Inspiration from 2018 | Matcha
In 2015 we wrote about Leonie van Spronsen who had a Matcha latte in Paris at the Maison Kitsuné, i.e. green coloured latte. Lately, we have also seen lattes in other colours passing by. In this article you’ll find some inspiration in regards to coloured lattes.
Inspiration from 2018 | A list of alternatives to replace your plastic straws
The use of plastic straws has already been abolished in several American cities. Last year, the European Commission also proposed to ban the use of plastic disposable items per 2021. Several parties have now taken the initiative to ban plastic straws permanently. They came up with sustainable alternatives. In this article from 2018 we came up with some alternatives!
Pop-up stores at your summer destination
Lately, pop-up stores seem to be everywhere. Curious if there will be one at your summer destination? In this article you’ll read which pop-up stores we have seen passing by and which ones will still be there coming period.
Inspiration from 2018 l The (arcade)games are back
These last few years we see them more and more often, arcade games in the hospitality and leisure industry. Pinball machines, air-hockey and pool tables, it’s all coming back. Cool concepts that focus on a specific game or sport and where eating and drinking does come in second.
The rise of ping-pong bars has been going on a while now. In all major Dutch cities there are now bars where people can enjoy a game of ping-pong with friends. The last few years also pétanque bars seem to have joined this movement (such as Mooie Boules in Amsterdam and Rotterdam), Airhockey concepts (Puck) and even some more “fancy” places (Flight Club Darts Londen).
Besides this, concepts like TonTon Club really try to take their guests back in time with games such as Mortal Kombat and Time Shooters to relive their childhood memories. On the other hand there are places that really focus on the younger generation and their needs. E-sport bars like Meltdown are places where you can both play e-sports and watch big live e-sport events.
In summary, it can be concluded that for the people who love games this movement is more than amazing!
Inspiration from 2018 (and 2019) | Non-alcoholic drinks
Not just demand for healthy food is increasing, but also demand for healthy drinks. In 2018 we have seen a lot of product releases of non-alcoholic beers, drinks and cocktails. In this article you will find an overview of all non-alcoholic drinks we have seen. Which one is your favorite?
Inspiration from 2018 | The Dirty Cookie, coffee or tea shots served in cookies
Inspiration from 2018 – a very Instagrammable cookie cup! Based on the American dessert ‘Milk & Cookies’ but the other way around. We didn’t spot those cookies cups in the Netherlands yet.
Located at the Union Market Tustin in Los Angeles, The Dirty Cookie, a unique cookie shot glass concept. They sell all kind of flavours in Cookie shots that are made in-house. We even read at FoodBeast that they make purple Ube Cookie Shots and Matcha Green Tea Cookie Shots. The basic remains the same, instead of dipping your cookie in milk, coffee or any other liquid at The Dirty Cookie the liquid gets poured in the cookie.
Inspiration from 2018 | The Moonshine Raceway at ‘The Four Thieves’ pub
Inspiration from 2018 with a very current touch, the Moonshine Raceway, which we spotted in the ‘The Four Thieves’ pub in London. The current touch is for the Dutchies, with the arrival of the racing circuit in Zandvoort and the successes of Max Verstappen, such a racetrack might be a big success in your pub!
Moonshine Raceway is a sporting activity which provides the opportunity to experience the thrills and spills of REAL motorsport. It’s safe, inexpensive and great fun! Drivers will be invited to take the wheel of one of 10 perfectly performance matched top range super-cars, using real steering and pedal controls to pilot their cars to victory. The first Moonshine raceway opened in 2017 at the pub and microbrewery ‘The Four Thieves’ in London.
Burger Pride| Ter Marsch & Co celebrates Gay pride with pink burger buns
In honour of the Amsterdam Pride Ter Marsch & Co takes a colourful approach. Besides the eclectic interior existing of powerful patterns, colours and flowers, they now also offer high-profile colours on a plate. This week, Ter Marsch & Co will be serving colourful pink burger buns from her own bakery, prepared by the great baker Edwin Klaasen. And who knows this may be integrated, after all it’s not their first controversial activity. To follow up on this matter, everyone who shows their pink panties on the third of august stands a chance of winning a free pink burger.
Are you going to London this summer? A number of ‘trendy’ places to visit!
We spot a lot of inspiration in London for hospitality trends. Below is a short list with a number of great, ‘trendy’ places to visit. By the way, the Dominique Ansel Bakery in London where we wrote about yesterday is a great experience as well!
Inspiration from 2018 | What-a-Melon
Inspiration from London: Dominique Ansel Bakery in London served soft serve in a slice of watermelon sourced from Italy last summer. The ice cream, called What-a-Melon, was made with fresh watermelon juice and ‘seeds’ made of dark chocolate. It first launched at Dominique Ansel Bakery in Tokyo in 2017.
Ice Cream served in lemons or oranges is quite common but in a slice of watermelon? It looks great and delicious though! Inspiration for ice cream parlors.