Dubbel Dubbel Toil and Trouble | #PumpkinRescue campaign after Halloween

7-11-2019

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15 million pumpkins were carved but not eaten last Halloween – symbolic of a systemic food waste epidemic. Toast Ale, Hubbub and Brewdog Tower Hill Outpost want to change that. The 4th of November they brewed seasonal beer that tackles seasonal food waste as part of Hubbub’s annual #PumpkinRescue campaign.

Although Halloween isn’t that big yet in the Netherlands we have a lot of pumpkins as well. We already loved the idea of Toast Ale and their initiative for the pumpkin ale, Dubbel Dubbel Toil and Trouble, is another food waste initiative we love to write about!

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The Borough Market Kitchen in London | New communal dining space

5-11-2019

  • The Borough Market Kitchen opens in The Borough Market
  • The Borough Market Kitchen opens in The Borough Market
  • The Borough Market Kitchen opens in The Borough Market

The Borough Market Kitchen will open Monday 18th November at the same day the Borough Market celebrates 21 years as a central pillar of London’s food community. The Borough Market Kitchen will be their new communal dining space, in which they will welcome over 20 food traders dedicated to cooking with the best of the market’s seasonal produce, with familiar favourites such as ‘Arabica’ and ‘Horn OK Please’ sitting alongside newcomers including ‘JUMA Kitchen’ and the all new ‘Batera pintxos bar’ from ‘Mimo London’.

So if you’re going to London in the Christmas season, you’ll have another hip place to have lunch!

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The Rooftop Winter Cinema at the Berkeley Hotel in London

4-11-2019

  • The Rooftop Winter Cinema at The Berkeley hotel
  • The Rooftop Winter Cinema at The Berkeley hotel

Overlooking the rooftops of Belgravia and Knightsbridge, and with sweeping views of Hyde Park and Winter Wonderland, The Berkeley’s rooftop garden will once again transform into a twinkling festive forest cinema. Guests will snuggle into wooden huts laden with blankets to watch Christmas classics on the big screen whilst warming up with a menu of alpine and winter favourites and flowing Laurent-Perrier champagne for a touch of extra sparkle.  Screenings of festive favourites like ‘Home Alone’ and ‘The Holiday’ at the Rooftop Winter Cinema will take place from 15th November ~ 31st December 2019. Reservations will open today, November 4.

Great idea for other hotels with rooftops in the holiday season! Even cinemas could work together with restaurants to surprise their guests with the combination of watching a great ‘holiday season’ movie while enjoying a great meal.  

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Limited edition pumpkin buns at Bun House in London for Halloween

29-10-2019

  • Limited edition pumpkin buns at Bun house in London for Halloween
  • Limited edition pumpkin buns at Bun house in London for Halloween

This autumn Bun House, the Cantonese-style steamed bun specialist, will celebrate Halloween with its new limited edition pumpkin buns. For one week only from Thursday 24th October, the spooky buns will be available at Bun House’s Chinatown home and Wembley’s Box Park.

They simply look marvelous these pumpkin buns for Halloween. Inspiration for other restaurants or bakeries!

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Pop up Grand Kobel in Vienna | In a forgotten Viennese ballroom

28-10-2019

  • Pop up Grand Kobel in Vienna by Barbara Eselböck and Alain Weissgerber of restaurant Taubenkobel
  • Pop up Grand Kobel in Vienna by Barbara Eselböck and Alain Weissgerber of restaurant Taubenkobel
  • Pop up Grand Kobel in Vienna by restaurant Taubenkobel

Restaurant Taubenkobel, located on Lake Neusiedler in Austria, has an annual tradition of creating a pop-up in and around Vienna when it becomes quieter on the lake. In recent years they have held these pop ups in a train hangar (Lokvogel, 2018), in an old post office (Brieftaubenkobel, 2017) and this year the pop up takes place in an old ballroom in the former Donauhof Hotel in Vienna’s 2nd district. Restaurant & hotel Taubenkobel is a member of Relais & Chateaux and chef Alain Weissgerber has 18 out of 20 points in the Gault Millau of 2019.

