Boxpark NDSM in Amsterdam
In the summer of 2013, Boxpark NDSM will open its doors on the NDSM wharf in Amsterdam. This is a pop-up shopping mall, consisting of containers, a variant of the London Boxpark Shoreditch. The containers will feature mostly fashion stores, but as well eateries, theatre and a cinema. The stores will be opened only during the weekend, but probably non-stop for 48 hours.
‘Antwerpen Proeft’ (Antwerp Tastes) is Belgium’s culinary highlight this summer. Chefs with a 15+ ranking in the Gault&Millau BeLux will cook all-in arrangements as well as bites for visitors. The Chéfs that participate this year are Viki Geunes (‘t Zilte), Wouter Keersmaekers (De Schone van Boskoop), Axel Colonna-Cesari (Centpourcent), Dave De Belder (De Godevaart) and Kaasaffineurs Michel Van Tricht & Zoon (cheese and beer pairing experts).
Next to the prominent chefs there are local and artisanal products like hand made Moon Pops ice creams.
In-N-Out Singapore sold out in 5 minutes
The In-N-Out pop-up restaurant that opened on the 24th of July in Singapore was sold out within 5 minutes. The fast food chain tests if it should expand to Asia, another pop-up store for one day opened in Tokyo in March.
Ikea pop-up lounge Charles de Gaulle
Ikea has opened a pop-up lounge for the tired traveller on airport Roissy Charles de Gaulle in Paris. The lounge in terminal 3 is open until August 5th.
Since June 29, the district Schieblok in Rotterdam offers a new hotspot called the Milk Bar. This is a pop-up concept, created by master students of the art school in The Hague. Guests can come here for a milk drink, a smoothie or other healthy snacks. With this project, they are especially aiming to bring this neglected part of Rotterdam back to life and is part of the project Test Site Rotterdam in occasion of the 5th International Architecture Biënnale Rotterdam.
Around the plate
At Horecatrends.com we regularly organize trend presentations. Recently we were invited by Our Common Food to inspire the teams. Take a look at the (Dutch) Prezi presentation here.
A la Plancha pop-up restaurant
The temporary pop-up restaurant À la Plancha next to the Maas in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, prepares fresh seafood in the front of the customer. Between Thursday the 5th of July and Sunday 15th July fish lovers can eat here.
Conference for hospitality businesses
The conference Meerwaarde 2.0 is only available in Dutch.
Magnum shop in Paris
From 30 May till 24 June, you can temporarily visit the Magnum cafe in heart of the Marais in Paris. For four weeks, visitors are invited to a unique experience, culminating in sensory pleasures of the experience and to create their own Magnum. Give this creation a name and share it on Facebook.
On Saturday, June 9 you can try seaweed dishes in Scheveningen (The Netherlands). This at the official herring introduction of the new season ‘Hollandse Nieuwe’.