Trends we spotted | Week 48

5-12-2022

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At horecatrends.com 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 links to some inspiring Instagram posts like the one about the Dog Afternoon Tea at the nhow hotel in London, among others. And Father Christmas has been spotted flying over Montreux!

A French Hamburgé from the Big Fernand chain for the Christmas period. Sounds pretty tasty though: Le Big Tartuffe. And how to make a translucent pumpkin pie, a reel from chef Grant Achatz of Alinea restaurant.

The Colonel’s Arms is KFC UK’s first pub, football fans in London could watch some of the England team’s matches here and enjoy the chicken of KFC. And Rotterdam gets a real coffee hotel. Man Met Bril Koffie (Man with Glasses Coffee) will open its roastery, hotel and terrace in Crooswijk, summer 2023.

Check out Sushi Way’s ‘bullet train delivery system’ in Créteil, Paris. Extraordinary sushi express! And McDonald’s in Ustron, Poland, got a knitted makeover!

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World’s first footlong cookies by Subway | Only available on National Cookie Day

2-12-2022

  • Subway footlong cookies for National Cookie DaySubway footlong cookies for National Cookie Day
  • Subway footlong cookies for National Cookie DaySubway footlong cookies for National Cookie Day
  • Part of the Series by SubwayPart of the Series by Subway
  • Subway cookies for National Cookie DaySubway cookies for National Cookie Day

Where we in the Netherlands are preparing for our traditional visit of Sinterklaas on December 5, those living in the USA have National Cookie Day on December 4 to celebrate, with footlong cookies at Subway. Inspiration for other products?

Subway®, the brand that sells more freshly-baked cookies than any other restaurant company in the United States, is taking its iconic cookie to a new level with the debut of the footlong cookie to celebrate National Cookie Day on December 4. One foot of Subway cookie goodness, piled high with decadent toppings ranging from indulgent and sweet, to savory and totally unexpected. The ‘footlong cookies’ are only available in the USA. For those who love the cookies of Subway outside the USA, check out the video in the article!

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The legendary McGold Card | The gift that keeps on giving

2-12-2022

  • The legendary McGold CardThe legendary McGold Card
  • The SZN of Sharing at McDonald's USAThe SZN of Sharing at McDonald's USA

The weather outside may be frightful, but the spirit at McDonald’s is sooo delightful. This December, they are kicking off the holidays and inviting fans to celebrate the season with friends and family in the best way – by sharing McDonald’s. They introduce the SZN of Sharing, a first-of-its kind holiday celebration happening exclusively on the McDonald’s App. From Dec. 5-25, McDonald’s USA are bringing you (and your crew) daily deals on your favorite menu items, cozy-yet-cool merch drops, and even the chance to win the iconic McGold Card (iykyk).

We think that fans all over the world are a bit jealous of the American fans who have the change of winning the McGold Card!

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Mystery flavor at Yogurtland | Inspired by the White Elephant gift exchange game for the Holidays

2-12-2022

  • The White Elephant game by YogurtlandThe White Elephant game by Yogurtland

It’s the holiday season and Yogurtland is celebrating with a flavor that’s inspired by the popular gift-giving game, White Elephant. This year, Yogurtland invites you to try the mysterious White Elephant flavor, just like how you’d pick a surprise gift during a White Elephant gift exchange! Yogurtland’s limited-time offering is ever-changing, which allows guests to delight in the magic of the season with a delicious and unexpected flavor from the White Elephant handle.

We didn’t know about the White Elephant gift exchange but it’s quite simple, if you don’t know it either, check it out here! But here in the Netherlands we have a similar Sinterklaas game.

