Relaxed atmosphere at Alex + Pinard | A place to enjoy a plate of cheese, charcuterie and a glass of wine
More and more restaurants and wine bars open with the focus on a ‘relaxed atmosphere’. No culinary delights but great products and a nice glass of wine. Recently the wine café Alex + Pinard has opened in Amsterdam. The idea for the wine bar came from chef Nathaniel Zuijderwijk and sommelier Sanna Burggraaf, they were looking for a place to relax and drink a good glass of wine with quality, tasty food but couldn’t find. Thus they decided to join forces and create such a place in Amsterdam East. In this article, likewise concepts in New York, Amsterdam and The Hague.
Long Stay Short | Hostel 2.0 or poshtel
Long Story Short is a new hostel in Czech Republic, but it is hard to tell that it is a hostel. The industrial look and original design give the hostel a modern an exclusive appearance. Nevertheless, is it possible to have a relatively low priced overnight stay in a dorm or private room. A perfect example of the current trend in the hostel industry where luxury is getting a higher priority.
Self-exploring wine bar concept, ‘By The Glass’| Rayleigh & Ramsay in Amsterdam
With the opening of Rayleigh & Ramsay in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, has a unique wine-café, which focuses on independent wine exploration. The concept is similar to Vagebond Wines in London. They offer as many as 100 wines within eight taste profiles per trial cap, half a glass or a whole glass. Prices range from € 0,70 to € 15,-. The wines are presented in wine dispensers from which the guest can ‘tap’ with a pre-paid card. All wines can be evaluated and ordered online. Next to London and Amsterdam, this concept can be found in Riga, Geneva and Mauritius as well. Advisor and wholesaler of this concept is the Dutch organization By The Glass International.
Trends we spotted | Week 44
At Horecatrends 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, amongst others about the Michelin stars for restaurants in New York and a journalist of Robb Report tried a cup of coffee of $ 55!
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Trends we spotted | Week 41
At Horecatrends 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, amongst others about a vending machine selling Coca-Cola Coffee in Japan. And in the USA chef Thomas Keller redesigned the kitchen of his restaurant The French Laundry for 10 million dollar.
POD Hotels | Affordable overnight stay in the heart of New York
The POD Hotels in New York make it possible to spend the night in neighborhoods like Brooklyn and Manhattan at an affordable rate. This winter their flagship property Pod Times Square will open in the center of New York city. This fall Pod BK in Brooklyn will open, the fifth asset in the Pod Hotel collection, following the success of Pod 51, Pod 39 and the Pod DC (Washington), the first property outside NYC. In these budget hotels, all unnecessary facilities have been eliminated and only the primary needs are provided in the capsules. As a result, they’re able to reduce the prize with as result an affordable overnight stay for their guests at A-locations.
BookDinners | New Dutch reservation platform for restaurants
KHN (the Dutch entrepreneurial organization for Hotels, Restaurants and Cafés) announced a business initiative: a new reservations platform for and by restaurants: BookDinners. At this platform, restaurants will be in charge of their online relation with their guests, the guest data and the marketing activities. Restaurants participating will do this for free until mid-2018 and early 2018 BookDinners will be launched towards the Dutch consumer.
Trends we spotted | Week 33
At Horecatrends 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, amongst others: a café in Australia charges 18% ‘gender tax’ to highlight pay gap and Fried Fried Chicken Chicken beer, which contains a small amount of real fried chicken.
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Rocycle | Boutique gym in the Netherlands
At Rocycle’s boutique gyms, you get a full-body workout on a spinning bike in 45 minutes. Unlike other gyms, you can do nothing but spin at Rocycle. The costs are also higher but you’ll have to take in consideration that they will arrange everything for you and that you’ll get training from top instructors. The idea comes from America, where the company SoulCycle has grown into a group of 74 boutique gyms in the recent years.
Rooster Soup Company | All profit goes to charity
At restaurant Rooster Soup Company in Philadelphia they help people in need by donating their profit to charity. Chef Michael Solomonov and his four partners at Federal Donuts made this possible via a crowdfunding campaign.