PERENNIAL® | The 50+ consumer is getting more and more important
We keep spotting more and more products, initiatives and simple, small gestures that benefit the 50+ consumer. Product wise we recently spotted PERENNIAL®. As they put it, the world over 50 is aging like no generation before, but the entrepreneurs behind PERENNIAL® think people could be aging better, and that is why they’ve launched their first product, to support those who want to thrive and not slow down like prior generations.
PERENNIAL® is just one of the products we recently spotted for the accelerating 50+ market in the US, we recently also spotted ‘Town Square’, an interactive experience for senior with dementia or Alzheimer’s. We think it’s trendy and time to start preparing the hospitality industry for the elderly guests. We don’t need to create new products but check if our daily offerings are attractive for this booming market. As they’re the ones that are enjoying more free time and most of them have the finance to have some fun! Unfortunately PERENNIAL® isn’t available on the Dutch market yet but we can expect these kinds of drinks or foods focusing on older groups of consumers, on the market within a couple of years.
Female entrepreneur from Rotterdam starts new Thai tea brand | 100% natural Tamnan Tea
Tamnan Tea was founded by Penpak Boonla, an entrepreneur from Rotterdam and Stephan van IJperen. Their tea journey started 2 years ago. On one of their many trips to Thailand we met great and good-hearted people. Among them farmers who just want to have a normal, happy, simple life, but cannot market their beautiful and healthy products, because of a gap in knowledge, network, support and market access. They market ‘Fresh Blue’, a lemongrass tea with a hint of ginger and handpicked blue pea flowers, which makes this tea a great refreshment. ‘Calm Green’, a loose kaffir lime tea that has a slightly bitter taste. To achieve the right balance you taste the soft flavors of pandan leaves en the freshness of lemongrass. ‘Mellow Yellow’, loose ginger tea with a Thai twist of fresh lemongrass and the soft flavor of pandan leaves. ‘Soft Sour Flower’, loose hibiscus tea with a soft sourness to it because of the added blue pea flower and lemongrass.
Colored teas, they’re trendy! Surprise your guests with Tamnan Tea or the blue tea from Crusio Thee or the red and blue matcha’s from Matcha.blue by Fluxias GmbH!
Gastronomic highlights during the Spanish Wine Week 2019
Spain is, among other things, loved for its excellent gastronomy. This is experienced by many as one of the most attractive aspects of this country. Every Spanish wine region has its own culture, regional products and gastronomy. In the Netherlands there are also many lovers of Spanish wine, so it is time to introduce the Spanish Wine Week in the Netherlands. During this week, the public literally and figuratively get a taste of the Spanish flavor!
Dinner With The Queen | Culinary bee experience!
These days, more and more people are becoming aware that without bees there are no more bell peppers, raspberries or mustard. Each of those crops is only viable after pollination by a bee, and they are not the only ones! No less than three-quarters of all our vegetable crops only come into existence after pollination. As if that wasn’t enough, these brightly colored creatures are the creators of the so-called ‘nectar of the gods’: honey. With “Dinner With The Queen” organizer Gilles De Backer and chef Lieven Lootens pay tribute to the flowers and bees, especially the queen bee. You can reserve for a culinary bee experience from 17 June to 14 July on their website. Location: ‘Plukweide purfruit’ on the outskirts of East & West Flanders in Belgium: Dentergem, Oeselgem.
Kever Genever launches Kever 0.0% | What do you drink if you do not want to drink?
In 2016 we posted an article about Kever genever, the Amsterdam jenever (Dutch gin) brand. The brand wants to become the most innovative ‘jenever’ brand in the Netherlands. A first step in that direction is the introduction of the Kever 0.0% , ‘jenever’ without alcohol and therefore in line with the trend of conscious alcohol consumption. On May 10 2019, Kever started a crowdfunding campaign on the CrowdAboutNow platform. With this campaign they want to raise a minimum of € 100,000 up to a maximum of € 200,000 in order to be able to realize Kever 0.0%, but also to launch other high-profile Kever Genevers within 3 years. Meanwhile, 120% of their goal has been achieved and the crowdfunding still has 35 days to go!
Avocado Leaf Tea
The ultimate tea for avocado aficionados, avocado leaf tea! Avocado Leaf Tea LLC, creator of Avocado Leaf Tea has recently introduced their tea to health-conscious consumers and tea drinkers across the globe. This tea already won an award and will be featured in the ‘Winners Tasting Circle’ at the World Tea Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada June 11 – 13 2019. “We could not be more honored to win with our first entry into the Global Tea Championship,” says Co-Owner Sharon Colona. The company will launch with five offerings. Natural Avocado Leaf, as well as flavored blends of Chamomile Peach Lemon and Black Tea each blended with Avocado Leaf. All are 100% natural and the flavored blends are organically compliant. Besides that are all flavors naturally decaffeinated except the Black Tea Blend and all are gluten-free and sugar-free.
BACARDÍ Legacy Cocktail Competition | Olympic Games for bartenders
Within a couple of days there will be a lot of stirring and shaking during the eleventh edition of the BACARDÍ Legacy Cocktail Competition. The competition challenges bartenders from all over the world to design an original BACARDÍ rum cocktail with no more than 6 ingredients. The competition will be held in Amsterdam this year, with the final on Tuesday 14 May. These Olympic games for bartenders will start on Saturday 11 May with an introduction and workshops.
The semi-finals and the Grand Finale can be followed live via the BACARDÍ LEGACY Facebook page.
Also in this article the recipe for last year’s winning cocktail, created by Eric van Beek!
Doloris’ Meta Maze in Tilburg | Surrealistic art maze and rooftop bar
It took them almost ten months of construction, but on the 17th of May Doloris will open their doors to the surrealistic ‘Meta Maze’ and rooftop bar. Doloris’ Meta Maze (as the maze is officially called) is the new creative, touristic hotspot of Tilburg and the Netherlands. A surrealistic maze of 400 m2, full of art and a touch of Alice in Wonderland, Narnia or Stranger Things. A walk- or climb-through art experience with over 40 rooms of surreal art, designed and built by the creators of Karmanoia. In the realm of Doloris you immerse yourself in a world beyond ours. As you follow oblique pathways, slip through hidden loopholes, walk through walls and encounter mysterious objects, time becomes fluid. Meta Maze is the only “immersive art experience” of this format in Europe and unique in the world in terms of form.
Trends we spotted | Week 17
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 a vegan mozzarella produced in a lab, transparent wood as a substitute for glass and a toilet in Japan in which you’re completely surrounded by an aquarium with hundreds of fish and other sea creatures.
To reduce the use of plastic, the Rimping Supermarket in Chiang Mai uses banana leaves to wrap food! And if you’re going to New York, check out the PhoBar, if you love to eat Thai food!
Disney World is getting an upscale ‘Beauty and the Beast’-bar and at Netflix you can watch a new documentary on street food!
River Walk Market opens at Battersea Power Station
Saturday 27th April will mark the launch of River Walk Market, a new weekly independent market at the foot of the iconic Battersea Power Station. Located at Circus West Village and its open from 11.00 AM till 17.00 PM. From the founders of Real Food Festivals who have been dedicated to supporting small, sustainable and ethically minded producers and staging some of the biggest food events in London and beyond, River Walk Market will be host to independent food and drink producers, artists, designers, street food and live musicians every Saturday.
We love the idea of a weekly food festival!