Stroodles, the pasta straws | Say ‘Pasta la Vista’ to Plastic and Paper Straws

21-10-2019

  • logo Stroodles, the pasta straws
  • Stroodles, the pasta straws
  • Stroodles, the pasta straws
  • Stroodles, the pasta straws
  • Stroodles, the pasta straws

A pasta straw company, Stroodles, has launched pasta straws to provide an environmentally friendly solution to the singe-use plastic crisis and rise of greenwashing from the paper straw industry. In comparison to soggy paper and plastic straws, Stroodles are an improvement as they provide greater durability, are flavourless, vegan, 100% biodegradable and are edible raw or cooked after use. A core principle for Stroodles is their ‘drink-easy’ ethos, meaning drinkers don’t has to change behaviour or compromise on drinking experience to do good for the environment. The straws are 23-25 cm long, 0.75cm thick and the pasta straw walls will last over an hour in any one drink and remain flavourless! And they’re biodegradable in hours not generations!

Another alternative for plastic straws which we can add to our list! And we think at least every Italian restaurant should use these stroodles!  

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Trends we spotted | Week 42

21-10-2019

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

This week, among others a link to an article about Les Alchimistes in Paris, a great video by BBC about a food waste project.

The art of ‘tallado’ will be shown in London on Thursday 14th November during the UK’s first Ibérico Ham Carving Championships organized by Brindisa.  And at two Michelin stars restaurant Zaranda in Mallorca they’ve a special way to present their bill!

And yet another product covered in 24-Karat gold! Check out which product and why!

The Dutch are also known for their snacks around cocktail time, in the southern city of Den Bosch, ‘We Are Food’ created the longest ‘vegetarian snack board’ with products from the surroundings!

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Trends we spotted | Week 41

11-10-2019

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

This week, among other links to articles about Coca-Cola Energy that will be available in January 2020 in the US, one of our colleagues tried it!

The American “New Wave Foods” has found a vegan alternative to shrimp! And so cute! The McHive by McDonald’s Sweden!

And the Michelin Guide UK and Ireland 2020 is published! La Dame de Pic London, from chef Anne-Sophie Pic has been awarded a second Michelin star, she now holds 8 Michelin stars across 5 restaurants.

The company ‘Bace’ created the ROTOFARM, curious what it is? Read the article!

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Lowlander launches Winter IPA | Brewed with donated Christmas trees

10-10-2019

  • Lowlanders Winter IPA
  • Lowlanders Winter IPA

Last winter, botanical brewer Lowlander called on all Dutch people not to throw away their Christmas tree after the holidays, but to donate to them for brewing a winter beer. The call was a great success and after picking all the fir needles by hand, the result can now be tasted. You can find Lowlanders Winter IPA in bars/restaurants and the grocery store Albert Heijn.

Last year we wrote about the Lowlander Beer initiative to brew beer from Christmas tree needles. This year another special initiative from Lowlander Beer!

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Cacaofruit Experience | Barry Callebaut unleashes the full power of the cacaofruit in next-gen food & drink category

8-10-2019

  • Barry Callebaut - Cacaofruit Experience - WholeFruit Chocolate
  • Barry Callebaut - Cacaofruit Experience - WholeFruit Chocolate

Based on its unparalleled innovation power, Barry Callebaut AG, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, unveiled last week (September 28) at an exclusive event in San Francisco ‘Cacaofruit Experience’: an innovative range of products that celebrates the fresh, fruity taste and natural richness of the cacaofruit and marks the creation of a next-gen food & drink category. As part of ‘Cacaofruit Experience’, the company also presented the artisan world with the delicious WholeFruit chocolate, a fresh, fruity delight made from 100% pure cacaofruit.

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Wheat Straws | 100% natural straws made from wheat

7-10-2019

  • Wheat Straws
  • Wheat Straws

100% natural, super compostable, plastic free straws that are stronger than paper straws. The wheat straws don’t get soggy and they are softer than plastic straws. With their natural structure, these  straws feel soft and smooth while you drink. Besides that Wheat Straws donates 2% of all the purchases to The Ocean Cleanup. A great alternative to give your drinks an eco-friendly update.

