QUB® container bistro Watt’n Blick is semi-mobile and seaworthy
‘Watt’n Blick’ is the name of the food concept of two young entrepreneurs from Norddeich, their name can be translated as ‘What a view’ and that is because their guests can enjoy a unique North Sea panorama. Because Watt’n Blick proves what seemed impossible until now: that gastronomy can be reconciled with a natural World Heritage Site and operated in a high-water area. The seaworthy and semi-mobile bistro in the QUB® container is the first on the seaward side of the dike in Germany.
Trends we spotted | Week 38
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 other the light and music shows in the Moselle region, in October and December. The Mosel Licht und Flammen & Wine Lights Enjoy! And the most Christmassy bar in Amsterdam: Miracle at Boom Chicago opens November 23.
Cédric Grolet at The Berkeley unveiled his ‘Goûtea’, Grolet’s fusion of goûter (the French tradition of sweet snacking) and best of British afternoon tea. And two inspirational reels, one rice/egg sandwich and one of a British Sunday Roast Burrito.
Here in the Netherlands we can finally enjoy plant-based Chocomel! And mid-September, popular vegan concept Wild & the Moon originally from Paris opened the doors of a second location in Amsterdam at the Zuidas.
The Art of Drinks is a three-day drinks festival (October 29-31 at the Gashouder in Amsterdam with a public event on Saturday. The Sunday edition is specially set up for people working in liquor stores and specialist shops and on Monday they aim at professionals in the hospitality industry.
Pizza Profs, the platform for all professional pizza bakers in the Netherlands, is organizing the very first Pizza Inspiration Event at SVO in Houten on Monday October 24.
Asian BBQutie | Pop-up in a bridge keeper’s house
Asian BBQutie is open until the end of December in the bridge keeper’s house on the ‘Lage Erf Brug’ in the Delfshaven, Rotterdam. The location is very small, so they only offer one table, perfect for a group of up to 10 people, if you come with less you slide in with others. This is Asian BBQ’s 9th location in 14 years, they offer a small menu and Moo Kata. At the bridge keeper’s house you can enjoy the view of the Schie, quite spectacular when the bridge opens!
Sparkling Juicy Tea | Tasty 0.0% alternative at the dinner table
The family business Privatkelterei Van Nahmen has been around since 1917 and started producing apple syrup. Since the 1930s, they started specialising in fruit juices also. Current owner Peter van Nahmen combines sustainability and tradition with innovation. Resulting, among other things, in ‘Sparkling Juicy Tea’. Three unique products have emerged from a collaboration with tea sommeliers, including Niklas Schmeink (Tea Master Gold): unique blends of cold brew tea and fruit juice. A beautiful, ecological and vegan alternative for those who have to drive everybody home or those who don’t drink alcohol!
SAAM restaurant, where culinary South Africa and Amsterdam come together
Team of renowned chefs and sommeliers open a restaurant this fall.
When a variety of individuals and factors come together, something unique is born. This fall, a similar symbiosis is planned with the launch of a new restaurant that brings South Africa and Amsterdam together. SAAM restaurant (South Africa – AMsterdam), which also means “together” in Afrikaans, is the outcome of a merger of these two culinary worlds. The staff behind this restaurant has a clear goal and a wealth of expertise. Executive chef Margot Janse oversees the kitchen, which is headed by chefs Jasper Hermans and Thomas Kooijman. A staff of expert sommeliers, led by Koen van der Plas and Max van Bockel, is also on hand to serve the finest wines from South Africa and Europe to SAAM restaurant visitors. Rosemary Wessels oversees sales, marketing, and the back office.
We recently wrote about another interesting concept that will launch in Amsterdam this fall. Cape Town Social Club is another hospitality outlet with an South-African twist that will open this fall in the Jordaan. We are really curious about both concepts and hope to visit them soon!
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Steakholder Foods™ announces Omakase Beef Morsels, a first-of-its-kind, highly marbled 3D-printed 100% cultured beef cut
The new product, from Steakholder foods, is a result of the company’s recently filed patent for 3D-bioprinting technology which allows unprecedented marbling control within a consolidated structure.
Steakholder Foods Ltd. is an international deep-tech food company at the forefront of the cultured meat industry, they are pleased to introduce Omakase Beef Morsels, a revolutionary, richly marbled structured meat product developed using a unique 3D-printing process.
Inspired by the marbling standard of Wagyu beef, Omakase Beef Morsels are an innovative culinary achievement elegantly designed as a meat lover’s delicacy for premium dining experiences.
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Cape Town Social Club opens this autumn in the Jordaan
Opening – Cape Town Social Club, the new high-end restaurant with cocktail bar focuses on South African flair, refined cuisine, original cocktails and personal service.
This autumn Cape Town Social Club opens in the Raamstraat in Amsterdam-Centre. Owners Sebastian Erasmus and Alexander Heim, both seasoned in the high-end hospitality industry, bring Cape Town Social Club to our capital.
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Pop-up breakfast club opened in Hofbogen Rotterdam
Extensive introduction to plant-based breakfast products and dishes
Visitors can enjoy plant-based breakfast dishes at The Next Morning Breakfast Club powered by Alpro, since September 7th. With the pop-up breakfast club, at the Hofbogen in Rotterdam, Alpro hopes to make plant-based food more accessible and show how you can start your day with a delicious plant-based breakfast.
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New interior for Limburg’s top restaurant De Leuf
Restaurant De Leuf in Ubachsberg, South Limburg, has a new interior. The top restaurant of the Van de Bunt family got a contemporary design with Asian elements executed in local materials. The interior is now even more in touch with the cooking style of De Leuf, which combines modern French cuisine with Asian influences.
The interior has been given a serene atmosphere with subtle Asian elements, executed in local materials. Tim Reiters of Ontwerpbureau Reiters in Maastricht signed for the design, which has the theme ‘Asian aesthetics using local materials’.
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Renewed top restaurant Morille in Koudekerke even more plant-based and local
Opening – Restaurant Morille in Koudekerke, Zeeland, is going one step further in cooking with local ingredients and its own wild pickings. By September 2022, the dishes will be largely botanical, with only an occasional dish complemented by a local and honest piece of fish, meat or venison. Only Dutch and Belgian wines will be served. Chef Dennis Willems’ restaurant achieved listings in restaurant guides such as Michelin, Gault&Millau and Lekker with its local nature cuisine since opening in 2019.
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