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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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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Raw Foods | Raw vegan cakes from Hungary

7-3-2022

  • Apple and Vanilla Tarte by Raw Foods from HungaryApple and Vanilla Tarte by Raw Foods from Hungary
  • Blueberry Cheesecake By Raw Foods from HungaryBlueberry Cheesecake By Raw Foods from Hungary
  • Flodni - raw vegan cake by Raw Foods HungaryFlodni - raw vegan cake by Raw Foods Hungary
  • Kokos and Chocolate Mousse by Raw Foods in HungaryKokos and Chocolate Mousse by Raw Foods in Hungary

Recently Raw Foods entered the Austrian market with their raw vegan cakes made from premium ingredients, products like Coconut and Chocolate Mousse, Apple and Vanilla Tarte or the very popular Flodni have already convinced hundreds of café and restaurant owners to put these vegan products on their menu in Hungary, Slovakia, Romania and now also in Austria. First resellers are in and around Vienna and Wiener Neustadt. All their products are gluten-, lactose, egg-free and do not contain refined sugar.

The company Raw Foods is expanding outside Hungary and especially for those restaurants and cafés who want to offer vegan cake alternatives it might be a solution if you don’t have the capacity to make them in your own place.  

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Strand22 | To the beach in Almere City Centre

7-3-2022

  • Team Strand22 - credits Social SIstersVan links naar rechts: Casper de Rooi, Marina Ort, Martin Ort - credits: Social Sisters
  • Strand22 - credits Social SIstersStrand22 - credits Social Sisters
  • strand22 in AlmereStrand22 in Almere

Almere City Centre has a special new address, Strand22 has recently opened on Esplanade 14. The beach at the Esplanade will open on March 9. At Strand22, guests can already enjoy a delicious drink or dinner with a phenomenal view from inside. Now that the weather is getting better and with plenty of sun forecasted in the coming days, the large terrace is also open. This spring and summer it is the ideal place for an evening of cocktails or a night out.

Almere is a city in the Dutch province Flevoland. It is a drive of approximately 30 minutes from Amsterdam. The city is surrounded by waters such as Gooimeer, IJmeer and Markermeer. A perfect place for a city beach.

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Trends we spotted | Week 9

4-3-2022

  • The Connaught GrillThe Connaught Grill
  • The Connaught GrillThe Connaught Grill
  • Trends we spotted

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 Deliveroo that opened its first real restaurant in London, Pizza Paradiso. Do you wonder why?

 The award ceremony of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022 in July moves from Moscow to London. And Ikea opened its first city centre shopping mall in west London, Livar.

Also in London: the reopening of The Connaught Grill. Another opportunity to taste the cuisine of Jean-Georges Vongerichten. And European aparthotel operator Staycity has opened a new-build property at Germany’s Frankfurt Airport this month, its third opening in Germany, bringing its total apartment count up to 5,000 in 30 properties at 14 European destinations.

Being able to get a pizza from a vending machine 24/7: Resto’Clock currently installs about 30 vending machines per month in France and Belgium. We also came across BistroBox in Austria where you can pull a pizza from the machine within 2 minutes.

The #KentuckyFriedGivingChallenge in America is a good example of involving young guests in ‘a good cause’ via TIKTOK®. And in the field of sustainability, we came across the Norwegian material science company B’ZEOS. They are working with international companies to replace single-use plastics with seaweed-based alternatives.

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Hidden Amsterdam | MaMa Kelly’s hidden treasure revealed

4-3-2022

  • Hidden Restaurant AmsterdamHidden Restaurant Amsterdam
  • Hidden Restaurant AmsterdamHidden Restaurant Amsterdam
  • Hidden Restaurant AmsterdamHidden Restaurant Amsterdam

Hidden Amsterdam is a fine dining restaurant with an accessible atmosphere. Hidden in the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam you will find ‘hidden’: a beautiful and tasteful new concept from the Rebel Horeca Group. In the restaurant, located in the basement of the well-known restaurant MaMa Kelly, an unexpected culinary experience awaits you.

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Denny’s ‘Social Stars Influenced Menu’

1-3-2022

  • Get That Cookie Dough Pancakes - by @es_jenny_solares and @EnkyBoysGet That Cookie Dough Pancakes - by @es_jenny_solares and @EnkyBoys
  • The Clearly Very Fruity Pancakes, - by @CallMeBelly and @MatthepersonThe Clearly Very Fruity Pancakes, - by @CallMeBelly and @Mattheperson
  • The all new Jala-Bac Burger - by @PaqJonathan69 and @ElTheEggThe all new Jala-Bac Burger - by @PaqJonathan69 and @ElTheEgg

Since last week Denny’s is releasing its new ‘Social Stars Influenced Menu’ that features meals inspired by first six of 24 popular TikTok creators tapped by the iconic brand to put their own personal spin on new Denny’s menu items. These Limited Time Only (LTO) meals will be available at all Denny’s locations nationwide from Feb. 24 through June 21, and can be ordered in-restaurant, online at dennys.com or through the new Denny’s iOS and Android app.

Like ‘The Get That Cookie Dough™ Pancakes’, created by TikTokkers Jenny Solares and The Enky Boys, these pancakes look like a real treat for Mardi Gras! And inspiration for those creating pancakes in other countries.

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