Restaurant ShakShuk in Amsterdam made a special dish for Earth Day

22-4-2022

  • Spicy Beyond Merguez by restaurant ShakShuk – credits @foodlicious.amsterdamSpicy Beyond Merguez by restaurant ShakShuk – credits @foodlicious.amsterdam

Especially for Earth Day (April 22), ShakShuk, a shakshuka restaurant on the Zuidas  in Amsterdam, developed a new dish in collaboration with Beyond Meat: Spicy Beyond Merguez. The spicy sausages in this dish are normally made from animal meat, but ShakShuk replaced them with sustainable, plant-based Beyond Sausage. The new dish will be launched with a special promotion on Earth Day and will remain on the menu for a month.

Spicy Beyond Merguez is being introduced with a special promotion: ShakShuk is offering 100 dishes for free on April 22 to celebrate Earth Day. Restaurant-goers can make reservations for this through ShakShuk.

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New Flagship Venice Location for Honeybee Burger opens on Earthday

22-4-2022

  • Honeybee Burger in Venice CaliforniaHoneybee Burger in Venice California
  • Honeybee Burger in Venice CaliforniaHoneybee Burger in Venice California

Today is Earthday and the day that Honeybee Burger Inc. opens its new flagship location at 326 Lincoln Boulevard in Venice, California. A great day to open a plant-based burger chain!

Honeybee plans to announce various special items and launches in celebration of Earth Day, including the QSR debut of the world’s first bio-identical vegan honey from Meli-Bio, about which we recently wrote in our ‘trends we spotted week 14‘ and the Los Angeles debut of Ripple soft-serve, which will be featured in Honeybee’s popular shake program.

Recently we also spotted the vegan Plant Power Fast Food chain in the USA, we wonder when chains like this will find their way into Europe.

 

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A vegan, Japanese-inspired dining experience | Omakaseed at Plant Bar

21-4-2022

  • Omakeesed at Plant Bar

Omakaseed at Plant Bar, a plant-based omakase dining experience set to open in New York City’s NoMad neighborhood on April 30, will bring global flavors and fresh plant-based ingredients to New Yorkers and visitors from around the world. The unique dining experience is launched in partnership with SimpleVenue, an experiential agency connecting food and beverage concepts with world class venues, and Vegan Warrior Project, an organization that helps restaurants maximize their kitchen capacity by connecting them to plant-based delivery concepts. The Japanese-inspired service will feature an eight-seat sushi bar with five seatings per night, and an omakase menu curated by the Chef based on seasonal, fresh ingredients.

For those who are looking for Vegan dining experiences in New York: a new concept to put on your to-go-to-wish list.

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Life Fire Cooking’ at restaurant Nela in Valley Amsterdam

21-4-2022

  • Restaurant Nela - chefs Hari Shetty en Ori GellerRestaurant Nela - chefs Hari Shetty en Ori Geller
  • Restaurant Nela in Valley AmsterdamRestaurant Nela in Valley Amsterdam

This summer, restaurant Nela will open its doors in Valley, the sustainable and innovative building, on the Zuidas in Amsterdam. In this new hospitality formula of the internationally renowned chefs Hari Shetty and Ori Geller, they have chosen ‘Life Fire Cooking’. The name Nela means pure and this is exactly what the two chefs want to reflect in all aspects of their restaurant. From pure gastronomy, which involves cooking on an open fire with the very best and honest ingredients, to the design which is made from natural and unprocessed materials in their purest form. And all this is aimed at connecting people, cultures and traditions.

Currently they are still recruiting staff!

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Ghost kitchen chain Casper from Belgium is going to expand to the Netherlands

20-4-2022

  • Casper oprichters Peter Van Praet, Matthias Laga & Zhong XuCasper oprichters Peter Van Praet, Matthias Laga & Zhong Xu

Casper, the fast-growing ghost kitchen chain in Belgium, announced it has raised €5 million in a Series A financing led by Amsterdam-based Slingshot Ventures, in partnership with serial entrepreneurs Zhong Xu & Jan Hollez (Deliverect) and Jürgen Ingels (Smartfin).

