Fruit and Vegetables Week | Launch ‘We’re Smart Academy’ and exclusive 5 Radishes Chefs Club

10-5-2021

  • Week van de Groenten en Fruit
  • Smaakbom® Salsa met légumaise Thai en Ghoa cress
  • Recept watermeloen en venkelcarpaccio

Top international chefs will join forces in the We’re Smart Academy, starting on the 10th of May. They share their knowledge about healthy, ecological cuisine in webinars, manuals, cookbooks and Clubhouse sessions with other chefs, food companies and consumers. The academy gets off to a flying start on the first day of the Fruit and Vegetable Week. On the same day, We’re Smart World, the organization behind the week, launches the 5 Radishes Chef Club, an exclusive club for the 79 best vegetable restaurants in the world. 

When we see the enormous press interest in the transition of Daniel Humm from Eleven Madison Park (***) to only cooking vegetarian, it is unavoidable that there will also be a boost in vegetarian and vegan cooking. A very positive vibe towards healthier food! With 2 recipes in this article with the Vegetables of the year – Peppers and Fruit of the year 2021: Watermelon, both from the well-known vegetable chef Frank Fol. 

Reading time: 4 minutes, required time for the recipes are separately stated. 

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Concrete shares the design for restaurant Oh.lala… | A touch of France in hotel W Osaka!

16-4-2021

  • Restaurant Oh.lala... in hotel W Osaka credits nacasa for concrete
  • Restaurant Oh.lala... in hotel W Osaka credits nacasa for concrete
  • Restaurant Oh.lala... in hotel W Osaka credits nacasa for concrete
  • Restaurant Oh.lala... in hotel W Osaka credits nacasa for concrete
  • Restaurant Oh.lala... in hotel W Osaka credits nacasa for concrete
  • Restaurant Oh.lala... in hotel W Osaka credits nacasa for concrete

Inspiration from the Amsterdam based multidisciplinary design studio concrete who signed for the design of restaurant Oh.lala… in the hotel W Osaka! We here at horecatrends like some of the design elements like the lamps, the dots, the wall with the copper pots and pans! And we love the name for the restaurant, it reminded us of restaurant Le Coucou in New York, another adorable French language joke!  

Located on the third floor of W Osaka, restaurant Oh.lala… offers an all-day international dining experience for its W guests, in collaboration with the chef of Michelin-star restaurant La Cime. Concrete’s local insight of the Japanese Love for French lifestyle & culture formed the inspiration for this bistro-diner. A French atmosphere combined with Osaka boldness: Oh.lala 

Reading time: 2 minutes 

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The Cheese Barge will finally dock in Paddington Central this May

13-4-2021

  • The Cheese Barge in London
  • The Cheese Barge
  • The Cheese Barge at Paddington Central
  • The Cheese Barge on the Grand Union Canal

This May, Mathew Carver, founder of Pick & Cheese and The Cheese Bar, will finally launch his new restaurant, The Cheese Barge, a double-decker vessel permanently moored on the Grand Union Canal at Paddington Central. Originally scheduled to open in Spring 2020, the barge has spent the last year self-isolating in Somerset, and is now ready to lead the charge in The Cheese Bar’s mission to champion British cheese. 

We think we need a Cheese Barge as well in Amsterdam but then one with the mission to champion Dutch cheeses! We have the cheese and we have the canals, who’s going to do it? 

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Trends we spotted | Week 14

12-4-2021

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’. 

Today outdoor dining in the UK reopenedUnfortunately the weather is bad but we wish everybody lots of fun and be careful out there. We’re extremely jealous here in the Netherlands!  

This week with links to articles about the reopening of the Brixton Market Restaurants, with their reopening deal: #BackToBrixton and a big loss for culinary Barcelona: the group with the restaurants Tickets, Hoja Santa, Pakta and Bodega 1900 are to close, the only one to remain is Enigma. 

This April, French dairy company Bel Brands will launch its own vegan cheese line Nurishh on Amazon Fresh and at select retailers, with further distribution planned for this year. And Coca-Cola launches vending machine subscriptions in Japan 

The restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill announced it will offer debt-free degrees in Agriculture, Culinary, and Hospitality to all eligible employees. Also in the USA: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and his tequila brand Teremana launched a ‘guac on the rock’ initiativeto encourage the nation to support local restaurants  

We love a bitter Spritz (like for example with Campari), so we hope that the premix Garden Spritz by Chandon, bubbles with house-made bitters crafted with fresh Valencia oranges, will come to the Netherlands as well. And chef José Andrés known from his humanitarian efforts with his charity, World Central Kitchen, has announced he will open restaurants in Chicago, to start with an all-day café along Chicago River. 

Is a podcast studio a plus in a hotel? Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas will have one in the lobby and we spotted more examples over the years.  

Click on the title if you like to read the full article. Enjoy reading! 

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Bar à vin Frank’s | An underground bar below brasserie Maison François in London launches this May

12-4-2021

  • Bar à vin Frank's under brasserie Maison François
  • Bar à vin Frank's under brasserie Maison François
  • The team of Bar à vin Frank's

Frank’s, a new subterranean bar à vin from the team behind the critically acclaimed French brasserie Maison François, opens on Monday 17th May. Located in the heart of St James’s, 34 Duke Street,  beneath the recently opened brasserie, the bar will serve a carefully chosen list of unconventional wines by the glass alongside a regularly changing menu designed with drinking in mind.  