From November 15 to December 21 you can enjoy the Christmas atmosphere in Vienna and enjoy culinary delights at pop up Grand Kobel. For hospitality entrepreneurs, it is a cool idea to visit your guests with a pop up at a special location. In our opinion, pop ups from chefs from outside the region in the west of the Netherlands would also do great in Amsterdam or Rotterdam!

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greet by Accor | With ‘Pure rooms’ and ‘Pop rooms’

7-10-2019

  • greet hotel Beaune - new concept by Accor
  • greet hotel Beaune - new concept by Accor
  • greet hotel Beaune - new concept by Accor
  • greet hotel Beaune - new concept by Accor

Accor is introducing a new alternative hospitality offering, with a closer connection to people and the environment. Their concept ‘greet’ has to be a reflection of the group’s commitments, it forms part of a locally engaged approach and provides a response to these new guest expectations in relation to sustainable tourism. Expect, upcycled furniture sourced from flea markets, like a jar used as a bedside lamp, fresh, simple and local products, a friendly and unique atmosphere.

The brand’s first property, the greet hotel Beaune opened its doors last April, greet is the latest addition to Accor’s economy segment. Community-based, engaged and non-standardized brand, its aim is to welcome those seeking meaning in their purchases, relationships and lifestyle! But according to Accor greet is not just an economy brand. It’s a state of mind symbolized by a name, meaning to welcome, meet and celebrate. A single watchword: sharing – moments, stories and experiences.

Following the greet hotel Beaune, new openings are planned in Marseille (St Charles & Airport), Lyon Perrache, Paris, St Witz, Rennes, Bourges or Saint-Germain-en-Laye. The brand will quickly expand in various destinations in Europe, with a 1st address already scheduled in Darmstadt (Germany). Its ambition: 300 hotels opening in Europe by 2030!

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CityHub Copenhagen will open in the summer of 2020

3-10-2019

  • CityHub Copenhagen

Hot on the heels of Amsterdam and Rotterdam, CityHub’s third location will be in one of the healthiest and happiest cities in Europe, Copenhagen. CityHub Copenhagen will open its doors in summer 2020 and will mark CityHub’s first step towards international expansion.

Launched four years ago in Amsterdam, CityHub was created to fulfil the gap between hotels and hostels. Founders Pieter van Tilburg and Sem Schuurkes, two assiduous travelers themselves, recognized that the hotel industry was lacking satisfactory solutions for millennials who are looking for an accessible and authentic experience at the heart of a city.

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#PearPizza campaign | USA Pears promotes pears on pizza

9-9-2019

  • #PearPizza by USAPears

The pear season is about to start and as part of the kick-off for the 2019-20 Northwest pear season, USA Pears launched a campaign centered around #PearPizza. As it seems the beginning of 2019 was marked by the great pineapple pizza controversy, and now USA Pears is proudly declaring that there is nothing wrong with using fruit as a pizza topping. That being said, now it is time for pineapples to step aside for pears to triumph as the ultimate fruit to use as a pizza topping. The quest for their world pizza domination begins at FEAST Portland on September 14.

I love to make flammkuchen with blue cheese, hazelnuts and pears, so I can imagine enjoying a #PearPizza although I don’t like to eat a pizza with pineapple. In the past we even spotted pizza’s with chocolate so there are a lot of people enjoying a touch of sweetness on their pizza! In this article a link to more recipes with pears from USA Pears! ^Marjolein

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Plant based Sushi | Pop-up store Amsterdam

16-8-2019

  • Plant Based SushiPlant Based Sushi
  • Plant Based SushiPlant Based Sushi
  • Plant Based SushiPlant Based Sushi
  • Plant Based SushiPlant Based Sushi

Until the end of August, a pop-up ‘Plant Based Sushi’ restaurant is open on the 3rd floor at De Ruimte in Amsterdam North (Distelweg 83). The sushi they serve is far from boring. How does miso-marinated tofu with bimi and onion jam sound? Or grilled eggplant with berry rice?

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Pop-up stores at your summer destination

8-8-2019

  • Luca's pizza bar in de kopstootbar

Lately, pop-up stores seem to be everywhere. Curious if there will be one at your summer destination? In this article you’ll read which pop-up stores we have seen passing by and which ones will still be there coming period.

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