Trends we spotted | Week 51

22-12-2023

  • Trends we spotted
  • 2 Dutch restaurants in the 50 best Italian restaurants - Pianeta Terra - Aroma2 Dutch restaurants in the 50 best Italian restaurants - Pianeta Terra - Aroma
  • Christmas cookies by A Dynamite CompanyChristmas cookies by A Dynamite Company
  • DiscoDip - Miljuschka's Culinary Festival in May 2024DiscoDip - Miljuschka's Culinary Festival in May 2024
  • In Hangzhou China opened the 10.000th store of KFC ChinaIn Hangzhou China opened the 10.000th store of KFC China
  • Karaoke bar Duke of Tokyo Rotterdam - credits dots lexpanderKaraoke bar Duke of Tokyo Rotterdam - credits dots lexpander
  • Miss G's in Amsterdam enjoying American food like Mac ’n Cheese BallsMiss G's in Amsterdam enjoying American food like Mac ’n Cheese Balls
  • New York Pizza opened their 300th store in the NetherlandsNew York Pizza opened their 300th store in the Netherlands

At horecatrends.com we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the other trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’. With this week links to articles about:

  • Inspiration from Instagram: the beautiful courtyard garden of the Plaza Athénéé, including a small ice rink! Serving bread with a butter candle and pink hot chocolate bought outside at Harrods’ food truck!
  • Recently opened in Hangzhou, KFC China’s 10,000th store. Built up by Yum China Holdings over the past 36 years.
  • In the Netherlands, New York Pizza celebrates their 30-year anniversary and the opening in Breda of their 300th outlet!
  • DiscoDip – Dutch tv chef Miljuschka Witzenhausen does organize a Culinary festival, it will take place on 24, 25 and 26 May 2024 in recreation area Bussloo at the Veluwe. Tickets are on sale now.
  • The ‘Limited Edition Cinnamon Christmas Buddy’ cookies are on sale now at the store of the ladies of Dynamite in Amsterdam. Tomorrow, December 23, they will treat you to a hot cup of coffee or chocolate milk in their store.
  • Two Dutch restaurants in the 50 best Italian restaurants in the world, Pianeta Terra in Amsterdam at spot 23 and restaurant Aroma in Vaassen as a newcomer at spot 43!
  • Recently the third location of karaoke bar Duke of Tokyo opened at Hofplein in Rotterdam.
  • Eating ‘Mac ‘n Cheese Balls’ or ‘Chicken & Waffles’ at the popular brunch spot Miss G’s is now also possible at dinner, and they have a new interior.
  • We came across an article about the Barraquito, a hot version of an espresso martini from the island of Tenerife. It looks great and delicious!

Click on the title if you like to read the full article. Enjoy reading!

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Slurping caviar | Boom, you crush the fish eggs in one go

21-12-2023

  • Volgens House of Caviar & Fine Foods is 'Kaviaar slurpen' de trendVolgens House of Caviar & Fine Foods is 'Kaviaar slurpen' de trend
  • Slurping caviarSlurping caviar

In English they call it a caviar bump – in Dutch: ‘Slurping caviar’. According to House of Caviar & Fine Foods: the trend of this year. Our colleague Leonie van Spronsen wrote a blog about it in May this year, unfortunately in Dutch. In this blog, she also gave another delicious recipe that should be served on hand, a combination of pata negra and foie gras. Both products must be at the right temperature; fold a slice of the pata negra and place a cube of foie gras on it!   

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The Mac & Cheese Nibblers of White Castle

18-12-2023

  • The return of White Castle's seasonal fan favorites Sloppy Joe Sliders and Mac & Cheese NibblersThe return of White Castle's seasonal fan favorites Sloppy Joe Sliders and Mac & Cheese Nibblers

In America, Mac & Cheese is hugely popular and available with all kinds of ingredients, even with crab and lobster! Why this dish isn’t as popular here in Europe, we really don’t understand. Recently, we came across the Mac & Cheese Nibblers from White Castle, an American fast food chain. They are putting their beloved Sloppy Joe, Smoky Joe and Spicy Joe Sliders, along with the Mac & Cheese Nibblers, back on the menu during the winter months until February 4.

Their Nibblers look like our famous ‘bitterballen’ with a creamy content of macaroni and cheddar! We think a lot of Dutch people would love them as well!

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New biodegradable cup for hot beverages | SOFi Hot Cup

15-12-2023

  • SOFi Hot Cup - SOFi Products unveiled their new plastic-free, biodegradable cup without lidSOFi Hot Cup - SOFi Products unveiled their new plastic-free, biodegradable cup without lid
  • SOFi Hot Cup upside down - SOFi Products unveiled their new plastic-free, biodegradable cup without lidSOFi Hot Cup upside down - SOFi Products unveiled their new plastic-free, biodegradable cup without lid

After four years of research and development, SOFi Products is excited to reveal its new 100% plastic-free, biodegradable cup for hot beverages that doesn’t require a separate lid. The SOFi Hot Cup features three flaps that fold together to form a spill-proof spout. This design eliminates the need for a separate plastic lid, saving businesses money, storage space and freight costs. The company’s breakthrough patent-pending locking mechanism also ensures unmatched spill protection, while its proprietary water-based coating eliminates soggy sips.

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Parma Food Valley | UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy

15-12-2023

  • Parma Food ValleyParma Food Valley

Parma Food Valley is a unique land where food is the key to memorable experiences, as an example of effective promotion and enhancement of the area and its products of excellence. Creativity, excellence, future, and events are the pillars on which the Parma Food Valley brand rests, serving as a container of stories with food as protagonist.

