Koppert Cress launches Sweet Peeper!

9-11-2018

  • Sweet Peeper cress by Koppert CressSweet Peeper cress by Koppert Cress
  • Sweet Peeper cress by Koppert CressSweet Peeper cress by Koppert Cress
  • Sweet Peeper cress by Koppert CressSweet Peeper cress by Koppert Cress
  • Sweet Peeper cress by Koppert CressSweet Peeper cress by Koppert Cress

Koppert Cress recently introduced  their Sweet Peeper cress! Koppert Cress specializes in cresses; seedlings of unique plants, which each have their own specific effect on the senses. Flavour, fragrance, feel or presentation, there is a cress for all. And the assortment is widening. Every year at least one new item is added to their collection of Micro-vegetables. A collection, which is presented as ‘Architecture Aromatique’. Sweet Peeper is the latest addition and we’re curious for this cress from sweet potato! Underneath the article you will find a video in which chef Edwin van den Heykant from Bowery restaurant at the Hilton Schiphol, creates a couple of dishes with the Sweet Peeper cress.   read more

The nOcean Strawlet | Always have your reusable straw with you

9-11-2018

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  • nOcean StrawletnOcean Strawlet

The nOcean Strawlet is a cross between a reusable straw and a Livestrong bracelet. Being a stylish bracelet means you’ll always have it on you and it sparks conversations about changing our ways and eliminating single use plastics. The product is made of recycled materials so the straws won’t be creating any more waste on the planet! Half of all the profits from nOcean Strawlets go towards charities that are ridding the Ocean of garbage so not only will you look good, but you’ll feel good too! Each one comes with a cleaning spigot plus cover and there’s also an optional bangle cover. read more

Stracciatella | The evolution of Mozzarella

5-11-2018

Quite a few years ago it started in Italian restaurants, Mozzarella became the most popular cheese imaginable, even as popular that you started seeing it on menu’s in restaurants all across the board, all across the globe. Then a couple of years ago we started seeing Burrata everywhere, a real delicious cheese that was even softer and better than Mozzarella and these days you can order it everywhere so time to up the ante: Stracciatella! Stracciatella di bufala are small bits of curd and the word means as much as ripped or shredded. Stracciatella is white like its predecessors and is best explained as the inside of the Burrata. Its origins are from the region of Puglia. So don’t worry we are not talking about the cheese and chocolate ice-cream flavor! This soft beautiful cheese is now taking over menus globally! An article from Leonie van Spronsen reporting from New York City. read more

Guinness Storehouse | Not a selfie but a ‘STOUTie’

2-11-2018

  • The STOUTie at the Guinness StorehouseThe STOUTie at the Guinness Storehouse
  • The STOUTie at the Guinness StorehouseThe STOUTie at the Guinness Storehouse

The Guinness Storehouse introduced ‘The Guinness STOUTie’, the ultimate way to make your pint your own. Launched at November 1st to mark International Stout Day, a worldwide celebration of the iconic beer style. Visitors to the Guinness Storehouse will experience The STOUTie, a picture perfect pint featuring a selfie on the head of the iconic black and white stout. read more

Trends we spotted | Week 44

2-11-2018

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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, amongst others, about shelf stable omelette bars for breakfast and Dubai gets their first floating swimming pool at sea. Also links to a tempting looking purple sweet potato toast and about the new owner of the popular Asian-style chain Wagamama. And chef Quique Dacosta will open a restaurant in London next year! And a video about an adorable latte!

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First Starbucks container store in Taiwan

1-11-2018

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  • Taiwan Shipping Container StoreTaiwan Shipping Container Store
  • Taiwan Shipping Container StoreTaiwan Shipping Container Store
  • Taiwan Shipping Container StoreTaiwan Shipping Container Store
  • Taiwan Shipping Container StoreTaiwan Shipping Container Store
  • Taiwan Shipping Container StoreTaiwan Shipping Container Store

Starbucks Taiwan opened its first store in Asia Pacific built from recycled shipping containers. The new Starbucks is the first retailer to open a storefront in the yet-to-be opened Hualien Bay Mall, which is located in a tourist destination known for its cuisine and beautiful landscape facing the Pacific Ocean. read more

Junzi Kitchen | Chinese streetfood bings

31-10-2018

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  • Junzi Kitchen New YorkJunzi Kitchen New York
  • Junzi Kitchen New YorkJunzi Kitchen New York
  • Junzi Kitchen New YorkJunzi Kitchen New York
  • Junzi Kitchen New YorkJunzi Kitchen New York
  • Junzi Kitchen New YorkJunzi Kitchen New York
  • Junzi Kitchen New YorkJunzi Kitchen New York

Junzi Kitchen is a new-generation restaurant serving Northern Chinese bings and noodle bowls. The restaurant was founded by a team of Chinese graduate students at Yale University with locations in New Haven and New York City. Junzi Kitchen combines Chinese culinary traditions and new ideas with a mission to connect more people and cultures through food. They serve chun bings which are getting a lot of attention as Chinese street food! read more

JUST meat and JUST egg | Meat created from a chicken feather

26-10-2018

JUST meat is another one of those great initiatives to reduce the world’s meat production. JUST meat is able to change a chicken feather into chicken nuggets! As meat could be described as a combination of muscle and fat cells, they use cells from the feather as a tissue sample from which meat can be cultivated. They have announced to introduce the cultured chicken nuggets before the end of 2018.

