Trends we spotted | Week 12

29-3-2022

  • trends we spotted this week
  • 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

  • Chef - Takumi Ramen NoodlesChef - Takumi Ramen Noodles
  • Dishes - Takumi Ramen Noodles RotterdamDishes - Takumi Ramen Noodles Rotterdam
  • 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

  • ORGANICS by Red BullORGANICS by Red Bull
  • 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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Mywabi | Handmade dinnerware from Japan

11-3-2022

  • Mywabi - handmade dinnerware from JapanMywabi - handmade dinnerware from Japan
  • Mywabi - handmade dinnerware from JapanMywabi - handmade dinnerware from Japan
  • Mywabi - handmade dinnerware from JapanMywabi - handmade dinnerware from Japan

The Mywabi brand introduces a wide range of handmade dinnerware from Japan. The name Mywabi is derived from the Japanese philosophy of life, Wabi-Sabi, which is characteristic of the Japanese culture and national character. Perfection is pursued, but at the same time there is the realization that it is precisely the imperfection that holds a pure beauty that adds a unique, distinctive look. Mywabi’s collection includes an extensive palette of more than 150 designs for plates, bowls, cups and mugs and teapots. Each design is unique in its final form due to the fact it’s artisanal manufactured. The products are made of ceramic or porcelain. The products are imported directly from Japan.

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Freshly Chopped Leiden | First location from this chain in the Netherlands

10-3-2022

  • Freshly Chopped opens in LeidenFreshly Chopped opens in Leiden
  • The team of Freshly Chopped LeidenThe team of Freshly Chopped Leiden

On Monday 14 March, the very first Freshly Chopped location in the Netherlands will open at the Stationsweg 11 in Leiden. This successful Irish franchise concept already has more than 60 restaurants in Ireland, the UK and on Cyprus, and now the Dutch can enjoy their fresh, healthy and tasty salads and meals as well. Core of the fresh formula: all ingredients are freshly ‘chopped’ under the watchful eye of the guest. As an opening promotion they have a Leiden Garden Salad (with cheese from Leiden) with a bottle of Vitamin Well.

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DB collection | Fashionable work sneakers by Bata Industrials

10-3-2022

  • DB collection of fashionable work sneakersDB collection of fashionable work sneakers
  • DB collection - Dyanne Beekman and Martijn Mathot, Managing Director Bata IndustrialsDB collection - Dyanne Beekman and Martijn Mathot, Managing Director Bata Industrials

Bata Industrials is launching the DB collection of work shoes in collaboration with Beekman Group. This fashion collection consists of stylish safety sneakers designed by top designer Dyanne Beekman (DB). The first series of the DB collection consists of three work sneakers in Black, White and Black and White. Each of them are eye-catchers under any business outfit. The trendy DB.01 sneaker is feather light and offers excellent support and comfort for good stability. It has high-quality grip and slip resistance, even above the European safety standard. The sneaker is antibacterial and washable for maximum hygiene. It is available for women and men, EU size 35/48.

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Inspiration for the National Pancake Day on March 18 in the Netherlands

8-3-2022

  • Biscuit Beignets by The Pancake Kitchen by Cracker BarrelBiscuit Beignets by The Pancake Kitchen by Cracker Barrel
  • Get That Cookie Dough Pancakes - by @es_jenny_solares and @EnkyBoysGet That Cookie Dough Pancakes - by @es_jenny_solares and @EnkyBoys
  • Zero Egg challenges students to make the world’s highest egg flipZero Egg challenges students to make the world’s highest egg flip

While in America and England the date for the annual Pancake Day coincides with Mardi Gras (fat Tuesday after Carnival, the evening before fasting starts) and Shrove Day, we here in the Netherlands celebrate our National Pancake Day on March 18 2022. Because the dates differ, owners of pancake restaurants can use inspiration from the pancake days in England and the USA! Our colleague Jesse Oldenburg has created a list of inspiring promotions and tasty pancake recipes! If your pancake restaurant has a cool initiative for pancake day, we would love to hear it, but we also like to hear if you picked up one of the initiatives below!

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Chouffe Classic | Belgian beer brand brings cycling tour to Drenthe

7-3-2022

  • The Chouffe Classicthe Chouffe Classic
  • the Chouffe ClassicThe Chouffe Classic

Not the green heart of the Belgian Ardennes, but the wooded landscape of Drenthe will be the setting for the Chouffe Classic on Saturday June 4. For the first time this originally Belgian cycling classic will be held in The Netherlands. An extra festive edition, because the well-known beer is celebrating its fortieth birthday this year. Speed ​​and winning are not central to this sport event, but it is all about fun and joy. During the last meters of the most difficult climb of the tour, the music gives just that last bit of energy. The last stage, just after the finish, is also essential for the successful completion of the Chouffe Classic. You can register from today via Chouffeclassic.nl.

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