Trends we spotted | Week 2

17-1-2023

  • Frans Duijts Nachtburgemeester van Nederland in 2023Frans Duijts Nachtburgemeester van Nederland in 2023
  • Frans Duijts Nachtburgemeester van Nederland in 2023Frans Duijts Nachtburgemeester van Nederland in 2023
  • eazie uitgeroepen tot de beste fastservice en delivery restaurant keten van Nederlandeazie uitgeroepen tot de beste fastservice en delivery restaurant keten van Nederland
  • Spark by Hilton - Public SpacesSpark by Hilton - Public Spaces
  • Spark by Hilton - Public SpacesSpark by Hilton - Public Spaces

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 new brand by Hilton, Spark by Hilton, they will provide a simple, reliable and comfortable stay for every guest, all at an accessible price. And a reel about the square croissant by Le Deli Robuchon in London.

News from the culinary world: chef Dominique Crenn will open restaurant Golden Poppy in the new Fantaisie hotel in Paris and Massimo Bottura will open a Torno Subito in Miami. The latest will be  located on the rooftop of Julia & Henry’s.

You could book the night of new yearseve at hotel Clarion Copenhagen Airport with your dog! Great idea for airport hotels or other hotels who are located away from the noise of fireworks?

Harriet’s Polar Lounge at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge created an icy pop-up. We’ve read this on the blog ‘Guest of a Guest’, if you’re going to the USA, check this account for inspiration on where to eat.  

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Frietboutique wins the ‘Dutch Loaded Fries Championship’ with ‘Fries from the future’

16-1-2023

  • 'Fries from the Future' by Frietboutique'Fries from the Future' by Frietboutique
  • NK Loaded Fries won by FrietboutiqueNK Loaded Fries won by Frietboutique
  • NK Loaded Fries won by FrietboutiqueNK Loaded Fries won by Frietboutique

Fries from the future, is the name of the winning fries made by the Frietboutique during the Dutch Loaded Fries Championship. A classic Dutch ‘sour meat fries’ turned vegan: the meat does not come from a cow, but from a 3D printer. Served on homemade fresh fries, topped with vegan mayonnaise, pickled onions, parsley and you get ‘high-level innovative plant based streetfood’ according to the jury of the ‘Dutch Loaded Fries Championship’.

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Soof Drinks wonders if you know what you drink?

13-1-2023

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  • Cut the crap - Soof DrinksCut the crap - Soof Drinks
  • Cut the crap - Soof DrinksCut the crap - Soof Drinks
  • Cut the crap - Soof DrinksCut the crap - Soof Drinks
  • Cut the crap - Soof DrinksCut the crap - Soof Drinks
  • Cut the crap - Soof DrinksCut the crap - Soof Drinks
  • Cut the crap - Soof DrinksCut the crap - Soof Drinks
  • Cut the crap - Soof DrinksCut the crap - Soof Drinks
  • Cut the crap - Soof DrinksCut the crap - Soof Drinks

“Know what you eat”: you’ve probably heard this from your mother, grandmother or even your personal trainer. Or otherwise you heard it in commercials, from fit boys or read it on packaging on the shelf or in health blogs. We are becoming more critical and wiser when it comes to what is on our plates, but do you actually know what you are drinking? Research shows that as much as 98.5% of the soft drink shelf consists of products with unrecognizable and unpronounceable ingredients. You don’t want to drink that! Soof Drinks thinks it’s time for a revolution in our soft drink glasses.

Besides choosing for a soft drink with no mess, Soof Drinks also have a great taste!  

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Trends we spotted | Week 1

9-1-2023

  • Horecava Innovation AwardsHorecava Innovation Awards
  • Het ‘broeduurtje’ bij Bagels & BeansHet ‘broeduurtje’ bij Bagels & Beans
  • The Don van DAVO brouwerijThe Don van DAVO brouwerij
  • Horeca Expo Hardenberg - januari 2024Horeca Expo Hardenberg - januari 2024
  • Nationale ‘Week van Snoep Goed’Nationale ‘Week van Snoep Goed’
  • Puzzle of White CastlePuzzle of White Castle

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, among other things, the ‘broeduurtje’ (translated: breeding hour) at Bagels & Beans, in honor of the launch of their new menu and in Dubai, the high tax on alcohol for 2023 will be canceled as a test.

Coffee pods without pods – a sustainable product from CoffeeB that can prevent a lot of ‘cup’ waste. In the Netherlands, ‘De Koffiejongens’ also sell biodegradable cups.

