’ are committed to a continuing process of evolution and to further enriching the experience of their guests.

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