Trends we spotted | Week 38

26-9-2022

  • Trends we spotted
  • Ahn Moselle - credits Thomas JutzlerAhn Moselle - credits Thomas Jutzler
  • Goûtea at Cédric Grolet in The BerkeleyGoûtea at Cédric Grolet in The Berkeley
  • Miracle at Boom Chicago-credits Geert BroertjesMiracle at Boom Chicago-credits Geert Broertjes
  • Miracle at Boom Chicago-credits Geert BroertjesMiracle at Boom Chicago-credits Geert Broertjes
  • Plant-based ChocomelPlant-based Chocomel
  • Tatjana Puklavec uitgeroepen tot Wijnvrouw van het jaar 2022Tatjana Puklavec uitgeroepen tot Wijnvrouw van het jaar 2022

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 other the light and music shows in the Moselle region, in October and December. The Mosel Licht und Flammen & Wine Lights Enjoy! And the most Christmassy bar in Amsterdam: Miracle at Boom Chicago opens November 23.

Cédric Grolet at The Berkeley unveiled his ‘Goûtea’, Grolet’s fusion of goûter (the French tradition of sweet snacking) and best of British afternoon tea. And two inspirational reels, one rice/egg sandwich and one of a British Sunday Roast Burrito.

Here in the Netherlands we can finally enjoy plant-based Chocomel! And mid-September, popular vegan concept Wild & the Moon originally from Paris opened the doors of a second location in Amsterdam at the Zuidas.

The Art of Drinks is a three-day drinks festival (October 29-31 at the Gashouder in Amsterdam with a public event on Saturday. The Sunday edition is specially set up for people working in liquor stores and specialist shops and on Monday they aim at professionals in the hospitality industry.

Pizza Profs, the platform for all professional pizza bakers in the Netherlands, is organizing the very first Pizza Inspiration Event at SVO in Houten on Monday October 24.

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SAAM restaurant, where culinary South Africa and Amsterdam come together

20-9-2022

  • SAAM Restaurant.SAAM Restaurant.
  • Margot Janse - SAAM RestaurantMargot Janse - SAAM Restaurant
  • Het team - SAAM RestaurantHet team - SAAM Restaurant

Team of renowned chefs and sommeliers open a restaurant this fall.

When a variety of individuals and factors come together, something unique is born. This fall, a similar symbiosis is planned with the launch of a new restaurant that brings South Africa and Amsterdam together. SAAM restaurant (South Africa – AMsterdam), which also means “together” in Afrikaans, is the outcome of a merger of these two culinary worlds. The staff behind this restaurant has a clear goal and a wealth of expertise. Executive chef Margot Janse oversees the kitchen, which is headed by chefs Jasper Hermans and Thomas Kooijman. A staff of expert sommeliers, led by Koen van der Plas and Max van Bockel, is also on hand to serve the finest wines from South Africa and Europe to SAAM restaurant visitors. Rosemary Wessels oversees sales, marketing, and the back office.

We recently wrote about another interesting concept that will launch in Amsterdam this fall. Cape Town Social Club is another hospitality outlet with an South-African twist that will open this fall in the Jordaan. We are really curious about both concepts and hope to visit them soon!

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Cape Town Social Club opens this autumn in the Jordaan

13-9-2022

  • Cape Town Social ClubCape Town Social Club
  • Cape Town Social ClubCape Town Social Club

Opening – Cape Town Social Club, the new high-end restaurant with cocktail bar focuses on South African flair, refined cuisine, original cocktails and personal service.

This autumn Cape Town Social Club opens in the Raamstraat in Amsterdam-Centre. Owners Sebastian Erasmus and Alexander Heim, both seasoned in the high-end hospitality industry, bring Cape Town Social Club to our capital.