However this is probably not possible in the U.S. due to the fact that the USDA and FDA are still reluctant in terms of regulations. read more

Trends we spotted | Week 43

26-10-2018

  • Trends in het kort

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, amongst others, a link to an article about Crossroads Kitchen that serves luxury plant-based seafood towers for vegetarians! But also a link to an article about the new fish markets in Tokyo, Toyosu Market and Panera Bread started a campaign around food transparency: ‘Food Interrupted’. McDonald’s started with testing ‘cold brew coffee’ in all their San Diego based restaurants. Further we show links to Christmas flavoured chips, Starbucks opens their first U.S. signing store and in London a restaurant called ‘Potus’ will open next week!

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The Amsterdam-based herbal concept Hrbs | Always harvest fresh herbs yourself

25-10-2018

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The sustainable, Amsterdam-based herbal concept Hrbs has been around for more than a year now and operates in various kitchens in Amsterdam, for example in the circular Circl. Pavilion of ABN Amro, Hilton Double Tree, De Bijenkorf, The Green House, Hotel Andaz, Hotel Zoku, Hotel Arena, La Place Nijmegen and Hotel Artemis. Hrbs supplies crops and herbs in circular trays from a local herb nursery.

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Take-away restaurant Vita Mojo | Food based on your DNA

23-10-2018

  • Vita Mojo, London via FacebookVita Mojo, London via Facebook
  • Vita Mojo, London via FacebookVita Mojo, London via Facebook
  • Vita Mojo, London via FacebookVita Mojo, London via Facebook
  • Vita Mojo, London via FacebookVita Mojo, London via Facebook

A meal that is tailored to your DNA? It might sound like complicated and overly remote but this is changing: ultra-personalized food or eating exactly what your body needs! Vita Mojo in London is the first take-away restaurant that offers these meals. In addition, we spotted several other providers that are working on food based on your DNA, examples of Nestlé and of a DNA company in America that works with Amazon to deliver personalized meals at home.

We would like to taste the meals of Vita Mojo … however, handing over your DNA sample to third parties? Your DNA sample is pretty much the only thing that’s really ‘yours’ nowadays. Would you do it? read more

Frosted Key Lime shake | When will we see pie shakes in the Netherlands?

23-10-2018

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The American fast food chain Chick-Fil-A is currently testing the Frosted Key Lime shake in Austin, Texas. The concept of shakes with cake taste is certainly not new, last summer we already mentioned Polly’s Pies shakes in Los Angeles in one of our articles on horecatrends.com. A pie shake is made by mixing scoops of ice cream with a piece of pie. The drink is then topped with a dash of whipped cream and garnishes as desired. In this case, the dessert Florida Key Lime pie has been an inspiration for the final Frosted Key Lime shake, which must taste like pie, but isn’t a mixture of pie and ice cream.

We still wonder when we will see this kind of shakes in the Netherlands! read more

Funny ‘small welcoming gesture’ | By Hotel Le Royal in Luxembourg city

22-10-2018

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  • Hotel Le RoyalHotel Le Royal
  • Hotel Le RoyalHotel Le Royal

Everyone who follows our website knows that we like to inspire in the field of ‘small welcoming gestures’. Recently we have spotted such a nice and humorous little gesture that might inspire hotels in the Netherlands for our ‘Sinterklaas period’, in the last months of the year. The hotel Le Royal in Luxembourg City has a humorous chocolate coin on the bedside table after the turndown service! read more

Wellness Hostel 4000 | Luxury wellness hostel in Switzerland

19-10-2018

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  • Wellness Hostel 4000 - credits Michel van GrondelWellness Hostel 4000 - credits Michel van Grondel
  • Wellness Hostel 4000 - credits Michel van GrondelWellness Hostel 4000 - credits Michel van Grondel
  • Wellness Hostel 4000 - credits Michel van GrondelWellness Hostel 4000 - credits Michel van Grondel
  • Wellness Hostel 4000 - credits Michel van GrondelWellness Hostel 4000 - credits Michel van Grondel
  • Wellness Hostel 4000 - credits Michel van GrondelWellness Hostel 4000 - credits Michel van Grondel
  • Wellness Hostel 4000 - credits Michel van GrondelWellness Hostel 4000 - credits Michel van Grondel
  • Wellness Hostel 4000 - credits Michel van GrondelWellness Hostel 4000 - credits Michel van Grondel
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At the beginning of October, our colleagues from Van Spronsen & Partners hospitality consultancy,  published their sector research ‘De hostel in beeld’ (published only in Dutch). This publication shows that the youth hostel image has been stuck to the hostels for years, it’s now changing partly thanks to the newer, contemporary trendy concepts. Nowadays, hostels also profile themselves partly as hotels, with less large dormitories and more private rooms. This ensures a separation in different types of hostels: the classic youth hostel, budget hostels and boutique, design hostels. A nice example of a hostel where it is not just about the overnight stay is the Wellness Hostel 4000 & Aqua Allalin in Saas Fee, Switzerland. And in 2020 a second Wellness hostel will open in Laax, Wellness hostel 3000 & Aua Grava. read more

Trends we spotted | Week 42

19-10-2018

  • Trends in het kort

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, amongst others, about ‘The Zombie cocktail by Bacardi’ and for those in search of a spectacular dessert: how about a cotton candy baked Alaska? The foodies living in California might be lucky: Massimo Bottura might open a second Gucci Osteria in Beverly Hills and Elon Musk will start selling ‘Teslaquila’. We also found to articles about beer: Starbucks in China is selling ‘beer lattes’ and about the effect of climate change on the production of barley, one of the main ingredients of beer! And for those who are fans of LEGO: there is a pop-up Brick Bar made of LEGO coming to London!

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