Trends we spotted | Week 29

23-7-2021

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At horecatrends.com or hospitalitytrends.eu 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 a cake ATM in the Harrah’s Hotel and Casino and the posthumous film ‘Roadrunner’ about the life of Anthony Bourdain that has been shown in theaters nationwide since July 16 before heading to streaming on HBO Max and CNN.

Comfort food in a cone, Van Leeuwen ice cream and Kraft debut ‘mac and cheese’-flavored ice cream, inspiration for other ice cream parlors? And in Paris the Dream Factory will create immersive cinema, with as credo, ‘stop watching, start living’!

Board game Monopoly will come to life in a brand new immersive show launching in London on 14 August 2021, at Monopoly Lifesized. And we will get a ‘Fabrique des Lumières’ in Amsterdam, this new digital art center will open its doors in April 2022.

Just Salad introduced the Zero Foodprint Salad to support regenerative agriculture and Yard Bar in Austin is also a dog park, our ‘office friend’, dog Jimmy, would love to play there!

The first branch of fast food chain Chick&Cheez opened in Liège, serving original recipes fried chicken and sauces based on cheese. A new challenger on the fast food market in Belgium. And from 2024 the French startup Midnight Trains will start offering ‘hotel rooms on rails’ to travel by night from Paris to different European cities. Comfortable and a more sustainable way of travelling within Europe.

Deliverect launches their ‘Hidden Gems’ contest to support small and midsize restaurants, find out how you can participate.

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Gold foil-wrapped burritos at Chipotle to celebrate American athletes competing in Tokyo

23-7-2021

  • To celebrate American athletes, gold foil-wrapped burrito's by Chipotle

Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) announced this week it will be serving gold foil-wrapped burritos for a limited time at participating locations in-restaurant and through digital orders starting today, July 23. The limited-edition gold foil will celebrate American athletes competing in Tokyo and rally fans to cheer on first place finishes over the next three weeks. This is the first time Chipotle has introduced gold foil nationwide since it celebrated its 18th anniversary and debuted gold foil-wrapped burritos in 2011.

Do you celebrate your athletes also competing in the same Olympic Games? Five years ago, in 2016, we made a list of ten original celebrations with an Olympic theme from Brasil, check out this article for inspiration. And check out the way Chipotle made a pre-announcement on their social media channels!   

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New urban location of restaurant chain Hudson in The Hague South

22-7-2021

  • Restaurant Hudson in The Hague South
  • Restaurant Hudson in The Hague South
  • Restaurant Hudson in The Hague South

Disclaimer: this article is more interesting for Dutchies

Opening – The Hague South is pleased to welcome the largest restaurant of the Hudson family. The tenth branch of this successful dining sensation inspired by American cuisine opens here. Where Barn47 used to be – known as a popular event location – you will now find a restaurant where you can go all day for every restaurant moment. Whether it’s a play date with your girlfriend and your kids, or a drink after work with colleagues.

Already the tenth location of this popular and fast-growing restaurant chain since 2009. Hudson The Hague South is also their largest location! The urban vibe of New York has spread through the Netherlands, they started in the Statenkwartier in The Hague, and have restaurant in Zoetermeer, Leiden, Almere, Voorschoten and Rotterdam! Popular amongst locals and expats.

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Tavolino’s summer terrace with ITALICUS | Capri by the river in London

20-7-2021

  • ITALICUS served at the summer terrace of Tavolino
  • Cocktail met ITALICUS - summer terrace of Tavolino

This Thursday 22nd July, Tavolino, the Italian restaurant in the heart of London Bridge, will launch their summer terrace in partnership with award-winning modern Italian Aperitivo ITALICUS. The 100-seater terrace will be transformed into Capri by the river, with dishes and drinks inspired by the Italian coast.

Another example for a partnership to create a summer terrace, we spotted a couple of those summer terraces in London and Amsterdam as well, like pop-up Piazza by the Pier and café Bloesem! We wonder when we will see cocktails with this aperitivo ITALICUS Rosolio di Bergamotto at the terraces in the Netherlands. You can serve ITALICUS as a Spritz or a Negroni Bianco, or create your own cocktail with it. You have to visit the summer terrace Tavolino in London to try the The Alba Chiara blends ITALICUS cocktail or The Dolce Nuvola, sounds delicious to match their Amalfi lemon meringue!  

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Trends we spotted | Week 28

15-7-2021

At horecatrends.com or hospitalitytrends.eu 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 naughty treats, like dick- and vagina shaped waffles, spotted at La Quequetterie in Paris and Zizi Factory in London. And Ralph’s Tavern in Worcester, Massachusetts accepted Monopoly money!

The recently opened Restaurant Matū in Beverly Hills exclusively offers 100% grass-fed Wagyu beef, not a steakhouse but a real steak restaurant! And a great ad from Visit Norway: ‘You don’t need to be a billionaire to visit space’.  

The Uffizi museum has moved to Elba Island, with their first exhibition is about artworks that narrate Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. A celebration of the bicentenary death of Napoleon by the Uffizi Diffusi project.

Happy hour at the SPA at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas is a bit different then you might expect, inspiration for wellness centers. And opening later this year in Barcelona, the three-story restaurant Jacqueline, concept inspired by the muse of Picasso. We’re curious!

