Trends we spotted | Week 49

8-12-2017

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At Horecatrends 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, amongst others about the fact that the Netherlands has its own Ice Hotel in Zwolle and a famous Dutch chef Henk Savelberg, earned a Michelin star in Bangkok.

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Some Christmas inspiration | Serve a cocktail in a Christmas ornament

5-12-2017

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Last month we wrote about the Christmas ornaments from The Lakes Distillery. They give the Christmas tree an alcoholic touch with Whiskey Christmas ornaments, or Christmas ornaments filled with The Lakes Vodka or The Lakes Gin. We already suggested that it is quite a nice idea to serve a cocktail in a Christmas ornament. Last weekend I had my first ‘Christmas dinner’ with friends and based on the Christmas ornaments from The Lakes Distillery, I also filled a small Christmas ornament with a Christmas cocktail, wrapped it in a gift box and served with the starter. Simple and tasty!

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Fazer Cricket Bread | Finnish bakery launches ‘crunchy’ insect bread

4-12-2017

Since the 24th of November you can buy cricket bread in Finland. One of Finland’s largest food companies, Fazer is selling this crunchy cricket bread. According to Markus Hellstrom, head of the Fazer group’s bakery division, one loaf of bread contains about 70 dried crickets. The crickets are grounded into powder and added to the flour. lees verder

Trends we spotted | Week 48

1-12-2017

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At Horecatrends 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, amongst others about trains of the future and the top 10 of Le Chef List 2018.

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Crème brûlée in a crêpe cone | As Christmas dessert?

30-11-2017

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Inspiration for those selling pancakes or better the French version: crêpes. Comcrepe in Jiyugaoka, Tokyo created crème brûlée in a crêpe cone. Great idea for a Christmas dessert.

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The Santa’s Sausage from Bubbledogs | Do you have a recipe with a fun Santa twist?

29-11-2017

This December, Bubbledogs, the gourmet hotdog and champagne bar, will be getting in the Christmas spirit, bringing back Londoners’ favourite: The Santa’s Sausage. Topped with all the festive favourites, Sandia Chang has been busy in the kitchen, designing the very special turkey hot dog with Christmas stuffing, cranberry chutney, crispy brussels sprouts, parsnip chips and gravy. This year, guests can also choose to pimp up their Santa’s sausage with the luxury addition of truffles, for a little extra. lees verder

Relaxed atmosphere at Alex + Pinard | A place to enjoy a plate of cheese, charcuterie and a glass of wine

28-11-2017

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More and more restaurants and wine bars open with the focus on a ‘relaxed atmosphere’. No culinary delights but great products and a nice glass of wine. Recently the wine café Alex + Pinard has opened in Amsterdam. The idea for the wine bar came from chef Nathaniel Zuijderwijk and sommelier Sanna Burggraaf, they were looking for a place to relax and drink a good glass of wine with quality, tasty food but couldn’t find. Thus they decided to join forces and create such a place in Amsterdam East. In this article, likewise concepts in New York, Amsterdam and The Hague.

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Largest hotel spa from Switzerland opened | The Alpine Spa of the Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne

23-11-2017

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November 6 2017, Switzerland’s largest alpine wellness hotel spa opened in The Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne. For those enjoying a day at the spa, a dream come true. Imagine swimming with stunning views of lake Lucerne and the snow-covered Alps and the pools are even filled with water from the same lake! Check out the images for the design that harmonizes with the surroundings. The Alpine Spa is unique in its size and variety, it’s stretching over an area off more than 10,000 square metres. A modern, indoor and outdoor spa right next to the 5 star hotel Bürgenstock, connected via a skywalk. lees verder

Reyka Expedition | From Iceland to Hackney

21-11-2017

What comes to mind when you think of Iceland? The awe-inspiring Northern Lights and cosy nights, geysers and glaciers, vast volcanoes and vodka. Vodka you say? Yes, vodka. Till the 26th of November Londoners can taste and experience Reyka Vodka during the Reyka expedition in Hackney London. We would love to have the Reyka expedition as well in Amsterdam! lees verder

Speakeasy and storytelling | Foxglove and Mrs. Pound

21-11-2017

The team behind the Ming Fat House of Jonathan Bui has created a speakeasy whisky bar in the business district of Hong Kong. They used local architect Nelson Chow Chi-Wai, to create the bar based on the story of a wealthy English adventurer, Frank Minza, who is the illegitimate son of an entrepreneur from Hong Kong’s Colonial days. He travelled the world in search of adventure and all things beautiful. However, what he never captured was the heart of his beloved, so he created Foxglove, named after his lost lover’s favourite flower, to win her back. That’s the storytelling around the speakeasy Foxglove in Hong Kong. It’s the second speakeasy of Ming Fat house in Hong Kong, the first is Mrs. Pound, a restaurant hidden behind a Chinese stamp shop! The story behind Mrs. Pound; she was a burlesque dancer who fell in love with a Chinese stamp shop owner. lees verder

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