Trading spaces | Two chefs from the Netherlands and Bali, exchange their restaurants

12-4-2019

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  • Team LocavoreDish otakotak by restaurant Locavore
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From the 23th till the 26th of May, two different teams of chefs will exchange from both restaurant and life. Restaurant Locavore (Ubud, Bali) and RIJKS (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) rise to the challenge of participating in the largest cross-border chef event. They let know that they are ready to push the boundaries and are willing to stimulate creativity and offer guests even more unique experiences. lees verder

Horecatrends | Tips for Culinary videos worth watching – week 15

11-4-2019

YouTube has been a source of inspiration for spotting trends 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 videos based upon April fools jokes which Demi Poppe thinks are worth it to watch.

This week a couple of April fools jokes in the hospitality & leisure world. Amongst them a video of the Dutch amusement park, Duinrell. They launched the Hyperkik, a hyperloop system with which you can visit more than forty attractions within one hour!  A similar joke was the MULTIcoaster from Thyssenkrupp, but this was more a kind of elevator. And the cutest Starbucks video ever, for April fools day they introduced Pupbucks, a Starbucks branch for dogs! lees verder

Rotor Blade furniture | Recycling wind turbines

11-4-2019

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Rotor blades from wind turbines must be replaced every twenty years. Their synthetic materials make them difficult to recycle. Until today they were shredded and burned. Now they’re made into unique furniture pieces by the German design studio Tarantik & Egger. Great Great objects for restaurants and hotels that are committed to sustainability. lees verder

Roca Recicla | Turning empty glass bottles of daily service into creative tableware pieces

9-4-2019

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  • © El Celler de Can RocaRoca Recicla by © El Celler de Can Roca
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  • © El Celler de Can RocaEat Sit by Andreu Carulla - © El Celler de Can Roca
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  • © El Celler de Can RocaRoca Recicla by © El Celler de Can Roca

Restaurant El Celler de Can Roca in Girona (Spain) has been awarded two times ‘World’s Best Restaurant’ (2013 & 2015) and has 3 Michelin stars since 2009. On yearly base, 22.500 bottles of wines are being opened in this restaurant. In fact, their cellar treasures more than 40.000 bottles. Unfortunately, most of the bottles end up in the garbage at the end of the night and therefore, the Roca Brothers’ team decided to transform the empty glass bottles of daily service into creative tableware pieces through Roca Recicla. Although introduces last year we love the initiative and we have a similar initiative in the Netherlands, Rebottled. Rebottled also believes that upcycling is the new recycling. They extend the lifespan of wine bottles by making drinking glasses at a workplace of the Salvation Army in Utrecht, The Netherlands. lees verder

Trends we spotted | Week 14

5-4-2019

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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 new guest chef at Gastronomixs of restaurant Under in Norway, we recently wrote about this restaurant. And George Clooney called for a boycott of hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei.

Did you ever taste black Sapote? We thought it sounds like maybe snake? Read in the article what it really is! And inspiration for avocado lovers from Texas, The Barbacado.

We’re kind of jealous at those working at offices in the UK, they can enter a contest to win a Brockmans Gin pop-up G&T bar for their Friday happy hour at the office! We hope to inspire Dutch Gin or Jenever brands to do the same!

A great example of collaboration from New York, The Republic of Booza started a collaboration series! And if you’re going to Paris, check out the L’Atelier des Lumières museum! You can walk in one of the painting of Van Gogh here!

BrewDog wants to open a hotel for beer geeks In London and they might get the MGS Sphere there in the future! Also in London: a new dining boulevard opened under the new European headquarters of Bloomberg.

Last but not least: for those who love to play the ‘Mario Kart’ game; a real-life game is coming to London! With whom are you going? lees verder

Disaronno Day at ‘Flying Dutchman Cocktails’ | A 24-hour bar shift relay from Auckland to Los Angeles

4-4-2019

Another good example of the “marketing”-days that are celebrated in the USA. They celebrate Amaretto Day on the 19th of April and Disaronno created their own day, and they celebrate Disaronno Day all over the world! The iconic liqueur is then the centerpiece of ‘The Longest Shift’, a 24-hour bar shift relay that starts in Auckland in Australia and ends in Los Angeles. Disaronno has asked top bartenders from all over the world to put together a creative cocktail menu especially for this day with Disaronno as one of the ingredients. The Netherlands is also part of this bar shift: top bartender Tess Posthumus will serve three signature cocktails to her guests in cocktail bar ‘Flying Dutchmen Cocktails’ in Amsterdam. lees verder

Horecatrends | Tips for Culinary videos worth watching – week 14

2-4-2019

YouTube has been a source of inspiration for spotting trends 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 videos which Demi Poppe thinks are worth it to watch.

This week a video about 2 chefs who are answering questions around cooking that have been asked via Twitter. A great idea for chefs: just answer one or two questions a week from your fans on either Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. It might engage your audience! And a video about which egg makes the best scrambled egg, either quail, duck, chicken or ostrich egg? The winner might surprise you! And a video about a water sommelier, Demi had never heard of a water sommelier? Did you?   lees verder

Trends we spotted | Week 13

29-3-2019

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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 McDonald’s and Big Data, bottomless brunches and Champagne delivered by miniature train, and a cider for sea turtles!

And an article about Clear Channel that transformed Stockholm’s Metro in an emotion-triggered art exhibition! Also a video with a glimpse of the second location of the Instagrammable Poop Café in Oakville.

Domino’s Pizza is working on ‘in auto pizza ordering for customers’ and an article about Scotch Whisky that is protected by Blockchain technology. And if you’re going to Nappa Valley you could embark for a Murder Mystery Tour at the wine train.

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EARTH Water | 33cl cardboard packaging now 100% reusable

29-3-2019

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EARTH Water, the fairest water producer in the Netherlands, is taking a pioneering step in the sustainability of product packaging. By adding the new plant-based cap, the packaging material of the 33cl cardboard packaging is now 100% reusable. According to founder Henk Witteveen, this new bottle is the replacement for all plastic bottles. He says: “Twelve years ago, EARTH was the first producer to use cardboard as packaging material for mineral water. Now we are continuing the same innovative line with this plant-based cap in collaboration with Tetra Pak. We already received a huge number of requests from many catering associations for an alternative to the plastic bottle.” lees verder

Lucknow 49 London | 100 rupee galawati kawab giveaway during opening

28-3-2019

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On 2nd April, the team behind DUM Biryani House will open the doors to their new restaurant Lucknow 49, an Indian restaurant specialising in Lucknavi cuisine just off Regent Street. To celebrate the opening, founder Dhruv Mittal will be giving away Beef Galawati Kawabs (traditional Lucknavi kebabs) during lunchtime on Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd April. Priced at 100 rupees (circa. £1), Londoners can take their chances with the Galawati Kawab rolls priced at the day’s exchange rate. lees verder

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