Smullies Maastricht | Trendy patisserie shop and ice cream parlour

4-4-2022

  • Smullies Maastricht - credits Serge Technau.Smullies Maastricht - credits Serge Technau.
  • Smullies Maastricht - credits Serge Technau.Smullies Maastricht - credits Serge Technau.
  • Smullies Maastricht - credits Serge Technau.Smullies Maastricht - credits Serge Technau.
  • Smullies Maastricht - credits Serge Technau.Smullies Maastricht - credits Serge Technau.
  • Smullies Maastricht - credits Serge Technau.
  • Smullies Maastricht - credits Serge Technau.Smullies Maastricht - credits Serge Technau.
  • Smullies Maastricht - credits Serge Technau.Smullies Maastricht - credits Serge Technau.
  • Smullies Maastricht - credits Serge Technau.Smullies Maastricht - credits Serge Technau.
  • Smullies Maastricht - credits Serge Technau.Smullies Maastricht - credits Serge Technau.

Since 10 March 2022, Maastricht has been home to a trendy and special patisserie shop and ice cream parlour. Servais Tielman of Michelin-starred restaurant Beluga Loves You and his partners opened ‘Smullies Maastricht’, a unique and trendy shop with unique ice cream flavours, exceptional patisserie, smoothies, milkshakes and coffee. Smullies is located at Frankenstraat 198 and has a striking interior in pastel pink colours and gold. In May 2022 the second branch will open in the new Foodchurch in the Boschstraat in Maastricht.

A trendy new address to go to when you go to the most touristic city in the south of the Netherlands, Maastricht! Here you can enjoy a cup of slow roast coffee with a Big Boy Macaron from the Michelin-starred restaurant Beluga Loves You or an éclair or madeleines or….. Or ‘just’ an ice cream: the pink ruby chocolate ice cream with raspberry and rose water sounds delicious, right?

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Wilhelmus Orange IPA | Brewed for King’s Day in the Netherlands

1-4-2022

  • Wilhelmus Orange IPA (6%)Wilhelmus Orange IPA (6%)

The Orange fever will rage through the Netherlands at the end of April when we celebrate King’s Day (April 27) and Bird Brewery created their newest beer Wilhelmus Orange IPA for this event. A fresh, fruity Orange IPA (6%) with notes of orange. The Elixer hop also provides a subtle bitterness and tropical aromas. Our Dutch anthem is called the Wilhelmus and Brid Brewery creates beers with bird names, the Dutch ‘mus’ is a sparrow. They even brew their beers at a location in a forest near Amsterdam, House of Bird in the Diemerbos.

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First edition SHIT HOT FEST sets Amsterdam ‘on fire’ on April 9 and 10

31-3-2022

  • SHIT HOT FEST bij Deus CantinaSHIT HOT FEST bij Deus Cantina
  • SHIT HOT FEST bij Deus CantinaSHIT HOT FEST bij Deus Cantina
  • SHIT HOT FEST bij Deus CantinaSHIT HOT FEST bij Deus Cantina
  • SHIT HOT FEST bij Deus CantinaSHIT HOT FEST bij Deus Cantina
  • SHIT HOT FEST bij Deus CantinaSHIT HOT FEST bij Deus Cantina
  • SHIT HOT FEST bij Deus CantinaSHIT HOT FEST bij Deus Cantina

International hot sauce makers and pepper fans flock to Deus Cantina for the hottest event of the year. Amsterdam’s Deus Cantina restaurant will transform into a temple of hotness on April 9 and 10 during the first-ever edition of the SHIT HOT FEST. 16 international hot sauce makers, pepper fans and spice lovers will come together at the hottest culinary event of the year. ‘At the SHIT HOT FEST, the pepper takes the stage. You’ll meet the world’s best hot sauce makers and taste what makes spicy cuisine so hot. But: at this FEST it’s also mainly about fun,’ says Neil Roake, co-organizer of the event (and co-founder T-Rex Sauces).

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Under The Sea by Ephemera Restaurant Group | The first immersive restaurant in Paris

31-3-2022

  • Under The Sea by Ephemera - credits Fred DurantetUnder The Sea by Ephemera - credits Fred Durantet
  • Under The Sea by Ephemera - credits Fred DurantetUnder The Sea by Ephemera - credits Fred Durantet
  • Under The Sea by Ephemera - credits Fred DurantetUnder The Sea by Ephemera - credits Fred Durantet
  • Under The Sea by Ephemera - credits Fred DurantetUnder The Sea by Ephemera - credits Fred Durantet
  • Under The Sea by Ephemera - credits Fred DurantetUnder The Sea by Ephemera - credits Fred Durantet
  • Under The Sea by Ephemera - credits Fred DurantetUnder The Sea by Ephemera - credits Fred Durantet
  • Under The Sea by Ephemera - credits Fred DurantetUnder The Sea by Ephemera - credits Fred Durantet
  • Under The Sea by Ephemera - credits Fred DurantetUnder The Sea by Ephemera - credits Fred Durantet
  • The team behind Under The Sea by Ephemera - credits Fred DurantetThe team behind Under The Sea by Ephemera - credits Fred Durantet