We love the concept of Bar à Vin! Lots of wines by the glass with simple but great food, great concept for a small dinerThere are too few of themWe love to see examples like Frank’s or La Cave Septime in the Netherlands as well.  

Reading time: 2 minutes 

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Limited-edition PAC-MAN pizza box featuring augmented reality game by Pizza Hut

8-4-2021

  • PAC-MAN augmented reality game by Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut served up ‘Newstalgia’ campaign celebrating what fans know and love about the pizza restaurant, but with a contemporary twist. To bring the campaign to life, the brand unveiled a limited-edition PAC-MAN pizza box featuring an augmented reality game and a chance to win a custom PAC-MAN game cabinet back in March. The campaign did put a contemporary twist on celebrating all the things people love and associate with the brand – from Book It!® pins, classic arcade games, red cups and Tiffany-style lamps and of course, iconic Pizza Hut pizzas. 

Although the campaign has already ended we think it might be an inspiration for other restaurants to adsome nostalgia to their brand in one way or another. Lots of us loved to play PAC-MAN back in the day but also games like Tetris, Mario Kart and remember SimCity? We have all learned not to play with our food but this might be fun!  

Reading time: 2 minutes 

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Trends we spotted | Week 13

6-4-2021

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 links to articles about an investment by restaurant chain Chipotle in autonomous delivery by startup NURO. And to help out in tough times, supermarkets rent storefront windows from restaurants. Launched last week in Amsterdam, Reclame voor Horeca (‘Ads for Hospitality’). 

Both NESCAFÉ and the startupUP TO GOOD, introduced drinks made from upcycled coffee fruitNESCAFE NATIV and UP TO GOOD cascara. And in London opened Urban Mutts, the first luxury dog hotel! With spa treatments, handcrafted dog beds, reiki etc. 

Ultimate Paleo Protein infuses your cup of coffee with quality protein, healthy fat, and heat-stable probiotics. It reminded us a bit of Bulletproof coffee? And the first Cannabis-infused wine from France has been created in the region of Bordeaux. 

KRISPY KREME® Giving FREE doughnuts to everyone who shows his or her COVID-19 Vaccination Card and has more ideas to encourage people to get the vaccine! And we spotted a startup with the aim to reduce our sodium intake which is increasing our high blood pressure: Green Salt made of Salicornia!    

Click on the title if you like to read the full article. Enjoy reading! 

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The project ’40 chefs for the 40 month cheese’ | By Consorzio Parmigiano Reggiano and JRE-Jeunes Restaurateurs

2-4-2021

  • Created by restaurant Rozemarijn for '40 chefs for the 40 month cheese' - recipe in the article
  • Created by restaurant Scherp for the 40 chefs for the 40 month cheese - recipe in the article
  • Created by rest. Spetters for 40 chefs for the 40 month cheese - recipe in the article
  • Created by LEV by Mike for 40 chefs for the 40 month cheese - recipe in the article
  • Created by Orangerie de Pol for 40 chefs for the 40 month cheese - recipe in the article.

Its strong and spicy aroma, its savoury and intense flavour make 40 month Parmigiano Reggiano a product with unmistakeable characteristics, whose demand is increasing on all consumers’ tables. The Consorzio Parmigiano Reggiano and JRE-Jeunes Restaurateurs have chosen to enhance these features with the project ‘40 chefs for the 40 month cheese’ during which forty chefs from thirteen European countries have developed unique and new recipes, which are also close to home, i.e. strongly tied their area of origin.

For foodies: in this article links to some of the 40 recipes! With focus on the Dutch recipes.  

reading time: 3 minutes

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The future of pizza | The robotic pizza shop Piestro

1-4-2021

  • Pizza created in the robotic pizza shop by Piestro
  • Piestro pizza machine
  • Piestro pizza machine
  • Piestro pizza machine

An interesting idea: the robotic pizza shop Piestro, an automated artisan pizza vending machine. Piestro launched in the summer of 2020 and drove investor interest for its ability to automate the pizza cooking process to 3 minutes! A standalone pizzeria model that would make artisan quality pies available in public spaces closer to where consumers live –like apartment complex lobbies or offices, universities and malls With just a press of a button, consumers are able to watch a pizza created in front of their eyes, with fresh ingredients cooked to consistent perfection. Piestro even started a cooperation with Kiwibots to create delivery from a vending machine!  

Inspiration for pizzeria’s? It might be an idea to place an automated artisan pizza vending machine outside your pizzeria, an extra source of sales and so convenient during the pandemic!  

Reading time: 3 minutes, checking all the links takes longer 😉 

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Trends we spotted | Week 12

30-3-2021

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 links to articles about cultured meat manufacturing at the first plant-to-fork facility The Chicken by SuperMeat in Israel. And a bit older article about the plant-based meat market estimated to be worth billions of dollars. We wonder what the influence of cultured meat will be on those sales numbers 

Japan’s airline ANA sold $1.8 million worth of Economy Class inflight meals to Japanese consumers for at-home dining and Shake Shack begins using AirCarbon cutlery and straws from Restore Foodware at select locations. 

Smarties is the first sweets-brand to switch to recyclable paper packaging anStarbucks recently committed to their future by setting ambitious goals in order to reduce their carbon footprint, water and waste by at least 50% in 2030.  

A link to a great article about the thriving scene of Korean restaurants in New York, with a couple of them with one or two Michelin stars and inspiration for pizzerias: the garlic buttery crust By the Pizza Inn 

Click on the title if you would like to read the full article. Enjoy reading! 

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