Trends we spotted | Week 49
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.
#Escapetrain | Escape room based on the movie Murder On The Orient Express
The 24th of November the 20th Century Fox movie Murder On The Orient Express premiered in Finland. On December 13, six people will board the train of rail operator VR to travel from Helsinki to Rovaniemi. The trip will last 13-hour, so the players will play an actual escape room game that will last 1000 km!
First KiKat Chocolatory in the Netherlands | At Utrecht Central Station
The first ‘KitKat Chocolatery’ in the Netherlands has opened on the 30th of November at Utrecht Central Station. In the pop-up store you can make your own KitKat bar, or as their slogan says ‘Create your own break’, until December 23rd. There are a number of KitKat Chocolatery stores in Japan, England, Malaysia and Australia.
Cheese Tea | Very successful in China and invading the U.S.
Okay, you say cheese tea? You really mean cheese and tea in the same cup? Yes, tea topped with cheese! Spotted and originated in Guangzhou, the capital of China’s southern Guangdong province at HEYTEA tea house. The concept has spread from the street stalls of Taiwan to China, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and even to New York’s Flushing neighborhood, where Happy Lemon serves the tea in four flavors, including chocolate. In the video above Jenny Zheng, from the in Los Angeles based, Little Fluffy Head Café, explains the idea behind the cheese tea.
Trends we spotted | Week 39
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. This week, amongst others about a chatbot that consults tourists and gave them personalized tips to visit Antwerp. And it’s possible to meet Rembrandt in virtual reality.
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Themed bars | 10 TV shows inspired bars
Hotels, cafés, bars and restaurants with a specific theme, we do spot it more often. Whether it’s a pop-up concept or a permanent location, it’s always fun to see the weird themed bars created by entrepreneurs. A popular theme for a bar nowadays are inspired on TV shows, sitcoms or series, for example recently we wrote about bars named after series like ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Game of Thrones’. We created a list of 10 themed bars inspired by TV shows.
Ice cream | A list for the lovers
One of the unique characteristics of ice cream is the fact that it combines very well with several products. In May we already published a bucket list with ice cream parlours but in the meanwhile we already posted 10 more stories about ice cream. A new list thus with amongst others one of the first ice cream parlours in the Netherlands that sells rolled ice cream, a parlour where DIY soft serve ice cream is being served and a cotton candy burrito with ice cream but also ice cream with alcohol like gin tonic or with beer. We are curious which Dutch ice cream parlour starts selling the black ice cream. It’s a total Instagram hype at the moment!
Smokey Jo’s Cantina | Summer bar in Antwerp
It’s summer, which means that the magic warehouse of city brewery Stadsbrouwerij ‘De Koninck’ in Antwerp has been transformed into a temporary summer bar. After Summer Josephine’s and Smokey Jo’s Garage, the brewery’s interior garden will house Smokey Jo’s Cantina this year. The ultimate place to relax in the city. Prepare for a thick layer of white sand and palm trees, beach chairs and hammocks.
Lekkernijs | Molecular ice cream for adults
Lekkernijs, serving sorbet & cocktail sorbet turned into molecular ice cream for adults! Lekkernijs can be found in the recently opened foodcourt Hofhouse in The Hague, The Netherlands. You have to be quick because the pop-up will only be there for three months.
Camp The Night Amsterdam | Camping New Style
Sleep on a rooftop underneath the stars in Amsterdam, brush your teeth in one of the dressing rooms in the Olympic Stadium, float with your fellow campers in Amsterdam Noord: experience it during Camp the Night. The new camping platform Campspace.com pops up on unexpected areas in the capital city on the 12th and 13th of August.