Voerman Vieux | Ingmar Voerman brings the Dutch liquor ‘Vieux’ back to life
Yesterday, Thursday 14th of October, Ingmar Voerman and Jos Zonneveld launched their new brand Voerman Vieux in Amsterdam. We had the pleasure of tasting their new product, on the rocks for connoisseurs and delicious in cocktails! In this article we share two recipes. Check out our highlight on Instagram of the real Dutch launch in Amsterdam.
Beverage journalist Ingmar Voerman and co-owner Jos Zonneveld are revitalising the ancient Dutch Vieux with their Voerman Vieux and are introducing this beverage to a whole new generation. They have created an artisanal vieux with a full, round taste.
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Goût de France ’21 & the gastronomy of tomorrow
The Goût de(/Good) France culinary event is back, for its 6th edition! From October 14 to 22, 2021, chefs from around the world will be serving dinners “à la française” as an ode to French cuisine. In previous editions, Nouvelle-Aquitaine and Provence took center stage, but this time the cultural and culinary heritage of the Centre-Val de Loire region is on the menu, with a sustainable sauce.
Goût de France is an initiative of the well-known French chef Alain Ducasse and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is initiated by Explore France and the 2 Michelin star chef Christophe Hay from the Vendôme is their ambassador this year. Interesting to read about his initiatives to put freshwater fish from the Loire back on the menu and his permaculture vegetable garden.
Expansion of the organic breakfast and lunch shop CIRCUS in Antwerp | CIRCUS Winebar
Opening – The organic breakfast and lunchbar CIRCUS in Antwerp will add a new culinary act to their place starting the 21st of October. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday they dim the lights in their business to focus the spotlight on natural wines. Managers Inge Dreezen and Lien De Naeyer couldn’t find a wine bar in Antwerp with the focus on natural wines. That is why, in line with their organic menu, they decided to take a new and logical step towards an expansion to a natural wine bar during the evening. A step that fits perfectly within their organic path. CIRCUS wine bar is open from October 21.
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The world’s first online 100% direct trade coffee platform TYPICA launched in the Netherlands
The international coffee platform TYPICA launched in the Netherlands this week. This revolutionary online initiative paves the way for (small-scale) coffee producers and family businesses to distribute high- quality green coffee beans in a sustainable way. Coffee roasters can import green coffee beans from just one jute bag (60 kg). They also have access to exclusive information about the coffee producer and the coffee plantation, they stimulate the production of (small-scale) coffee producers and the coffee roaster can choose from more than 1000 unique specialty coffees. The platform is based on a well-functioning business model that improves the sustainability of high-quality coffee and leaves more turnover for the (small-scale) coffee producer. The platform currently consists of more than 2000 coffee roasters and coffee producers from twelve countries who trade directly with each other.
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Trends we spotted | Week 41
At horecatrends.com or hospitalitytrends.eu we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the other trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.
With this week amongst others, links to articles about the expansion of Paris based restaurant Cala, they use robotica to create fresh pasta dishes. And supermarket Jumbo in the Netherlands designates 200 cash registers for ‘checkout chats’ or as they call them ‘kletskassa’s’.
In their stories Starbucks re-announced their global ‘Starbucks Greener Stores’ commitment and McDonald’s announced that they will accelerate climate actions to reach net zero emissions by 2050. Promising is the affiliation with organizations as the United Nations (McDonald’s) and the SCS Global Services and World Wildlife Fund by Starbucks.
Accor & Ennismore announced a joint venture in which both chains contribute their added value. The joint venture will make Ennismore the largest and fastest growing lifestyle hospitality company.
A great initiative by 3 French companies: the Citroën Skate. Citroën created 3 new service pods with Accor and JCDecaux: Sofitel En Voyage, Pullman Power Fitness and JCDecaux City Provider.
Grey Poupon, the mustard brand created a limited edition La Moutarde Vin. A viognier wine infused with mustard seeds, would you like to try it?
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Trends we spotted | Week 40
At horecatrends.com or hospitalitytrends.eu we spot many national and international trends daily. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the other trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.
With this week links to articles about sleep-friendly ice cream from Nightfood for the grab-and-go shops in hotel lobbies, a stay in the ‘Nutmobile’ from MR. PEANUT® and Leonardo DiCaprio investing in a Dutch cultured meat company.
‘Change is Brewing!’ is the new flavor of Ben & Jerry’s in America, it remains interesting to read how they also translate their social background into their flavors. And at the Resort World Las Vegas, the art of aufguss, known all over Europe, makes it’s US debut at Awana Spa.
More and more companies are also introducing ‘healthy alternatives’ in their fast food concepts. Like in China where Yum China does this in their more than 6,000 KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell shops. And Hard Rock International announces its 22nd annual PINKTOBER® campaign.
Another rebranded concept that focuses on staying in a city as if you were living there. YAYS, unlock the neighborhood with locations in Amsterdam, The Hague and Paris. And spotted in America: a limited-edition of Hendrick’s Gin-infused pickled cucumbers from Katz’s Delicatessen.
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De FAM | First foodmarket in Den Bosch opens in 2022
We are already very familiar with the foodmarket concept in the Netherlands; a covered area filled with small kitchens where culinary highlights can be enjoyed. The people living in the city of Den Bosch (in the south of the Netherlands) will soon be able to welcome their own ‘foodmarket De FAM’ (FAM is slang for family). A colorful journey of discovery of world cuisines in the middle of the historic city center of Den Bosch.
Foodmarket De FAM will open their doors in the first quarter of 2022 and can accommodate 200 guests (seated). They are still looking for innovative concepts! Read more about it and if you have a concept that fits in, you can send an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org ) until December 1st with your details, a short description of the concept and why you should be there in Den Bosch!
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Facilicom Group launches new F&B division for employers
Facilicom Group, one of the largest facility services organizations in the Netherlands, launches their new F&B division today: Food&i. With Food&i, the Facilicom Group is stepping off of the beaten track of the catering market. Food&i offers employers various F&B services such as a restaurant, coffee bar and Foodwall at the office in combination with an app. Through this app, employees receive personal nutritional advice every day to make a conscious and healthy choice at the office.
Food&i is an innovative, healthy and sustainable catering concept that uses technology and personalization to reduce waste. They develop food where, when and how the employee and the employer want it, so that everyone will feel better and more productive. Food&i provides transparency in the food chain and reduces CO2 emissions by working with as many local parties as possible.
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International Coffee Day: Looking back at our coffee related articles
Today is International Coffee Day. As inspiration for this fun day, we look back at articles that Horecatrends has published in recent years with the main topic, you guessed it; coffee. You’ll see articles about a matte black latte macchiato, historical coffees, clear coffee, edible coffee, peanut coffee and more special coffee trends/companies.
Get your cup of coffee, read along and look back at fun, unique, special coffee-related articles. Most of the titles down below of the articles are clickable so you get redirected to the original post, a few are not, this is because these articles are only published in Dutch so we just wrote a short summary of the post so you still get what it was all about.
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Hotel Amerika turns into Haunted Hotel of Horror
The hotel that once accommodated guests’ last night in the Netherlands before they left for America, embraces American traditions in its hotel concept. Therefore, during Halloween Hotel Amerika becomes the Haunted Hotel of Horror. From October 28 until October 31 guests can enjoy a terrifying stay. From dinner with bloody burgers and chopped fingertips, to a bloodcurdling ‘ghost tour’ and a terrifying overnight stay in the completely transformed ghost hotel. One thing is certain: this will be a stay you will never forget!
In July we have written about the renovation of Hotel Amerika in this Dutch article.
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