Love.Life restaurant in Los Angeles | Hospitality as a pilar of new health and wellness awareness
Today is the grand opening of the new restaurant of Love.Life in Culver City, California. Located in Ivy Station at 8900 Venice Blvd. on the corner of Venice and National Blvd., the 100% plant-based restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. It will be the first element of the Love.Life experience, which combines the power of nourishing food, holistic medical care and wellness therapies from around the world to make lasting health and vitality attainable. The medical and wellness offerings that complement the restaurant are slated to open in early 2024.
Tea Public renews tea offering with special espresso-style tea
According to Tea Public’s founder Frank Wubben, the days of dipping a bag of tea in hot water are over. With the rising popularity of good tea, Tea Public in Haarlem has started a true revolution in this field, you can even order an espresso-style tea here. After all, tea is a beautiful natural product that needs to be brewed under specific conditions: temperature, water volume, time in combination with specific tea leaves and tea-water ratios is all important. This espresso technology ensures that just the right temperatures and amounts of water are used with just the right teas. This ensures a steady taste and perfect quality of the tea every time.
Oleato | the new coffee ritual by Starbucks
Starbucks recently unveiled a transformational innovation in coffee, Oleato – a line of coffee beverages that brings together the unexpected – Starbucks arabica coffee deliciously infused with a spoonful of Partanna cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil. The result is velvety smooth, delicately sweet and lush coffee that uplifts each cup with an extraordinary new flavor and texture. The new beverage platform which launched in Starbucks stores in Italy on Feb. 22, includes: Oleato™ Caffè Latte, Oleato™ Iced Shaken Espresso and Oleato™ Golden Foam™ Cold Brew. Followed by California in the USA this spring and later by Japan, the Middle East and the UK.
This new product by Starbucks made us think of Bulletproof Coffee we spotted a couple of years ago, although this is made with butter and some ‘Brain Octane oil’. We most certainly are going to try the new coffee ritual at Starbucks when we go to Italy this May.
Opened in New York |Charcuterie Concept Kured
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!
Mama Q | New Asian food web shop from top chef Kelvin Lin and his mother
Top chef Kelvin Lin and his mother have opened online web shop Mama Q. The range consists of authentic Asian comfort food, dim sum and dish components. The range allows consumers to enjoy delicacies from the award-winning kitchen of the former top restaurant Nayolie in Voorschoten (near The Hague in the Netherlands) at home.
Sam’s Anchor Cafe raises $300k+ with inaugural Bootleggers NFTs
Sam’s Anchor Cafe – open since 1920 on the San Francisco Bay – has completed a successful launch of its first NFT (non-fungible token) collection, raising more than $300,000 with a sell-out of the limited-edition Sam’s Bootleggers NFTs. Sam’s Bootleggers NFTs, with artwork by San Francisco designer Anthony Laurino, were developed by ViciNFT. The 244-unit collection sold out entirely through presale! The NFTs are caricature images of Sam Vella, a notorious bootlegger who founded Sam’s during Prohibition.
I wish you many employees
It is an old Jewish saying that means something like wishing someone a lot of worries and a lot of misery but many hospitality companies are currently having a lot of worries due to the lack of employees. Of course, the best approach is to discuss with your team what you can do to make sure those who work for you are staying. We’ve come across solutions such as closing an extra day, adjusting opening hours, but also snatching staff away from other restaurants. And of course making wages more congruent with other industries. Yet there are colleagues who approach it differently, we have made a list of examples for hospitality owners who are having a hard time finding new employees.
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Life Fire Cooking’ at restaurant Nela in Valley Amsterdam
This summer, restaurant Nela will open its doors in Valley, the sustainable and innovative building, on the Zuidas in Amsterdam. In this new hospitality formula of the internationally renowned chefs Hari Shetty and Ori Geller, they have chosen ‘Life Fire Cooking’. The name Nela means pure and this is exactly what the two chefs want to reflect in all aspects of their restaurant. From pure gastronomy, which involves cooking on an open fire with the very best and honest ingredients, to the design which is made from natural and unprocessed materials in their purest form. And all this is aimed at connecting people, cultures and traditions.
Currently they are still recruiting staff!
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Orancello by De Jongens van Oud West | The alternative to limoncello
Orancello is made with orange peels instead of lemon peels, resulting in a fresh-sweet liqueur that is perfect for cozy evenings or as a drink in the sun. The orancello of De Jongens van Oud West is characterized by quality and an accessible character.
In this article a recipe for Oud West Finest, a cocktail with orancello and a link to recipes for an Orancello Cosmopolitan, an Oud West orange mimosa and a Mister Orange.
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DB collection | Fashionable work sneakers by Bata Industrials
Bata Industrials is launching the DB collection of work shoes in collaboration with Beekman Group. This fashion collection consists of stylish safety sneakers designed by top designer Dyanne Beekman (DB). The first series of the DB collection consists of three work sneakers in Black, White and Black and White. Each of them are eye-catchers under any business outfit. The trendy DB.01 sneaker is feather light and offers excellent support and comfort for good stability. It has high-quality grip and slip resistance, even above the European safety standard. The sneaker is antibacterial and washable for maximum hygiene. It is available for women and men, EU size 35/48.
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