QUB® container bistro Watt’n Blick is semi-mobile and seaworthy

26-9-2022

  • Watt'n Blick - in a QUB Containersystem by Roka WerkWatt'n Blick - in a QUB Containersystem by Roka Werk
  • Watt'n Blick - in a QUB Containersystem by Roka WerkWatt'n Blick - in a QUB Containersystem by Roka Werk
  • Watt'n Blick - in a QUB Containersystem by Roka WerkWatt'n Blick - in a QUB Containersystem by Roka Werk
  • Watt'n Blick - in a QUB Containersystem by Roka WerkWatt'n Blick - in a QUB Containersystem by Roka Werk
  • Watt'n Blick - in a QUB Containersystem by Roka WerkWatt'n Blick - in a QUB Containersystem by Roka Werk
  • Watt'n Blick - in a QUB Containersystem by Roka WerkWatt'n Blick - in a QUB Containersystem by Roka Werk
  • Watt'n Blick - in a QUB Containersystem by Roka WerkWatt'n Blick - in a QUB Containersystem by Roka Werk

‘Watt’n Blick’ is the name of the food concept of two young entrepreneurs from Norddeich, their name can be translated as ‘What a view’ and that is because their guests can enjoy a unique North Sea panorama. Because Watt’n Blick proves what seemed impossible until now: that gastronomy can be reconciled with a natural World Heritage Site and operated in a high-water area. The seaworthy and semi-mobile bistro in the QUB® container is the first on the seaward side of the dike in Germany.

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Trends we spotted | Week 38

26-9-2022

  • Trends we spotted
  • Ahn Moselle - credits Thomas JutzlerAhn Moselle - credits Thomas Jutzler
  • Goûtea at Cédric Grolet in The BerkeleyGoûtea at Cédric Grolet in The Berkeley
  • Miracle at Boom Chicago-credits Geert BroertjesMiracle at Boom Chicago-credits Geert Broertjes
  • Miracle at Boom Chicago-credits Geert BroertjesMiracle at Boom Chicago-credits Geert Broertjes
  • Plant-based ChocomelPlant-based Chocomel
  • Tatjana Puklavec uitgeroepen tot Wijnvrouw van het jaar 2022Tatjana Puklavec uitgeroepen tot Wijnvrouw van het jaar 2022

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 other the light and music shows in the Moselle region, in October and December. The Mosel Licht und Flammen & Wine Lights Enjoy! And the most Christmassy bar in Amsterdam: Miracle at Boom Chicago opens November 23.

Cédric Grolet at The Berkeley unveiled his ‘Goûtea’, Grolet’s fusion of goûter (the French tradition of sweet snacking) and best of British afternoon tea. And two inspirational reels, one rice/egg sandwich and one of a British Sunday Roast Burrito.

Here in the Netherlands we can finally enjoy plant-based Chocomel! And mid-September, popular vegan concept Wild & the Moon originally from Paris opened the doors of a second location in Amsterdam at the Zuidas.

The Art of Drinks is a three-day drinks festival (October 29-31 at the Gashouder in Amsterdam with a public event on Saturday. The Sunday edition is specially set up for people working in liquor stores and specialist shops and on Monday they aim at professionals in the hospitality industry.

Pizza Profs, the platform for all professional pizza bakers in the Netherlands, is organizing the very first Pizza Inspiration Event at SVO in Houten on Monday October 24.

