Trends we spotted | Week 46

15-11-2019

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, among other a link to an article about Blend 32 Kitchen & Bar in the Hilton Groenplaats in Antwerp, Belgium. And we spotted the Ben Nevis beer by the Northern Monk Brewery, priced at £1,000 for 330ml!

Accor, the world-leading hospitality group and the Alibaba Group recently announced a strategic collaboration to develop a series of digital applications and loyalty programs to improve the consumer and traveller experience over the next five years. And did you ever taste green caviar?

Barcelona-based Glovo, one of the world’s fastest-growing on-demand delivery players, recently announced that it has acquired Poland’s largest food delivery platform, Pizza Portal. And did you already tried the Rebel Whopper at one of the Burger King locations in Europe?

And a link to an article about The “Restaurant Industry 2030” report, on which the National Restaurant Association partnered with American Express and Nestlé Professional, examined the key indicators shaping the future of the industry. And Heineken joins mayor beer companies with ditching the plastic 6-pack rings.

In Seoul, Stylenanda’s store sells makeup, clothing and accessories in a five-floor space inspired by the hotel and hospitality experience. Deliveroo launched a ‘Pickup’ service in the UK.

For Christmas inspiration we invite you to check these two articles about the ‘floating’ tree at Liberty, London and the Serra Alpina at Eataly NYC Flatiron. Nhow Amsterdam RAI will open its doors in the first quarter of 2020, this month they organized a Nhow Crew Fest!

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Zero-waste restaurant SILO | Second location opened in London

14-11-2019

  • Front of the zero-waste restaurant SILO in The White Building in London
  • Zero waste restaurant SILO in The White Building in London
  • The team behind the zero-waste restaurant SILO in London

Yesterday, Wednesday 13th November SILO, the world’s first zero-waste restaurant SILO by award-winning chef Douglas McMaster, joined CRATE Brewery, in their Hackney Wick home, The White Building. A zero-waste pioneer, Douglas’ innovative approach is threaded throughout the whole restaurant and its supply chains: from trading directly with farmers to composting any leftover scraps into compost, the continuing aim is to ‘close the loop’ in the food production process.

Back in 2014 we wrote about restaurant SILO in Brighton, back then had just opened his restaurant after being funded with crowdfunding, so it’s great to notice that the sustainable initiatives of chef Douglas McMaster pay off.

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Trends we spotted | Week 45

8-11-2019

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, among other links to articles about the new Equinox Hotel in Hudson Yards in New York and Illycaffè will launch aluminium coffee capsules in 2020 in the UK.

Some news from the packaging front, we spotted Nada Grocery Store in Vancouver where you have to bring your own packaging and Nestlé’s Häagen-Dazs brand is partnering with recycling organization Terracycle on a disruptive home delivery service by the name of ‘Loop’. Together they will launch reusable packaging for delivery.

In London MontaMonta collects spent coffee grounds at cafés to creates a scrub! And we spotted an article with video in which Ercan Steakhouse smokes a whole camel!  

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Dubbel Dubbel Toil and Trouble | #PumpkinRescue campaign after Halloween

7-11-2019

  • credits Maria Sokor - Dreamstime.com

15 million pumpkins were carved but not eaten last Halloween – symbolic of a systemic food waste epidemic. Toast Ale, Hubbub and Brewdog Tower Hill Outpost want to change that. The 4th of November they brewed seasonal beer that tackles seasonal food waste as part of Hubbub’s annual #PumpkinRescue campaign.

Although Halloween isn’t that big yet in the Netherlands we have a lot of pumpkins as well. We already loved the idea of Toast Ale and their initiative for the pumpkin ale, Dubbel Dubbel Toil and Trouble, is another food waste initiative we love to write about!

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BYOC | Duebest sustainable, Fair-Trade reusable cutlery

5-11-2019

  • BYOC - Duebest wants you to Bring Your Own Cutlery - sustainable & Fair-Trade
  • BYOC - Duebest wants you to Bring Your Own Cutlery - sustainable & Fair-Trade
  • BYOC - Duebest wants you to Bring Your Own Cutlery - sustainable & Fair-Trade
  • BYOC - Duebest wants you to Bring Your Own Cutlery - sustainable & Fair-Trade
  • BYOC - Duebest wants you to Bring Your Own Cutlery - sustainable & Fair-Trade

Bring Your Own Cutlery (BYOC), an idea by Duebest, a brand on a mission to end single-use plastic utensils starting with Fair-Trade reusable cutlery to launch on the crowd-funding site Kickstarter. Duebest is a new Brooklyn-based brand that starts their sustainable initiative by selling their sleekly designed fork, knife, spoon, and chopstick sets. All made from sustainably sourced teak wood and hand-crafted by Fair Trade artisans in Bali. The set comes in a compact fabric case and retails for $35. Exclusive glass straw upgrades are available for $5 more.

With a couple of days to go, you could still back their Kickstarter goal!