Eco-luxury oasis 1 Hotel Toronto will open in downtown Toronto on August 4. The mission-driven, sustainable, luxury hospitality brand is now accepting reservations. And an article about foraged cocktails, rewilded bars turning to nature for their cocktail inspiration. With inspiration from Visit Sweden.

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The NEST pop-ups | Hackney’s restaurant NEST hits the road with summer series of pop-up’s across the UK

12-7-2021

  • THE NEST POP UPS - celebrating seasonal British dining
  • THE NEST POP UPS - view dinner at the Boathouse
  • THE NEST POP UPS - view dinner at the Boathouse

This summer, Luke Wasserman, Toby Neill and Johnnie Crowe, the team behind popular Hackney restaurant NEST and the recently opened restaurant FENN in Fulham, will celebrate seasonal British dining by launching a summer series of pop-up restaurants in rural locations across the UK.

Great idea for city restaurants? A paid team building in another surrounding? Might work for other restaurants as well and it’s great inspiration to work with local produce, who knows what you might take back to your menu in the city. We have seen a lot of initiatives of chefs working together to create food festivals, trading places or joining a team of chefs cooking in each other’s restaurants (The Grand Gelinaz Shuffle), but in this case the whole teams goes on an adventure in the summer. Inspiration for their guests to get to know the restaurant and for the team to have fun and get to know more about the local produce!  

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Trends we spotted | Week 27

9-7-2021

At horecatrends.com or hospitalitytrends.eu 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, beer made with goose poop, ‘Wasted Potential Imperial Sout’ by Ant Brew. Would you drink it? Another brewery in Australia, has a sustainable solution for the CO2 emissions, brewery Young Henrys uses algae to cut CO2 emissions.

This July, Soho Music Month will paint the iconic streets of London with culture. With for example talks, exhibitions, music history tours and a song competition.

The Radisson Hotel Group in partnership with Madaëf announced seven Moroccan hotels, of which four will open its doors this month, located in renowned tourist areas, Al Hoceima, Saïdia and Taghazout. The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts (with Hotel The Toren in Amsterdam amongst their portfolio) enhances its guest experiences by becoming the first global boutique hotel group to accept Cryptocurrency from any country for hotel bookings.

We didn’t know the brand Frutta Bowl, but it’s a fast growing superfoods café brand. They have 30+ restaurants in East U.S. and are going to debut in California. Part of the company WOWorks’ trajectory of non-traditional restaurant growth.

Sustainability is hip and much needed, we like it when luxury companies like LVMH are investing in it! Recently the luxury conglomerate announced plans to build a new center in Saclay, France dedicated to researching sustainable production.

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S.Pellegrino & Food for Soul | Together for a more sustainable food culture

6-7-2021

  • Partnership between S.Pellegrino and Food for Soul

A new global partnership has been announced between the leading sparkling mineral water brand S.Pellegrino and the non-profit organisation, Food for Soul, founded by Chef Massimo Bottura and Lara Gilmore. The collaboration aims to drive positive social and environmental change and empower a sustainable food culture.

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Charred lemon on pizza? | Round Table Pizza® Introduces the Charred Lemon Chicken Pizza

5-7-2021

  • New Charred Lemon Chicken at Round Table Pizza

The limited time pizza is part of a delicious new summer line-up including ‘Charred Lemon Chicken Wings’ and ‘Charred Lemon Chicken Salad’. Round Table’s new Limited Time Charred Lemon Chicken Pizza is masterly prepared with hand rolled dough, creamy lemon sauce, spinach, Round Table Pizza’s proprietary three cheese blend, garlic, lemon pepper grilled chicken, zucchini, tomatoes, red onion, charred lemon slices, shredded parmesan cheese, and green onions. Available now for dine-in, carryout and delivery. Valid at participating locations.

It sounds like a gourmet pizza with a great summer flavour! And we have spotted many pizza flavours over the years. Back in 2014 we made a list of 10 different pizza’s, with for example fresh truffle, fresh tuna, Tandoori spices or a breakfast pizza. The later I still make for special occasions. But the Charred Lemon Chicken Pizza is a new combination for us. Inspiration for other pizzeria’s?  ^Marjolein

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Trends we spotted | Week 26

2-7-2021

At horecatrends.com or hospitalitytrends.eu 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’.

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With this week articles about amongst others blue raspberries, their origin and how they are used in products today. Have you hear about them? And about the opening of a new luxury hotel, the Cheval Blanc Paris, with rooms with panoramic views of the Seine.

Chance the Rapper collaborates with Starbucks to promote Starbucks’s ‘Ready to Drink’ canned and bottled coffees with the help of a TikTok campaign, with prizes including a one-on-one video moment with Chance. And an idea to save energy by storing your vegetables in ‘The Groundfridge’. Great idea for chefs who have their own vegetable garden.

We couldn’t find more information yet, but we spotted on the Instagram page of The Avocado Show that they are opening a location in London this summer! We wish their team a lot of success with the opening.

Inspiration for municipalities from Tokyo, the Nippon Foundation launched a new toilet facility as part of ‘THE TOKYO TOILET’ which makes toilets much more accessible to the public. Very handy especially if all restaurants and bars are closed, like during the pandemic!

Future Meat Technologies that has opened the world’s first industrial cultured meat facility. We wonder which food safety authority will be the first to allow human consumption!

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