Chez Claire | Haute éclairs and champagne

21-12-2017

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Dries Henau and Yuri Vandenbogaerde, or ‘De Jongens’ (the guys), behind the concept of the WASBAR, will open Chez Claire this spring. At Chez Claire they will sell luxurious ‘haute éclairs’ as you can’t find them anywhere else in Belgium and they will open simultaneously in Antwerp and in Ghent. If you like éclairs, some new addresses if you’re visiting one of these cities! read more

Reigers’ Rooie | Amsterdam’s first spicy vodka.

21-12-2017

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  • Credits - Reigers’ Rooie
  • Credits - Reigers’ Rooie

Reigers’ Rooie is Amsterdam’s first spicy vodka. Rooie is a small-batch and handcrafted ginger vodka created in the heart of Amsterdam. The spicy bite of ginger and a hint of orange gives the vodka a strong and refreshing taste. A Reiger is a heron in Dutch and over the years, the heron has become an important part of Amsterdam’s city image. read more

Hill Hungry Horse Pub | Glittery gravy as a side dish

20-12-2017

December is a month full of festive events including Christmas dinner with family and friends. For many chefs (whether at home or at a restaurant) the perfect moment to show off. In search for original Christmas recipes we stumbled on glittering gravy which is served at The Fox Under The Hill Hungry Horse pub in England. A guaranteed and sparkling success! read more

Restaurant LEUK in Amsterdam | Family friendly restaurant

19-12-2017

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The recently opened restaurant LEUK (FUN in English) is located in the area around the Houthavens on the Danzigerkade nr. 8 in Amsterdam. A restaurant that is LEUK (FUN) for both parents and children. Good food from an international menu and a special menu for children. Restaurant LEUK already has a location in Bussum for more than seven years. At their new location in Amsterdam they have a children’s playground of in total 150 m2 including a babysitter!

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Christmas at Rolf’s in New York | Can you top their Christmas decorations?

19-12-2017

We’re always willing to give some free publicity for great Christmas decoration ideas! Recently we spotted Rolf’s German restaurant in New York City. They have been famous for their Christmas decorations for years now and they have a lot of old videos to proof that! Their Christmas decoration is absolutely over the top and according to most on the internet, gorgeous. If you think you can beat them, let us know!

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Hyperspecialization | The Croquetten Boutique

18-12-2017

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In the heart of Utrecht on the Bakkerstraat 7, Désirée Stroes and Brian Steevens opened their Croquetten Boutique last November. The enthusiastic entrepreneurs sell croquettes in all shapes and sizes at this location. How about the following croquettes: ‘Pumpkin & Sage’, ‘Apple & Cinnamon’, ‘Mushroom & Parsnip’ or ‘Chicken & Red Curry’. You can also order a tasting of 6 small croquettes. Of course, they also have the original croquette on the menu, handmade and fresh! For the Holiday Season they have a special ‘Hazenpeper’ Croquet (with kind of Hare Stew). Another example of hyperspecialization. read more

Trends we spotted | Week 50

14-12-2017

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At Horecatrends 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 Michelin stars in the Netherlands, we gained another restaurant with 3 Michelin stars and a link to an interesting article in the Washington Post about the fact that food-makers are taking salt and sugar out of food but they’re adding fat. read more

Ultimate Christmas sleepover | Sleeping in the Coca-Cola Christmas truck

14-12-2017

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Two lucky winners will fall asleep in the Coca-Cola Christmas truck tomorrow night. We all know this truck from the well-known Coca-Cola Christmas advertising that shows up every years during the Holiday Season. The iconic truck has been prepared for an overnight stay especially for this giveaway. Coca-Cola collaborated with Travel Blog Late Rooms. A fun and special marketing campaign! read more

Jajem Jenever | Christmas ornaments filled with jenever for their 2-year anniversary

13-12-2017

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The Amsterdam jenever brand Jajem exists 2 years this month. This will be celebrated in the Kopstootbar on the Leidseplein, which is also the first business the men behind the brand opened. Beside a party you can also buy Christmas ornaments filled with the young jenever! read more

The cauliflower as substitute for chicken

13-12-2017

Early November I received an app from my daughter from New York with the question if I had already written about the trend ‘cauliflower as substitute for chicken’. Seems to be popular in New York and you have to think of cauliflower prepared as buffalo wings or dishes like ‘General Tsao cauliflower’ instead of chicken. Since then I came across a couple of examples, time to start being creative with cauliflower as substitute for chicken! read more

Sachi | The world’s first alcoholic beverage made from tofu whey

12-12-2017

Patent filed for unique zero-waste approach of converting by-product of tofu making into alcoholic drink. A research team from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has successfully turned tofu whey, a liquid that is generated from the production of tofu and is often discarded, into a tasty alcoholic beverage which they named Sachi. The innovative fermentation technique also enriches the drink with isoflavones, which are antioxidants that have many health benefits.

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Joe & Seph’s gourmet popcorn | Two new flavours for Christmas

11-12-2017

This December, Joe & Seph’s, purveyors of gourmet popcorn, will launch two brand new flavours, just in time for Christmas. Adam, Jackie and Joseph Sopher, the family behind the popcorn brand, have been hard at work in their London kitchen with their team of pastry chefs, creating the latest additions to their alcoholic Cocktail Range – Irish Coffee Liqueur with White Chocolate Caramel and Espresso Martini. With this article we want to inspire chefs to make gourmet popcorn for the holiday season! read more

Trends we spotted | Week 49

8-12-2017

  • Trends in het kort

At Horecatrends 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 fact that the Netherlands has its own Ice Hotel in Zwolle and a famous Dutch chef Henk Savelberg, earned a Michelin star in Bangkok.

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#Escapetrain | Escape room based on the movie Murder On The Orient Express

7-12-2017

The 24th of November the 20th Century Fox movie Murder On The Orient Express premiered in Finland. On December 13, six people will board the train of rail operator VR to travel from Helsinki to Rovaniemi. The trip will last 13-hour, so the players will play an actual escape room game that will last 1000 km! read more

SKYE Hotel Suites Parramatta | Opening your room with your mobile phone

6-12-2017

SKYE Hotel Suites Parramatta, a five-star hotel and one of the newest property additions to Sydney, Australia, has partnered together with ASSA ABLOY Hospitality and Intelity to provide its guests with state-of-the-art digital key functionality. With the implementation of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access in 72 of its apartment-style suites, along with the use of Intelity’s downloadable mobile app, the property can now allow guests to quickly and conveniently enter their room with a swipe of their mobile device. You never have to worry again about forgetting the key card of your room! read more

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