A Finger Lickin’ Chicken Mitten Bucket Hugger by KFC

11-11-2021

  • KFC - Finger Lickin’ Chicken Mitten Bucket HuggerKFC - Finger Lickin’ Chicken Mitten Bucket Hugger
  • KFC - Finger Lickin’ Chicken Mitten Bucket HuggerKFC - Finger Lickin’ Chicken Mitten Bucket Hugger
  • KFC - Holiday Season packagingKFC - Holiday Season packaging

To celebrate the upcoming holiday season, Kentucky Fried Chicken® is unveiling winter’s hottest dining accessory – a limited-edition and original Finger Lickin’ Chicken Mitten Bucket Hugger, to turn your bucket of KFC’s world-famous fried chicken into the ultimate holiday must-have, according to their press release.

A combination of a new Holiday Bucket and a sweater for this bucket to keep the bucket and the hands of their fans warm! No longer available in the US but we loved the idea, a combination of a ‘ugly Christmas sweater’ with a big plus for fans of your brand. It’s great inspiration for upgrading the ugly Christmas sweaters from the past, a ‘sweater + mitten’ for warm drinks or buckets of food.  

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‘Lecker Chess Tournament’ in Utrecht

9-11-2021

  • Lecker Schaken SchaaktoernooiLecker Schaken Schaaktoernooi
  • Bierbrouwerij De LeckereBierbrouwerij De Leckere

Yesterday the ‘Lecker Schaken Schaaktoernooi’ (Lecker Chess Tournament) started in Utrecht (The Netherlands). The ‘Lecker  Chess Tournament’ lasts four weeks and has been organized by the ‘De Leckere Brewery’ in collaboration with local cafes and restaurants.

Great idea to organize at a local level, we also happen to know people who started playing chess again after seeing the Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit. And great that after a lot of online quizzes we can finally play a board game with each other again! By organizing it on the first days of the week, the De Leckere brewery creates an extra source of income for the catering industry. Inspiration for other cities? Or some bars?

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NL Delivery Game | Meal deliverers safer and more aware on the road

9-11-2021

  • Delivery Game horeca trendsNL Delivery Game
  • NLVVM horeca trendsNLVVM

Since the corona pandemic, the number of meal deliveries in the Netherlands has increased excessively. According to the Food Service Institute Netherlands (FSIN), this market grew by 37% compared to 2019. This development is leading to an increasing number of meal delivery in the industry, especially the 16 to 24 year old age group. According to Veilig Verkeer Nederland (the Safe Traffic Association Netherlands (VVN), this age group takes more risks in traffic, which means that they are more likely to be involved in accidents. To prevent this, the Dutch Association of Meal Delivery Services (NLVVM) has created the NL Delivery Game. The initiators – consisting of ten large delivery chains – join forces and launched this training game for the more than 20,000 meal deliverers they employ. In the game, the traffic and behavioral rules of the Safe Traffic Association Netherlands are tested. Resulting in more meal deliverers safer on the road and more aware in traffic.

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Trends we spotted | Week 44

1-11-2021

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At horecatrends.com or hospitalitytrends.eu 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 the pop-up ‘Vurger King’ in Madrid, this Burger King location will serve only meat-free items. And Ruby Hotels outlines their Asia expansion plans.

The Accor group will also be entering the house rental market, the accor-residences.com website shows the group’s selected collection of homes.

Last weekend was Halloween, which is also becoming more popular in Europe. Some Halloween  inspiration for 2022: ‘Haunted House of Fryght’ by Wendy’s, ‘Haunted Restaurant with Fright Castle Takeover’ by White Castle and in Paris you could go to a Halloween party at ‘Le Manoir de Paris’.

You can enjoy the afternoon tea, Prêt-à-Portea autumn/winter 2021 collection, again in The Berkeley hotel! And recently the Chiaro restaurant opened in the Rocco Forte Hotel de Rome in Berlin. Here chef Tim Mälzer developed an Italian cuisine with Japanese elements.

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Pop-up Petit Latour by Ruinart | Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin

29-10-2021

  • Petit Latour Ruinart ChampagnebarPetit Latour Ruinart Champagnebar in hotel Huis ter Duin
  • Petit Latour Ruinart ChampagnebarPetit Latour Ruinart Champagnebar in hotel Huis ter Duin
  • Petit Latour Ruinart ChampagnebarPetit Latour Ruinart Champagnebar in hotel Huis ter Duin
  • Petit Latour Ruinart ChampagnebarPetit Latour Ruinart Champagnebar in hotel Huis ter Duin
  • Petit Latour Ruinart ChampagnebarPetit Latour Ruinart Champagnebar in hotel Huis ter Duin
  • Petit Latour Ruinart ChampagnebarPetit Latour Ruinart Champagnebar in hotel Huis ter Duin

This week, Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin in Noordwijk opened a temporary champagne bar: Petit Latour by Ruinart. Located on the first floor of the iconic hotel, this stylish champagne bar is open til the end of February next year. At Petit Latour it is possible to order various special champagnes with matching French dishes, such as crostinis with salmon and Gillardeau oyster with champagne-mignonette. The bites are created by chef Marcel van Lier of big brother restaurant Latour, the restaurant of Huis ter Duin, which has been awarded a Michelin star. Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin is located at the coast of the Nord Sea, half a hour drive from Amsterdam.

