Strand22 | To the beach in Almere City Centre

7-3-2022

  • Team Strand22 - credits Social SIstersVan links naar rechts: Casper de Rooi, Marina Ort, Martin Ort - credits: Social Sisters
  • Strand22 - credits Social SIstersStrand22 - credits Social Sisters
  • strand22 in AlmereStrand22 in Almere

Almere City Centre has a special new address, Strand22 has recently opened on Esplanade 14. The beach at the Esplanade will open on March 9. At Strand22, guests can already enjoy a delicious drink or dinner with a phenomenal view from inside. Now that the weather is getting better and with plenty of sun forecasted in the coming days, the large terrace is also open. This spring and summer it is the ideal place for an evening of cocktails or a night out.

Almere is a city in the Dutch province Flevoland. It is a drive of approximately 30 minutes from Amsterdam. The city is surrounded by waters such as Gooimeer, IJmeer and Markermeer. A perfect place for a city beach.

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Trends we spotted | Week 9

4-3-2022

  • The Connaught GrillThe Connaught Grill
  • The Connaught GrillThe Connaught Grill
  • Trends we spotted

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 Deliveroo that opened its first real restaurant in London, Pizza Paradiso. Do you wonder why?

 The award ceremony of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022 in July moves from Moscow to London. And Ikea opened its first city centre shopping mall in west London, Livar.

Also in London: the reopening of The Connaught Grill. Another opportunity to taste the cuisine of Jean-Georges Vongerichten. And European aparthotel operator Staycity has opened a new-build property at Germany’s Frankfurt Airport this month, its third opening in Germany, bringing its total apartment count up to 5,000 in 30 properties at 14 European destinations.

Being able to get a pizza from a vending machine 24/7: Resto’Clock currently installs about 30 vending machines per month in France and Belgium. We also came across BistroBox in Austria where you can pull a pizza from the machine within 2 minutes.

The #KentuckyFriedGivingChallenge in America is a good example of involving young guests in ‘a good cause’ via TIKTOK®. And in the field of sustainability, we came across the Norwegian material science company B’ZEOS. They are working with international companies to replace single-use plastics with seaweed-based alternatives.

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SQWZ soft drinks | Soda worth the squeeze

3-3-2022

  • SQWZ soda - worth the squeezeSQWZ soda - worth the squeeze
  • SQWZ soda - worth the squeezeSQWZ soda - worth the squeeze

With the introduction of SQWZ, D-drinks aims to raise awareness of soft drink consumption. 71% of consumers say they are concerned about the amount of sugars in soft drinks. They are looking for alternatives that are low in calories but also taste good. After squeezing many recipes, Team SQWZ has succeeded in developing a range of organic soft drinks that are low in calories and taste delicious! (You CAN have it all!) SODA worth the squeeze!

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Trends we spotted | Week 8

25-2-2022

  • Bunk Amsterdam - Hotel in an old churchBunk Amsterdam - Hotel in an old church
  • Opening of the 50th De Beren restaurantOpening of the 50th De Beren restaurant
  • Grand Marnier Quintessence & Grand Marnier RévélationGrand Marnier Quintessence & Grand Marnier Révélation
  • AiroDoctor V10P-IDAiroDoctor V10P-ID
  • Trends we spotted afbeelding

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 a new restaurant for Alain Ducasse in Paris, Le Salon des Manufactures and the Dutch restaurant chain ‘The Avocado Show’ will open in Stuttgart in April.

Bunk Hotel Amsterdam is reopening with a special give-away – a Staycation party! Check out your change to win this party. And the Dutch Kever Genever is facing legal problems with their Kever John Lemon Canned Cocktail.

The 2nd edition of the Colors Festival will be held in Paris, From April 2 to May 8 2022, you can enjoy street art in the 11th arrondissement. Two new spectacular editions of Grand Marnier, Quintessence and  Révélation, give expression to the simplest of combinations: cognac, orange essence, wood, and time.  

Travel Outlook, a premium hotel call center, introduced Bella. Bella is the hospitality industry’s first AI-powered Virtual Hotel Agent™ and Aldi in Australia is testing a robotic pizza vending machine, the Pizzabot.

