Cheeseburger Dumplings | 2019, the year of the crossovers?
Leonie van Spronsen, lives and works in New York and enjoys new concepts that she spots in the hospitality industry. In this blog she argues for more crossovers in the hospitality industry and gives an example, the cheeseburger dumplings created by Mimi Chengs & Emily. In addition, she thinks that hospitality entrepreneurs should contact friends from within the industry to see what they could create together. Might be a great opportunity to generate more publicity and buzz for your business! She loves to hear (and taste) what you’ve created!
Trends we spotted | Week 4
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 Japanese tama konnyaku ‘screaming’ balls and about the Instagrammable ‘The Knot Churros’ in London. In Paris, an Eataly will open in the coming spring and an interesting article on how our eating habits and times evolve. And in addition to that about reading books in the Happy Meal of McDonalds in the Netherlands and an interesting post by René Redzepi on Instagram in which he will show how they deal with diets and allergies at Noma. Starbucks will start delivering in America via Uber Eats and have you ever eaten a Japanese-Italian mash-up dish like Karaage Tortellini?
Lowlander Beer | Christmas tree to table
Some Christmas trees in the Netherlands will end up in beer! From 2 January, the botanical brewer has collected unwanted Christmas trees from Dutch consumers, bars and restaurants to transform them into bottles of its 2019 Winter IPA. Chief Botanical Officer Frederik Kampman: “Every December, about 2.5 million real trees bring Christmas spirit into our homes. By New Year, most of these end up in the chipper, on bonfires or piled at the roadside. We have found another use for them: in beer.”
Happy holidays | Christmas decorations 2018
We are in the dark days before Christmas, with real Dutch weather. A little bit of once or twice and mostly wind and rain. Time to create a ‘Christmassy’ restaurant! In September we always give an overview of what we have spotted in the previous Christmas period for inspiration. Below our colleague Max van Oeveren has made a list of small examples up to the great Christmas tree at Claridge’s Hotel in London and special Christmas decorations, as inspiration for hotels, restaurants, bars and of course for at home.
This is the last article on Horecatrends for this year. We wish you a warm, cozy holiday season and lots of inspiration and happiness in 2019. For those who have to work in the hospitality industry, we wish you many nice guests!
Supermarket Iceland | Shopping on ice
Supermarket Iceland launched world’s first instore ice rink, Albert Heijn, Jumbo, Lidl or any other Dutch supermarket, we want to do our shopping on ice as well in the Netherlands! Although not really practical, it’s great fun and we all promise to do the groceries for all our (grand)parents. Great idea and one we publish to start our Holiday Season!
Horecatrends | Tips for Culinary videos worth watching – week 50
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 videos that Mike Adam thinks are cool to watch. Amongst them a video about the top female chef Ana Ros who introduced fine-dining in the rural countryside of Slovenia, a video about how veganism could change the world and one which gives some insights in the most luxurious hotels of Paris.
Horecatrends | Tips for Culinary videos worth watching – week 49
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 videos that Mike Adam thinks they are cool to see. Amongst them a video with the menu of the future, a video with a couple of Christmas dessert to impress and about a high tea of jewelry at the Waldorf Astoria in Amsterdam.
Horecatrends | Tips for Culinary videos worth watching – week 48
YouTube is a great source for inspiration and trend spotting. On a daily base, thousands of clips are being uploaded, and we pick out our personal favorites on a weekly base. This week another top 3 of culinary videos worth watching, based on the interests of Mike Adam, one of our writers. With this week videos about a recipe to replace your protein shake for a dish with dried caterpillars and a video about AI robots in a Chinese restaurant. Also a video about THE way to position your restaurant on the number one spot on Tripadvisor.
Horecatrends | Tips for Culinary videos worth watching – week 47
YouTube is a great source for inspiration and trend spotting. On a daily base, thousands of clips are being uploaded, and we pick out our personal favorites on a weekly base. This week another top 3 of culinary videos worth watching, based on the interests of Mike Adam, one of our writers. With this week videos about chef Shion Uino from restaurant Sushi Amane in New York City, Mike loves the video because of the focus and calmness with which he creates his sushi. The video about Steven Spurrier is cool for wine lovers, Steven is a wine connoisseur who organized the first wine tasting back in 1976 where he had wines from California blindly tested against wines from France. And do you want to know more about why caviar is so expensive? The third video about cultivating the sturgeon might be interesting to watch then!
Casa Velas | Holy Guacamole, time for Guacamania!
Do you love guacamole? Casa Velas in Mexico, an adults-only boutique hotel in Puerto Vallarta, has been organizing Guacamania, a tribute to the green fruit, twice throughout the year 2018. Guacamania at the hotel means special avocado-focused menus, avocado-themed spa treatments, a dedicated guacamologist and many more! The Guacamania festival took place in March as well as September (in honor of Mexico’s Independence Day). Lots of millennials reading this blog might hope Guacamania returns in 2019! Inspiration for all the hotels which focus on millennials as guests, why doesn’t your restaurant have a guacamologist?