On 29, 30 and 31 January 2024, the completely new trade fair, Horeca Expo Hardenberg, will take place in the Evenementenhal Hardenberg. And next January 16 – on Blue Monday – the third edition of the National ‘Week of Good Snacking’ will start in the Netherlands. An action that you can respond to as a restaurateur by serving healthy homemade biscuits with your cup of coffee.

At the Horecava in Amsterdam, Redefine Meat was named overall winner of the Horecava Innovation Awards. And the winner of the ‘Beer of the year 2022 election’ in the Netherlands has been announced: The Don from the DAVO brewery.

The American chain White Castle, together with a New York artist, has turned distinctive artwork into a puzzle.

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Hotelnacht 2023 | Culinary and cultural tour at Carstens Brasserie and art’otel Amsterdam

6-1-2023

  • Hotelnacht 2023 - Carstens Fried Chicken SnackbarHotelnacht 2023 - Carstens Fried Chicken Snackbar
  • Hotelnacht 2023 - Carstens Fried Chicken SnackbarHotelnacht 2023 - Carstens Fried Chicken Snackbar
  • Bezoek het art'otel Amsterdam tijdens de Hotelnacht 2023Bezoek het art'otel Amsterdam tijdens de Hotelnacht 2023
  • Bezoek het art'otel Amsterdam tijdens de Hotelnacht 2023Bezoek het art'otel Amsterdam tijdens de Hotelnacht 2023
  • Bezoek het art'otel Amsterdam tijdens de Hotelnacht 2023Bezoek het art'otel Amsterdam tijdens de Hotelnacht 2023
  • Hotelnacht 2023 - Restaurant ARCA in the art'otelHotelnacht 2023 - Restaurant ARCA in the art'otel
  • Hotelnacht 2023 - Restaurant ARCA in the art'otelHotelnacht 2023 - Restaurant ARCA in the art'otel

Hotelnacht celebrates its 10th anniversary with an extra vibrant edition at Carstens Brasserie and art’otel Amsterdam. During Hotelnacht, Amsterdam’s finest hotels open their doors to experience what they have to offer in their own city for one night only. Enjoy fried chicken for one time only at Carstens Fried Chicken Snackbar and awaken your senses among the beautiful works of art at art’otel Gallery with Portuguese-Asian delicacies from ARCA Restaurant.

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Opened in New York |Charcuterie Concept Kured

5-1-2023

  • Charcuterie concept Kured in New York & BostonCharcuterie concept Kured in New York & Boston
  • Charcuterie concept Kured in New York & BostonCharcuterie concept Kured in New York & Boston
  • Charcuterie concept Kured in New York & BostonCharcuterie concept Kured in New York & Boston
  • Charcuterie concept Kured in New York & BostonCharcuterie concept Kured in New York & Boston
  • Menu Charcuterie concept Kured in New York & BostonMenu Charcuterie concept Kured in New York & Boston
  • Menu Charcuterie concept Kured in New York & BostonMenu Charcuterie concept Kured in New York & Boston

Charcuterie concept Kured with a first location in Boston, Massachusetts, opened their New York City location in December. Kured has been dubbed the ‘Chipotle of Charcuterie’ and their shop’s Greenwich Village location is a few blocks south of Washington Square park at 218 Thompson Street. The innovative concept is inspired by the food markets of Europe, where getting a cone of salami is as quick and easy as grabbing a slice of pizza on the streets of NYC. New Yorkers will be able to customize their own to-go charcuterie spreads with artisan salamis and cheeses, as well as sweet and savory sides.

Even though most Dutch people enjoy charcuterie and cheese on their bread during breakfast and lunch, we’re not really familiar with charcuterie/cheese boards like the French, Spanish and Italian people are. And we love it when we’re on holiday in one of these countries. So we think a Charcuterie concept like Kured might work in the Netherlands as well!  

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Sustainable snacking | Sustainability in the fast food industry

3-1-2023

  • Vegan Fried Chick*n - Now available at AHVegan Fried Chick*n - Now available at AH
  • Vegan Fried Chick*n - Now available at AHVegan Fried Chick*n - Now available at AH
  • The Ketchup Project - 3 flavoursThe Ketchup Project - 3 flavours
  • Chipotle is piloting new technologies in its restaurants to deliver precise forecasting, optimal quality, and increased convenience for digital guests.Chipotle is piloting new technologies in its restaurants to deliver precise forecasting, optimal quality, and increased convenience for digital guests.
  • Wild and The Moon AmsterdamWild and The Moon Amsterdam
  • Wild and The Moon AmsterdamWild and The Moon Amsterdam
  • Der Wegweiser - Hans im GlückDer Wegweiser - Hans im Glück
  • Savor EatSavor Eat
  • Savor EatSavor Eat

A list of examples of sustainable initiatives in the fast food industry. From details like sustainable ketchup from The Ketchup Project to fast-food chains that have built their identity around sustainability like HoneyBee Burger and the German chain ‘Hans im Gluck’. Here in the Netherlands we have small sustainable concepts like Pomms’ Rotterdam and the chain Vegan Junk Food Bar. These sustainable initiatives range from putting new sustainable tech in place to climate-neutral burgers and fast-food brands that solely serve vegetarian & vegan food.