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Pleun’s Regenboogijsje and Horeca Vakbeurs Hardenberg join forces

14-12-2023

  • Pleun’s Regenboogijsje en Horeca Vakbeurs Hardenberg slaan handen ineenPleun’s Regenboogijsje en Horeca Vakbeurs Hardenberg slaan handen ineen
  • Pleun’s Regenboogijsje en Horeca Vakbeurs Hardenberg slaan handen ineenPleun’s Regenboogijsje en Horeca Vakbeurs Hardenberg slaan handen ineen
  • Pleun’s Regenboogijsje - Stichting voor PleunPleun’s Regenboogijsje - Stichting voor Pleun

Pleun’s Regenboogijsje (rainbow ice cream by Pleun) will have a special place on the exhibition floor at the Horeca Vakbeurs Hardenberg. Pleun’s Regenboogijsje is an ice cream that draws attention to Batten disease (CLN3). Pleun is a 9-year-old girl from Deventer who suffers from this rare metabolic disease. Trade fair organiser Easyfairs of the Horeca Vakbeurs is keen to help raise awareness of the disease and reach even more hospitality outlets by providing an exhibition space during the Horeca Vakbeurs on 29, 30 and 31 January 2024 at the event location – Evenementenhal Hardenberg.

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EVERY® Egg unveils liquid egg made without a hen at Eleven Madison Park

14-12-2023

  • EVERY Egg omelet - credits EVERY CompanyEVERY Egg omelet - credits EVERY Company
  • EVERY Egg scrambled egg - credits EVERY CompanyEVERY Egg scrambled egg - credits EVERY Company
  • EVERY Egg - credits EVERY CompanyEVERY Egg - credits EVERY Company
  • EVERY Egg by the EVERY CompanyEVERY Egg by the EVERY Company

Last week ingredient innovator EVERY did debut its flagship EVERY® Egg – the world’s first liquid egg made without the hen – at an exclusive dinner at world-renowned restaurant Eleven Madison Park in New York City. Made by yeast fermentation, EVERY Egg will be unveiled following nine years of product development by EVERY, which has raised over $233 million from notable investors including actress Anne Hathaway, AB InBev and Grupo Bimbo.

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Winning Foods | Belgian startup starts trial of their ‘Lego for food’

11-12-2023

  • The owners of Winning Foods - Jef Cavens and Frederik Van DesselThe owners of Winning Foods - Jef Cavens and Frederik Van Dessel
  • The Belgian start-up Winning Foods starts with their healthy mealprep 'Lego for food'The Belgian start-up Winning Foods starts with their healthy mealprep 'Lego for food'
  • The Belgian start-up Winning Foods starts with their healthy mealprep 'Lego for food'The Belgian start-up Winning Foods starts with their healthy mealprep 'Lego for food'
  • The Belgian start-up Winning Foods starts with their healthy mealprep 'Lego for food'The Belgian start-up Winning Foods starts with their healthy mealprep 'Lego for food'

Winning Foods from Belgian entrepreneurial duo Jef Cavens and Frederik Van Dessel is launching their promising mealprep startup ‘Lego for food’ for their first customers. Winning Foods supplies frozen building blocks to assemble meals – ‘like Lego’. Currently, the first 30 test families are ordering Winning Foods packages and switching to this innovative and healthy lifestyle. Winning Foods is providing 16 building blocks, with 60 possible recipes and will expand their ‘Lego for food’ campaign on a larger scale in 2024.

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Trends we spotted | Week 49

11-12-2023

  • Trends we spotted
  • Emission-free and energy-efficient coffee roasting - credits CEEEmission-free and energy-efficient coffee roasting - credits CEE
  • Fletcher Hotels acquires Hotel Restaurant Oud London in ZeistFletcher Hotels acquires Hotel Restaurant Oud London in Zeist
  • Mercure Hotels celebrates 50 years - with Discover Local The bucketlist editionMercure Hotels celebrates 50 years - with Discover Local The bucketlist edition
  • Silver Eels - #EELNOTHANKYOU by Relais & Chateaux - credits Sebastien Manne OFBSilver Eels - #EELNOTHANKYOU by Relais & Chateaux - credits Sebastien Manne OFB

At horecatrends.com we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the other trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’. With this week links to articles about amongst others:

  • An emission-free and energy-efficient coffee roasting line will be built in Belgium – a collaboration between Sucafina, Beyers Koffie and the Belgian cleantech company CEE.
  • A recent study by the University of Wageningen researched the Dutch supermarket sector and reports a significant decrease in food waste.
  • SVH (The Dutch foundation for professionalism in the catering industry) has announced the Top 3 Best Hospitality Training Companies and Best Trainers for 2023/2024.
  • Fletcher Hotels, the largest hotel chain in the Netherlands, expands with the acquisition of Hotel Restaurant Oud London in Zeist.
  • Mercure Hotels celebrates its 50th anniversary with the launch of ‘Discover Local: The Bucket List Edition’, a selection of 50 unique culinary experiences worldwide.
  • Relais & Châteaux, a leading association of world-class chefs, has committed to protecting the critically endangered European eel by immediately removing it from their menus. #EELNOTANKYOU
  • From Instagram: Christmas tree croissants as a festive delight; espresso Romano and gilded holiday splendor at Le Bristol Paris.

Enjoy reading!

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After Dinner Sip | Extend the holidays and skip your dip

8-12-2023

  • After dinner sipAfter dinner sip
  • After dinner sipAfter dinner sip

On December 28 and 29, there probably isn’t a whole lot on your calendar. The days between Christmas and the turn of the year are generally days to recover from Christmas and prepare for a festive end to the year. To make these days even more fun you can go to ‘After Dinner Sip’ in Utrecht this year.

A party to make the dip between Christmas and New Year’s Eve more fun and one of the last parties before the start of the healthy or vegan January regime!

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