Trends we spotted | Week 23

11-6-2021

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’.

Since this month Harry Potter fans in New York can visit a real ‘Butterbeer Bar’ and The London Eye turned twenty-one in March, they’re celebrating their party with a Pub Pod.

The family-owned Tiffany’s Bakery created a donut that’s better tasting and better for you, the DOYO® and TGI Fridays is serving up a rainbow of pride with festive six-layered dessert to celebrate Pride month.

In Florence opened this restaurant: ‘Sophia Loren – original Italian food’, the first restaurant of a new Italian chain? The menu is mouthwatering! And in Singapore some lucky people had the change to taste cell-based lobster and shrimps meat at a tasting event last November by Shiok Meats.

Tesla is officially planning to enter the restaurant business, will their concept be the future of charging your car? Being entertained with food, fun, music or movies while waiting?

Heinz ketchup marketing has been busy: in Canada they partnered with Waze and Burger King to reward those in traffic, driving at speed of its slow pour ketchup, (0.045 Km/h) and in the US they started the competition to find the Heinz Head Burger Artist! Inspiration for the hospitality industry?

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Trends we spotted | Week 22

4-6-2021

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’.

Here in the Netherlands we’re allowed to dine inside as from the 5th of June! And a couple of restaurants in Utrecht are celebrating their opening with a ‘walking diner’ with a piece of cutlery with an inscription as the entrance ticket, Utrechts Bestek (cutlery).

McDonald’s Germany is testing grass paper, they serve their Deutschlandburger (German burger) and their McWraps wrapped in this sustainable paper. And also spotted the Fortuna Cooler, a nutshell cooler, made from coconuts that chills by nature.

A link to an article about the world’s largest NFT museum that is coming to New York and Logis Hotels wants to become European market leader in the flexible workplace market, they’re testing a new network in France.

Domino’s Japan created Pizza Rice Bowls and we wonder whether we will see them here in Europe or in the USA? And in the Japan Centre in London, ‘The Mochi Bar’ opened!

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Trends we spotted | Week 21

31-5-2021

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’.

The public voting for the Impact Shakers Awards for sustainable and inclusive startups and scale-ups has opened and you will soon be able to play real life Mario Karts in London and in Utrecht (the Netherlands)!

Burger King will soon open a temporary meatless restaurant in Germany in cooperation with The Vegetarian Butcher and Belgian brewer Grimbergen will be brewing premium beers in its Brussels Abbey Monastery again, after 200 years.

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University may have found a solution for high pasta packaging costs with flat-packed pasta, without compromising on texture and taste! And an interesting article about the origin of Susumu Kakinuma’s ‘Tokyo Pizza’.

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Trends we spotted | Week 20

21-5-2021

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’.

To combat food waste IKEA is launching a free ScrapsBook cookbook in the USA and Coffee tech start-up Bellwether Coffee is going to commit to paying Colombian farmer 20% with the help of a new innovative tool.

Asda supermarket in the UK is launching cocktail-flavoured spirits to easily make cocktails at home, something we spotted before with Neon Zebra! And an interesting article about the future of hospitality technology with a lot of interesting insights.

Now that the pubs have reopened in England the brewers cannot handle the high demand for beer, and here in the Netherlands the NENT Group will be launching Viaplay in 2022, with the exclusive rights to broadcast Formula 1 and Bundesliga.

For the ones interested in technology, Google held their annual conference this week and announced their Project Starline, a new more realistic way to #videochat!  And in London a Chocolate Factory will be opening this year, in this article the link to the waiting list!

The Sutter Home Family Viveyards created sweet wines with fruit flavours like peach and pineapple! Would young people like to drink that in Europe as well? For beerlovers there is now a vacuum cleaner and beer cooler in one; the Brewmboni from Molson Canadian. Perfect for game-night.

The Higher Order Smokers created a way to simply smoke a cocktail or snack, their project at Kickstarter is already backed! And for when you are looking for an easy way to make a cup of coffee: also on Kickstarter, coffee in the form of bags! Just as easy as making yourself a cup of tea.

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Trends we spotted | Week 19

14-5-2021

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’.

A Singaporean company, Forest & Whale, is experimenting with edible and compostable food packaging and Panda Packaging has come up with a reusable bamboo cup with an integrated loyalty program.

Hilton recently shared a fun video encouraging guests to bring their dog to their Pet Hotels in the UK and Ireland and Pepsi opens the very first Fast Beverage Restaurant in the United States, Pep’s Place.

The State of New York will ban the use of plastic amenities in hotels and motels from 2024, and McDonald’s will work with the office of President Biden to raise awareness around Covid vaccinations among Americans.

Mövenpick Thailand offers a temporary package that allows travelers to go in self quarantine for 14 days in luxury. And sustainable hotel chain Habitas intends to realize at least 10 3D-printed hotels in Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Finally, Guinness has recently launched a new stout beer, to all coffee lovers: pay attention!

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Fruit and Vegetables Week | Launch ‘We’re Smart Academy’ and exclusive 5 Radishes Chefs Club

10-5-2021

  • Week van de Groenten en Fruit
  • Smaakbom® Salsa met légumaise Thai en Ghoa cress
  • Recept watermeloen en venkelcarpaccio

Top international chefs will join forces in the We’re Smart Academy, starting on the 10th of May. They share their knowledge about healthy, ecological cuisine in webinars, manuals, cookbooks and Clubhouse sessions with other chefs, food companies and consumers. The academy gets off to a flying start on the first day of the Fruit and Vegetable Week. On the same day, We’re Smart World, the organization behind the week, launches the 5 Radishes Chef Club, an exclusive club for the 79 best vegetable restaurants in the world. 

