Trends we spotted | Week 26
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 Life Kitchen, The first cooking school for cancer patients in the UK and the Seoul-based Hanwha Galleria shopping mall uses media art installed on its exterior to inform pedestrians of fine-dust levels.
August 3, you can celebrate Pulitzer Pride in Amsterdam! They create a pontoon, with a cocktail bar and delicious Dutch food! Hotel Pulitzer also won Netherlands’ Leading Hotel 2019 at the World Travel Awards.
Do you know which restaurants and chefs are on ‘The Best of The Best’ list of ‘The World’s 50 Best Restaurants’? And Starbucks opened its third delivery-focused ‘Star Kitchen’ in Beijing.
Horecatrends | Tips for Culinary videos worth watching – week 26
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 Manuel Imanse thinks are worth watching.
This week videos about ‘La Bonnotte de Noirmoutier’, world’s most expensive potatoes and an video about why Pink Himalayan Salt is so expensive. Last but not least: a video about Sea Cucumbers.
Hash Kitchen | Build-your-own Bloody Mary bar
A lunch or brunch with just a Bloody Mary? It is possible and it happens, in Scottsdale (near Phoenix) in the USA. All restaurants of Hash Kitchen, have a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar. Guests who order one of their legendary ‘Big Hash Bloody Mary’ of 1 liter in one of their four restaurants, can also use the BYOBM-Bar with more than 40 different toppings as desired.
Initiatives such as a Build-your-own Bloody Mary bar with more than 40 different toppings ensure extra attention for your business, both in the media as on social media.
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts celebrate Pollinator Month | fairmontbeesustainable.com
Fairmont Bee Sustainable launches new digital platform featuring live hive monitoring and in-depth honey analysis to increase awareness of global bee health. To celebrate Pollinator Month, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, a pioneer of responsible tourism and sound environmental practices, has announced the next evolution of its Bee Sustainable programming with the launch of a new interactive digital hub, fairmontbeesustainable.com. The new platform was created to help educate guests and Fairmont colleagues about the importance of global bee health and to encourage visitors to follow along through in-depth analysis, real time hive monitoring and the latest updates from its rooftop apiaries and bee hotels.
CEDER’S | A premium drink with all the flavors of gin, without the alcohol
Launched this week on the Dutch market: CEDER’S, an alcohol-free alternative to gin. The premium brand with Swedish and South African roots contains all flavors of gin but without alcohol. This makes CEDER’S one of the first to offer Dutch consumers an alcohol-free alternative to gin that does not compromise on taste. From the end of June, the first of the three flavors, CEDER’S Crisp, will be launched at 450 Gall & Gall locations in the Netherlands.
FG Breakfast in Rotterdam | Breakfast at two Michelin stars chef François Geurds
A boiled or poached egg at the 2-Michelin stars level, as from Tuesday 25 June you can have breakfast from 7.30 in the morning at FG Restaurant at De Hofbogen in Rotterdam. Master chef François Geurds is the first star chef to start serving a high-quality breakfast for passers-by.
In real life most of us often struggle to live by the Dutch expression “breakfast as an emperor, lunch as a king and dinner as a beggar” while this seems to be so much better for our health. But we can’t imagine not enjoying lunch or dinner at a Michelin rated restaurant. Now you can also have breakfast at FG Restaurant of 2-star chef François Geurds.
A perfect start of the day: enjoy culinary delights and meanwhile prepare the day with a colleague or discuss a project. ‘A good start is half the battle’ for both your health and business!
Barton G | Oops, I Dropped My Ice Cream Cone
Those who are fans of exceptional hospitality concepts will certainly know the Barton G restaurants in Miami, Chicago and Los Angeles. This concept is known for their eccentric and theatrical dishes that are more than Instagrammable. In addition, they also taste above average. One of the latest creations of the restaurant is again one for the books. The “Oops, I Dropped My Ice Cream Cone” is about 10 kilos in weight and must be carried to the table by two people before it can be eaten.
Are you going on holidays to Miami, Chicago or Los Angeles? Then we definitely recommend to eat at Barton G’s. A truly American experience! In this article a video about how they make and serve “Oops, I Dropped My Ice Cream Cone” and more information about the “over the top” dishes we have eaten in Miami and Los Angeles and of course have seen eaten
#ScreenFreeSaturday by BOS ice tea | Less screens, more fun!
Our eyes move from the small devices in our hands, to computer screens on our desks and television screens on the wall. Of course, it is entertaining watching all the fun stuff on these devices. But what do we do with all the real things on this earth that we haven’t discovered yet? BOS, an ice tea brand that was originated in Cape Town, therefore organises #ScreenFreeSaturday. Unplug and enjoy!
Lifestyle hotel QO Amsterdam | Luxury sustainability confirmed with a “LEED Platinum” certificate
In the spring of 2018, QO opened Amsterdam: a hotel which philosophy revolves around consistent sustainable choices in design, construction and output – without compromising or negatively affecting the experience of its guests. It is this philosophy that has made the hotel one of the first hotels in Europe to receive the highest possible LEED award. This certificate distinguishes buildings that reduce their impact on the environment in an innovative way.
In this article more about what #LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and their certification is all about and why hotel @qoamsterdam has received a platinum certificate! For example they have a high-tech greenhouse on the roof, an innovative facade, a gray water system and a carpet of old fishing nets.
Pop-up vegan ice cream shop | JuiceBrothers x Van Leeuwen
Van Leeuwen Ice Cream recently opened a pop-up vegan ice cream shop in the JuiceBrothers kiosk on the Admiraal de Ruyterweg in Amsterdam. The JuiceBrothers kiosk will be entirely devoted to vegan ice cream this summer. In addition to the Van Leeuwen ice cream, customers can still buy the JuiceBrothers’ juices.