The Ritz-Carlton Orlando announces partnership with CorsaHQ to offer luxury car rentals

30-8-2021

  • The Ritz-Carlton vs. CorsaHqThe Ritz-Carlton vs. CorsaHq

The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes is elevating its luxury guest experience by launching an exclusive partnership with Corsa HQ. Guests of The Ritz-Carlton Orlando can now rent high-end vehicles during their stay, selecting from the Corsa HQ inventory of desirable brands including Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Bentley and more.

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How to top pumpkin spice? Peet’s Coffee introduces ‘Pumpkin Oat Foam Cold Brew’ for fall

26-8-2021

  • Pumpkin spiced oat foam

Peet’s Coffee announces its new limited-edition fall menu, featuring a new plant-based ‘Pumpkin Oat Foam Cold Brew’. The fall menu, available August 25th at participating coffee bars, brings back seasonal beverage favourites, Pumpkin Latte and Maple Latte, along with an exclusive Maple Oat Frappé available to Peetnik Rewards members on the Peet’s app and online. Peet’s is also featuring its ‘Vine & Walnut Autumn 2021 Blend’, named in honour of the company’s original coffee bar at the corner of Vine St. and Walnut St. in Berkeley, California.

It’s pumpkin time again! The apple pie in the Netherlands, is as popular as the pumpkin pie in America. Even here in the Netherlands we see more and more ‘pumpkin flavor’ in combination with coffee, which addresses the sweet tooth of young people! The innovation here is that this drink is a cold coffee with a layer of plant-based foam with pumpkin taste. Here the cold brew isn’t very popular yet and certainly not as popular as in America. 

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Trends we spotted | Week 34

26-8-2021

At horecatrends.com or hospitalitytrends.eu 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 Restaurant Esmé in Chicago, founded by Jenner Tomasko (executive chef at Grand Achatz) who focuses on art and community with even a à la carte menu for ‘walk-ins’. Sounds like Chicago has a new culinary hotspot.

 Starbucks opened their 10th ‘farmer support’ centre in VarginhaBrasil with the purpose to offer valuable resources to local coffee communities. 

 UPSIDE Foods partners with three Michelin star chef Dominique Crenn. Crenn will develop recipes and give culinary advise and if allowed she will use the lab-grown chicken in her restaurant. This is the first collaboration in the cultivated meat industry with a three star Michelin chef. 

 De Koningshoeven brewery is the first in the world to market a completely alcohol-free Trappist beer: La Trappe Nillis (0.0%). And McDonald’s published their Purpose and Impact Report of 2020-2021 with four impact points: Jobs, Inclusion and Empowerment, the Plant, Food Quality & Sourcing and Community Connection. 

 Duke’s Mayonaise started collaborating with Champion Brewing Company to produce the perfect beer that fits with a BLT sandwich: Family Recipe (5,1% ABV, 27 IBU). Kind of ‘Mayo Beer’. The new ‘food shopping’-app, Grownby, connects farmers with buyers. Wouldn’t it be great to have  such an app as a cook? And getting messages like the strawberries are now ‘ready to eat’!

 CandyCan gummy bears are gluten-free, plant-based, low-sugar, low carb and contain vitamins. Is it an idea to lay a bag of Gummy bears on top of a pillow for children visiting your hotel? Or to put a bag in a ‘Happy-Meal’ kind of box?

 Oreo opened their first café in New Jersey. The café consists of a shop offering Oreo cookies and other Oreo treats, and fast-service where you can order Oreo treats. And in New York another sweet hybride is gaining popularity: the Croffle. This is a soft, buttery and layered croissant toasted in a waffle iron and sprinkled with different toppings. 

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Do you eat every last slice of your bread? | The Dutch No-Waste Week will start soon

24-8-2021

  • De verspillingsvrije weekDe verspillingsvrije week
  • De verspillingsvrije weekDe verspillingsvrije week
  • De verspillingsvrije weekDe verspillingsvrije week

Disclaimer: more interesting for Dutchies. But this might inspire your country.

In one week, we here in the Netherlands can save more than 60 million slices of bread at home by simply not wasting it. Bakeries and supermarkets participate in a campaign of the ‘Samen Tegen Voedselverspilling’ foundation (translated: Together Against Food Waste) to prevent bread wastage among consumers. One of their initiatives is to put the sticker ‘Do you eat every slice?’ on a whopping 3 million loaves of bread. Bread is the product Dutch households waste the most, followed by dairy products, vegetables, fruit, potatoes and meat. All these products play a leading role during the national No-Waste Week from the 7th until the 13th of September.

Every hospitality entrepreneur can confirm they most likely throw away too much in a day, even if you are already consciously working on it. For those entrepreneurs who would like to participate, start to look at your business’ breakfast waste; how many slices of bread, baked rolls, bowls with fruit and toppings are thrown in the trash every day? There is room for improvement, right? 

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CHAOS KARTS | A combination of Go-Karting and Augmented Reality

24-8-2021

  • CHAOS KARTS in London
  • CHAOS KARTS in London
  • CHAOS KARTS in London
  • CHAOS KARTS in London

Opened in Shoreditch London, UK’s first live action video game experience that combines real-life racing with augmented reality. This all-new attraction throws players into a virtual world, living inside a real life video game to race-battle their friends, family, rivals, colleagues and more. Engineered by The Ents Inc, CHAOS KARTS combines the worlds of Go-Karting and Augmented Reality. This new and highly innovative experience has players burning rubber around an infinite number of tracks in a digitally projected world, whilst their vehicle interacts with the virtual track, and any challenges other players might ‘launch’ their way.