With this injection Casper will expand to various locations in the Netherlands (The Hague, Rotterdam, Eindhoven and Utrecht), France (Lille) in the third quarter of this year and Luxembourg will follow in the fourth quarter. As of Q2 2024, Casper aims to have 50 international locations.

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Trends we spotted | Week 15

15-4-2022

  • Trends we spotted
  • Canopy by Hilton Cannes RooftopCanopy by Hilton Cannes Rooftop
  • Nahkauf BOX by REWE in PettstadtNahkauf BOX by REWE in Pettstadt
  • Cookright coffee by Miso RoboticsCookright coffee by Miso Robotics
  • Fotocredit: KAVB/VidiPhotoTulpen mozaïek bij Kasteel Terworm -credit: KAVB/VidiPhoto
  • terrassen festival Almere -VidiPhototerrassen festival Almere -VidiPhoto

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 amongst others the CookRight Coffee product line, the coffee robot that Miso Robotics is testing at stores of Panera. And the mobil ordering platform for the food industry Choco connects restaurant kitchens directly with suppliers to more easily order and manage their inventory.

Here in the Netherlands the world horticultural exhibition Floriade Expo 2022 opened and it’s located near the city of Almere where you will be able to enjoy a terraces festival. And in the south a tulip mosaic of a wine bottle and wine glass is in full bloom at the gardens of Terworm Castle.

The supermarket chain REWE’s in Germany brings with their unmanned concept ‘nahkauf BOX’ or ‘walk in store’ fresh groceries to rural Germany. And Walt Disney World in Florida earmarks 80 acres for new affordable housing development for staff and the general public.

Accor is enhancing it loyalty program All-Accor live limitless with a new range of experiences in partnership with Fever, the leading global live-entertainment discovery platform. And Hilton’s lifestyle category hotels pipeline is expected to more than double over the next decade.

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P.Pole Pizza serves skate-board shaped pizza

15-4-2022

  • Giulia Carniato, Founder of P.POLE PIZZAGiulia Carniato, Founder of P.POLE PIZZA
  • The skate-board shaped pizza of P.POLE PIZZAThe skate-board shaped pizza of P.POLE PIZZA

P.Pole Pizza in Miami serves dynamic freestyle pizza in the shape of a skate-board! And they put your pizza passion to the test as you create your own pie to please your taste buds. Their reimagined pizza is the answer to finding pies which cater to gluten free and organic tastes with a vast array of flavors and options. They recently opened a new restaurant at 701 Washington Avenue in South Beach Miami just steps away from the ocean and sand.

We love the idea of the skate-board shaped pizza and the fact that the guests can freestyle their own pizza, there are three choices of dough, plus five sauces and over 30 toppings to choose from! As they say, it’s not your old-school pizzeria.

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Trends we spotted | Week 14

12-4-2022

  • Trends we spotted
  • Selfridges | The world's first department store to serve New-Meat™ within its restaurantsSelfridges | The world's first department store to serve New-Meat™ within its restaurants
  • Bird Brewery plants 100,000 treesBird Brewery plants 100,000 trees
  • Theekopers Betjeman & Barton in AmsterdamTheekopers Betjeman & Barton in Amsterdam
  • Prêt-à-Portea at the Berkeley features Gucci, Lanvin, Oscar de la Rente and more this Spring Summer 2022Prêt-à-Portea at the Berkeley features Gucci, Lanvin, Oscar de la Rente and more this Spring Summer 2022
  • NOCCO Mango Del SolNOCCO Mango Del Sol

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 amongst others a new series ‘Definitive and Doable’ on the website of Fine Dining Lovers. Great for foodies: in this series they show some very exciting recipes. And the James Bond’s studios at Pinewood are opening to the public in the UK  

In 2019 the Dutch Bird Brewery started planting trees for every liter of their beer sold, recently the reached their goal: 100.000 trees. And the Prêt-à-Portea at the Berkeley features Gucci, Lanvin, Oscar de la Rente and more this Spring/Summer 2022.

