The NEST pop-ups | Hackney’s restaurant NEST hits the road with summer series of pop-up’s across the UK

12-7-2021

  • THE NEST POP UPS - celebrating seasonal British dining
  • THE NEST POP UPS - view dinner at the Boathouse
  • THE NEST POP UPS - view dinner at the Boathouse

This summer, Luke Wasserman, Toby Neill and Johnnie Crowe, the team behind popular Hackney restaurant NEST and the recently opened restaurant FENN in Fulham, will celebrate seasonal British dining by launching a summer series of pop-up restaurants in rural locations across the UK.

Great idea for city restaurants? A paid team building in another surrounding? Might work for other restaurants as well and it’s great inspiration to work with local produce, who knows what you might take back to your menu in the city. We have seen a lot of initiatives of chefs working together to create food festivals, trading places or joining a team of chefs cooking in each other’s restaurants (The Grand Gelinaz Shuffle), but in this case the whole teams goes on an adventure in the summer. Inspiration for their guests to get to know the restaurant and for the team to have fun and get to know more about the local produce!  

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Trends we spotted | Week 27

9-7-2021

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 amongst others, beer made with goose poop, ‘Wasted Potential Imperial Sout’ by Ant Brew. Would you drink it? Another brewery in Australia, has a sustainable solution for the CO2 emissions, brewery Young Henrys uses algae to cut CO2 emissions.

This July, Soho Music Month will paint the iconic streets of London with culture. With for example talks, exhibitions, music history tours and a song competition.

The Radisson Hotel Group in partnership with Madaëf announced seven Moroccan hotels, of which four will open its doors this month, located in renowned tourist areas, Al Hoceima, Saïdia and Taghazout. The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts (with Hotel The Toren in Amsterdam amongst their portfolio) enhances its guest experiences by becoming the first global boutique hotel group to accept Cryptocurrency from any country for hotel bookings.

We didn’t know the brand Frutta Bowl, but it’s a fast growing superfoods café brand. They have 30+ restaurants in East U.S. and are going to debut in California. Part of the company WOWorks’ trajectory of non-traditional restaurant growth.

Sustainability is hip and much needed, we like it when luxury companies like LVMH are investing in it! Recently the luxury conglomerate announced plans to build a new center in Saclay, France dedicated to researching sustainable production.

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Subway® debuts largest menu update in the brand’s history | Eat Fresh Refresh™

8-7-2021

  • Eat Fresh Refresh menu factsheet Subway
  • Eat Fresh Refresh menu factsheet Subway
  • Steak Cali Fresh - part of the Eat Fresh Refresh menu
  • Subway Club
  • Turkey and Steak Cali Fresh part of the Eat Fresh Refresh menu

And they’re even closing all restaurants Nationwide in the U.S. on July 12 to Prepare for Eat Fresh Refresh™ and One Million Sub Sandwich Giveaway on July 13. Subway® restaurants recently announced the biggest changes in the brand’s history, making improvements to almost every core menu item and introducing important digital upgrades that elevate the guest experience. The Eat Fresh Refresh™ arrives in U.S. restaurants nationwide on July 13, and is marked with unprecedented moments, including participating Subway restaurants across the country closing for a Refresh Break and a one million sub sandwich giveaway to encourage people to come see and taste the changes.

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S.Pellegrino & Food for Soul | Together for a more sustainable food culture

6-7-2021

  • Partnership between S.Pellegrino and Food for Soul

A new global partnership has been announced between the leading sparkling mineral water brand S.Pellegrino and the non-profit organisation, Food for Soul, founded by Chef Massimo Bottura and Lara Gilmore. The collaboration aims to drive positive social and environmental change and empower a sustainable food culture.

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Charred lemon on pizza? | Round Table Pizza® Introduces the Charred Lemon Chicken Pizza

5-7-2021

  • New Charred Lemon Chicken at Round Table Pizza

The limited time pizza is part of a delicious new summer line-up including ‘Charred Lemon Chicken Wings’ and ‘Charred Lemon Chicken Salad’. Round Table’s new Limited Time Charred Lemon Chicken Pizza is masterly prepared with hand rolled dough, creamy lemon sauce, spinach, Round Table Pizza’s proprietary three cheese blend, garlic, lemon pepper grilled chicken, zucchini, tomatoes, red onion, charred lemon slices, shredded parmesan cheese, and green onions. Available now for dine-in, carryout and delivery. Valid at participating locations.

It sounds like a gourmet pizza with a great summer flavour! And we have spotted many pizza flavours over the years. Back in 2014 we made a list of 10 different pizza’s, with for example fresh truffle, fresh tuna, Tandoori spices or a breakfast pizza. The later I still make for special occasions. But the Charred Lemon Chicken Pizza is a new combination for us. Inspiration for other pizzeria’s?  ^Marjolein

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Trends we spotted | Week 26

2-7-2021

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’.

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With this week articles about amongst others blue raspberries, their origin and how they are used in products today. Have you hear about them? And about the opening of a new luxury hotel, the Cheval Blanc Paris, with rooms with panoramic views of the Seine.