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Sagardi Amsterdam introduces | Esentzia Sagardi

26-10-2021

  • Esentzia SagardiRundertong sandwich & gerijpte rundercarpaccio met rode garnalen - Esentzia Sagardi
  • Esentzia SagardiEsentzia Sagardi - vlees van de Baskische grill
  • Esentzia SagardiAnanas met vanille en caramel - het dessert van Esentzia Sagardi
  • Mikel en Iñaki López de Viñaspre and Gregorio TolosaMikel en Iñaki López de Viñaspre and Gregorio Tolosa

Sagardi Amsterdam is the place to be for the most beautiful products from the Basque Country, prepared on Sagardi’s own unique Basque grill. In the original style passed down from generation to generation. Pure, honest and prepared with a lot of love and fire. To honour the culinary treasures and rich traditions of their native soil, Sagardi has created a new tradition: Esentzia Sagardi. A recurring culinary event in which one product takes the central stage in a menu specially created for this purpose. The first edition, which will take place from the 2nd to the 28th of November, will focus on Galician beef.

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First edition Amsterdam Taco Festival | One big tasty fiesta!

26-10-2021

  • Taco FestivalThe Amsterdam Taco Festival - credits LVF
  • Amsterdam Taco FestivalThe Amsterdam Taco Festival - credits LVF Food
  • Taiyari tortillas - credits bySam.nlTaiyari tortillas - credits bySam.nl
  • Taiyari tortillasTaiyari tortillas - credits bySam.nl

Disclaimer: directed more to Dutchies. But if you’re living in or visiting Amsterdam on November the 20th and 21st, this might be the place to go!

You don’t have to fly all the way to Mexico to immerse yourself in the Mexican culture, because this fall, Mexico is coming to Amsterdam! On Saturday the 20th and Sunday the 21st of November 2021, the very first edition of the Amsterdam Taco Festival will take place inside the monumental building “Het Sieraad” at Postjesweg 1 in Amsterdam West. The festival starts at 11 a.m. on both days!

To spread the visitors throughout the day, time slots are used to enter. So you can select a certain entrance time. Once inside you can stay as long as you want and enjoy all the different Mexican snacks. In this article you will find a link to where you can book your tickets.

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The S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy Brain Food Forum | Live stream on Saturday 30th October

22-10-2021

  • The S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy Brain Food Forum - credits Alberto Grasso

Saturday 30th October will see the launch of The S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy Brain Food Forum, an exchange of knowledge and ideas between young chefs and nine of the greatest chefs in the world. An exceptional opportunity for both industry professionals and food lovers to join nine of the greatest chefs in the world as they take part in this forum.

The event will be held at the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2019-2021 grand final and is curated by Fine Dining Lovers with editor-in-chief Ryan King offering insight and mediation in his role as host. The key themes of Taste & Creativity chosen to reiterate the core values of the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy: an online educational platform created to attract, connect and nurture diverse talent in the world of gastronomy. The Brain Food Forum will be available to view via a live stream on Fine Dining Lovers on Saturday 30th October from 9.30am-12.30pm (Central European Summer Time), the link requires sign-up. By continuing reading you will learn more about the chefs attending the event.

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How spooky do you want it to be? | 13 bits of Halloween inspiration

19-10-2021

  • Hotel Amerika omgetoverd tot Haunted Hotel of Horror
  • Heinz Halloween
  • Boo Batter ice cream by Cold stone creamery
  • Griezelen bij De Beren - cocktail met meelwormen en sprinkhanen
  • Limited edition pumpkin buns at Bun house in London for Halloween

On American inspiration websites you can’t miss Halloween. Halloween is major in the US and slowly but surely more and more people in the Netherlands are celebrating it too! In our Dutch village it will be celebrated as well. The organization normally responsible for our King’s Day celebration will this year also organize a Halloween spooky tour along ‘haunted houses’ where the children get hot chocolate and can pick up ‘creepy’ candy. Such a fun night! How can you celebrate Halloween as a hospitality provider? Would you profit from a celebration and would your Dutch or European guests enjoy it? The last point is of course clear; it is fun and it always makes sense to positively surprise your guests, even if it is with a freshly baked ‘ghost’ cookie or a mini pumpkin of marzipan. To get in this spooky atmosphere before the actual holiday (31st of October), we have listed 13 bits of Halloween inspiration for you!  ^Marjolein

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Trends we spotted | Week 42

18-10-2021

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At horecatrends.com or hospitalitytrends.eu 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 NANKA that makes patties from Jack Fruit in combination with mushrooms, chicken and beef to help meat-eaters to reduces their meat intake in Malaysia. And in Germany Essity and McDonald’s are recycling the paper cups into toilet paper.

The Brooklyn Dumpling Shop from New York is growing fast through franchising, they’re opening 5 new locations in Florida. And the Singapore-born, Instagram-famous Paradise Group debuted in California last September with their Rainbow Soup Dumplings!

The Dutch cider producers and importers of CiderCider will open ‘the Ciderbar’ in Rotterdam Hofbogen by the end of December. And in Groningen the first RavioliBar in the Netherlands opened. They make fresh ravioli daily!

The Cheesecake Factory has been sharing a slew of their incredible recipes for readers to make in their own kitchens since the COVID-19 crisis. Inspirational! And the Dutch Vegan Junk Food Bar will open in Germany this fall.

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