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New interior for Limburg’s top restaurant De Leuf

5-9-2022

  • Restaurant De Leuf - credits Guy HoubenRestaurant De Leuf - credits Guy Houben
  • Restaurant De Leuf - credits Guy HoubenRestaurant De Leuf - credits Guy Houben
  • Restaurant De Leuf - credits Guy HoubenRestaurant De Leuf - credits Guy Houben
  • Restaurant De Leuf - credits Guy HoubenRestaurant De Leuf - credits Guy Houben
  • Restaurant De Leuf - credits Guy HoubenRestaurant De Leuf - credits Guy Houben
  • Restaurant De Leuf - credits Guy HoubenRestaurant De Leuf - credits Guy Houben
  • Restaurant De Leuf - credits Guy HoubenRestaurant De Leuf - credits Guy Houben
  • Interieur - credits Guy HoubenInterieur - credits Guy Houben
  • Interieur - credits Guy HoubenInterieur - credits Guy Houben
  • Interieur - credits Guy HoubenInterieur - credits Guy Houben

Restaurant De Leuf in Ubachsberg, South Limburg, has a new interior. The top restaurant of the Van de Bunt family got a contemporary design with Asian elements executed in local materials. The interior is now even more in touch with the cooking style of De Leuf, which combines modern French cuisine with Asian influences.

The interior has been given a serene atmosphere with subtle Asian elements, executed in local materials. Tim Reiters of Ontwerpbureau Reiters in Maastricht signed for the design, which has the theme ‘Asian aesthetics using local materials’.

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Renewed top restaurant Morille in Koudekerke even more plant-based and local

1-9-2022

  • Dennis WillemsDennis Willems
  • Brioche AlliumBrioche Allium
  • Cakeje van paddenstoel en veldbloemCakeje van paddenstoel en veldbloem
  • Rabarber ZevenbladRabarber Zevenblad
  • Cremeux LievevrouwebedstroCremeux Lievevrouwebedstro
  • Dennis WillemsDennis Willems
  • Interieur MorilleInterieur Morille

Opening – Restaurant Morille in Koudekerke, Zeeland, is going one step further in cooking with local ingredients and its own wild pickings. By September 2022, the dishes will be largely botanical, with only an occasional dish complemented by a local and honest piece of fish, meat or venison. Only Dutch and Belgian wines will be served. Chef Dennis Willems’ restaurant achieved listings in restaurant guides such as Michelin, Gault&Millau and Lekker with its local nature cuisine since opening in 2019.

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I wish you many employees

29-8-2022

  • Are you going to apply for #inspectorLeonardoAre you going to apply for #inspectorLeonardo
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam X VanMoofDoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam X VanMoof
  • honeygrow X DailyPay - on-demand payhoneygrow X DailyPay - on-demand pay
  • Mama Gaia Academy - credits Boris HristovMama Gaia Academy - credits Boris Hristov
  • Werken bij Postillion HotelsWerken bij Postillion Hotels
  • Kitchen Robot Flippy 2 - credits Miso Robotics

It is an old Jewish saying that means something like wishing someone a lot of worries and a lot of misery but many hospitality companies are currently having a lot of worries due to the lack of employees. Of course, the best approach is to discuss with your team what you can do to make sure those who work for you are staying. We’ve come across solutions such as closing an extra day, adjusting opening hours, but also snatching staff away from other restaurants. And of course making wages more congruent with other industries. Yet there are colleagues who approach it differently, we have made a list of examples for hospitality owners who are having a hard time finding new employees.

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Trends we spotted | Week 34

26-8-2022

  • Trends we spottedtrends we spotted week 34
  • Diageo announced plans for a €200 million investment in Ireland’s first purpose-built carbon neutral breweryDiageo announced plans for a €200 million investment in Ireland’s first purpose-built carbon neutral brewery
  • honeygrow employees can receiving daily payments through DailyPayhoneygrow employees can receiving daily payments through DailyPay
  • NapkinAds reaches over 100,000 restaurants and barsNapkinAds reaches over 100,000 restaurants and bars

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 on-demand pay, a restaurant chain, honeygrow, offers their employees the possibility of daily payments. And Pizza Hut Japan created a new base for pizza’s: Rice Pizza.

Lucia’s Pizza in St. Louis is seeking a paid ‘Nonna’ to serve as a social media ambassador. Great idea?  And NapkinAds (napkins as ads) has reached a business milestone by partnering with over 100,000 restaurants and bars in the USA.

Dominique Ansel Workshop in Flatiron, New York has a  collaboration with Nami Nori, the team-up created a trio of ‘Mochi Ice Cream Temaki’. Looks delicious! And actor and Comedian, Kevin Hart, has opened Hart House, a vegan fast food restaurant in LA.

