Disaronno Day at ‘Flying Dutchman Cocktails’ | A 24-hour bar shift relay from Auckland to Los Angeles

4-4-2019

Another good example of the “marketing”-days that are celebrated in the USA. They celebrate Amaretto Day on the 19th of April and Disaronno created their own day, and they celebrate Disaronno Day all over the world! The iconic liqueur is then the centerpiece of ‘The Longest Shift’, a 24-hour bar shift relay that starts in Auckland in Australia and ends in Los Angeles. Disaronno has asked top bartenders from all over the world to put together a creative cocktail menu especially for this day with Disaronno as one of the ingredients. The Netherlands is also part of this bar shift: top bartender Tess Posthumus will serve three signature cocktails to her guests in cocktail bar ‘Flying Dutchmen Cocktails’ in Amsterdam. lees verder

EARTH Water | 33cl cardboard packaging now 100% reusable

29-3-2019

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EARTH Water, the fairest water producer in the Netherlands, is taking a pioneering step in the sustainability of product packaging. By adding the new plant-based cap, the packaging material of the 33cl cardboard packaging is now 100% reusable. According to founder Henk Witteveen, this new bottle is the replacement for all plastic bottles. He says: “Twelve years ago, EARTH was the first producer to use cardboard as packaging material for mineral water. Now we are continuing the same innovative line with this plant-based cap in collaboration with Tetra Pak. We already received a huge number of requests from many catering associations for an alternative to the plastic bottle.” lees verder

Horecatrends | Tips for Culinary videos worth watching – week 13

26-3-2019

YouTube has been a source of inspiration for spotting trends past few years. Every day, thousands of movies are uploaded with new and interesting content. We too sometimes use videos as a source of inspiration to write about. With this week again a selection of videos which Demi Poppe thinks are worth it to watch.

This week a video about the biggest Starbucks ever that opened in Tokyo and a video about the secret behind fresh apples throughout the whole year. Finally, a video about butter with extra flavor made from three different types of seaweed. lees verder

Winnow Vision | To tackle food waste with AI

25-3-2019

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Winnow  launched on Friday 22 of march its new AI-enabled product, Winnow Vision, to revolutionize food management in commercial kitchens for the benefit of both businesses and future generations. Using a camera, a set of smart scales and the same type of machine learning technology found in autonomous vehicles, Winnow Vision ‘learns’ to recognise different foods being thrown in the bin and calculates the financial and environment cost of this discarded food to commercial kitchens. Businesses and chefs can then adjust their food purchasing decisions accordingly, reducing their spending and tackling a fundamental problem of food waste: overproduction.

Helping hospitality businesses to reduce the issue of food waste is in the DNA of Winnow. They are driven as a team to tackle food waste and have a clear vision of how to do it. They are building a future kitchen that is highly efficient, sustainable and ensures that food ends up where it is supposed to. lees verder

Spirited Union Distillery | The first rum distillery in the Netherlands

21-3-2019

The grey cobblestone streets and stately canal houses of Amsterdam; they are far from the sandy beaches, palm trees and ferocious pirates we associate with rum. Nevertheless, it was under the Dutch rain where the Spirited Union Distillery and its Union55 rum were created. In 2015, Ruben Maduro found himself fed up with the sickly sweet and artificial flavors in his beloved (spiced) rums. “I travelled all over the world as a brand ambassador, bartender and trainer. And one thing struck me: The lack of innovation in rum.” One and a half year later, in early 2017, an experiment had evolved into an uncategorized rum. A botanically infused one.. lees verder

Grapekeeper | Red or white wine from your own sustainable vineyard

15-3-2019

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Grapekeeper offers the possibility to make your own wine from your own vineyard in Italy, Spain or Germany. Thanks to a simple concept, now everyone can be a winemaker. With the motto “Drink well, do good”, Grapekeeper uses sustainable vineyards and processes and the knowledge of wine experts to produce complex, high-quality wines.

The concept is simple: you choose your favorite wine and the amount of square meters. Based on that, Grapekeeper selects the perfect sustainable vineyard for you. You can follow the process of your wine through updates or even visit your vineyard in real life. When the wine is ready, you will receive your own bottles of wine with your customized label on it.

