Trends we spotted | Week 46

16-11-2018

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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, about an automatic Negroni machine in the underground cocktail bar Mr. Fogg’s in London and people living there can order IKEA’s Swedish meatballs through Uber Eats. Michelin released their ‘Cantonese Food Guide 2019’, this is the first Michelin guide that focuses on a cuisine, not a city or region. And also a link to a video  about the Avocaderia in Brooklyn and the EFSA (the European Food Safety Authority) has developed a new food safety management approach that makes it simpler for small retailers to donate food. We also spotted a link to a great video about the process of making the Aviary Cocktail Book. And do you know where Zerobnb stands for? Or did you ever drink Kaffeost? lees verder

Flip Sigi | Special dish: Sinigang Cup Noodles

15-11-2018

  • Photo received from Flip Sigi - credits FoodbeastPhoto received from Flip Sigi - credits Foodbeast

Flip Sigi is a ‘Filipino Taqueria’ with several locations in New York. The restaurant is a modern take on Filipino cuisine specialized in tacos, burritos, rice bowls, burgers and bao buns. Jordan Andino is the chef and owner, who recently created a temporary special new dish: Sinigang Cup Noodles. A combination of Nissin Cup Noodles and a traditional tangy sinigang soup topped-off with a few crispy fries. lees verder

Starbucks + Christmas | Real stories, holiday cups and festive flavours

14-11-2018

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  • Starbucks Holiday CupsStarbucks Holiday Cups
  • Starbucks Holiday trioStarbucks Holiday trio

The Christmas magic is back in all Starbucks stores in the USA and Canada. They’re  celebrating the spirit of Christmas with new and old Christmas blends, holiday cups and a new ad with real stories and real magic: Starbucks partners featured in holiday ad campaign. We were kind of expecting the festive flavours and the holiday cups but simply love the idea of showing Starbucks partners in their holiday ads!  lees verder

Trends we spotted | Week 45

9-11-2018

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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, about Halo Burger that will open the first vegan burger joint that sells the Beyond Burger in London and the Amsterdam-based The Avocado Show will open a restaurant in Brussels by the end of this month. And more vegan news: in London you can follow a fast track vegan chef course! In New York at the Time Warner Center David Chang opened a Korean wrap bar, Bāng Bar. We also spotted crystal cordless lamps!

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Guinness Storehouse | Not a selfie but a ‘STOUTie’

2-11-2018

  • The STOUTie at the Guinness StorehouseThe STOUTie at the Guinness Storehouse
  • The STOUTie at the Guinness StorehouseThe STOUTie at the Guinness Storehouse

The Guinness Storehouse introduced ‘The Guinness STOUTie’, the ultimate way to make your pint your own. Launched at November 1st to mark International Stout Day, a worldwide celebration of the iconic beer style. Visitors to the Guinness Storehouse will experience The STOUTie, a picture perfect pint featuring a selfie on the head of the iconic black and white stout. lees verder

Trends we spotted | Week 44

2-11-2018

  • Trends in het kortTrends in het kort

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, about shelf stable omelette bars for breakfast and Dubai gets their first floating swimming pool at sea. Also links to a tempting looking purple sweet potato toast and about the new owner of the popular Asian-style chain Wagamama. And chef Quique Dacosta will open a restaurant in London next year! And a video about an adorable latte!

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Trends we spotted | Week 43

26-10-2018

  • Trends in het kortTrends in het kort

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, a link to an article about Crossroads Kitchen that serves luxury plant-based seafood towers for vegetarians! But also a link to an article about the new fish markets in Tokyo, Toyosu Market and Panera Bread started a campaign around food transparency: ‘Food Interrupted’. McDonald’s started with testing ‘cold brew coffee’ in all their San Diego based restaurants. Further we show links to Christmas flavoured chips, Starbucks opens their first U.S. signing store and in London a restaurant called ‘Potus’ will open next week!

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The Amsterdam-based herbal concept Hrbs | Always harvest fresh herbs yourself

25-10-2018

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The sustainable, Amsterdam-based herbal concept Hrbs has been around for more than a year now and operates in various kitchens in Amsterdam, for example in the circular Circl. Pavilion of ABN Amro, Hilton Double Tree, De Bijenkorf, The Green House, Hotel Andaz, Hotel Zoku, Hotel Arena, La Place Nijmegen and Hotel Artemis. Hrbs supplies crops and herbs in circular trays from a local herb nursery.