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The Borough Market Kitchen in London | New communal dining space

5-11-2019

  • The Borough Market Kitchen opens in The Borough Market
  • The Borough Market Kitchen opens in The Borough Market
  • The Borough Market Kitchen opens in The Borough Market

The Borough Market Kitchen will open Monday 18th November at the same day the Borough Market celebrates 21 years as a central pillar of London’s food community. The Borough Market Kitchen will be their new communal dining space, in which they will welcome over 20 food traders dedicated to cooking with the best of the market’s seasonal produce, with familiar favourites such as ‘Arabica’ and ‘Horn OK Please’ sitting alongside newcomers including ‘JUMA Kitchen’ and the all new ‘Batera pintxos bar’ from ‘Mimo London’.

So if you’re going to London in the Christmas season, you’ll have another hip place to have lunch!

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The Rooftop Winter Cinema at the Berkeley Hotel in London

4-11-2019

  • The Rooftop Winter Cinema at The Berkeley hotel
  • The Rooftop Winter Cinema at The Berkeley hotel

Overlooking the rooftops of Belgravia and Knightsbridge, and with sweeping views of Hyde Park and Winter Wonderland, The Berkeley’s rooftop garden will once again transform into a twinkling festive forest cinema. Guests will snuggle into wooden huts laden with blankets to watch Christmas classics on the big screen whilst warming up with a menu of alpine and winter favourites and flowing Laurent-Perrier champagne for a touch of extra sparkle.  Screenings of festive favourites like ‘Home Alone’ and ‘The Holiday’ at the Rooftop Winter Cinema will take place from 15th November ~ 31st December 2019. Reservations will open today, November 4.

Great idea for other hotels with rooftops in the holiday season! Even cinemas could work together with restaurants to surprise their guests with the combination of watching a great ‘holiday season’ movie while enjoying a great meal.  

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Trends we spotted | Week 44

1-11-2019

  • trends we spotted this week

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, among other links to articles about the Michelin stars for 2020 in the USA, a list of the 14 restaurants with 3 stars. And following California, New York will also ban Foie Gras by 2022. 

A cool promotion for a ski Area! A huge ski helmet was spotted in Rotterdam, you could interactive experience the famous Austrian ski area Ischgl in wintertime here! And Stella Artois launched a ‘black lager’ for the winter season on Halloween. 

We know who’s going to design the Christmas tree of the Claridge’s hotel in London! We still think it’s a great opportunity for local designers and hotels to seek some free publicity. Most certainly if you give a party the day you will light the tree some hotels combine this with a donation to a local charity.  

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Starbucks Launches Bar Mixato in Shanghai | New mixology offering elevates nighttime experience

29-10-2019

  • Bar Mixato in Starbucks Reserve Roastery Shanghai
  • A Matcha Drama at Bar Mixato
  • A Nitro Coffee Martini at Bar Mixato
  • Bar Mixato in Starbucks Reserve Roastery Shanghai

Starbucks Launches Bar Mixato in the Starbucks Reserve Roastery Shanghai. New mixology offering elevates nighttime experience at China’s coffee wonderland by blending specialty coffee craftsmanship with cocktail artistry. This will further elevate the multi-sensory experience of China’s coffee wonderland, and include a novel nighttime third-place experience that will enthrall coffee lovers and bar-goers alike. Bar Mixato features a full bar menu, which includes the global debut of 11 innovative coffee- and tea-based cocktails specially created and available only at the Shanghai Roastery. Classic cocktails, Italian aperitivo, wine, draft beer and mocktails are also available, as is a thoughtfully curated selection of complementary food choices that customers can pair with their favorite cocktails. The menu will be refreshed quarterly based on the flavors of new Starbucks Reserve coffees.

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Pop up Grand Kobel in Vienna | In a forgotten Viennese ballroom

28-10-2019

  • Pop up Grand Kobel in Vienna by Barbara Eselböck and Alain Weissgerber of restaurant Taubenkobel
  • Pop up Grand Kobel in Vienna by Barbara Eselböck and Alain Weissgerber of restaurant Taubenkobel
  • Pop up Grand Kobel in Vienna by restaurant Taubenkobel

Restaurant Taubenkobel, located on Lake Neusiedler in Austria, has an annual tradition of creating a pop-up in and around Vienna when it becomes quieter on the lake. In recent years they have held these pop ups in a train hangar (Lokvogel, 2018), in an old post office (Brieftaubenkobel, 2017) and this year the pop up takes place in an old ballroom in the former Donauhof Hotel in Vienna’s 2nd district. Restaurant & hotel Taubenkobel is a member of Relais & Chateaux and chef Alain Weissgerber has 18 out of 20 points in the Gault Millau of 2019.

From November 15 to December 21 you can enjoy the Christmas atmosphere in Vienna and enjoy culinary delights at pop up Grand Kobel. For hospitality entrepreneurs, it is a cool idea to visit your guests with a pop up at a special location. In our opinion, pop ups from chefs from outside the region in the west of the Netherlands would also do great in Amsterdam or Rotterdam!

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