Wasted Enough! 013 Poppodium partners with visitors for ‘a better world’

2-6-2022

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Under the heading ‘Genoeg Gewaste’ (Wasted Enough), 013 Poppodium is taking big steps in the context of sustainability and at the same time wants to make a global impact. For example, the pop stage is saying goodbye to soft cups and bottled water from now on. Thanks to partnerships with charities, visitors can now contribute to water and food projects around the world. A visitor of 013 Poppodium doesn’t order one glass, but 300 litres of water.

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Sushi in all shapes and sizes

31-5-2022

  • 3D geprinte sushi van Singularity in Tokyo3D geprinte sushi van Singularity in Tokyo
  • 3D geprinte sushi van Singularity in Tokyo3D geprinte sushi van Singularity in Tokyo
  • Close up of a Crushi crunchy sushi snackClose up of a Crushi crunchy sushi snack
  • Close up of a Crushi crunchy sushi snackClose up of a Crushi crunchy sushi snack

Sushi, by now a product eaten with some regularity by young and old people. Everyone has at least one type of sushi that they like. There are now countless restaurants where you can eat sushi, in all shapes, sizes and formats. We did some research on the most original ideas for sushi!

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L´OR Espresso launches campaign with chef Joris Bijdendijk

27-5-2022

  • Joris Bijendijk met L'or EspressoJoris Bijdendijk met L'or Espresso
  • Joris Bijendijk met L'or EspressoJoris Bijdendijk met L'or Espresso

The taste of coffee with the magic of cooking. This week coffee brand L´OR Espresso is launching a campaign in collaboration with star chef Joris Bijdendijk. In this campaign Joris takes you along on a sensory journey. Together with L’OR Espresso he dives into the world of coffee; we will get to know a palette of flavors, aromas and matching dishes. The campaign consists of a video series of three episodes that show the versatile and sensory qualities of L´OR Espresso, in which seduction of the senses is the main focus. According to Joris and L´OR Espresso, coffee is so much more than a quick caffeine boost. It is great to drink, but just as much fun to cook with. In the videos, viewers learn how to really taste coffee, how to recognize different flavor profiles and how to incorporate coffee into dishes.

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Dikke Mic in Rotterdam

27-5-2022

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  • Credits - Laura SiliquiniCredits - Laura Siliquini
  • Credits: Laura SiliquiniCredits: Laura Siliquini
  • Jeancarlo Nunes dos AnjosJeancarlo Nunes dos Anjos
  • Jeancarlo Nunes dos AnjosJeancarlo Nunes dos Anjos
  • Credits: Laura SiliquiniCredits: Laura Siliquini
  • Credits: Laura SiliquiniCredits: Laura Siliquini

Have you always wanted to go to a karaoke bar in Tokyo? You don’t have to hop on a plane to do that anymore: Dikke Mic has everything a real karaoke lover desires, just in Rotterdam. Dikke Mic also surprises you on a culinary level: they are opening a brand new street food bar with Asian street food, prepared by none other than Michelin-star chef Ron Blaauw. In the basement, inspired by the small Asian streets and alleys, are the karaoke rooms, each with their own theme. The perfect recipe for a successful night out for small and large groups!

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‘HANS IM GLÜCK’ chain presents a climate-neutral burger

24-5-2022

  • HANS IM GLÜCK - the climate-neutral WEGWEISER burgerHANS IM GLÜCK - the climate-neutral WEGWEISER burger
  • HANS IM GLÜCK - the climate-neutral WEGWEISER burgerHANS IM GLÜCK - the climate-neutral WEGWEISER burger
  • HANS IM GLÜCK - the climate-neutral WEGWEISER burgerHANS IM GLÜCK - the climate-neutral WEGWEISER burger

A comprehensive range of vegetarian and vegan dishes, a burger with an insect patty or biodegradable straws – HANS IM GLÜCK has been an pioneer of the industry in sustainability since its founding in 2010. Now the company is once again setting new standards with the climate-neutral WEGWEISER burger.

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Trends we spotted | Week 20

20-5-2022

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  • Jubilee celebrations at Claridge’sJubilee celebrations at Claridge’s
  • Kate Pery in clip Takeaway.com - credits Vijat MohindraKate Pery in clip Takeaway.com - credits Vijat Mohindra
  • McDonalds USA - Chocolatey Pretzel McFlurryMcDonalds USA - Chocolatey Pretzel McFlurry

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

With this week amongst others links to articles about the beer brand Coors, which introduced a barley milk, ‘Golden Wing’.  And we congratulate Brewdog on their 15th anniversary, they have created a 15%. PUNK. IPA for the occasion!

Katy Perry collaborates with Takeaway.com in a new campaign. Did you see their clip already? You can watch the whole clip further in this article. And Richard Branson’s Virgin Limited Edition currently has seven high-end hotels and the eighth, the Son Bunyola Hotel on Mallorca, is due to open in the summer of 2023.

There are already two Paradox Museums in Oslo and Stockholm, and at the end of this year a Paradox Museum will open in the ‘American Dream’ shopping and indoor family entertainment park in New Jersey.

On May 12, the 50 best pizzerias in Europe were announced by, 50 Top Pizza Europe 2022. According to them, you eat the best pizza at Peppe Pizzeria in Paris. We congratulate them and nNea Pizza in Amsterdam with their 11th position!

In honor of Queen Elizabeth’s platinum jubilee, Claridge’s is celebrating her anniversary in its own unique and legendary style, including cocktails and a ‘Royal Archive Cabinet’ in their lobby.