Another alternative for plastic straws we can add to our list

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greet by Accor | With ‘Pure rooms’ and ‘Pop rooms’

7-10-2019

  • greet hotel Beaune - new concept by Accor
  • greet hotel Beaune - new concept by Accor
  • greet hotel Beaune - new concept by Accor
  • greet hotel Beaune - new concept by Accor

Accor is introducing a new alternative hospitality offering, with a closer connection to people and the environment. Their concept ‘greet’ has to be a reflection of the group’s commitments, it forms part of a locally engaged approach and provides a response to these new guest expectations in relation to sustainable tourism. Expect, upcycled furniture sourced from flea markets, like a jar used as a bedside lamp, fresh, simple and local products, a friendly and unique atmosphere.

The brand’s first property, the greet hotel Beaune opened its doors last April, greet is the latest addition to Accor’s economy segment. Community-based, engaged and non-standardized brand, its aim is to welcome those seeking meaning in their purchases, relationships and lifestyle! But according to Accor greet is not just an economy brand. It’s a state of mind symbolized by a name, meaning to welcome, meet and celebrate. A single watchword: sharing – moments, stories and experiences.

Following the greet hotel Beaune, new openings are planned in Marseille (St Charles & Airport), Lyon Perrache, Paris, St Witz, Rennes, Bourges or Saint-Germain-en-Laye. The brand will quickly expand in various destinations in Europe, with a 1st address already scheduled in Darmstadt (Germany). Its ambition: 300 hotels opening in Europe by 2030!

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Trends we spotted | Week 40

4-10-2019

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

This week, among other links to articles about ‘Blue caviar’, a cannabis restaurant with licence opened in Los Angeles and London’s Cocktail Week 2019 that starts today, October 4.

A new Korean restaurant will open this November in London. Seoul Bird, from the world-renowned Korean American chef Judy Joo. And the Borough Market celebrates 21 years with the launch of the Borough Market Kitchen, a new communal dining space housed in Jubilee Place.

Have you already heard about OmniPork a vegan substitute for pork meat? We didn’t but this Asian concept is looking to expand beyond Asia into the UK.

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Trends we spotted | Week 39

27-9-2019

  • Trends we spotted this week

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

This week, among others links to articles about inspiration around ice cream by Spanish parlour Rocambolesc and McDonalds Canada is testing the P.L.T. Burger they created with Beyond Meat.

Pulpac is a patented innovation that can replace single-use plastic at a lower price on a global scale and in a press release TripAdvisor says it blocked more than a million fake reviews in 2018.

Food lifestyle brand Bon Appétit opens a virtual restaurant in Chicago, Bon Appétit Delivered and would you like to try a burrata stuffed with pizza sauce? They serve it with pizza crust at restaurant The Bedford.

Helsinki just became the world’s first ‘City as a Service’ to attract more tech talent for the companies in this city and more about ‘The Fyre Burger’ created by ‘Lock & Key Social Drinkery Kitchen’ in Los Angeles!

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A Circular Juice Bar | ‘Feel the Peel’

17-9-2019

  • Feel the Peel by CRA Carlo Ratti Associati for Eni - credits Nicola Giorgetti
  • Feel the Peel by CRA Carlo Ratti Associati for Eni - credits Nicola Giorgetti
  • Feel the Peel by CRA Carlo Ratti Associati for Eni - credits Nicola Giorgetti

‘Feel the Peel’ is a project by CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati for Eni, they developed an experimental orange squeezer which makes bioplastic out of orange peels and uses it to 3D print cups to drink the juice.

The “Feel the Peel” prototype strives to bring environmental circularity to everyday life. International design and innovation office CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati, in partnership with global energy company Eni, has developed an experimental Circular Juice Bar that uses oranges to make bioplastic, turns it into filament, and 3D prints disposable cups to drink the freshly-squeezed juice. Called “Feel the Peel”, the prototype is starting a tour of public places around Italy in the next few months as it strives to demonstrate a new approach to environmental circularity in daily life.

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