New, healthy and sustainable restaurant concept for IKEA launched in Amsterdam

21-10-2019

  • Gezond en duurzaam restaurant concept van IKEA in Amsterdam
  • Gezond en duurzaam restaurant concept van IKEA in Amsterdam
  • Gezond en duurzaam restaurant concept van IKEA in Amsterdam
  • Gezond en duurzaam restaurant concept van IKEA in Amsterdam
  • Gezond en duurzaam restaurant concept van IKEA in Amsterdam
  • Gezond en duurzaam restaurant concept van IKEA in Amsterdam

IKEA Amsterdam has opened its completely renovated restaurant last week. It is the first IKEA store in the world to implement the new concept: a different set-up and new dishes should inspire customers even more to eat healthier and more sustainable food. For example, there are now various stations with, among other dishes, fresh smoothies and sandwiches. IKEA also serves dishes such as a salad with vegetarian balls. In the new format there is more room for contact between customers and employees of the IKEA restaurants as the dishes are prepared on the spot.

We’re curious whether dishes from the ‘IKEA SPACE10 Lab’ will be on the menu! We wrote about this initiative at the beginning of 2018, in which they told that they also investigated the possibilities of alternative ingredients such as algae and insects.

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Trends we spotted | Week 42

21-10-2019

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 others a link to an article about Les Alchimistes in Paris, a great video by BBC about a food waste project.

The art of ‘tallado’ will be shown in London on Thursday 14th November during the UK’s first Ibérico Ham Carving Championships organized by Brindisa.  And at two Michelin stars restaurant Zaranda in Mallorca they’ve a special way to present their bill!

And yet another product covered in 24-Karat gold! Check out which product and why!

The Dutch are also known for their snacks around cocktail time, in the southern city of Den Bosch, ‘We Are Food’ created the longest ‘vegetarian snack board’ with products from the surroundings!

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Neapolitan pizza conquers (Hilton) Amsterdam

17-10-2019

  • An original Neopolitan pizza
  • Pizzachef Dario Guerrasio from Napels at Hilton Amsterdam

Hilton Amsterdam introduces exclusive Neapolitan pizza in combination with champagne. The classic among pizzas is put on the menu of their Half Moon Lounge. The contemporary combination with bubbles gives the original simple street food from Naples a gastronomic touch. Special pizza & champagne variations are served until 14th of November 2019 for 20 euros per person, including a glass of prosecco.

Nice and tasty, eating original Neapolitan pizza with bubbles at the Hilton Amsterdam! What kind of originals do you serve for a reasonable price?

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Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort | Opens early november

16-10-2019

  • Marriott Pool with Resort
  • Room
  • Logo Curacao Marriott Beach Resort
  • Dino Jagtiani

The completely renewed Curacao Marriott Beach Resort will soon officially open its doors. The resort has been closed for 3 years and has completely been renovated and refurbished, counting $ 37 million in total. The reopening gives this icon of Curaçao hospitality the position as the most luxurious resort on the island. Guests will be received in a modern, luxurious ambiance with a complete range of 5-star services and facilities. The beautiful Curacao Marriott Beach Resort is located on the beach, a 15-minute drive from Hato, the international airport of Curaçao, and 10 minutes from the historic capital city Willemstad which is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage.

In August 2016 the major renovation of the Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort started and now the renovations are all done. In addition to the new interior a new floor has been added and thereby 86 extra rooms. As from now on you can make a booking on their website for stays as of November 15th.

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Trends we spotted | Week 41

11-10-2019

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 Coca-Cola Energy that will be available in January 2020 in the US, one of our colleagues tried it!

The American “New Wave Foods” has found a vegan alternative to shrimp! And so cute! The McHive by McDonald’s Sweden!

And the Michelin Guide UK and Ireland 2020 is published! La Dame de Pic London, from chef Anne-Sophie Pic has been awarded a second Michelin star, she now holds 8 Michelin stars across 5 restaurants.

