Fingopay | Pay with your fingerprint
Paying with your fingertip? It’s possible at Proud Camden, a London based bar. Customers are able to pay their drinks here with Fingopay. This technology links your finger veins with your debit or credit card. Payments can be done both quicker and easier. It’s not only a unique and safe way of paying, you’ll don’t have to worry if you left your wallet at home!
Happy Drinks Mastershaker 2017 | The Madonna (like a virGIN)
At the beginning of this year we wrote about the Happy Drinks The Battle. With this initiative Pierre Wind and the ‘Trimbos-instituut’ wanted to challenge the hospitality and hospitality schools to make the supply of non-alcoholic beverages more exciting and more diverse. Monday the 6th of March at the finals of the Happy Drinks The Battle, Mark Jędrzejewski, bartender of De Smaakambassade, was awarded as Happy Drinks Mastershaker 2017. From the winning drink ‘The Madonna (like a virGIN)’, a special edition handmade syrup will be created. This will be done by Pinky Rose. This syrup will also be available for hospitality businesses. They hope that the The Madonna (like a virGIN) is going to be the mocktail of 2017!
Starbucks | Spring Cups Celebrate the Arrival of the Season
Starbucks is celebrating the spring with its first-ever spring hot beverage cup, available beginning March 16 at Starbucks stores in the United States and Canada. A nice initiative to say goodbye to the gray days of winter and celebrate the spring. If you’re going to America soon, you might spot them.
The Aviary cocktail bar | Grant Achatz will open a second location in New York
Last week Grant Achatz announced the opening of a second location of his world famous Aviary cocktail bar in New York. The first location of the Aviary cocktail bar is in Chicago, near Grant Achatz famous restaurant Alinea (*** Michelin). There were rumours but now it has been confirmed, the Aviary cocktail bar will open this summer at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in the Time Warner building at Columbus Circle. Another reason for foodies to go to New York.
Trends we spotted | Week 10
At Horecatrends we spot a lot of national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write articles about, the smaller trends we use in our column ‘Trends we spotted this week’. This week amongst others a champagne vending machine in Las Vegas and in Japan opened a pop-up mayonnaise restaurant. Starbucks has announced their plans for an European Starbucks Roastery in Milan.
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Restaurant Sukade | Design elements in the Smaeckpakhuys in Meppel
In the monumental Dutch storehouse Smaeckpakhuys at the Stoombootkade in the Dutch town Meppel recently opened restaurant Sukade (candied peel). A contemporary and affordable restaurant with a striking interior where the chef performs at a high level. He uses a lot of vegetables and his meat and fish being processed from head to tail. Restaurant Sukade combines a (coffee) bar, bistro and restaurant where guests can visit from 10am. A restaurant with a unique and contemporary interior with an open kitchen, designed by the chef. But also eye-catchers like the wallpaper with the candied peel fruit and two bars with azure green tiles, from one of the bars they serve delicious cakes. Also striking are the mustard green couches and the dark green and blue seat covers.
Parc Broekhuizen | Cooking with Michelin starred chefs from all over the world
Holland’s majestic Parc Broekhuizen opens its doors to a series of unique culinary events, starting off this week. From this Friday till the 13th of March ‘Dinner at the Parc’ is organized. Ten Michelin starred chefs from all over the world will cook together with chef Marco Westmaas on the property of Parc Broekhuizen.
Coca-Cola’s Royal Bliss | 8 new premium mixers in Spain
Coca-Cola Spain launched eight new premium mixers. The premium mixers with complex and nuanced flavors are available in glass bottles in restaurants and bars in Spain. Coca-Cola’s Royal Bliss is the first new local brand in a decade. So if you’re going to party in Spain this summer, you might be lucky and taste one of them.
Tunes Bar | Around the world in 11 cocktails
This week, the first edition of the Amsterdam Cocktail Week started and a ‘must see’ is the Tunes Bar at the Conservatorium Hotel. Last week they launched Tunes Around The World, a tantalizing trip around the world in eleven exciting cocktail & foodpairings. The plans from Bar Manager Tim Hoevenagel and Chef Schilo van Coevorden are ambitious: Tunes should be a destination bar for all cocktails.
The DogHouse | World’s first craft beer hotel
Scottish craft brewery BrewDog is giving beer geeks an ultimate beer-themed immersive experience, with plans to build a craft beer hotel. The DogHouse hotel is expected to open in 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Every element of your stay will pay homage to hops and the vast world of incredible craft beer. Brewdog is currently raising money for The Doghouse hotel through Indiegogo.