Dutch National RestaurantPITCH | From dream to kickstart at the Horecava
In the upcoming weeks, the Horecava, Lightspeed and Sligro are looking for hospitality talents to join the Dutch National RestaurantPITCH contest. This new and unique contest gives candidates the opportunity to achieve their dreams of having their own restaurant. The person with the winning restaurant concept will receive a fully-featured pop-up restaurant during the Horecava, which takes place from Monday the 8th until Thursday the 11th of January 2018 in RAI Amsterdam. Signing up can be done until the 21st of June.
Bowl-Rent | Transportable all-weather bowling alley
The Bowl-Rent is an outdoor, all-weather one-lane bowling alley. The lane is built in such way that it can easily be set-up and removed. The creators guarantee that the bowling lane can be used within an hour. Furthermore, the transportable all-weather bowling alley can be set-up at different grounds and can be ordered in different sizes.
Kellogg’s | Fine dining experience with cereals
Kellogg’s® created a fine dining experience with cereals. At Kellogg’s NYC café and just for one night, select guests experienced an exclusive six-course tasting menu of recipes recreated with cereal from Kellogg’s. Chefs Mathew Peters, Travis Swikard and Harrison Turone recreated signature dishes of Thomas Keller and Daniel Boulud with the use of Kellogg’s cereals. They were teammates at Team USA at the Bocuse d’or (which they won) and they all support Ment’or, a non-profit that inspires excellence in young culinary professionals. A great example of raising money for a good cause whilst in the meantime inspire all to reimagine the endless possibilities of cereal.
Yamagoya | Launches the raindrop cake in London
From 15th May, Fah Sundravorakul, Co-Founder of Yamagoya, the ramen pop-up on Shaftsbury Avenue, will bring the Raindrop Cake to London for the first time, adding just 20 to the menu each day. Inspired by the cult Japanese dish, mizu shingen mochi and made in the shape of a water droplet, Yamagoya’s recipe has been carefully developed to produce a crystal clear cake, made from special agar powder which can only be found in Japan to give clarity and served with a sticky sweet molasses syrup (Kuromitsu) and kinako; roasted soybean flour for dipping.
Ramada Apollo Amsterdam Centre | Sleep in a transparent air-bubble
After last year’s ice-skating area and the curling sheet on the rooftop of the hotel this winter, Floor17 will organize something special again this spring: sleeping in a transparent air-bubble. From the 12th of May till the 10th of June you it’s possible to sleep under the stars on Floor17’s 85 meters high rooftop. The special hotel room is designed by popular online design brand MADE.com. It’s not only going to be a super romantic stay, but also a very stylish one.
Bowling in the spotlight | The mobile bowling alley
BCE Bowling introduces a new product to the Dutch bowling market: The mobile bowling alley. The mobile alley consists of loose parts and can be installed in a day. Especially suitable for companies that only have limited space available, but it also might be interesting to fill temporary vacancies in the inner cities: Pop-up Bowling! This trend in bowling is also reflected in the whitepaper ‘The bowling centre in the picture’ about the facts and figures of the Dutch bowling world of our colleagues from Van Spronsen & Partners hospitality consultancy which will be published in May.
IKEA | Considers opening IKEA standalone restaurants
Most of us know them, Köttbullar, the famous IKEA meatballs. They’re almost as legendary as the furniture itself. For the ones who can’t get enough of them, we got news: IKEA is considering opening IKEA standalone restaurants! Hopefully in the near future you can enjoy the famous meatballs together with a class of lingonberry juice and a piece of Daim cake in one of the IKEA standalone restaurants.
A rooftop rollerdisco by the Social Fun & Games Club | #rooftoprollers at Roof East
Roof East in East London will be re-opening on the 4th of May for weekday evenings and weekends. This car-park rooftop summer spot is returning for its fourth year. It’s going to host a rooftop rollerdisco (#rooftoprollers at Roof East), a baseball batting cage club, and hip-hop inspired pétanque from De La Bowl. Oh, and crazy golf! All thanks to the Social Fun & Games Club.
Caffè Torino | First pop up Negroni bar in Belgium
Last week the first pop-up Negroni bar in Antwerp, Belgium opened. From the 30th of March until the 23th of April, you can enjoy this cocktail that consists of gin, vermouth and Campari in Martini Caffè Torino. Caffè Torino, previously opened the first pop-up vermoutbar in Belgium at the Oude Beestenmarkt in Ghent. They will only serve Negroni’s at this pop-up bar.
Wiedewietsaus | Biologic cannabis sauce
The Ter Marsch & Co pop-up burger bar in Amsterdam exists one year, time to celebrate! To do so, a special burger and fries sauce called ‘Wiedewietsaus’ has been developed. The biologic cannabis-infused mayonnaise is an ode to the Dutch and Amsterdam weed culture. The Wiedewietsaus is served in three hospitality businesses of the Ter Marsch family. This April Fools’ Day joke was so successful that they will be selling the Wiedewietsauce as from the end of this month.