Horecatrends | Tips for Culinary videos worth watching – week 28
YouTube has been a source of inspiration for spotting trends the past few years. Every day, thousands of movies are uploaded with new and interesting content. We too sometimes use videos as a source of inspiration to write about. With this week again a selection of 3 videos which our colleague Manual Imanse thinks are worth watching.
This week links to videos about ‘What coffee looks like around the world and why menuca honey from New Zealand is so expensive. And since the beginning of July, amusement park Walibi Holland has a new attraction: the Untamed.
Rosé Mansion in NYC | Wine bar + amusement park + museum of science for wine
Rosé Mansion opened on June 1, 2019 and tickets are available on the website of the country’s only interactive wine tasting experience celebrating everyone’s favorite summer wine. Rosé Mansion, the wine tasting experience dedicated to the history and allure of the pink-hued, warm-weather favorite, has launched an all-new experience for 2019. The all-new Rosé Mansion brings the pink from around the world to a picture-perfect experience in New York City. Taking over 32,000 square feet (over twice the size of last year’s Mansion), Rosé Mansion features a labyrinth of 14 rooms for wine lovers to explore, learn and ‘gram, including Cleopatra’s Palace, a 1960s-themed Acid Test, and a vintage Airline Lounge. Rosé Mansion closes by the end of September and is located at the second floor of the Manhattan Mall, where it has a private entrance and address at 111 W. 32nd Street, near Penn Station.
Another must visit for all Instagrammers and rosé lovers going to New York this summer!
The New York Collection | By the Dominique Ansel Bakery in Soho
As from today, July 4th (Independence Day) through September 2nd (Labor Day), the Dominique Ansel Bakery is transforming their entire pastry case at the Soho Bakery (189 Spring Street, NYC) into a dessert tribute to New York, with a ‘capsule collection’ of 9 new desserts inspired by all the things they love about NYC.
We love the combination of creativity and real good taste at the bakeries of Dominique Ansel! In the past we wrote a couple of articles about this entrepreneur / pastry chef. Just put his name in the ‘search’ bar at the front page of Horecatrends and you’ll hit a lot of inspiration, in product and the way his social media is done. If you love pastry and you’re living in or visiting NYC this summer, you should definitely visit his bakery!
Hash Kitchen | Build-your-own Bloody Mary bar
A lunch or brunch with just a Bloody Mary? It is possible and it happens, in Scottsdale (near Phoenix) in the USA. All restaurants of Hash Kitchen, have a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar. Guests who order one of their legendary ‘Big Hash Bloody Mary’ of 1 liter in one of their four restaurants, can also use the BYOBM-Bar with more than 40 different toppings as desired.
Initiatives such as a Build-your-own Bloody Mary bar with more than 40 different toppings ensure extra attention for your business, both in the media as on social media.
Barton G | Oops, I Dropped My Ice Cream Cone
Those who are fans of exceptional hospitality concepts will certainly know the Barton G restaurants in Miami, Chicago and Los Angeles. This concept is known for their eccentric and theatrical dishes that are more than Instagrammable. In addition, they also taste above average. One of the latest creations of the restaurant is again one for the books. The “Oops, I Dropped My Ice Cream Cone” is about 10 kilos in weight and must be carried to the table by two people before it can be eaten.
Are you going on holidays to Miami, Chicago or Los Angeles? Then we definitely recommend to eat at Barton G’s. A truly American experience! In this article a video about how they make and serve “Oops, I Dropped My Ice Cream Cone” and more information about the “over the top” dishes we have eaten in Miami and Los Angeles and of course have seen eaten
#ScreenFreeSaturday by BOS ice tea | Less screens, more fun!
Our eyes move from the small devices in our hands, to computer screens on our desks and television screens on the wall. Of course, it is entertaining watching all the fun stuff on these devices. But what do we do with all the real things on this earth that we haven’t discovered yet? BOS, an ice tea brand that was originated in Cape Town, therefore organises #ScreenFreeSaturday. Unplug and enjoy!
Sofitel invites guests to ‘Live The French Way’
New global brand campaign celebrates Sofitel’s French roots, offering a modern spin on design, gastronomy, arts & culture, well-being and more. As the first international luxury hotel brand to originate from France, Sofitel Hotels & Resorts is a renowned global ambassador of French style and art de vivre. In celebration of the brand’s birthplace and heritage, Sofitel is launching a new global brand campaign that reaches deeper into its French roots. Live The French Way, the campaign’s brand promise, pays homage to Sofitel’s French origin, demonstrates the eternal allure of French style, and reinforces the brand’s time-honored position as an ambassador of French art de vivre around the world.
Polo Bar London | Piles of pancakes and always open
The Polo Bar in London, located near Liverpool Street Station, is an old restaurant/bar (has been around since 1953) that’s becoming more and more famous recent years. The reason: the famous pile of pancakes that’s being served there and the fact that the place is open 24 hours a day. No matter what time you come in, an English breakfast can always be ordered, as well as a good stack of pancakes!
Moxy NYC Chelsea Launches ‘A.S.M.R. Bedtime Story Videos’ for Guests
Created in collaboration with Whisperlodge, hotel Moxy NYC Chelsea recently announced the launch of exclusive titillating bedtime story videos for guests. Featuring Bella Thorne and Dani Thorne (COM3T), along with Caroline Vreeland, they are taking guests on a sensory-stimulating journey. The A.S.M.R. Bedtime story videos will be available at Midtown Manhattan’s boldest new hotel opening, Moxy NYC Chelsea by Marriott International, exclusively in-room for one month beginning April 15th. Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (A.S.M.R.) is a sensory phenomenon where viewers feel pleasurable tingles from specific visual, auditory and haptic triggers.
We were kind of surprised to watch the videos from Moxy’s NYC Chelsea A.S.M.R. Bedtime Stories! We don’t think we will fall asleep with the A.S.M.R. bedtime story (check the next page) but it might inspire us to go downstairs to eat something!
Trends we spotted | Week 10
At hospitalitytrends.eu we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the smaller trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.
This week, among other links to articles about the ‘Bar of Yes’ in London en IHOP (International House of Pancakes) created some fakenews with their IHOb rebranding! And KLM (our Royal Dutch Airline) is offering ‘Take-off tips’ through holographic travel kiosks.
We know that there are stunning hotel suites all over the world, but this suite in Las Vegas beats a lot! This suite at the Palms Casino resorts is decorated by the artist Damien Hirst. And a list of 10 great Escape Rooms from around the world with the rooms of ‘Sherlocked’ in Amsterdam on it!
We also spotted a Japanese Café that has robots as staff that are controlled by disabled people. And in the USA joins Pizza Hut forces with FedEx to explore the FedEx SameDay Bot for delivery.
Also: IKEA created an air purifying curtain, the GUNRID and KFC is crowdfunding its next marketing gimmick!