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Trends we spotted | Week 42

19-10-2018

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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, about ‘The Zombie cocktail by Bacardi’ and for those in search of a spectacular dessert: how about a cotton candy baked Alaska? The foodies living in California might be lucky: Massimo Bottura might open a second Gucci Osteria in Beverly Hills and Elon Musk will start selling ‘Teslaquila’. We also found to articles about beer: Starbucks in China is selling ‘beer lattes’ and about the effect of climate change on the production of barley, one of the main ingredients of beer! And for those who are fans of LEGO: there is a pop-up Brick Bar made of LEGO coming to London!

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Eaton Workshop in Washington DC | New, social, creative hotel concept

16-10-2018

  • Eaton Workshop, credits Tanner CampbellEaton Workshop, credits Tanner Campbell
  • Eaton Workshop, credits Adrian GautEaton Workshop, credits Adrian Gaut
  • Eaton Workshop, credits Adrian GautEaton Workshop, credits Adrian Gaut
  • Eaton Workshop, credits Adrian GautEaton Workshop, credits Adrian Gaut
  • Eaton Workshop, credits Adrian GautEaton Workshop, credits Adrian Gaut
  • Eaton Workshop, credits Adrian GautEaton Workshop, credits Adrian Gaut
  • Eaton Workshop, credits Jennifer HughesEaton Workshop, credits Jennifer Hughes
  • Eaton Workshop, credits Adrian GautEaton Workshop, credits Adrian Gaut
  • Eaton Workshop, credits Jennifer HughesEaton Workshop, credits Jennifer Hughes
  • Eaton Workshop, credits Jennifer HughesEaton Workshop, credits Jennifer Hughes

Eaton Workshop opened last September in downtown Washington DC and besides hotel rooms they offer their guests an interdisciplinary hotel experience. Eaton Workshop consists of distinct parts: House, Hotel, Media, Wellness and Impact. This hub for change makers, entrepreneurs and creatives is at the cutting edge of culture, media, hospitality, welfare and progressive social change. Leonie van Spronsen stayed in the hotel twice and writes about it below.

Eaton Workshop | Opened with a Human Progress Festival

There are many reasons to become an entrepreneur but one reason that is very hip these days; to make the world a better place. This comes in all shapes and sizes but it often it ends up being more commercial than ethic or quite the opposite: very ethic but not profitable at all! These are not the only two options if you ask Katherine Lo, founder of Eaton Hotels, who started her company to prove you can be a profitable and ethic entrepreneur. Katherine and her team opened their first Eaton houses in Hong Kong and Washington DC in September, in special ways. Eaton Washington DC was officially opened with a “Human Progress Festival”, three days of party in the form of spiritual workshops, themed debates, indie radio, more traditional parties and meditation. Check their Facebookpage for videos of their events.

Loved my stay at the Eaton hotel!

Otherwise the hotel is stunning, hip, cool but a typical hotel however you cannot miss the progressive approach to running a hotel. This hotel has 209 rooms and the lobby features an indie radio station studio, at check-in you receive a healing crystal and the staff is of all backgrounds and languages. Lots of attention for details, like for example you will find a list of amenities you can have brought to your room; things like razor kits, shampoo and oh, the declaration of human rights. Yep – this is not your 13 in a dozen type of hotel. At the wellness you can enjoy new age spa treatments and there is a co-working space in the hotel. As for their food & beverage: they have two restaurants, American Son and Kintsugi, both run by their chef Tim Ma. At American Son you’ll find an American melting pot menu, they use a lot of vegetables and local products. In season some vegetables are even harvest from the rooftop garden of the hotel. At the menu of Kintsugi are third wave coffee, Ayurvedic beverages, and experimental healthy pastries, plus comfortable seating areas and countertops to work from, and a selection of periodicals.

Katherine Lo has next to their other hotel in Hong Kong plans for Eaton hotels in Seattle and San Francisco. I truly hope she will pull this off and prove once and for all that it is possible to have an ethical and profitable business, because I think the world could use that! And if anyone can do it, it would be a girl that was surrounded by the knowledge and wealth of the Langham imperium growing up. I have stayed twice at Eatons by now and really enjoyed it! ^Leonie van Spronsen 

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