Trends we spotted | Week 17

27-4-2018

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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, amongst others the opening of an experimental floral restaurant, a new crunchy social media trend and the best summer job ever can be found at WOW Air.

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Nous Restaurant & Flowers | Experimental floral restaurant

Nous opened its first pioneering experimental floral restaurant in Dongcheng District in Dongguan early this year, offering mixed services of exploring the aesthetics of ingredients and  floral matching. The creative agency 0321studio in Shenzhen collaborated with Nous to organize and design this shop along the street. The customer’s request focuses on how to solve the relationship between floral and dining in visual, functional, and emotional ways.

Starbucks to Close 8,000 U.S. Stores for Racial-Bias Training After Arrest

Starbucks said on Tuesday that it would close its more than 8,000 stores in the United States for one day to conduct anti-bias training after two African-American men were arrested at one of its stores last week, prompting outrage. The arrest led to a lot of anger because video images showed that the two men did not do anything wrong.

Eating crunchy ice is a new social media trend

Chinese vloggers are competing to show themselves eating colourful ice lollies. The viewers take pleasure from hearing the crunching sound as vloggers slowly chew the ice cubes. The ice itself is also interesting to see. Apparently, vloggers would carefully make their own mini ice sculptures before biting into them. A bit strange if you ask us, check out Instagram for thousands of #eatingice video’s.

Best summer job ever | Travel for free this summer with WOW Air

WOW Air will hire a “travel guide” to move to Iceland for three months and travel while creating videos for the airline. In addition, the travel guide will get to bring a friend to accompany them on their summer journey. From June 1 to August 15, the winning pair will be based in an apartment in downtown Reykjavik and travel around the world to WOW Air destinations to create a digital travel guide.

Diageo hosts whisky pairings dinner for World Whisky Day

Diageo, the drinks company that owns Gordon’s, Captain Morgan and Smirnoff, is marking World Whisky Day with a whisky pairings dinner. The brand has partnered with Firmdale Hotels to showcase five of its Scotch whiskies including the Lagavulin distillery and Johnnie Walker. The event begins with a pre-dinner whisky cocktail and canapés. Before each course, Diageo Scotch Whisky ambassador Colin Dunn will introduce each of the hand-selected whiskies. Tickets are £85 and the evening will take place on 19 May at the Haymarket Hotel in central London.

Tabasco is releasing a limited-edition Diamond Reserve Hot Sauce

In honor of its 150th anniversary, Tabasco is releasing a Diamond Reserve Sauce that it’s describing as the “Champagne of pepper sauce.” The limited-edition bottles are filled with a highly curated selection of tabasco peppers that have been aged with salt for 15 years before being blended with sparkling white wine vinegar. According to the company, the rare condiment has an exceptionally complex taste, while still “maintaining the signature flavor and vibrancy” Tabasco is known for.

A ‘slice’ of ketchup | An all-natural, no mess Slice of Sauce™

20-4-2018

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Bo’s Original Slice of Sauce™ is a flavor-packed condiment offering a clean label, convenient experience with 8 slices per pack. Slice of Sauce™ transforms the traditional condiment aisle with individual “slices” of Signature Recipe Ketchup in a convenient and mess-free package of 8 portions.  Slice of Sauce recently raised double funds through Kickstarter to start producing their product! lees verder

The humble sandwich | Bombay Bustle brings the Bombay sandwich during the British Sandwich Week

19-4-2018

To celebrate British Sandwich Week, from 20th to 27th May, Bombay Bustle, the Indian restaurant in Mayfair from Samyukta Nair, will create a menu dedicated to the much-loved British institution: the humble sandwich. The menu will center on the classic Bombay sandwich, the famed street snack which is as much of a Mumbai staple as the stacked tiffin tins and hectic railway system that have inspired Bombay Bustle. From a modest three-ingredient sandwich to a towering grilled ‘toasty’ stuffed with cheese and chutney, every day thousands of Mumbaikers grab a piping hot sandwich straight from the chimta at one of the city’s many stalls. We love the idea of celebrating the humble sandwich with a Sandwich Week, why don’t we celebrate this in the Netherlands? lees verder

Andina Panaderia | London’s first Peruvian bakery

18-4-2018

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This May, pioneer of Peruvian cooking Martin Morales will launch London’s first Peruvian bakery, as he opens the doors to Andina Panaderia on Westbourne Grove alongside a brand new restaurant, Andina Picanteria. Located side by side at 155 and 157 Westbourne Grove, Andina Panaderia and Andina Picanteria pay homage to the female Andean chefs who have inspired Martin and his team since opening their Peruvian restaurant Ceviche. lees verder

Chocolatemakers | The most sustainable ‘bean to bar’ chocolate factory

13-4-2018

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Chocolatemakers is building the most sustainable ‘bean to bar’ chocolate factory in the world. They are the only chocolate manufacturer in the Netherlands to bring its cocoa beans to Amsterdam by wind force and is known from the Tres Hombres and Gorilla bar. The new chocolate factory is located in Amsterdam and will be open for the public. The special feature of this location is that it will produce its own energy needs by means of a completely transparent sunroof. lees verder

Trends we spotted | Week 15

13-4-2018

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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, amongst others Crossfit-approved meat boxes to eat post workout, Denny’s reveals its Han Solo-themed menu for the ‘Star Wars’ spinoff and Campari unveils super-premium gin O’ndina.

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Tomasu Soy Sauce | The only micro brewed soy sauce in Europe

12-4-2018

Tomasu Soy Sauce is the only micro brewed soy sauce in Europe and finds its origin in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Its founder, Thomas Uljee, born and raised in Rotterdam, taught himself the art of soy sauce brewing by travelling the world, researching online and spending 3 years of trial and error by working closely together with his brewing-partner-in-crime Piet van Westen. Respecting centuries-old Japanese and Dutch traditions, the soy sauce is fermented and aged, for a minimum of 24 months, in 25- to 50-year-old whisky barrels specially sourced from Scotland’s finest distilleries. Using these barrels as an aging vessel the taste is rather rich and one-of-a-kind. lees verder

Manzanilla | Will this ‘lady Aurora’ help us to rediscover the sherry wines this summer?

10-4-2018

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For years Sherry was struggling with an old-fashioned image, but Manzanilla lets you rediscover sherry. Manzanilla is one of the many different types of sherry and because of the dry, fresh and delicate taste a perfect ‘entry-sherry’. All of a sudden all eyes are focused on this ‘lady’ among the sherry wines, thanks to the striking new brand Aurora. Aurora is produced by the Spanish winemaker Paco Yuste and stands out for the handy size and the beautiful label. The portrait on this manzanilla bottle is from Aurora Ambrosse Lacave.

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Trends we spotted | Week 14

6-4-2018

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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, amongst others multi-keg switching tech changes beer kegs automatically and Hometels, a bridge between hotels and Airbnb’s.

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Forget black charcoal ice cream | 2018, it’s all about gold: 24Karat gold ice cream!

30-3-2018

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We here in the Netherlands are longing for some sunshine! But we haven’t spotted Spring yet although some ice cream parlors are opening their doors. And we do spot more and more ice cream on our timeline, like recently the 24Karat gold ice cream made by Snowopolis in Anaheim, California. They serve a scope of vanilla soft ice cream packed in edible gold leaf. You could even use a spray with edible gold or silver, which makes it even easier to make this ‘very Instagrammable’ ice cream! lees verder

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