When we see the enormous press interest in the transition of Daniel Humm from Eleven Madison Park (***) to only cooking vegetarian, it is unavoidable that there will also be a boost in vegetarian and vegan cooking. A very positive vibe towards healthier food! With 2 recipes in this article with the Vegetables of the year – Peppers and Fruit of the year 2021: Watermelon, both from the well-known vegetable chef Frank Fol. 

Reading time: 4 minutes, required time for the recipes are separately stated. 

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Trends we spotted | Week 14

12-4-2021

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’. 

Today outdoor dining in the UK reopenedUnfortunately the weather is bad but we wish everybody lots of fun and be careful out there. We’re extremely jealous here in the Netherlands!  

This week with links to articles about the reopening of the Brixton Market Restaurants, with their reopening deal: #BackToBrixton and a big loss for culinary Barcelona: the group with the restaurants Tickets, Hoja Santa, Pakta and Bodega 1900 are to close, the only one to remain is Enigma. 

This April, French dairy company Bel Brands will launch its own vegan cheese line Nurishh on Amazon Fresh and at select retailers, with further distribution planned for this year. And Coca-Cola launches vending machine subscriptions in Japan 

The restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill announced it will offer debt-free degrees in Agriculture, Culinary, and Hospitality to all eligible employees. Also in the USA: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and his tequila brand Teremana launched a ‘guac on the rock’ initiativeto encourage the nation to support local restaurants  

We love a bitter Spritz (like for example with Campari), so we hope that the premix Garden Spritz by Chandon, bubbles with house-made bitters crafted with fresh Valencia oranges, will come to the Netherlands as well. And chef José Andrés known from his humanitarian efforts with his charity, World Central Kitchen, has announced he will open restaurants in Chicago, to start with an all-day café along Chicago River. 

Is a podcast studio a plus in a hotel? Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas will have one in the lobby and we spotted more examples over the years.  

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Limited-edition PAC-MAN pizza box featuring augmented reality game by Pizza Hut

8-4-2021

  • PAC-MAN augmented reality game by Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut served up ‘Newstalgia’ campaign celebrating what fans know and love about the pizza restaurant, but with a contemporary twist. To bring the campaign to life, the brand unveiled a limited-edition PAC-MAN pizza box featuring an augmented reality game and a chance to win a custom PAC-MAN game cabinet back in March. The campaign did put a contemporary twist on celebrating all the things people love and associate with the brand – from Book It!® pins, classic arcade games, red cups and Tiffany-style lamps and of course, iconic Pizza Hut pizzas. 

Although the campaign has already ended we think it might be an inspiration for other restaurants to adsome nostalgia to their brand in one way or another. Lots of us loved to play PAC-MAN back in the day but also games like Tetris, Mario Kart and remember SimCity? We have all learned not to play with our food but this might be fun!  

Reading time: 2 minutes 

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Trends we spotted | Week 13

6-4-2021

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 an investment by restaurant chain Chipotle in autonomous delivery by startup NURO. And to help out in tough times, supermarkets rent storefront windows from restaurants. Launched last week in Amsterdam, Reclame voor Horeca (‘Ads for Hospitality’). 

Both NESCAFÉ and the startupUP TO GOOD, introduced drinks made from upcycled coffee fruitNESCAFE NATIV and UP TO GOOD cascara. And in London opened Urban Mutts, the first luxury dog hotel! With spa treatments, handcrafted dog beds, reiki etc. 

Ultimate Paleo Protein infuses your cup of coffee with quality protein, healthy fat, and heat-stable probiotics. It reminded us a bit of Bulletproof coffee? And the first Cannabis-infused wine from France has been created in the region of Bordeaux. 

KRISPY KREME® Giving FREE doughnuts to everyone who shows his or her COVID-19 Vaccination Card and has more ideas to encourage people to get the vaccine! And we spotted a startup with the aim to reduce our sodium intake which is increasing our high blood pressure: Green Salt made of Salicornia!    

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The project ’40 chefs for the 40 month cheese’ | By Consorzio Parmigiano Reggiano and JRE-Jeunes Restaurateurs

2-4-2021

  • Created by restaurant Rozemarijn for '40 chefs for the 40 month cheese' - recipe in the article
  • Created by restaurant Scherp for the 40 chefs for the 40 month cheese - recipe in the article
  • Created by rest. Spetters for 40 chefs for the 40 month cheese - recipe in the article
  • Created by LEV by Mike for 40 chefs for the 40 month cheese - recipe in the article
  • Created by Orangerie de Pol for 40 chefs for the 40 month cheese - recipe in the article.

Its strong and spicy aroma, its savoury and intense flavour make 40 month Parmigiano Reggiano a product with unmistakeable characteristics, whose demand is increasing on all consumers’ tables. The Consorzio Parmigiano Reggiano and JRE-Jeunes Restaurateurs have chosen to enhance these features with the project ‘40 chefs for the 40 month cheese’ during which forty chefs from thirteen European countries have developed unique and new recipes, which are also close to home, i.e. strongly tied their area of origin.

For foodies: in this article links to some of the 40 recipes! With focus on the Dutch recipes.  

reading time: 3 minutes

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