As many virus experts say that COVID is here to stay, it might be wise to install an air purifier. AiroDoctor® V10P-ID is a passive in-channel photocatalysis unit designed to effectively filter and clean the airflow in small and medium-sized air handling units (HVAC).

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Trends we spotted | Week 7

18-2-2022

  • Chef Chad Rosenthal's TiNDLE Picnic Chicken SandwichChef Chad Rosenthal's TiNDLE Picnic Chicken Sandwich
  • Denny's Las Vegas Wedding Chapel for Valentine's DayDenny's Las Vegas Wedding Chapel for Valentine's Day
  • Tasty by Greggs at Primark BirminghamTasty by Greggs at Primark Birmingham

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’.

IKEA in the Netherlands is also tackling food waste together with Too Good To Go as are more European countries. And the ‘Tasty by Greggs’ Café opened in a Primark in Birmingham, they will also sell a limited-edition Greggs collection.

With this week links to articles about amongst others: some last Valentine’s Day inspiration from 2022 for 2023, we spotted a wedding chapel on Valentine’s Day at Denny’s in Las Vegas and Topo Chico Hard Seltzer sent your ex a cactus on this day.

August 25 a tribute to the Beatles will be held in the courtyard of the Musée de Montmartre in Paris, their Candlelight Open Air may inspire other museums. And for all Harry Potter fans, you can attend a pop-up dinner in a ‘Hogwarts’-like castle in France!

McDonald’s plans to operate a virtual restaurant online with home delivery, in the Metaverse! And the new Michelin Guide for the UK and Ireland 2022 is out! With a new three Michelin star restaurant – L’Enclume.

Next Gen Foods announced this week that its first product, TiNDLE is now available in a range of iconic restaurants across the East and West Coasts in some of the country’s leading “foodie” cities.

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Karaoke bar Duke of Tokyo Utrecht opens in the Ganzenmarkt Tunnel

14-2-2022

  • Opening the Duke of TokyoOpening the Duke of Tokyo
  • Vlnr: ondernemers Wessel Kruyt, Ben Warren & Has Peters-Sengers. Foto: Nikki SchuurmanVlnr: ondernemers Wessel Kruyt, Ben Warren & Has Peters-Sengers. Foto: Nikki Schuurman
  • Shinjuku booth (15 pers.) in Duke of Tokyo Amsterdam. Foto: Janneke NooijShinjuku booth (15 pers.) in Duke of Tokyo Amsterdam. Foto: Janneke Nooij
  • Bar Duke of Tokyo Utrecht. Foto: Nikki SchuurmanBar Duke of Tokyo Utrecht. Foto: Nikki Schuurman
  • Cocktail menu Duke of Tokyo Utrecht. Ontwerp Studio Vijf890Cocktail menu Duke of Tokyo Utrecht. Ontwerp Studio Vijf890

For over a week you have been able to reserve your private karaoke booth at the Duke Of Tokyo in Utrecht in the Ganzenmarkt Tunnel. After a long wait and speculating about the opening date, it’s finally here! This Thursday, February 17, Duke of Tokyo will officially open its second location on the Ganzenmarkt Tunnel in the heart of Utrecht. Karaoke fans and party animals can show off their singing skills in seven over the top karaoke booths, or sip Japanese cocktails or ice cold beer in the cozy bar.

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Trends we spotted | Week 6

11-2-2022

  • trends we spotted this week
  • 20000 Leagues Under the Sea at Lost Distillery20000 Leagues Under the Sea at Lost Distillery
  • KFC delivered by Wing in AustraliaKFC delivered by Wing in Australia
  • Restaurant 3 Fils in Dubai wins #50BestRestaurants Middle East and North AfricaRestaurant 3 Fils in Dubai wins #50BestRestaurants Middle East and North Africa

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 Plan Bee of restaurant Tante Kee in the Netherlands and a spectacular new fine-dining restaurant in Las Vegas: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.

McDonald’s USA celebrates ‘Black History’ with ‘Future 22’, a campaign that focuses on young game changers. And in Australia, KFC is going to test drone delivery in Logan, Queensland, together with drone delivery company ‘Wing’. As they say: KFC puts a Wing on it.