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Mama Q | New Asian food web shop from top chef Kelvin Lin and his mother

29-11-2022

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  • Mama Q - Kelvin Lin and his motherMama Q - Kelvin Lin and his mother
  • Mama Q - Dry aged gerookte zalmMama Q - Dry aged gerookte zalm
  • Mama Q - Hokkaido coquille met glasvermicelliMama Q - Hokkaido coquille met glasvermicelli
  • Mama Q - Iberico gyoza met soyadipMama Q - Iberico gyoza met soyadip
  • Mama Q - Ravioli gamba met saus van langoustineMama Q - Ravioli gamba met saus van langoustine
  • Mama Q - iKi Beer by Kelvin LinMama Q - iKi Beer by Kelvin Lin

Top chef Kelvin Lin and his mother have opened online web shop Mama Q. The range consists of authentic Asian comfort food, dim sum and dish components. The range allows consumers to enjoy delicacies from the award-winning kitchen of the former top restaurant Nayolie in Voorschoten (near The Hague in the Netherlands) at home.

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Trends we spotted | Week 47

28-11-2022

  • De Beren WK CampaignDe Beren WK Campaign
  • Sinterklaas at IZAKAYASinterklaas at IZAKAYA
  • Sinterklaas at Mr PorterSinterklaas at Mr Porter
  • Sinterklaas at The ButcherSinterklaas at The Butcher
  • Sinterklaas at The Duchess & MOMOSinterklaas at The Duchess & MOMO
  • Sinterklaas at Toni LocoSinterklaas at Toni Loco
  • Sinterklaas at ROLADINSinterklaas at ROLADIN
  • Floating on cloud 9 in a Ferris Whlee; in ViennaFloating on cloud 9 in a Ferris Whlee; in Vienna
  • Floating on cloud 9 in a Ferris Whlee; in ViennaFloating on cloud 9 in a Ferris Wheel in Vienna
  • Floating on cloud 9 in a Ferris Whlee; in ViennaFloating on cloud 9 in a Ferris Wheel in Vienna

At horecatrends.com 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 links to articles about, among other things, a culinary Sinterklaas (Saint Nicholas) at The Entourage group’s restaurants and reusable plastic trays at McDonald’s France. Also about Washington D.C.’s first ready-to-drink Espresso Martini that was launched and sold out on the same day and about the Gourmet Market Central Station in the city of Tilburg in the south of the Netherlands.

Furthermore, Jaeger-LeCoultre, the watch brand is opening a pop-up café in Manhattan and you were able to take a special ride on the Ferris wheel in Vienna last weekend. With the introduction of Apartments by Marriott BonvoyTM, Marriott International, Inc. they announced its expansion into apartment-style accommodations and a link to an article about the recently developed intelligent order management system TouchKitchen.

The Dutch restaurant chain ‘De Beren’ launches ‘Taste the Excitement’ World Cup campaign and Brewdog scores its own goal with ‘anti-sponsorship’ ads for World Cup Qatar.

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Sint-Olofskapel transforms into Saint Soif

25-11-2022

  • Sint-Olofskapel transforms into Saint SoifSint-Olofskapel transforms into Saint Soif
  • Sint-Olofskapel transforms into Saint SoifSint-Olofskapel transforms into Saint Soif
  • Sint-Olofskapel transforms into Saint SoifSint-Olofskapel transforms into Saint Soif

The well-known Amsterdam based restaurant De Kas and 5-star hotel NH Collection Barbizon Palace are joining forces for a pop-up in the historic Sint-Olofskapel.

From January 4 up until 22, you can enjoy a glass of wine, casual service and good food in the oldest chapel in the Netherlands at the head of the Zeedijk. Chef Jos Timmer of Michelin star restaurant De Kas: “For a while it looked like the pots and pans would remain untouched for a month. After all, our kitchen is being remodeled, but of course we wanted to continue cooking.” Starting January 4, the entire staff and all their belongings will move to NH Collection Barbizon Palace where the doors of the Saint Olof Chapel will be opened for pop-up wine bar Saint Soif. The patron saint of sailors makes way for Saint Soif which will be run under De Kas signature.