With #VeganJanuary, #TryJanuary and the importance of sustainability for our future, a list of concepts worth to try! And as you will read, many of these initiatives have been reported on our website for years. We don’t really get why large companies like The Crown, The Clown and The Colonel have not played a larger part in this development.  

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Kumasi Drinks | New natural soft drink made from the tropical fruit juice of cocoa pulp

19-12-2022

  • Kumasi DrinksKumasi Drinks
  • Kumasi DrinksKumasi Drinks
  • Kumasi DrinksKumasi Drinks
  • Kumasi DrinksKumasi Drinks

Kumasi is a new fruit drink conceived while making a documentary about the cocoa industry in West Africa by Lars Gierveld and Jochem Pinxteren. In the pulp product of cocoa, they saw and tasted a great opportunity. The drink is named after the capital of the Ashanti region in Ghana, Kumasi. Many farmers there are totally dependent on the sale of cocoa, but they live below the poverty line. Lars and Jochem therefore started collecting the cocoa fruit juice near Kumasi with a group of farmers.

We are going to try the drink soon and it is quite an original beverage made of 100% natural ingredients and no added sugars, to sell in a coffee shop or restaurant!

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World’s first ‘yes’ in Kebab shop | Karma Kebab Utrecht

19-12-2022

  • Credits Karin BunschotenCredits Karin Bunschoten
  • Credits Karin BunschotenCredits Karin Bunschoten
  • Credits Karin BunschotenCredits Karin Bunschoten

Bumper cars, disco balls and kebabs at a wedding. It is a given nowadays that there is a queue of years at almost all wedding venues. That is why engaged couples sometimes resort to less conventional venues. But one couple took the definition of a wedding location very liberally last weekend. They said yes on Saturday in a kebab store, Karma Kebab, in Utrecht.

An extraordinary location to get married, isn’t it? Would you like to get married here and enjoy a plant-based kebab as dinner? Unconventional anyway!

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Trends we spotted | Week 50

19-12-2022

  • Hertog Jan - De Proeftuin speciaalbierabonnementHertog Jan - De Proeftuin speciaalbierabonnement
  • Biologische restaurant Pianeta Terra Amsterdam in #50TopItaly credits Rinze VegelienBiologische restaurant Pianeta Terra Amsterdam in #50TopItaly credits Rinze Vegelien
  • Gaming Suite in the W London Hotel in cooperation with Samsung UKGaming Suite in the W London Hotel in cooperation with Samsung UK
  • The Ritz Carlton Paradise Valley – new luxury hotel at Marriott InternationalThe Ritz Carlton Paradise Valley – new luxury hotel at Marriott International
  • Red Lobster® Limited Edition Holiday CollectionRed Lobster® Limited Edition Holiday Collection
  • Red Lobster® Limited Edition Holiday CollectionRed Lobster® Limited Edition Holiday Collection
  • Damac_Properties & Madarin Oriental at the MaldivesDamac_Properties & Madarin Oriental at the Maldives
  • Tasty Carrot Corporation - caffeinated carrot juiceTasty Carrot Corporation - caffeinated carrot juice

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 Gaming Suite in the W London, till April 2023 gamers can indulge themselves in luxury and games in the WOW Suite of the hotel. And Marriott International expects to introduce more than 35 luxury hotels around the world in 2023.

Organic restaurant Pianeta Terra in Amsterdam is named the best Italian restaurant in the Netherlands, it is number 19 in the list of the world’s 50 best Italian restaurants. And the Dutch beer brand Hertog Jan has a specialty beer subscription, The Tasting Garden, which is a great gift for beer lovers.

On Instagram we spotted a simple way to serve Christmassy cocktails for in bars, restaurants and at home!  And we bought Christmas ornaments from our local baker of a couple of Dutch sweet treats, inspiration for your restaurant, next year? The Red Lobster® limited edition holiday collection sets the example.

And for those traveling to California in 2023, Visit California invites visitors to explore major new attractions and openings.

Dubai-based DAMAC Group signs contract with Mandarin Oriental to manage luxurious resort in The Maldives, which will open in 2024. And Tasty Carrot Corporation launches ‘Eco Carrot’, the world’s first caffeinated carrot juice.

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