Trends we spotted | Week 41

11-10-2019

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 Coca-Cola Energy that will be available in January 2020 in the US, one of our colleagues tried it!

The American “New Wave Foods” has found a vegan alternative to shrimp! And so cute! The McHive by McDonald’s Sweden!

And the Michelin Guide UK and Ireland 2020 is published! La Dame de Pic London, from chef Anne-Sophie Pic has been awarded a second Michelin star, she now holds 8 Michelin stars across 5 restaurants.

The company ‘Bace’ created the ROTOFARM, curious what it is? Read the article!

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Lowlander launches Winter IPA | Brewed with donated Christmas trees

10-10-2019

  • Lowlanders Winter IPA
  • Lowlanders Winter IPA

Last winter, botanical brewer Lowlander called on all Dutch people not to throw away their Christmas tree after the holidays, but to donate to them for brewing a winter beer. The call was a great success and after picking all the fir needles by hand, the result can now be tasted. You can find Lowlanders Winter IPA in bars/restaurants and the grocery store Albert Heijn.

Last year we wrote about the Lowlander Beer initiative to brew beer from Christmas tree needles. This year another special initiative from Lowlander Beer!

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Cacaofruit Experience | Barry Callebaut unleashes the full power of the cacaofruit in next-gen food & drink category

8-10-2019

  • Barry Callebaut - Cacaofruit Experience - WholeFruit Chocolate
  • Barry Callebaut - Cacaofruit Experience - WholeFruit Chocolate

Based on its unparalleled innovation power, Barry Callebaut AG, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, unveiled last week (September 28) at an exclusive event in San Francisco ‘Cacaofruit Experience’: an innovative range of products that celebrates the fresh, fruity taste and natural richness of the cacaofruit and marks the creation of a next-gen food & drink category. As part of ‘Cacaofruit Experience’, the company also presented the artisan world with the delicious WholeFruit chocolate, a fresh, fruity delight made from 100% pure cacaofruit.

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Wheat Straws | 100% natural straws made from wheat

7-10-2019

  • Wheat Straws
  • Wheat Straws

100% natural, super compostable, plastic free straws that are stronger than paper straws. The wheat straws don’t get soggy and they are softer than plastic straws. With their natural structure, these  straws feel soft and smooth while you drink. Besides that Wheat Straws donates 2% of all the purchases to The Ocean Cleanup. A great alternative to give your drinks an eco-friendly update.

Another alternative for plastic straws we can add to our list

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greet by Accor | With ‘Pure rooms’ and ‘Pop rooms’

7-10-2019

  • greet hotel Beaune - new concept by Accor
  • greet hotel Beaune - new concept by Accor
  • greet hotel Beaune - new concept by Accor
  • greet hotel Beaune - new concept by Accor

Accor is introducing a new alternative hospitality offering, with a closer connection to people and the environment. Their concept ‘greet’ has to be a reflection of the group’s commitments, it forms part of a locally engaged approach and provides a response to these new guest expectations in relation to sustainable tourism. Expect, upcycled furniture sourced from flea markets, like a jar used as a bedside lamp, fresh, simple and local products, a friendly and unique atmosphere.

The brand’s first property, the greet hotel Beaune opened its doors last April, greet is the latest addition to Accor’s economy segment. Community-based, engaged and non-standardized brand, its aim is to welcome those seeking meaning in their purchases, relationships and lifestyle! But according to Accor greet is not just an economy brand. It’s a state of mind symbolized by a name, meaning to welcome, meet and celebrate. A single watchword: sharing – moments, stories and experiences.

Following the greet hotel Beaune, new openings are planned in Marseille (St Charles & Airport), Lyon Perrache, Paris, St Witz, Rennes, Bourges or Saint-Germain-en-Laye. The brand will quickly expand in various destinations in Europe, with a 1st address already scheduled in Darmstadt (Germany). Its ambition: 300 hotels opening in Europe by 2030!

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Trends we spotted | Week 40

4-10-2019

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 ‘Blue caviar’, a cannabis restaurant with licence opened in Los Angeles and London’s Cocktail Week 2019 that starts today, October 4.