Great idea to personalize your house wine as restaurant! lees verder

The Distillers Academy | Masterclass or cocktail experience in Schiedam

14-3-2019

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From Black Nazareth to hot and happening Distillers District: you can find these in Schiedam, the core of the distillery world. With the new opening of the Distillers Academy in Schiedam, a unique concept was born next in the shadow of Rotterdam. It’s the one place where fans can turn into experts. During the Masterclass you are taught about the special distillery process and you are introduced to the art of making cocktails during the Cocktail Experience. The Academy is located in De Palmboom mill, one of the giant mills in Schiedam that was built for distilleries. The experiences can exclusively be booked for groups and consumers on the set dates. lees verder

Trends we spotted | Week 10

8-3-2019

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At hospitalitytrends.eu we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the smaller trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

This week, among other links to articles about the ‘Bar of Yes’ in London en IHOP (International House of Pancakes) created some fakenews with their IHOb rebranding! And KLM (our Royal Dutch Airline) is offering ‘Take-off tips’ through holographic travel kiosks.

We know that there are stunning hotel suites all over the world, but this suite in Las Vegas beats a lot! This suite at the Palms Casino resorts is decorated by the artist Damien Hirst.  And a list of 10 great Escape Rooms from around the world with the rooms of ‘Sherlocked’ in Amsterdam on it!

We also spotted a Japanese Café that has robots as staff that are controlled by disabled people. And in the USA joins Pizza Hut forces with FedEx to explore the FedEx SameDay Bot for delivery.

Also: IKEA created an air purifying curtain, the GUNRID and KFC is crowdfunding its next marketing gimmick!    lees verder

Poor Man’s Kitchen Kilpatrick Fine Strainer | Convenient cocktail tool

7-3-2019

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The Poor Man’s Kitchen Kilpatrick Fine Strainer is the first all-in-one cocktail fine strainer! A two step, two tool process has now been simplified to just one. Now every cocktail can be fine strained more efficiently; saving time, money and precious bar space. The Kilpatrick Fine Strainer works perfectly to remove ice chips, fruit and herb particulate, as well as excess egg white. By using this tool you can now pour with one hand and, for example, use the other hand to support the glass. Besides it will also save time cleaning materials. lees verder

BAR NØNE | Coca Cola launches non-alcoholic premium drinks

21-2-2019

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Coca-Cola’s Venturing & Emerging Brands (VEB) unit is raising the bar for alcohol alternatives with the launch of a new line of booze-free adult sparkling drinks. BAR NØNE made its debut in October at Taste of Atlanta, where nearly 3,000 festivalgoers sipped on the four varieties, Spiced Ginger Mule, Bellini Spritz, Dry Aged Cider and Sangria. The drinks were crafted with bar-inspired flavours and premium, on-trend ingredients to appeal to beer, wine and cocktail drinkers. BAR NØNE is currently available in select package stores, bottle shops, restaurants and specialty markets in Coke’s hometown of Atlanta, and online. The bottled drinks – which contain between 70 and 130 calories – are sweetened with unique juice blends or cane sugar.

BAR NØNE I How it all started..

The idea for BAR NØNE hatched during an at-work conversation about flavourful substitutes for spirits – or, more specifically, the lack thereof. Sabrina Tandon, BAR NØNE general manager and a few colleagues were chatting about craving something more exciting than club soda for occasions when they didn’t want to partake. “We talked about not wanting to drink as often, or as much, as we had before,” she recalled. “We wanted something we could actually look forward to enjoying as much as an alcoholic drink – something sip-able and savor-able.” And they’re not alone. According to external data sources, non-alcoholic option trends are generation agnostic; Millennials are drinking less than Generation X, and Generation Z are imbibing less than Millennials.

“People are choosing not to drink for many different reasons,” said Tandon. “We’re not targeting a certain demographic… we’re targeting a mindset.” BAR NØNE went from idea to shelf in only 10 months. At Coca-Cola agile teams like Tandon’s are empowered to take risks, iterate and move quickly.

Of samplers surveyed on site at the ’Taste of Atlanta’ festival, 93% said they would buy the beverages, and 78% said they’d drink BAR NØNE straight up or over ice, without adding alcohol or other ingredients.

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