Lowlander Beer | Christmas tree to table

7-1-2019

  • Christmas tree to table by Lowlander BeerChristmas tree to table by Lowlander Beer
  • Christmas tree to table by Lowlander BeerChristmas tree to table by Lowlander Beer

Some Christmas trees in the Netherlands will end up in beer! From 2 January, the botanical brewer has collected unwanted Christmas trees from Dutch consumers, bars and restaurants to transform them into bottles of its 2019 Winter IPA. Chief Botanical Officer Frederik Kampman: “Every December, about 2.5 million real trees bring Christmas spirit into our homes. By New Year, most of these end up in the chipper, on bonfires or piled at the roadside. We have found another use for them: in beer.” lees verder

Supermarket Iceland | Shopping on ice

11-12-2018

Supermarket Iceland launched world’s first instore ice rink, Albert Heijn, Jumbo, Lidl or any other Dutch supermarket, we want to do our shopping on ice as well in the Netherlands! Although not really practical, it’s great fun and we all promise to do the groceries for all our (grand)parents. Great idea and one we publish to start our Holiday Season! lees verder

Spaghetti Incident | Spaghetti in a cone

7-12-2018

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  • Spaghetti IncidentSpaghetti Incident
  • Spaghetti IncidentSpaghetti Incident
  • Spaghetti IncidentSpaghetti Incident
  • Spaghetti IncidentSpaghetti Incident
  • Spaghetti IncidentSpaghetti Incident
  • Spaghetti IncidentSpaghetti Incident

A cozy 35-seat authentic Italian hub called Spaghetti Incident opened its doors in the Lower East Side on May 26, 2015. Their name, borrowed from the Guns N’ Roses 1993 album, reflects their curious concept: to only serve long pasta that can be enjoyed not only in a dish, but also in a cone, to-go. They got the idea to serve spaghetti in a cone from the past back in the 1950’s it was served in a cone as kind of streetfood avant la lettre! We’re wondering whether it would work, walking around and eating spaghetti from a cone. Although we can imagine that the cone makes it easier to twirl the spaghetti around your fork and if you bring the cone to your mouth, it might even work!   lees verder

The Flyingtable | Creating extra space

30-11-2018

  • De Flyingtable op het terras bij Down Under in Nieuwegein.De Flyingtable op het terras bij Down Under in Nieuwegein.
  • Sfeerfoto gemaakt bij Down Under in NieuwegeinSfeerfoto gemaakt bij Down Under in Nieuwegein

The Flyingtable is one of the nominees of the Horecava Innovation Award 2019 in the category; Concepts, Interior & Design. The table can be attached to every pole, tree or column and can also be removed again without damaging the objects! The nomination confirms that the Flyingtable can be an added value for restaurants, bar, food trucks, hotels and catering establishments. lees verder

Starbucks | Masters in local holiday beverages

29-11-2018

The holidays have arrived at Starbucks around the world, with flavors that have come to define the season. Some inspiration from Starbucks unique drinks for the 2018 holiday season from Japan, China, Latin America and many more countries. Do you know for example what’s on the Christmas menu of Starbucks in Europe? Well we spotted many, many drinks but it seems that these are the most popular: The Toffee Not Crunch Latte, The Gingerbread Latte, Eggnog Latte and The Salted Caramel Brownie Hot Chocolate! lees verder

Casa Velas | Holy Guacamole, time for Guacamania!

22-11-2018

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  • Casa VelasCasa Velas

Do you love guacamole? Casa Velas in Mexico, an adults-only boutique hotel in Puerto Vallarta, has been organizing Guacamania, a tribute to the green fruit, twice throughout the year 2018. Guacamania at the hotel means special avocado-focused menus, avocado-themed spa treatments, a dedicated guacamologist and many more! The Guacamania festival took place in March as well as September (in honor of Mexico’s Independence Day). Lots of millennials reading this blog might hope Guacamania returns in 2019! Inspiration for all the hotels which focus on millennials as guests, why doesn’t your restaurant have a guacamologist? lees verder

Flip Sigi | Special dish: Sinigang Cup Noodles

15-11-2018

  • Photo received from Flip Sigi - credits FoodbeastPhoto received from Flip Sigi - credits Foodbeast

Flip Sigi is a ‘Filipino Taqueria’ with several locations in New York. The restaurant is a modern take on Filipino cuisine specialized in tacos, burritos, rice bowls, burgers and bao buns. Jordan Andino is the chef and owner, who recently created a temporary special new dish: Sinigang Cup Noodles. A combination of Nissin Cup Noodles and a traditional tangy sinigang soup topped-off with a few crispy fries. lees verder

Starbucks + Christmas | Real stories, holiday cups and festive flavours

14-11-2018

  • Starbucks Holiday CupsStarbucks Holiday Cups
  • Starbucks Holiday FoodStarbucks Holiday Food
  • Starbucks Holiday CupsStarbucks Holiday Cups
  • Starbucks Holiday trioStarbucks Holiday trio

The Christmas magic is back in all Starbucks stores in the USA and Canada. They’re  celebrating the spirit of Christmas with new and old Christmas blends, holiday cups and a new ad with real stories and real magic: Starbucks partners featured in holiday ad campaign. We were kind of expecting the festive flavours and the holiday cups but simply love the idea of showing Starbucks partners in their holiday ads!  lees verder

Trends we spotted | Week 43

26-10-2018

  • Trends in het kort

At hospitalitytrends.eu 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, a link to an article about Crossroads Kitchen that serves luxury plant-based seafood towers for vegetarians! But also a link to an article about the new fish markets in Tokyo, Toyosu Market and Panera Bread started a campaign around food transparency: ‘Food Interrupted’. McDonald’s started with testing ‘cold brew coffee’ in all their San Diego based restaurants. Further we show links to Christmas flavoured chips, Starbucks opens their first U.S. signing store and in London a restaurant called ‘Potus’ will open next week!

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

Trends we spotted | Week 42

19-10-2018

  • Trends in het kort

At hospitalitytrends.eu 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 Zombie cocktail by Bacardi’ and for those in search of a spectacular dessert: how about a cotton candy baked Alaska? The foodies living in California might be lucky: Massimo Bottura might open a second Gucci Osteria in Beverly Hills and Elon Musk will start selling ‘Teslaquila’. We also found to articles about beer: Starbucks in China is selling ‘beer lattes’ and about the effect of climate change on the production of barley, one of the main ingredients of beer! And for those who are fans of LEGO: there is a pop-up Brick Bar made of LEGO coming to London!

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

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