Diageo announced plans for a €200 million investment in Ireland’s first purpose-built carbon neutral brewery in Kildare. And a commitment to more sustainable chicken farming by McDonald’s.

Immersive Gamebox partners with Netflix to offer a ‘Squid Game’ experience, they recently started with placing ‘blackboxes’ to play in, on the streets of Hamburg and other German cities. And we spotted a ‘Cold Brew’ made without coffee beans by Atomo.

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Trends we spotted | Week 33

22-8-2022

  • Trends we spottedtrends we spotted week 34
  • Auntie Anne's pretzel beer by Evil Genius BeerAuntie Anne's pretzel beer by Evil Genius Beer
  • Hertog Jan expert at Beer Masters at DiscoveryHertog Jan expert at Beer Masters at Discovery
  • BYOC-day at 7ElevenBYOC-day at 7Eleven

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 format Beer Masters on Discovery, in which the Dutch master brewer of Hertog Jan is an expert. And Finnish confectionary manufacturer Fazer is exploring cocoa based on cellular farming.

On 27 August it is ‘Bring Your Own Cup’-day (BYOC-day) again at Seven Eleven, a good idea for fast food restaurants or coffee shops? And a sustainable alternative for the imported avocado: the Ecovado!

Artists create art on Brazilian basketball courts and Budweiser pays the costs, all to save these courts from project developers. From 19 August to 4 September, London’s Covent Garden Cool Down will offer visitors the chance to cool down with ice cream or a frozen cocktail or…

Inspiration on Instagram, Danny Kim challenges chefs to turn takeaway into a gourmet dish. Great idea for a local snack bar or fast food restaurant to challenge a chef for some local publicity?

A list of the participants of the Vineyard Open Days 2022 in the Netherlands on 17 and 18 September. And The Bedford by Martha Stewart has opened on the strip in Las Vegas.

Auntie Anne’s has teamed up with Philadelphia-based Evil Genius Beer Company to launch a beer made with their signature pretzels. And London will get another food hall in Battersea Power Station in 2023. Created by London’s JKS Restaurants.

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Camionette brings plant-based fine dining restaurant to PAKT site in Antwerp

19-8-2022

  • The owners Camille and Boqion of CamionetteThe owners Camille and Boqion of Camionette
  • Camionette brings plant-based fine dining restaurant to PAKT site in AntwerpCamionette brings plant-based fine dining restaurant to PAKT site in Antwerp
  • Camionette brings plant-based fine dining restaurant to PAKT site in AntwerpCamionette brings plant-based fine dining restaurant to PAKT site in Antwerp
  • Camionette brings plant-based fine dining restaurant to PAKT site in AntwerpCamionette brings plant-based fine dining restaurant to PAKT site in Antwerp

Opening in Antwerp – Camille and Boqion from Camion opened their second branch – plant-based fine dining Camionette – on the PAKT site on Friday 1 July. What initially began in 2019 as a plant-based lunch and aperitif business soon turned into a full-blown restaurant. They soon came up against the limits of their small premises, especially the very small kitchen, so after three years it is time to move to a place where they can once again expand their culinary ambitions. From now on, Camion will continue as a low key breakfast and lunch bar, while at Camionette you can go in the afternoon as well as in the evening for all sorts of sharing dishes or a nice glass of natural wine at the bar.

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HosPETality | Examples of pet-friendly gestures

16-8-2022

  • HosPETality - @thedoodlecalledjimmy loves to travelHosPETality - @thedoodlecalledjimmy loves to travel
  • A thermal dedicated dog pool at Lifestyle & Thermal retreat FonteverdeA thermal dedicated dog pool at Lifestyle & Thermal retreat Fonteverde

A couple of weeks ago we spotted the great term HosPETality and because we travel with our family & office dog, Labradoodle Jimmy, we spot a lot of examples of pet-friendly gestures. In hotels you have to pay a small fee for the dog but mostly you get a bowl, doggy pillows and if the dog is lucky, a treat! It already starts with the reservation, we booked a stay at a hotel in Spain and because we gave notice of our dog and asked them to book a table for dinner, they emailed us that they booked us a table at the terrace so Jimmy could accompany us for dinner. Just thoughtfull! We made a list of very great small gestures hotels and restaurants can implement.

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