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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Order-Catch | Software solution to process online food delivery orders faster and more efficient

12-11-2019

Restaurants can process online food delivery orders faster and more efficient from now on. A new system launched by Dutch start-up Order-Catch gathers all online food orders from all delivery marketplaces, including their own website, in one central overview on the computer, tablet and cash register system of the user.

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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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Cheese conveyor belt take over | Pick & Cheese invites heavyweights of cheese

7-11-2019

  • Belt takeover at Pick & Cheese by heavyweights of cheese
  • Belt takeover at Pick & Cheese by heavyweights of cheese
  • Belt takeover at Pick & Cheese by heavyweights of cheese

Pick & Cheese, the world’s only cheese conveyor belt at Seven Dials Market, will play host to some of the biggest and best names in cheese with ‘Heavyweights of Cheese’, their new series of one-off belt takeovers. Kicking off on Wednesday 27th November with Paxton & Whitfield, the UK’s oldest cheesemonger, the series will see each guest cheesemonger take over the belt for one night only, showcasing their signature cheeses with unique condiments, hot dishes, desserts and a selection of drink pairings.

Heavyweights of Cheese will be a non-ticketed event, available on a first-come first-served basis running from 6pm till 10pm. The belt take over will be by: 27th November: Paxton & Whitfield; 29th January: La Fromagerie; 26th February: Neal’s Yard Dairy and 25th March: Mons Cheesemongers. Great collaboration!

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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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Limited edition pumpkin buns at Bun House in London for Halloween

29-10-2019

  • Limited edition pumpkin buns at Bun house in London for Halloween
  • Limited edition pumpkin buns at Bun house in London for Halloween

This autumn Bun House, the Cantonese-style steamed bun specialist, will celebrate Halloween with its new limited edition pumpkin buns. For one week only from Thursday 24th October, the spooky buns will be available at Bun House’s Chinatown home and Wembley’s Box Park.

They simply look marvelous these pumpkin buns for Halloween. Inspiration for other restaurants or bakeries!

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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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