Smeele Hospitality Inspiration Sessions | The story behind the interior
A couple of top restaurants in Rotterdam, In den Rustwat (IDRW), Parkheuvel and Amarone hosted the first edition of the Smeele Hospitality Inspiration Sessions. During this unique inspiration tour hospitality entrepreneurs and chefs enjoyed watching and talking about the interiors of these three restaurants and got some great bites from the chefs they visited. The patrons told colleagues how they have addressed their interior modifications and which choices they had to confront. A great way to get inspired if you’re thinking about remodelling your interior.
Wearable technology | The future is coming to dinner
Most of us know the Apple Watch, the Fitbit and some other wearable devices. But how is wearable technology used in the hospitality industry? We found a couple of examples with the main focus on creating an ultimate guest experience. From making guests life easier to creating a way to get information faster and easier accessible for employees. But did you know that there are already companies experimenting with using the same technology to track employee health?
Restaurant Sukade | Design elements in the Smaeckpakhuys in Meppel
In the monumental Dutch storehouse Smaeckpakhuys at the Stoombootkade in the Dutch town Meppel recently opened restaurant Sukade (candied peel). A contemporary and affordable restaurant with a striking interior where the chef performs at a high level. He uses a lot of vegetables and his meat and fish being processed from head to tail. Restaurant Sukade combines a (coffee) bar, bistro and restaurant where guests can visit from 10am. A restaurant with a unique and contemporary interior with an open kitchen, designed by the chef. But also eye-catchers like the wallpaper with the candied peel fruit and two bars with azure green tiles, from one of the bars they serve delicious cakes. Also striking are the mustard green couches and the dark green and blue seat covers.
Parc Broekhuizen | Cooking with Michelin starred chefs from all over the world
Holland’s majestic Parc Broekhuizen opens its doors to a series of unique culinary events, starting off this week. From this Friday till the 13th of March ‘Dinner at the Parc’ is organized. Ten Michelin starred chefs from all over the world will cook together with chef Marco Westmaas on the property of Parc Broekhuizen.
Tunes Bar | Around the world in 11 cocktails
This week, the first edition of the Amsterdam Cocktail Week started and a ‘must see’ is the Tunes Bar at the Conservatorium Hotel. Last week they launched Tunes Around The World, a tantalizing trip around the world in eleven exciting cocktail & foodpairings. The plans from Bar Manager Tim Hoevenagel and Chef Schilo van Coevorden are ambitious: Tunes should be a destination bar for all cocktails.
The DogHouse | World’s first craft beer hotel
Scottish craft brewery BrewDog is giving beer geeks an ultimate beer-themed immersive experience, with plans to build a craft beer hotel. The DogHouse hotel is expected to open in 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Every element of your stay will pay homage to hops and the vast world of incredible craft beer. Brewdog is currently raising money for The Doghouse hotel through Indiegogo.
Trends we spotted | Week 9
At Horecatrends we spot a lot of national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write articles about, the smaller trends we use in our column ‘Trends we spotted this week’. This week amongst others Betsy Bee, Cathay Pacific own custom brew and Burger King Israel gave away sex toys in ‘adult meals’ for Valentine’s Day.
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Beer in a box | Experience beer in an innovative way
Beer in a box: a fast growing beer specialist from Alkmaar approaches drinking beer in an innovative way. Based on a unique, self-learning taste profile, customers receive a box of specialty beers every 2 months. ‘de Beer’ does not only respond to the specialty beer trend but also gives the beer drinker the opportunity to discover and develop their taste via a ‘beer flavour test’ at their website.
KLM | Emoji’s that help you to find your way
Imagine that you’re in a foreign country, need to withdraw money, but don’t know where the nearest ATM is. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines found a solution to this problem. With messenger, they take things to a new level by introducing a new emoji service that makes it easy to find your way in an unknown city or country. Just send them a message with an ATM-emoji and KLM will fix it for you!
Restaurant Syr | Food that tastes good and does good
Restaurant Syr in Utrecht (The Netherlands) is a restaurants where refugees with a residents permit work. The aim of the restaurant is to train the employees and prepare them for a place In the Dutch labour market. At the restaurant they serve Syrian dishes with an European twist such as: tabbouleh, sambusek and green pea falafel.