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Sparkling Juicy Tea | Tasty 0.0% alternative at the dinner table

22-9-2022

  • Sparkling Juicy Tea by Privatkelterei van NahmenSparkling Juicy Tea by Privatkelterei van Nahmen
  • Sparkling Juicy Tea - Rose - Darjeeling - Rhubarb and Verveine - Jasmine - RieslingSparkling Juicy Tea - Rose - Darjeeling - Rhubarb and Verveine - Jasmine - Riesling
  • Sparkling Juicy Tea - White Tea - Tahiti Vanilla - QuinceSparkling Juicy Tea - White Tea - Tahiti Vanilla - Quince

The family business Privatkelterei Van Nahmen has been around since 1917 and started producing apple syrup. Since the 1930s, they started specialising in fruit juices also. Current owner Peter van Nahmen combines sustainability and tradition with innovation. Resulting, among other things, in ‘Sparkling Juicy Tea’. Three unique products have emerged from a collaboration with tea sommeliers, including Niklas Schmeink (Tea Master Gold): unique blends of cold brew tea and fruit juice. A beautiful, ecological and vegan alternative for those who have to drive everybody home or those who don’t drink alcohol!

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Lowlander Pumpkin Weizen, from rescued pumpkin

21-9-2022

  • Lowlander Pumpkin WeizenLowlander Pumpkin Weizen

Botanical brewer Lowlander brings a breath of fresh air to the fall beer season and introduces the Lowlander Pumpkin Weizen (5% abv). In keeping with the beer brand’s ambition to become “Nature Positive” by 2030, the Pumpkin Weizen contributes to the fight against food waste. The fall beer is brewed with rescued pumpkins that could not be sold due to beauty flaws. The Lowlander Pumpkin Weizen is from now on available at Albert Heijn, in the better catering industry and via the Lowlander webshop, among others.

We previously wrote about the first alcohol-free craft beer tap and Lowlander’s Cool Earth Lager, to combat climate change. In 2021, for every Cool Earth Lager beer sold, Lowlander planted a seagrass plant in the Wadden area. Last year we also wrote about their I.P.A. Re-Genever, their Botanical beer garden to go and more other interesting articles. We are always very enthusiastic about the initiatives of Lowlander, and we are again very curious about this new beer, what would you drink it with?

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SAAM restaurant, where culinary South Africa and Amsterdam come together

20-9-2022

  • SAAM Restaurant.SAAM Restaurant.
  • Margot Janse - SAAM RestaurantMargot Janse - SAAM Restaurant
  • Het team - SAAM RestaurantHet team - SAAM Restaurant

Team of renowned chefs and sommeliers open a restaurant this fall.

When a variety of individuals and factors come together, something unique is born. This fall, a similar symbiosis is planned with the launch of a new restaurant that brings South Africa and Amsterdam together. SAAM restaurant (South Africa – AMsterdam), which also means “together” in Afrikaans, is the outcome of a merger of these two culinary worlds. The staff behind this restaurant has a clear goal and a wealth of expertise. Executive chef Margot Janse oversees the kitchen, which is headed by chefs Jasper Hermans and Thomas Kooijman. A staff of expert sommeliers, led by Koen van der Plas and Max van Bockel, is also on hand to serve the finest wines from South Africa and Europe to SAAM restaurant visitors. Rosemary Wessels oversees sales, marketing, and the back office.

We recently wrote about another interesting concept that will launch in Amsterdam this fall. Cape Town Social Club is another hospitality outlet with an South-African twist that will open this fall in the Jordaan. We are really curious about both concepts and hope to visit them soon!

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Cape Town Social Club opens this autumn in the Jordaan

13-9-2022

  • Cape Town Social ClubCape Town Social Club
  • Cape Town Social ClubCape Town Social Club

Opening – Cape Town Social Club, the new high-end restaurant with cocktail bar focuses on South African flair, refined cuisine, original cocktails and personal service.

This autumn Cape Town Social Club opens in the Raamstraat in Amsterdam-Centre. Owners Sebastian Erasmus and Alexander Heim, both seasoned in the high-end hospitality industry, bring Cape Town Social Club to our capital.