Recently opened in Paris, at the MK2 Bibliothèque on 160 Avenue France in the 13th arrondissement, the first immersive restaurant in France: Under The Sea by Ephemera. The three young entrepreneurs of the Ephemera Restaurant Group, Jade Frommer, Annaïg Ferrand and chef Loris de Vaucelles, created a restaurant where your taste buds will be surprised, without breaking the bank and where you will immerse yourself and your company in the theme of the ocean. Video projections on large screens, light and sound effects and a spectacular décor: everything to create a unique atmosphere within the place. The chef is Loris de Vaucelles and he works with high quality products and has a lot of creativity, watch the video later in the article.

So if you’re driving to the South of France this summer, a visit to Paris and a plonge in the ocean to discover its ‘majestic fauna and luminescent flora’ whilst enjoying real French cuisine for a reasonable price, might be a fun idea!

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Vegan fast food chain in California | Plant Power Fast Food

29-3-2022

  • Plant Power Fast FoodPlant Power Fast Food
  • Plant Power Fast FoodPlant Power Fast Food

Another plant-based fast food chain, with 11 locations in California. Plant Power Fast Food, the country’s fastest growing 100% plant-based fast food restaurant chain recently announced the opening of its new Los Angeles location in the heart of Hollywood, California.

In this article one of the founders says that most of the guests are omnivores who know it’s better for the environment and for themselves if they eat vegan once in a while. Becoming a flexitarian is made easier by chains like this! In our opinion, there is enough space in Europe for this kind of vegan fast food chains that are a 1:1 copy of the well-known fast food chains. The Dutch Vegan Junk Food Bar also proves this by growing considerably with 7 branches already. 

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Trends we spotted | Week 12

29-3-2022

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  • Starbucks x Volvo Charging StationStarbucks x Volvo Charging Station

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 the Bjarke Ingels Group, they unveiled a treetop hotel room in Sweden covered with 350 bird houses. And the 25hours Hotels introduce a 4-day working week in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Some openings: The Big Mamma Group will open Giorgia Trattoria in Munich this summer and today (March 28) the fourth Gucci Osteria will open in Seoul. In Berlin the new Café Camaleon opened, it’s an all-day casual dining concept at the Casa Camper Berlin. Camper is a famous shoe concept from Spain.

Come 2025, the way Parisians commute will change with the launch of Câble 1, Paris‘ first urban cable car. The new 4.5-kilometer line will connect suburbs in the city’s southeast to the Metro system. And a link to great images of the high-end breakfast all day concept in Berlin: Frühstück 3000.

Starbucks and Volvo will build an EV charging network from the Colorado Rockies to their Support Center in Seattle. And Portland in Oregon will get the first sports bar dedicated to women’s games: The Sports Bra.

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Ramen Restaurant Takumi is celebrating its 15th anniversary.

24-3-2022

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  • Dishes - Takumi Ramen Noodles RotterdamDishes - Takumi Ramen Noodles Rotterdam
  • Interieur - Takumi Rotterdam
  • Sapporo - Takumi Ramen NoodlesSapporo - Takumi Ramen Noodles
  • Sapporo - Takumi RotterdamSapporo - Takumi Rotterdam
  • Shrimps at TakumiShrimps at Takumi
  • Takumi Ramen - MarkthalTakumi Ramen - Markthal
  • Takumi Ramen - MarkthalTakumi Ramen - Markthal
  • Takumi Ramen NoodlesTakumi Ramen Noodles

The famous ramen restaurant Takumi is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year and is organizing festive activities and moments throughout the year to celebrate. In 2007, they opened their first branch in Düsseldorf and by now there are already 41 restaurants to be found all over Europe. At Takumi you can enjoy authentic Japanese Sapporo Noodles which have become extremely popular in recent years. To celebrate Takumi’s 15th anniversary and to show gratitude to the loyal Takumi fans, several festive moments are set up in 2022. These include multiple live events in different European cities, a lottery to win a trip every quarter of the year, a ‘Create your own ramen’ challenge and the launch of a limited edition Takumi clothing collection. So expect an extensive and festive program to celebrate 15 years of love for Japanese Soul Food, of which the first event will take place in Rotterdam on April 30!