Chance the Rapper collaborates with Starbucks to promote Starbucks’s ‘Ready to Drink’ canned and bottled coffees with the help of a TikTok campaign, with prizes including a one-on-one video moment with Chance. And an idea to save energy by storing your vegetables in ‘The Groundfridge’. Great idea for chefs who have their own vegetable garden.

We couldn’t find more information yet, but we spotted on the Instagram page of The Avocado Show that they are opening a location in London this summer! We wish their team a lot of success with the opening.

Inspiration for municipalities from Tokyo, the Nippon Foundation launched a new toilet facility as part of ‘THE TOKYO TOILET’ which makes toilets much more accessible to the public. Very handy especially if all restaurants and bars are closed, like during the pandemic!

Future Meat Technologies that has opened the world’s first industrial cultured meat facility. We wonder which food safety authority will be the first to allow human consumption!

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Novotel X LUCA | A love letter to Italy, youth, friendship and the young guests of the chain

29-6-2021

  • NOVOTEL X LUCA
  • NOVOTEL X LUCA
  • NOVOTEL X LUCA

Novotel, a leading brand within the Accor group, recently announced its latest collaboration with Disney and Pixar’s LUCA – a family-friendly original feature film about an unforgettable summer for two best friends in the Italian seaside town of Portorosso – which was released on June 18 on Disney +. Novotel X LUCA does celebrate the launch of the new movie with special offers and delightful surprises for its guests, fans and followers, across more than 40 participating countries, including the United Kingdom, France, South Korea, Canada, China, Mexico, India and many more.

We have seen many more releases of special offers and surprises by hotels and restaurant chains in collaboration with new movies but we love the social media part of this collaboration. Novotel has created a co-branded advert featuring clips from the film (shown in this article), and they invited guests to capture memories using their Luca-inspired Face Lens. Inspiring way to use Instagram!  

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Trends we spotted | Week 25

28-6-2021

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 articles about amongst others Wolfgang Puck, a world-famous celebrity chef, who is opening his first restaurant in his country of birth Austria. And McDonald’s is still working towards a greener future worldwide and on local level, a new initiative in Switzerland is set to make a nation wide rollout.

El Pollo Loco is launching a pilot programme where they use their Air Loco Drone Delivery to deliver food into customer’s backyards. And some more sustainable projects; a collaboration between Mizuiro Inc and designeer Naoko Kimura led to the creation of crayons made from fruits and vegetables, safe for children to use.

A lot is happening in London this summer, with a magical afternoon tea being served at Aqua Sharp consisting of Peter Pan inspired treats and décor! And the Taste of London Festival that will be held from July 7 – 11 and July 14 – 18 in Regent’s Park.

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Trends we spotted | Week 24

18-6-2021

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 some news from France; the Louvre Hotels Group is working together with Decathlon and the coaching application Trainme to transform a classic hotel room into a private gym. And the Logis Hotels Group is again partner of the 108th edition of the Tour de France.

Spotted in London; 11 outdoor cinemas popping up this summer! As both restaurants and cinemas have had a tough year, it might be a great idea to work together! Spotted in Paris, 60 restaurants and Deliveroo offer the reusable containers by barePack to create zero waste delivery.

Another Spritz Bar in combination with a Pizza Parlour; Piazza by the Pier in London. Will the Spritz Bars al fresco be the hit of this summer? And Lay’s chips opened a non-existent restaurant to introduce Amsterdammers to a menu consisting of three iconic Lay’s flavoured chips with names like the fast food giants KFC, Subway and Pizza Hut.

A Pop-Up Bike Experience of WeWatt X Ovamo was held in Antwerp on the Grote Markt. It might be a great idea as a bar or coffee bar to place a few WeWatt cycling tables to encourage exercise? And Vapiano’s Germany will go #Pinsa. They will gradually eliminate the classic pizza from its menu. The dough of the Pinsa is fluffier than the conventional pizza dough and also more digestible.

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Mariposa Negra Bar in Barcelona | A new disruptive cocktail bar concept

16-6-2021

  • The team of the Mariposa Negra Bar
  • The interior of the Mariposa Negra Bar
  • The interior of the Mariposa Negra Bar
  • Cocktails with a story - Mariposa Negra Bar
  • 3D printen glasses at the Mariposa Negra Bar

The first cocktail bar in the world to use 3D printing and laser printing technology recently opened in Barcelona, Spain. They take the word ‘artisan’ to another level, as they created almost everything in the bar by themselves, like the bar, back bar, tables, decorations, lamps, signs, plates, ceramic picks and more. They even have their own molding techniques to create their own ceramic glasses. Each drink has a really long process of preparation because many liqueurs, juices, bitters and other drinks are made by the bartenders. Thus creating cocktails with very unique and balanced flavours. The name and place are inspired by the mysterious fantasy world of Marina’s novel, written by the great Spanish writer, Carlos Ruiz Zafón.

A spot in Barcelona to visit if you’re a cocktail lover! It’s located in Plaça de les Olles, in the heart of the Born Quarter, a neighborhood known for its gastronomy, art and its streets full of life.

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