New-Meat pioneer, Redefine Meat, recently announced that Selfridges London is the world’s first department store to feature New-Meat as part of its in-store dining experience. And D-Drinks starts selling a second taste of the NOCCO drinks – Mango Del Sol in the Netherlands.

 San Francisco-based MeliBio has found a way to make honey that doesn’t require bees, bee free honey! And the French tea merchants Betjeman & Barton now also has a shop in the Jan Evertsenstaat in Amsterdam.

In Toulouse, France a retired A380 jet will be transformed into a luxury hotel with 31 rooms and a grand suite on the flight deck. An in Paris you can buy a box of ‘naughty waffles’ for Easter from La Quequetterie.

KFC Australia opened the first KFC fine dining degustation pop-up restaurant with a delicious 11-courses menu. Great idea for the opening of a fast food restaurant! And a special arrangement ‘Steal the Suite’ at the Prince Hotel in Melbourne from April 5th – May 31st!

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Food Fighters Universe | The first NFT-backed restaurant group

11-4-2022

  • Food Fighters Universe founders Andy Nguyen and Kevin Seo. credits Evan LancasterFood Fighters Universe founders Andy Nguyen and Kevin Seo. credits Evan Lancaster
  • Food Fighters Universe founders Andy Nguyen, Phillip Huynh and Kevin Seo with advisory team member Bun B. credits Evan LancasterFood Fighters Universe founders Andy Nguyen, Phillip Huynh and Kevin Seo with advisory team member Bun B. credits Evan Lancaster
  • Food Fighters Universe Mascot "Pete Za".Food Fighters Universe Mascot "Pete Za".
  • The Food Fighters Universe team in Los Angeles on March 30, 2022, during NFTLA. Credits Evan LancasterThe Food Fighters Universe team in Los Angeles on March 30, 2022, during NFTLA. Credits Evan Lancaster

Andy Nguyen and Kevin Seo, the foodpreneurs behind the world’s first Bored Ape restaurant, Bored & Hungry, recently announced Food Fighters Universe (FFU), an NFT collection that will connect food and Web3. Launching in May, FFU will be a collection of 10,000 unique tokens on the ETH (Ethereum) blockchain. Each purchase will help to develop the world’s first NFT-backed restaurant group, focused on building gathering places in real life (IRL) and the metaverse, while offering utility and experiences for Food Fighters NFT holders. “I saw the Web3 space as a way to fix those problems and save the restaurant industry.” – Andy Nguyen.

Although we don’t see exactly what Andy Nguyen means with saving the restaurant industry, it’s an interesting development. They opened Bored & Hungry last Saturday and the 10,000 tokens will give members access to special events, rewards, and other perks. In January 2022 we wrote about the exclusive Flyfish Club, which is expected to open in New York City in 2023. A membership card for this exclusive club and restaurant is an NFT purchased with cryptocurrency.

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Claridge’s Afternoon Tea at the Maybourne Beverly Hills

11-4-2022

  • Claridges Afternoon Tea ResidencyClaridges Afternoon Tea Residency
  • Claridges Afternoon Tea ResidencyClaridges Afternoon Tea Residency

For the first time in its 150 year history, Claridge’s legendary afternoon tea will be served outside of its Mayfair home, and will take residency at sister hotel The Maybourne Beverly Hills – the first American property from Maybourne Hotel Group. Guests will enjoy the traditional British teatime ritual, but with playful twists in true Maybourne spirit, that will reflect the flavours of California and the vibrancy of the destination. Presented on the LA hotel’s sweeping outdoor garden terrace, guests will enjoy this alfresco service surrounded by a white jacketed team, a fragrant garden of wild flowers, accompanied by the sounds of a grand piano.

Although it doesn’t sound like a trend, we love the idea of being able to enjoy a real British Afternoon Tea in another place. Would you go to a Dutch hotel if they would for example serve the delicious Claridge’s scones and their British style sandwiches? Or any of the Afternoon Tea’s we wrote about? We think collaborations like this could work at many more destinations!

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