Takumi now has 41 locations throughout Europe. In Belgium they have locations in Brussels and Antwerp, eight in total. There is also a Takumi in Prague, Czech Republic, one in Vienna in Austria and one in Milan, Italy. Germany has no fewer than 14 locations spread over Düsseldorf, Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Frankfurt and Köln. Also in Spain you can enjoy the ramen at Takumi at five different locations in Barcelona. In the Netherlands you can taste Takumi’s specialties in The Hague, Amsterdam, Rotterdam or Eindhoven. We will definitely visit soon!

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ORGANICS by Red Bull |New Innovative Flavors

15-3-2022

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  • ORGANICS by Red BullORGANICS by Red Bull
  • ORGANICS by Red BullORGANICS by Red Bull

It’s finally time again to socialize with friends on the patio with a cocktail, spritzer or a mocktail. The demand for exciting drinks that don’t leave you hungover is growing and the #sobercommunity is on the rise. ORGANICS by Red Bull joins this demand: this spring, the alcohol-free and premium organic soda ORGANICS by Red Bull will be back in full force in the Dutch hospitality sector. In addition to the five existing flavors, three new flavors have been added, each with their own unique character: Purple Berry, Black Orange and Ginger Beer.

We recently tasted the three new flavors. Delicious, fresh and not too sweet. We love to picture ourselves with a cold glass in the sun on a terrace. The Ginger Beer flavor is nice and spicy and you can clearly taste the ginger. The ladies especially enjoyed the light sweetness of the Purple Berry.

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The Spring Summer ’22 Collection by Frites Atelier | ‘Arabic Baba & Feta’ Fries

14-3-2022

  • Fish Burger & Sea Nori Fries bij Frites AtelierFish Burger & Sea Nori Fries bij Frites Atelier
  • Frietje Arabic "Baba" & Feta en Frietje Parmesan & Basil bij Frites AtelierFrietje Arabic "Baba" & Feta en Frietje Parmesan & Basil bij Frites Atelier
  • Sergio Herman bij Frites AtelierSergio Herman bij Frites Atelier

Inspired by spring and summer, co-founder and culinary creator of Frites Atelier Sergio Herman has created fresh, summery taste sensations. The flavors will give you the feeling of a summer in Italy or deep into the Arabian fairy tale of a thousand and one nights. The influences of the various cultures and cuisines come to the fore in the new specials. The specials ‘Arabic Baba & Feta’ as well as the return of our seasonal specials: ‘Sea Nori’, ‘Parmasan & Basil’ and a whole new tasty snack, the ‘Fish Burger’. Starting this week, Frites Atelier will serve the very latest Spring Summer Collection.

Fries are the main snacks in the Netherlands, we have ‘snackbars’ where you can order a simple portion of fries with or without mayonnaise, or other sauces and of course other snacks like our famous ‘kroketten’. Since a couple of years we have the culinary expert, chef Sergio Herman (has and had several Michelin star restaurants), who creates culinary specials, for the fancy snackbar/restaurant chain Frites Atelier. His Spring/Summer ’22 collection even has a  fries ‘Arabic Baba & Feta’! If you want to enjoy a culinary portion of fries, visit one of their locations in The Hague, Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent and Designer Outlet Roosendaal. Worth a detour!

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Trends we spotted | Week 10

11-3-2022

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  • North America's 50 Best Bars 2022North America's 50 Best Bars 2022
  • Hotels for Trees - credits A. MesureurHotels for Trees - credits A. Mesureur
  • Fletcher Hotel Rotterdam AirportFletcher Hotel Rotterdam Airport
  • Chefswissel Bentinck - v.l.n.r Kevin, Frank, MeesChefswissel Bentinck - v.l.n.r Kevin, Frank, Mees
  • Change of the presidential suites at Ritz-Carlton hotels in THE FIRST LADY SuitesChange of the presidential suites at Ritz-Carlton hotels in THE FIRST LADY Suites
  • Accor is opening hotels in China - The Fairmont Sanya Haitang BayAccor is opening hotels in China - The Fairmont Sanya Haitang Bay
  • Accor is opening hotels in China - Raffles at Galaxy MacauAccor is opening hotels in China - Raffles at Galaxy Macau

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’.

Featuring links this week to articles including the launch of North America’s 50 Best Bars, by Perrier and the presidential suites at some Ritz-Carlton hotels will be turned into First Lady suites, named after the series with the same name on SHOWTIME.

China is getting 350 new Accor hotels, divided among the various brands of Acccor. And if you are in Paris, drop by the Broadway Caffe where you can dine in an iconic yellow taxi and be seated a swings!

Fast Casual Restaurant Shake Shack is going to test whether letting people pay with cryptocurrency attracts more young visitors. And the Michelin Guide Germany this year has more stars than ever, a whopping 327 with a new 3 Michelin star restaurant, restaurant Schanz in Piesport!

DAD in London delivers vegan dishes for less than £5. All meals come in compostable packaging and are delivered by bicycle. And also in London, in Soho opened The Thin White Duke Bar, inspired by David Bowie.

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