Friesdrank | the creamiest drink of the Dutch region Friesland

31-1-2023

  • Friesdrank - de romigste frisdrank van FrieslandFriesdrank - de romigste frisdrank van Friesland
  • Friesdrank - de romigste frisdrank van FrieslandFriesdrank - de romigste frisdrank van Friesland

Friesdrank is the tasty result of the collaboration between a Frisian wine specialist, a Frisian cheese maker and a Frisian beer brewer. This new Frisian soft drink is made partly from whey, a residual product from cheese-making. The whey gives Friesdrank a sustainable touch as well as a special flavour. The introduction will take place at the upcoming HorecaEvenTT in Leeuwarden.

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Trends we spotted | Week 2

17-1-2023

  • Frans Duijts Nachtburgemeester van Nederland in 2023Frans Duijts Nachtburgemeester van Nederland in 2023
  • Frans Duijts Nachtburgemeester van Nederland in 2023Frans Duijts Nachtburgemeester van Nederland in 2023
  • eazie uitgeroepen tot de beste fastservice en delivery restaurant keten van Nederlandeazie uitgeroepen tot de beste fastservice en delivery restaurant keten van Nederland
  • Spark by Hilton - Public SpacesSpark by Hilton - Public Spaces
  • Spark by Hilton - Public SpacesSpark by Hilton - Public Spaces

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 new brand by Hilton, Spark by Hilton, they will provide a simple, reliable and comfortable stay for every guest, all at an accessible price. And a reel about the square croissant by Le Deli Robuchon in London.

News from the culinary world: chef Dominique Crenn will open restaurant Golden Poppy in the new Fantaisie hotel in Paris and Massimo Bottura will open a Torno Subito in Miami. The latest will be  located on the rooftop of Julia & Henry’s.

You could book the night of new yearseve at hotel Clarion Copenhagen Airport with your dog! Great idea for airport hotels or other hotels who are located away from the noise of fireworks?

Harriet’s Polar Lounge at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge created an icy pop-up. We’ve read this on the blog ‘Guest of a Guest’, if you’re going to the USA, check this account for inspiration on where to eat.  

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Grippo cup holder | Plastic cups return for recycling at events

16-1-2023

  • Grippo cup holder - useful at festivalsGrippo cup holder - useful at festivals
  • Grippo cup holder - useful at festivalsGrippo cup holder - useful at festivals

Grippo has developed a patented cup holder that is reusable and can carry different types of plastic cups and bottles. In addition, Grippo managed to develop the product in such a way that the transition from disposable plastic can be converted to recycled plastic. With the Grippo cup holder, you can combat a lot of plastic litter at events and festivals!

By 2024, every event in the Netherlands must collect 75% of plastic waste in a clean way for recycling. With the Grippo cup holder, we can start practising in 2023! 

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Soof Drinks wonders if you know what you drink?

13-1-2023

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  • Cut the crap - Soof DrinksCut the crap - Soof Drinks
  • Cut the crap - Soof DrinksCut the crap - Soof Drinks
  • Cut the crap - Soof DrinksCut the crap - Soof Drinks
  • Cut the crap - Soof DrinksCut the crap - Soof Drinks
  • Cut the crap - Soof DrinksCut the crap - Soof Drinks
  • Cut the crap - Soof DrinksCut the crap - Soof Drinks
  • Cut the crap - Soof DrinksCut the crap - Soof Drinks

“Know what you eat”: you’ve probably heard this from your mother, grandmother or even your personal trainer. Or otherwise you heard it in commercials, from fit boys or read it on packaging on the shelf or in health blogs. We are becoming more critical and wiser when it comes to what is on our plates, but do you actually know what you are drinking? Research shows that as much as 98.5% of the soft drink shelf consists of products with unrecognizable and unpronounceable ingredients. You don’t want to drink that! Soof Drinks thinks it’s time for a revolution in our soft drink glasses.

Besides choosing for a soft drink with no mess, Soof Drinks also have a great taste!  