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I wish you many employees

29-8-2022

  • Are you going to apply for #inspectorLeonardoAre you going to apply for #inspectorLeonardo
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam X VanMoofDoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam X VanMoof
  • honeygrow X DailyPay - on-demand payhoneygrow X DailyPay - on-demand pay
  • Mama Gaia Academy - credits Boris HristovMama Gaia Academy - credits Boris Hristov
  • Werken bij Postillion HotelsWerken bij Postillion Hotels
  • Kitchen Robot Flippy 2 - credits Miso Robotics

It is an old Jewish saying that means something like wishing someone a lot of worries and a lot of misery but many hospitality companies are currently having a lot of worries due to the lack of employees. Of course, the best approach is to discuss with your team what you can do to make sure those who work for you are staying. We’ve come across solutions such as closing an extra day, adjusting opening hours, but also snatching staff away from other restaurants. And of course making wages more congruent with other industries. Yet there are colleagues who approach it differently, we have made a list of examples for hospitality owners who are having a hard time finding new employees.

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Trends we spotted | Week 34

26-8-2022

  • Trends we spottedtrends we spotted week 34
  • Diageo announced plans for a €200 million investment in Ireland’s first purpose-built carbon neutral breweryDiageo announced plans for a €200 million investment in Ireland’s first purpose-built carbon neutral brewery
  • honeygrow employees can receiving daily payments through DailyPayhoneygrow employees can receiving daily payments through DailyPay
  • NapkinAds reaches over 100,000 restaurants and barsNapkinAds reaches over 100,000 restaurants and bars

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 on-demand pay, a restaurant chain, honeygrow, offers their employees the possibility of daily payments. And Pizza Hut Japan created a new base for pizza’s: Rice Pizza.

Lucia’s Pizza in St. Louis is seeking a paid ‘Nonna’ to serve as a social media ambassador. Great idea?  And NapkinAds (napkins as ads) has reached a business milestone by partnering with over 100,000 restaurants and bars in the USA.

Dominique Ansel Workshop in Flatiron, New York has a  collaboration with Nami Nori, the team-up created a trio of ‘Mochi Ice Cream Temaki’. Looks delicious! And actor and Comedian, Kevin Hart, has opened Hart House, a vegan fast food restaurant in LA.

Diageo announced plans for a €200 million investment in Ireland’s first purpose-built carbon neutral brewery in Kildare. And a commitment to more sustainable chicken farming by McDonald’s.

Immersive Gamebox partners with Netflix to offer a ‘Squid Game’ experience, they recently started with placing ‘blackboxes’ to play in, on the streets of Hamburg and other German cities. And we spotted a ‘Cold Brew’ made without coffee beans by Atomo.

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WIWIQ | The new HYGENIQ product line

25-8-2022

  • WIWIQ by HYGENIQ assortmentWIWIQ by HYGENIQ assortment
  • WIWIQ by HYGENIQWIWIQ by HYGENIQ

HYGENIQ, the producer of sustainable and environmentally friendly cleaning agents located in Enschede (The Netherlands), is launching a completely new ecological product line under the name WIWIQ. With this new product line consisting of eight basic cleaning products, HYGENIQ wants to make the step to sustainable cleaning products easier for everyone. The cleaning products are easy to use, effective, developed from renewable raw materials and come from a sustainable Dutch factory. WIWIQ is available as of today.

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Visit Oakland launches the Oakland Vegan Trail

23-8-2022

  • Oakland Vegan TrailOakland Vegan Trail
  • Artistic award winning vegan cuisine at Millennium - the Oakland Vegan TrailArtistic award winning vegan cuisine at Millennium - the Oakland Vegan Trail
  • Vegan Burger and loaded tots at Malibu's Burgers - Oakland Vegan TrailVegan Burger and loaded tots at Malibu's Burgers - Oakland Vegan Trail

Visit Oakland launches the Oakland Vegan Trail, an online gastronomic guide that boasts 20+ plant-based restaurants found in the town. With culinary hot spots serving up delicious globally inspired vegan cuisine from American to Chinese to Ethiopian, Filipino, Mexican, Thai and so much more, visitors can taste their way around the world – all while staying in Oakland.  There’s even vegan coffee, donuts, and ice cream!

Great idea and we think a Vegan Trail would work for many other cities as well!

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