The company ‘Bace’ created the ROTOFARM, curious what it is? Read the article!

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Lowlander launches Winter IPA | Brewed with donated Christmas trees

10-10-2019

  • Lowlanders Winter IPA
  • Lowlanders Winter IPA

Last winter, botanical brewer Lowlander called on all Dutch people not to throw away their Christmas tree after the holidays, but to donate to them for brewing a winter beer. The call was a great success and after picking all the fir needles by hand, the result can now be tasted. You can find Lowlanders Winter IPA in bars/restaurants and the grocery store Albert Heijn.

Last year we wrote about the Lowlander Beer initiative to brew beer from Christmas tree needles. This year another special initiative from Lowlander Beer!

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Wheat Straws | 100% natural straws made from wheat

7-10-2019

  • Wheat Straws
  • Wheat Straws

100% natural, super compostable, plastic free straws that are stronger than paper straws. The wheat straws don’t get soggy and they are softer than plastic straws. With their natural structure, these  straws feel soft and smooth while you drink. Besides that Wheat Straws donates 2% of all the purchases to The Ocean Cleanup. A great alternative to give your drinks an eco-friendly update.

Another alternative for plastic straws we can add to our list

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Trends we spotted | Week 40

4-10-2019

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 ‘Blue caviar’, a cannabis restaurant with licence opened in Los Angeles and London’s Cocktail Week 2019 that starts today, October 4.

A new Korean restaurant will open this November in London. Seoul Bird, from the world-renowned Korean American chef Judy Joo. And the Borough Market celebrates 21 years with the launch of the Borough Market Kitchen, a new communal dining space housed in Jubilee Place.

Have you already heard about OmniPork a vegan substitute for pork meat? We didn’t but this Asian concept is looking to expand beyond Asia into the UK.

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International Coffee Day | How do you make the perfect Espresso Martini?

1-10-2019

  • Tia Espresso Martini kit
  • Espresso Martini cocktail
  • Espresso Martini Belenkaya
  • Irish Espresso Martini
  • Oriental Espresso Martini

Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world, and an essential ingredient of a coffee cocktail. The famous ‘Espresso Martini’ coffee cocktail has been in the top 10 of best-selling cocktails worldwide for years! The Espresso Martini is a true classic and has become an integral part of the cocktail menu. This cocktail is guaranteed to give you a cool down and energy kick at the same time. From now on you can also get started with coffee cocktails at home with the Tia Maria Espresso Martini kit. On the occasion of International Coffee Day they give away three delicious varieties (including a spicy variety!) on the iconic Espresso Martini, to prepare at home.

It seems to be ‘International Coffee Day’ today, October 1 2019! The popularity of coffee is celebrated worldwide on this day. We are gradually seeing that these types of ‘commercial days’ are also being used in the Netherlands. For example today they also celebrate the ‘International Day for Older Persons’ in the UK and the ‘World Vegetarian Day’ is celebrated internationally. You can find entire lists of what is celebrated every day! Today this article from Tia Maria around one of my favorite cocktails, the Espresso Martini! ^Marjolein

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Trends we spotted | Week 39

27-9-2019

  • Trends we spotted this week

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 others links to articles about inspiration around ice cream by Spanish parlour Rocambolesc and McDonalds Canada is testing the P.L.T. Burger they created with Beyond Meat.

Pulpac is a patented innovation that can replace single-use plastic at a lower price on a global scale and in a press release TripAdvisor says it blocked more than a million fake reviews in 2018.

Food lifestyle brand Bon Appétit opens a virtual restaurant in Chicago, Bon Appétit Delivered and would you like to try a burrata stuffed with pizza sauce? They serve it with pizza crust at restaurant The Bedford.

Helsinki just became the world’s first ‘City as a Service’ to attract more tech talent for the companies in this city and more about ‘The Fyre Burger’ created by ‘Lock & Key Social Drinkery Kitchen’ in Los Angeles!

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