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Trends we spotted | Week 1

9-1-2023

  • Horecava Innovation AwardsHorecava Innovation Awards
  • Het ‘broeduurtje’ bij Bagels & BeansHet ‘broeduurtje’ bij Bagels & Beans
  • The Don van DAVO brouwerijThe Don van DAVO brouwerij
  • Horeca Expo Hardenberg - januari 2024Horeca Expo Hardenberg - januari 2024
  • Nationale ‘Week van Snoep Goed’Nationale ‘Week van Snoep Goed’
  • Puzzle of White CastlePuzzle of White Castle

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, among other things, the ‘broeduurtje’ (translated: breeding hour) at Bagels & Beans, in honor of the launch of their new menu and in Dubai, the high tax on alcohol for 2023 will be canceled as a test.

Coffee pods without pods – a sustainable product from CoffeeB that can prevent a lot of ‘cup’ waste. In the Netherlands, ‘De Koffiejongens’ also sell biodegradable cups.

On 29, 30 and 31 January 2024, the completely new trade fair, Horeca Expo Hardenberg, will take place in the Evenementenhal Hardenberg. And next January 16 – on Blue Monday – the third edition of the National ‘Week of Good Snacking’ will start in the Netherlands. An action that you can respond to as a restaurateur by serving healthy homemade biscuits with your cup of coffee.

At the Horecava in Amsterdam, Redefine Meat was named overall winner of the Horecava Innovation Awards. And the winner of the ‘Beer of the year 2022 election’ in the Netherlands has been announced: The Don from the DAVO brewery.

The American chain White Castle, together with a New York artist, has turned distinctive artwork into a puzzle.

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Hotelnacht 2023 | Culinary and cultural tour at Carstens Brasserie and art’otel Amsterdam

6-1-2023

  • Hotelnacht 2023 - Carstens Fried Chicken SnackbarHotelnacht 2023 - Carstens Fried Chicken Snackbar
  • Hotelnacht 2023 - Carstens Fried Chicken SnackbarHotelnacht 2023 - Carstens Fried Chicken Snackbar
  • Bezoek het art'otel Amsterdam tijdens de Hotelnacht 2023Bezoek het art'otel Amsterdam tijdens de Hotelnacht 2023
  • Bezoek het art'otel Amsterdam tijdens de Hotelnacht 2023Bezoek het art'otel Amsterdam tijdens de Hotelnacht 2023
  • Bezoek het art'otel Amsterdam tijdens de Hotelnacht 2023Bezoek het art'otel Amsterdam tijdens de Hotelnacht 2023
  • Hotelnacht 2023 - Restaurant ARCA in the art'otelHotelnacht 2023 - Restaurant ARCA in the art'otel
  • Hotelnacht 2023 - Restaurant ARCA in the art'otelHotelnacht 2023 - Restaurant ARCA in the art'otel

Hotelnacht celebrates its 10th anniversary with an extra vibrant edition at Carstens Brasserie and art’otel Amsterdam. During Hotelnacht, Amsterdam’s finest hotels open their doors to experience what they have to offer in their own city for one night only. Enjoy fried chicken for one time only at Carstens Fried Chicken Snackbar and awaken your senses among the beautiful works of art at art’otel Gallery with Portuguese-Asian delicacies from ARCA Restaurant.

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Conservatorium Hotel x Café Nol | Five-star Dutch ‘gezelligheid’ during Hotelnacht

5-1-2023

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  • Café NolCafé Nol

Five-star Dutch gezelligheid (a word hard to describe but cosiness comes near) during the tenth edition of the Hotelnacht in Amsterdam, on 14 and 15 January 2023 at the Conservatorium Hotel in cooperation with Café Nol, the most famous café in the Jordaan neighbourhood in Amsterdam. For this ode to the capital’s nightlife, the hotel will transform its Taiko Bar into an Amsterdam pub. Hotelnacht visitors and hotel guests will enjoy Dutch hits, culminating in a performance by Café Nol’s regular folk singer. Chef Schilo van Coevorden will present his variation on the old Dutch bittergarnituur this evening: a langoustine frikandel with green curry and caviar, a wagyu beef frikandel and his award-winning cheese soufflé with black truffle. At the bar, too, guests briefly imagine themselves in the Jordaan with a cold glass of beer, a kopstootje or a special Jenever cocktail provided by the world’s oldest cocktail brand Lucas Bols (from Amsterdam).