There is a limited edition NFT collection of the Instagram posts of virtual influencer Esther Olofsson from Rotterdam! Available at opensea.io. And McDonald’s USA is introducing the ‘Chocolately Pretzel McFlurry’ this summer. For a limited time as from May 25.  

The newest Eataly store opens at Rome Fiumicino airport, with over 2,000 square meters, it will be the brand’s 41st outlet!

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Royal Spelt starts first 100% organic bitterballen and kroketten factory

17-5-2022

  • The Dutch delicacy bitterballen - vegan from Royal SpeltThe Dutch delicacy bitterballen - vegan from Royal Spelt
  • Cheese kroketten from Royal SpeltCheese kroketten from Royal Spelt
  • Groentekroketten van Royal SpeltGroentekroketten van Royal Spelt
  • oyster mushroom bitterbal - Royal Speltoyster mushroom bitterbal - Royal Spelt
  • Seaweed bitterballen - Royal SpeltSeaweed bitterballen - Royal Spelt
  • Vegatables parmesan mini kroketten - Royal SpeltVegatables parmesan mini kroketten - Royal Spelt

Royal Spelt has opened the first 100% organic bitterballen and kroketten factory in Nieuwegein in the Netherlands in mid-May 2022. Owners Fabienne Muller and Michael Kapoen started this factory to have full control over the production. The reason for this was the control over of the entire production process. Royal Spelt draws stock from fresh vegetables and herbs instead of stock grains or powder. In its own factory, Royal Spelt can take all the time needed for the cooking process of the spelt ragout (salpicon) and the recipe remains a (family) secret.

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Lowlander introduces the first-ever alcohol-free craft beer on tap

17-5-2022

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  • Lowlander Beer 0.00% WitLowlander Beer 0.00% Wit
  • Lowlander Beer, 0.3% I.P.A.Lowlander Beer, 0.3% I.P.A.

Botanical brewer Lowlander presents the very first alcohol-free craft beer on tap. Alcohol-free beer is an integral part of the Dutch market and already accounts for one in twenty of all beers consumed. Lowlander is proud to increase consumption choice with this innovation, by making two of their best-selling non-alcoholic botanically brewed beers available on tap: the 0.00% Wit and the 0.3% I.P.A..

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All the food festival inspiration you need

17-5-2022

  • Singelpark Diner in LeidenSingelpark Diner in Leiden
  • Het Amsterdamse Terrassen festivalHet Amsterdamse Terrassen festival
  • Het Oesterfestival bij de Oesterij in YersekeHet Oesterfestival bij de Oesterij in Yerseke
  • Het Oesterfestival bij de Oesterij in YersekeHet Oesterfestival bij de Oesterij in Yerseke
  • Het Oesterfestival bij de Oesterij in YersekeHet Oesterfestival bij de Oesterij in Yerseke
  • Het Oesterfestival bij de Oesterij in YersekeHet Oesterfestival bij de Oesterij in Yerseke
  • Fête du Champagne et VinsFête du Champagne et Vins
  • Fête du Champagne et VinsFête du Champagne et Vins
  • Fête du Champagne et VinsFête du Champagne et Vins
  • Fête du Champagne et VinsFête du Champagne et Vins

The sun is shining and the Netherlands is enjoying the outdoors! There are plenty of festivals where we can go again! We love to visit a food festival, don’t you? We’ve seen some nice small scale festivals like last weekend FestiValk and the ‘Shit hot Fest’ in April, below a list of small, fun and tasty food festivals in the Netherlands and some nice international concepts, maybe inspiration for the Dutch hospitality industry and festival organizers! We found among others the Fête du Champagne et Vins, an oyster festival, a tapas festival, Singelpark dinner and an espresso martini festival..

You can organize a small scale festival within your own company or companies or build a ‘festival’ with fellow hospitality entrepreneurs, what’s stopping you as long as there are no festivals happening in your area? In this article some inspiration!  

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Trends we spotted | Week 19

13-5-2022

  • Trends we spottedTrends we spotted
  • Accor adds legendary Queen Elizabeth 2 to its portfolioAccor adds legendary Queen Elizabeth 2 to its portfolio
  • New look for the beers of the ScheldebrouwerijNew look for the beers of the Scheldebrouwerij
  • Blue Wellness by FletcherBlue Wellness by Fletcher
  • Nederlandse WijninfoNederlandse Wijninfo
  • aerMist at Fairview Farmers RestaurantaerMist at Fairview Farmers Restaurant

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

With this week links to articles about amongst others the small blocks of Parmigiano Reggiano at the McDonald’s in Italy! Might be inspiration for the McDonald’s in the Netherlands, we have great cheeses as well!

Karen’s Diner is coming to the Netherlands, this chain from Australia serves ‘great burgers with very rude service’. We had to explain to our older colleagues what a ‘Karen’ is, do you know it? And Domino’s Pizza Germany launched the Nutri-Score on products and an A-Pizza ‘Fitness Fan’.

The legendary cruise ship Queen Elizabeth 2 becomes an Accor branded hotel: MGallery Hotel Collection. After renovation it will be permanently located in Port Rashid, Dubai.

Lowering the temperature on a terrace: aerMist. We have already experienced a similar system in San Francisco and the Far East, but perhaps also useful in the north of Europe with the rising temperatures?

The Belgian brewery ‘Scheldebrouwerij’ has created a new, fresh look for their special beers. And the Fletcher hotels introduced their own private label in skincare products: BLUE Collection by Fletcher.

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