A new Korean restaurant will open this November in London. Seoul Bird, from the world-renowned Korean American chef Judy Joo. And the Borough Market celebrates 21 years with the launch of the Borough Market Kitchen, a new communal dining space housed in Jubilee Place.

Have you already heard about OmniPork a vegan substitute for pork meat? We didn’t but this Asian concept is looking to expand beyond Asia into the UK.

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CityHub Copenhagen will open in the summer of 2020

3-10-2019

  • CityHub Copenhagen

Hot on the heels of Amsterdam and Rotterdam, CityHub’s third location will be in one of the healthiest and happiest cities in Europe, Copenhagen. CityHub Copenhagen will open its doors in summer 2020 and will mark CityHub’s first step towards international expansion.

Launched four years ago in Amsterdam, CityHub was created to fulfil the gap between hotels and hostels. Founders Pieter van Tilburg and Sem Schuurkes, two assiduous travelers themselves, recognized that the hotel industry was lacking satisfactory solutions for millennials who are looking for an accessible and authentic experience at the heart of a city.

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International Coffee Day | How do you make the perfect Espresso Martini?

1-10-2019

  • Tia Espresso Martini kit
  • Espresso Martini cocktail
  • Espresso Martini Belenkaya
  • Irish Espresso Martini
  • Oriental Espresso Martini

Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world, and an essential ingredient of a coffee cocktail. The famous ‘Espresso Martini’ coffee cocktail has been in the top 10 of best-selling cocktails worldwide for years! The Espresso Martini is a true classic and has become an integral part of the cocktail menu. This cocktail is guaranteed to give you a cool down and energy kick at the same time. From now on you can also get started with coffee cocktails at home with the Tia Maria Espresso Martini kit. On the occasion of International Coffee Day they give away three delicious varieties (including a spicy variety!) on the iconic Espresso Martini, to prepare at home.

It seems to be ‘International Coffee Day’ today, October 1 2019! The popularity of coffee is celebrated worldwide on this day. We are gradually seeing that these types of ‘commercial days’ are also being used in the Netherlands. For example today they also celebrate the ‘International Day for Older Persons’ in the UK and the ‘World Vegetarian Day’ is celebrated internationally. You can find entire lists of what is celebrated every day! Today this article from Tia Maria around one of my favorite cocktails, the Espresso Martini! ^Marjolein

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NUGGS | Vegan ‘chicken’ nuggets, development as a tech startup

30-9-2019

  • NUGGS
  • NUGGS
  • Oprichter Ben Pasternak van NUGGS

NUGGS, the world’s first vegan ‘chicken’ nugget startup, launched by the 19-year-old founder Ben Pasternak announced a $7M funding round led by McCain Foods in July 2019. Money he will use to create ‘the most advanced nugget on the planet’. Founded by 19-year-old tech wunderkind and entrepreneur Ben Pasternak. NUGGS is ready to disrupt the animal-based meat industry with its new nugget technology.

A great approach to food development: the founder Ben Pasternak does release new ‘updates‘ of his NUGGS. The formula is constantly improved, based on user feedback. Ben explains: “NUGGS is the intersection of food and the internet”. Check out their Instagram account where they recently announced their 1.4 release and the release notes. 

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Trends we spotted | Week 39

27-9-2019

  • Trends we spotted this week

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 others links to articles about inspiration around ice cream by Spanish parlour Rocambolesc and McDonalds Canada is testing the P.L.T. Burger they created with Beyond Meat.

Pulpac is a patented innovation that can replace single-use plastic at a lower price on a global scale and in a press release TripAdvisor says it blocked more than a million fake reviews in 2018.

Food lifestyle brand Bon Appétit opens a virtual restaurant in Chicago, Bon Appétit Delivered and would you like to try a burrata stuffed with pizza sauce? They serve it with pizza crust at restaurant The Bedford.

Helsinki just became the world’s first ‘City as a Service’ to attract more tech talent for the companies in this city and more about ‘The Fyre Burger’ created by ‘Lock & Key Social Drinkery Kitchen’ in Los Angeles!

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