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Kumasi Drinks | New natural soft drink made from the tropical fruit juice of cocoa pulp

19-12-2022

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  • Kumasi DrinksKumasi Drinks
  • Kumasi DrinksKumasi Drinks
  • Kumasi DrinksKumasi Drinks

Kumasi is a new fruit drink conceived while making a documentary about the cocoa industry in West Africa by Lars Gierveld and Jochem Pinxteren. In the pulp product of cocoa, they saw and tasted a great opportunity. The drink is named after the capital of the Ashanti region in Ghana, Kumasi. Many farmers there are totally dependent on the sale of cocoa, but they live below the poverty line. Lars and Jochem therefore started collecting the cocoa fruit juice near Kumasi with a group of farmers.

We are going to try the drink soon and it is quite an original beverage made of 100% natural ingredients and no added sugars, to sell in a coffee shop or restaurant!

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Trends we spotted | Week 50

19-12-2022

  • Hertog Jan - De Proeftuin speciaalbierabonnementHertog Jan - De Proeftuin speciaalbierabonnement
  • Biologische restaurant Pianeta Terra Amsterdam in #50TopItaly credits Rinze VegelienBiologische restaurant Pianeta Terra Amsterdam in #50TopItaly credits Rinze Vegelien
  • Gaming Suite in the W London Hotel in cooperation with Samsung UKGaming Suite in the W London Hotel in cooperation with Samsung UK
  • The Ritz Carlton Paradise Valley – new luxury hotel at Marriott InternationalThe Ritz Carlton Paradise Valley – new luxury hotel at Marriott International
  • Red Lobster® Limited Edition Holiday CollectionRed Lobster® Limited Edition Holiday Collection
  • Red Lobster® Limited Edition Holiday CollectionRed Lobster® Limited Edition Holiday Collection
  • Damac_Properties & Madarin Oriental at the MaldivesDamac_Properties & Madarin Oriental at the Maldives
  • Tasty Carrot Corporation - caffeinated carrot juiceTasty Carrot Corporation - caffeinated carrot juice

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 a Gaming Suite in the W London, till April 2023 gamers can indulge themselves in luxury and games in the WOW Suite of the hotel. And Marriott International expects to introduce more than 35 luxury hotels around the world in 2023.

Organic restaurant Pianeta Terra in Amsterdam is named the best Italian restaurant in the Netherlands, it is number 19 in the list of the world’s 50 best Italian restaurants. And the Dutch beer brand Hertog Jan has a specialty beer subscription, The Tasting Garden, which is a great gift for beer lovers.

On Instagram we spotted a simple way to serve Christmassy cocktails for in bars, restaurants and at home!  And we bought Christmas ornaments from our local baker of a couple of Dutch sweet treats, inspiration for your restaurant, next year? The Red Lobster® limited edition holiday collection sets the example.

And for those traveling to California in 2023, Visit California invites visitors to explore major new attractions and openings.

Dubai-based DAMAC Group signs contract with Mandarin Oriental to manage luxurious resort in The Maldives, which will open in 2024. And Tasty Carrot Corporation launches ‘Eco Carrot’, the world’s first caffeinated carrot juice.

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Coffee Free Coffee | A cup of hot coffee without the coffee beans

16-12-2022

  • CEO David Klingen van Northern Wonder presenteert het eerste kopje Coffee Free Coffee in de Hortus Botanicus.CEO David Klingen van Northern Wonder presenteert het eerste kopje Coffee Free Coffee in de Hortus Botanicus.
  • Coffee Free Coffee by Northern WonderCoffee Free Coffee by Northern Wonder
  • Coffee Free Coffee by Northern WonderCoffee Free Coffee by Northern Wonder
  • Coffee Free Coffee by Northern WonderCoffee Free Coffee by Northern Wonder
  • Coffee Free Coffee by Northern WonderCoffee Free Coffee by Northern Wonder

At the end of September 2022 the Dutch start-up Northern Wonder launched Coffee Free Coffee. The new product has the taste and smell of coffee, contains caffeine, and is even brewed the same way as regular coffee but does not contain any ingredients grown in a tropical environment. Northern Wonder has used patentable technology to successfully create a hot coffee product without coffee beans.

Back in 2019 we wrote about the startup Atomo from Seattle, they launched a similar product, molecular coffee made without coffee beans. They launched a cold brew in a can in August this year. This is made from date seeds, grape skin and chicory root and theine. Very different ingredients from those of Coffee Free Coffee. As colleagues, we discussed this product and we were very curious, fortunately we can now taste Coffee Free Coffee. And if you want to serve a real sustainable coffee in your coffee shop – we advise you to taste this product too!

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