We spotted CHAOS KARTS back in May and wrote about it in our ‘Trends we spotted week 21’ as a kind of new real life Mario Kart experience, but it even looks more spectacular. If you’re going to London with your family, a ride into the gaming world at this place might be lots of fun with older children! For those living in the Netherlands: we will be able to visit a Mario Karts like attraction in Utrecht as well! It will open in September 2021 in House of Karts and it will be named ‘Crazy Karts’.

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A craft beer hotel in Manchester | The DogHouse Hotel by BrewDog

24-8-2021

  • The Doghouse HotelThe Doghouse Hotel

Independent craft brewer, BrewDog, has recently opened its hop-ly anticipated immersive, craft beer hotel: DogHouse Manchester. Located in the city centre, just five minutes from the Northern Quarter, beer fans can enjoy 18 rooms of bespoke BrewDog touches, such as in-shower beer fridges, draught beer taps and fully-loaded mini-bar, plus an epic taproom with 30 taps of craft beer and a rooftop bar perfect for stargazing.

We love some of the features at the DogHouse hotel, like the free beer for reusing your room towels; the 24-hour hotdogs, orderable via WhatsApp and of course the lobby bartender to check-in each guest with a complimentary beer. Or the canine package for the more than welcome four- legged friends, we wonder if this includes a beer for the dog as well? Or check out the beer shower!

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Trends we spotted | Week 33

20-8-2021

At horecatrends.com or hospitalitytrends.eu 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 the most spectacular off-menu dish at the rule-breaking Japanese restaurant Shuko in New York and to the ‘Cuisine Solaire’ by restaurant Le Présage in Marseille. It’s Europe’s first solar-powered restaurant.

In London you can enjoy cocktails and high tea’s at a disused train station, check out the great 1940s themed high tea video at Cahoots Underground in the article. Also opened in London: a new immersive cocktail experience, Mr. Tipsy’s Down The Hatch! With a lot of OTT-ness!

French food tech start-up Gourmey is working on lab-grown foie gras that could allow restaurants to continue to serve the highly-prized delicacy in an ethical way. Great news for foie gras lovers, it looks like it and the chef who tried it says it also tasted the same.

The new pizzeria Pazzi in Paris is staffed entirely by robots, from order-taking to prepping the dough to putting the pizzas in boxes. Check out the video, as guests you can follow your pizza being made!

We love the idea behind the ‘random acts of kindness’, as does Domino’s Pizza in the USA, they started their ‘Surprise Frees’ Promotion. Until November 21, 2021, they are surprising randomly selected fans with free menu items.

And a link to an article about the new ‘Taco Bell Defy’. The 3,000 square-foot restaurant concept located in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, utilizes a two-story model for “the frictionless future of Taco Bell”.

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Cannibale Royale & Two Chefs Brewing homebrew competition | Love for beer, craftsmanship and collaboration

19-8-2021

  • Cannibale Royale & Two Chefs Brewing Homebrew Competition

Disclaimer: more interesting for Dutchies or those living in or visiting Amsterdam.

The recipes have been critically examined one last time; every bottle has been carefully checked. And the entire competition stock is perfectly cooled. This is not just any beer tasting. This is the Finals of the Cannibale Royale & Two Chefs Brewing Homebrew Competition! Five talented amateur brewers will compete at Cannibale Royale Du Nord on Sunday August 29 for the ultimate award. If the expert jury decides their beer comes out as the winner, Two Chefs Brewing will brew no less than 2.500 liters of that beer according to their original recipe. And to top it off, the beer will be sold in all five Cannibale Royale locations!

Do you want to be there and be part of the public jury? The finale of Homebrew Competition Extraordinaire will take place at Cannibale Royale Du Nord (NDSM), on Mt. Ondinaweg 21. The event on August 29 will start at 12:00 noon and last until 4:00 pm. Book a table quickly via the reservation system on their website. If you want to stay for dinner afterwards, reserve a table separately for dinner.

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Little Caesars® unveils their new Crazy Calzony™ | Combining Calzone and Pizza

17-8-2021

  • The Crazy Calzony™ by Little Caesars
  • The Crazy Calzony™ by Little Caesars

The new menu item at Little Caesars combines Calzone and Pizza for a delicious fusion of two classic pizzeria favourites. Crazy Calzony features a pepperoni pizza with a Parmesan and buttery-tasting calzone-like crust filled with garlic white sauce, cheese and julienne pepperoni, served with Crazy Sauce® for dipping. The product is available to order online for delivery or pickup starting August 16th, and available as HOT-N-READY® item starting August 23rd. Crazy Calzony is only available for a limited time.

Inspiration for pizzeria’s worldwide? It does look delicious, don’t you think? We spotted the stuffed crust by Pizza Hut back in January, a kind of calzone crust. They even sold a limited-edition ‘Nothing But Stuffed Crust’.

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Late Rooms | Willy Wonka-inspired hotel room at the Chocolate Box Hotel

16-8-2021

  • Willy Wonka hotel room by Late Rooms
  • Willy Wonka bath room at the Chocolate Box Hotel

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, a holiday booking site has paired up with one of its hotel partners to create a Willy Wonka-inspired stay. Guests can expect the full experience in the novelty room at the chocolate-themed hotel, including lickable wallpaper, unlimited in-room treats including a chocolate fountain and if they wish, a chocolate bath.

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