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Victor Fielmich and Elvira Kemman open Bistro ElVi in Bergen

25-11-2022

  • Victor Fielmich en Elvira KemmanVictor Fielmich en Elvira Kemman
  • Bistro Elvi interieurBistro Elvi interieur
  • Blini's met kaviaarBlini's met kaviaar
  • Ibérico en krokant eiIbérico en krokant ei
  • Bistro ElViBistro ElVi
  • Interieur van ElViInterieur van ElVi
  • Victor FielmichVictor Fielmich
  • Elvira KemmanElvira Kemman
  • Bistro ElViBistro ElVi

Bistro ElVi has opened in Bergen, North Holland, with chef Victor Fielmich and hostess-sommelier Elvira Kemman. The couple serves French classics with a modern twist and primarly makes use of regional ingredients. The concept of a gourmet level French bistro together with a wine bar is unique for Bergen. The couple formerly managed the Utrecht restaurant ElVi, which was mentioned in all of the major restaurant guides and was the only restaurant in Utrecht to get a Michelin Bib Gourmand award at the time.

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Christmas inspiration 2022 | Christmas around the globe

22-11-2022

  • The Christmas Castle - credits Tom HeuijerjansThe Christmas Castle - credits Tom Heuijerjans
  • The Christmas Castle - credits Tom HeuijerjansThe Christmas Castle - credits Tom Heuijerjans
  • Amsterdam Winterparadijs - Credits Isabell Janssen @ outsiderHet Amsterdamse Winterparadijs - Credits Isabell Janssen @ outsider
  • Het Amsterdams WinterparadijsHet Amsterdamse Winterparadijs
  • Mrs. RiotMrs. Riot
  • Mrs. RiotMrs. Riot
  • Vondels Amsterdam - Fries OrnamentVondels Amsterdam - Fries Ornament
  • Vondels Amsterdam - Foodies OrnamentsVondels Amsterdam - Foodies Ornaments
  • Vondels Amsterdam - 'Kroket' OrnamentVondels Amsterdam - 'Kroket' Ornament

We are almost in one of the busiest and, in our opinion, one of the coziest periods of the year for the hospitality industry. And we can finally welcome guests for Christmas again!

Most hotels and restaurants are already busy thinking about the decorations, we have even seen the most beautiful Christmas hotel of the Netherlands on Instagram, ready to receive their guests! We have also seen a lot of newsletters with delicious menus and it’s great to notice that ordering Christmas dinners to go remains possible at many restaurants in addition to reserving a table! Last year we created a digital Christmas inspiration booklet with the biggest trend of that year; the ‘Christmas drive thru’. Of course we had to create another list this year, including the recurring ‘tree lighting’ ceremony, looking on Pinterest for your decorations, Christmas atmosphere in your hotel room, an ‘Electric Bingo’ in Christmas atmosphere and much more Christmas inspiration.

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Restaurant YANO | Rotterdam has a new fine-dining restaurant

18-11-2022

  • Yuri en Britta Wattimena of restaurant YANO - credits Emma GroenenboomYuri en Britta Wattimena of restaurant YANO - credits Emma Groenenboom
  • Yuri en Britta Wattimena of restaurant YANO - credits Emma GroenenboomYuri en Britta Wattimena of restaurant YANO - credits Emma Groenenboom
  • Restaurant YANO - Cendol, kokos, gula djawa, pandan (dessert)Restaurant YANO - Cendol, kokos, gula djawa, pandan (dessert)
  • Restaurant YANO - Langoustine, pipián verde, jalapeño, huacatayRestaurant YANO - Langoustine, pipián verde, jalapeño, huacatay
  • Restaurant YANO in Rotterdam credits Emma GroenenboomRestaurant YANO in Rotterdam credits Emma Groenenboom
  • Restaurant YANO in Rotterdam credits Emma GroenenboomRestaurant YANO in Rotterdam credits Emma Groenenboom

Opening – On 2 November 2022, host Britta and chef Yuri Wattimena opened the doors of their restaurant YANO in Rotterdam. The fine-dining restaurant is located on the Straatweg 114 in Rotterdam’s Hillegersberg district. It is the (married) couple’s first business, they have extensive experience in working at high-end Rotterdam restaurants. The restaurant stands out for its quirky, worldly style of cooking, combining international flavours such as those of the Indian archipelago and South America with French cuisine.

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