Trends we spotted | Week 37
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 a hotel in Belgium where you can rent a goldfish to keep you company and about meat smoothies for those having trouble eating.
If you like to read the whole article, click the title. Enjoy reading!
Paradiso | Don’t judge a book by its cover
Looking for a not too touristic hotspot in Barcelona is not easy. The metropolitan city that is known for its good restaurants and large number of visitors each year has more surprises to offer. The culinary part of the city, El Borne, offers enough to fill many evenings and stomachs. Don’t judge a book by its cover, Paradiso, the picturesque pastrami bar on the Carrer Rera Paula, is not known for its good food, but for its original cocktails and great ambiance. To enter this speakeasy you will need to go through a big refrigerator door with a guard in front. Behind that door you get to opportunity to enjoy ‘drinkable art’.
Michelin Stars – Tales From The Kitchen | Film premieres at the Culinary Zinema
On September the 23th, ‘Michelin Stars – Tales From The Kitchen’ will be the opening film of the Culinary Zinema: Film and Gastronomy Section, at the 65th edition of the San Sebastián Film Festival. A documentary featuring amongst others Guy Savoy, René Redzepi, Alain Ducasse, Yoshimi Narisawa, Andoni Aduriz, Yoshimi Narisawa, Victor Arquinzoniz, Daniel Humm and many more of the biggest names from the culinary world. The showing of this documentary at the San Sebastián Film Festival will be followed by a dinner at the Basque Culinary Center, created by Latin America’s Best Female Chef Kamilla Seidler of restaurant Gustu in La Paz, Alain Weissgerber of restaurant Taubenkobel (**) in Schützen am Gebirge, and 3-Michelin-star holder Elena Arzak of restaurant Arzak in San Sebastián. We hope to see the film in the Netherlands and we wouldn’t mind to enjoy a great meal afterwards!
Holy Guacamole Day | Tacos with Avocado at Taqueria Lima West
Tacos with avocado, a ‘Cry of Dolores’ bell and even a ‘Cut Out Avocado’ photobooth, this Saturday (16 September) Taqueria LIMA West celebrates ‘Holy Guacamole Day’. With great love for the Mexican cuisine, LIMA’s chefs present their tacos with high-level guacamole in a street food way. You can find the Taqueria LIMA West in the ‘Foodhallen’ in Amsterdam West.
Trends we spotted | Week 29
At Horecatrends we spot a lot of national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write articles about, the smaller trends we use in our column ‘Trends we spotted this week’. This week amongst others: wouldn’t it be a great idea if KLM started handing out ‘stroopwafel’ chewing gum during take-off and landing?
Nozem ice cream | Ice cream for Zwarte Cross festival visitors
Visitors of the Zwarte Cross festival in the Netherlands can make a pit stop at ‘t Noorden in Aalten. The festival will start this weekend and party centre and pancake house ‘t Noorden is located on the route towards the festival. To attract more visitors in the days before the festivals, they decided to put some extra items on their menu. One of them is Nozem Ice Cream, made in collaboration with a farm where ice cream is being made. The ice cream is based on a popular drink being sold at Zwarte Cross: Nozem Oil.
Visit Amsterdam with the limited edition Care Tag | By KLM
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines offers passengers who visit Amsterdam in September a handy gadget: the KLM Care Tag. The smart audio luggage tag automatically provides visitors with location based verbal tips on how to traverse the city. The specially designed location-aware audio luggage tag consists of an offline GPS module and a speaker. While you’re walking or cycling through the city, it offers the right tip at the right location at the right time. All over Amsterdam, KLM plotted the voice of their caring crew at spots where people can use some extra assistance. A visitor can simply attach the tag to her/his luggage or clothes. Interesting news for your hotel or AirBnB guests.
Let’s rock | The music concept at nhow Berlin
Two recording studios equipped with top-notch professional equipment located 36 metres above the River Spree epitomise the first-class service provided by nhow Berlin. The conference rooms and nhow suite are all networked to the studios, opening up a whole variety of opportunities from team-building events to recording vocals and interviews. For music fans, the hotel offers a comprehensive variety of services ranging from the guitar room service to live gigs.
Nice promotion | Free homemade lemonade during evening traffic jam in The Hague
Yesterday was the longest day of the year and maybe also one of the hottest in the Netherlands. SPARK, the cocktail bar of Hilton The Hague surprised car drivers and cyclists with free homemade lemonade during the evening’s traffic jam.
Sportspitality | EVEN® Hotels
EVEN® Hotels, the new hotel brand of Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) are focusing on guests who would like to stay active, healthy and well-rested during their holiday or business trip. This philosophy is visible throughout the entire hotel. There is healty food, you can exercise wherever and whenever you want and your entire hotel room is designed to give you the rest you need. Not hospitality but sportspitality.