To raise money for the Notre Dame cathedral, a Virtual Reality experience has been created: Eternal Notre Dame. Great immersive experience to do with groups of friends or children in Paris! And in America, a festival dedicated to Hard Seltzers travels around: Seltzerland.

A new wine store, Half Full, in Amsterdam, that prefers quality over quantity and only sells half bottles of wine, champagne and more. And restaurant 3 Fils in Dubai is the first restaurant to be number 1 on the list of ’50 Best Restaurants Middle East and North Africa’.

Bordeaux (France) and Valencia (Spain) are the European capitals of ‘Smart Tourism’ in 2022. And McDonald’s in Japan sell special ‘square burgers‘ wrapped in ‘comic book’ paper.

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New Starbucks BAYA® Energy & more new ready-to-drink beverages in 2022

7-2-2022

  • Starbucks Frappuccino Hazelnut Tiramisu & Oatmilk Caramel
  • BAYA Energy Drink
  • Starbucks Unsweetened Coffee On Tap
  • Starbucks Frappuccino Oatmilk Dark Chocolate & TripleShot Energy Zero Sugar Chocolate

A new drink by the North American Coffee Partnership (NACP), a joint venture between PepsiCo and Starbucks, BAYATM Energy. They also expand its ready-to-drink (RTD) portfolio with new coffee beverages including Starbucks® Frappuccino® coffee drink with oat-milk.

NACP furthers its leadership position in RTD coffee as the category experiences double-digit growth driven by innovation and consumer demand. Starbucks is entering the energy category for the first time with the introduction of Starbucks BAYATM Energy, a ready-to-drink beverage that is crafted from caffeine naturally found in coffee fruit as well as antioxidant vitamin C for immune support* to give consumers a boost of feel-good energy.

We wonder when these drinks will be introduced in the European market!

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trends we spotted week 5

4-2-2022

  • Chef Matthey kenney & #WorldPistachiosDay
  • Liemès Food District 3
  • TGI Fridays - APPreciation February 10
  • Trends we spotted afbeelding

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 the new Nordic food movie, ‘A taste of Hunger’ and inspiration for those serving freakshakes from The Yard Mikshake Bar.

From March 1, the origin of meat served in canteens and restaurants must be mentioned in France and in Paris we spotted a great Valentine’s Day offer by the Bistrots Pas Parisiens. We love the idea!

Although we missed the fact that it’s going to be “World Pistachio Day” on February 26, we love the culinary partnership of Wonderful® Pistachios with world renowned, plant-based chef, cookbook author and restaurateur Matthew Kenney to celebrate all month long.

TGI Fridays in the USA will give a free appetizer to delivery drivers on February 10 just to say, “thanks for the hard work”. And Britain’s Borrow a Boat acquires Dutch competitor Barqo.

Cedric Grolet at the Berkeley Café opens in London on February 14! What a truly sweet Valentine’s Day surprise to give to your loved one: one of his pastries!

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Trends we spotted | week 3

24-1-2022

 

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 a trial with a four-day working week in the United Kingdom and have you heard of the hotel chain REVERB by Hard Rock? They open this year in the St. Pauli bunker in Hamburg.

 A ‘Travel with Confidence’-program from Baha Mar Resorts in the Bahamas should give their guests the confidence to travel to their resorts. And Accor announced more than 300 new destinations to discover around the world. Including the opening of the Raffles at the OWO building in London.

The exclusive Flyfish Club, is expected to open in New York City in 2023. Your membership card for this exclusive club and restaurant is an NFT purchased with cryptocurrency.

‘Sunions’ onions are already available in America and the United Kingdom, the special thing about these onions: you don’t get tears in your eyes when cutting! And the partner support for the National Week Without Meat & Dairy in the Netherlands is greater than ever.

Dutch chefs Jonnie Boer (*** Michelin) and Sidney Schutte (**) developed baby food for Babe Baby Foods and chef Michael van ‘t Hoff launched the ‘Smaakpupil’, (taste bud) app for people who are confronted with a loss of taste.

At KFC China you can find more and more regional dishes on the menu such as noodles, congee, pancakes, rice rolls and bean curd pudding. And Poland has the most autonomous stores that work with artificial intelligence in Europe, Żabka Nano has 25 locations!

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