Frazzled Cafe | It’s OK to not be OK!
The number one bestselling author, comedian and leading mental health campaigner Ruby Wax has joined forces with Marks & Spencer to launch Frazzled Cafes in M&S stores. ‘It’s ok not to be ok, feeling frazzled, come on in and let it out!’
Nitro coffee | Kaldi brings it to the Netherlands
Nitro coffee is a refreshing beverage that perfectly matches with high summer temperatures. This ice cold beverage can be seen as alternative for soda’s, nitro coffee is describes as a coffee and a soda in one. Kaldi, coffee and tea specialty chain, will be serving this nitro coffee the upcoming summer at the location at the Herengracht in Amsterdam.
The Lanesborough Club & Spa | An exclusive wellness
The Lanesborough Hotel in London recently opened The Lanesborough Club & Spa. The exclusive lifestyle members club for the modern Londoner, with world-renowned expert partners, will elevate fitness, spa and wellness to the next-level in a spectacularly designed 18,000sq ft space.
Five Feet to Fitness | Fitness rooms by Hilton
Hilton has unveiled Five Feet to Fitness, an in-room wellness concept that brings over eleven different fitness equipment and accessory options into the hotel room. The new room category makes it more convenient than ever for road warriors, exercise enthusiasts, and those who prefer to workout in private to maintain their routines while staying with Hilton.
SMUUS | Smoothies for bread
Negin Pakravesh, the founder of SMUUS, created ‘Der Smoothie fürs Brot’, a fruit-based spread. The German SMUUS brands itself as a producer of ‘smoothies for bread’. The wide variety of spreads can be used on your burger instead of ketchup, to make salad dressings, as dip, to create cocktails, add to your yoghurt or as ice cream topping. We particularly would like to taste the special flavour combinations!
Trends we spotted | Week 24
At Horecatrends we spot a lot of national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write articles about, the smaller trends we use in our column ‘Trends we spotted this week’. This week amongst others a Titanic themed hotel in Belfast and a pop-up with a peculiar name: ‘The Restaurant of Order Mistakes’.
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Frozen | Like in Frosé or frozen Negroni
Last summer we spotted the trendy Frosé in the USA. Now the Frozen Negroni gets a lot of attention on the internet. When are we going to spot them on the Dutch sidewalk terraces?
Liefmans ice cream | At ice cream parlor Bon Appetit in Breda
Do you love Liefmans beer and ice cream? Then you have to go to ice cream parlor Bon Appetit in Breda, a city in the south of the Netherlands. Since last week, this ice cream parlor sells Liefmans ice cream. Even better, at this moment, there is a promotion! Bon Appetit and city blog InBreda are going to give away 100 Liefmans ice creams. The Liefmans ice creams are served in a special Liefmans glasses that you can take home.
DeDAKKAS | green hospitality concept strats with crowdfunding!
Saturday the 10th of June DeDAKKAS started a crowdfunding campaign in order to realize their project, a green hospitality concept on top of parking garage ‘de Kamp’ in the city centre of Haarlem. According to the initiators the concept, situated in urban area of Haarlem, will be unique and approachable. A place to relax, with a great view over the city centre while enjoying pure food and drinks. Besides the hospitality greenhouse there will also be a rooftop terrace and a city park to create a social, green and sustainable surrounding.
KUFcakes | Cake art by Kia Utzon-Frank
Food sculptures or designer cakes, some show an artistic and architectural approach to food like the KUFcakes. These are bespoke luxury cakes designed in close conjunction with the client. KUF stands for Kia Utzon-Frank who designs and creates her cakes by using a marzipan printer that creates patterns and imagery onto marzipan and fondant and cover the cakes to make edible sculptures that fit their surroundings. The artist indicates that taste is as important as the look. She hopes that the KUFcakes will make people curious and that the cakes will trigger them to start a conversation.
Hard Rock Café Amsterdam | Playing outside and eat burgers
A big party at the Hard Rock Café in Amsterdam today. In honour of their 46st birthday, guests can order a ‘Local Legendary Burger’ between 11am and 12am for 71 eurocents per burger. Because of the fact that the birthday falls together with Nationale Buitenspeeldag (a day for children to play outside), the café organizes fun outdoor activities for kids such as bite-the-cake with the famous Hard Rock brownies and putting on glitter tattoos.
DoorDash | Makes food delivery more convenient using robots
DoorDash is an on-demand restaurant food delivery services connecting customers with local businesses, now also by using robots. The company founded in 2013, is only to be found in the United States and Canada but their goal is to bring their services to every corner of the world.
Share Mini Moët | World’s most expensive sixpack?
A fancy sixpack to share with your friends, the Share Mini Moët. Moët & Chandon, the well-known champagne brand, is now selling this sixpack.
Nescafé | Ad for pop-up coffee shop trolls Starbucks
Nescafé has opened a pop-up coffee shop in Toronto, where everyone has to bring and make their own coffee. Indeed, you have to bring your own coffee otherwise you will not be able to enter the Coffee Taproom. The pop-up is a stunt by Nescafé and designed to promote the Nescafé Sweet & Creamy coffee sticks. The ad for pop-up Coffee Taproom trolls Starbucks!
Cotton candy baked Alaska | Served at Chinese restaurant Philippe Chow
Upscale Chinese restaurant, Philippe Chow, in New York City serves a spectacular dessert: a cotton candy baked Alaska. Baked Alaska, also known as ‘omelette Sibérienne’ or ‘omelette Norvégienne’, is a classic dessert made of cake, ice cream and beaten egg white.
Trends we spotted | Week 23
At Horecatrends we spot a lot of national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write articles about, the smaller trends we use in our column ‘Trends we spotted this week’. This week amongst others the latest foodtrend on Instagram, coffee caviar. And the designer fruit: white strawberries.
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Bammetjes Bier | The sister beer of Pieper beer
Bammetjes Bier, the new beer of restaurant chain Instock, not made of potatoes like their last years creation Pieper Beer, but out of bread leftovers.
McDonald’s Brazil | Drive-thru truck
McDonald’s Brazil made the drive-thru way more convenient. They brought their food to their customers with the use of a drive-thru truck. Their customers didn’t even had to drive to a restaurant, showing that convenience is their main selling point!
Glonut | Glow in the dark doughnut
To celebrate Sidney’s annual Vivid Festival, Australian boutique patisserie Black Star Pastry created a glow in the dark doughnut, or as they like to call them Glonuts. If you are in Sidney you can get them at Martin Place, a pedestrian mall in the central business district of Sydney. They look amazing right?
Zip line off the Eiffel tower
Only for all daredevils amongst us: zip lining of the Eiffel tower whilst reaching a speed of 90 kilometers per hour. The 800 metres long zip line trip takes less than a minute, you’re done before you know. The idea of this pop-up zip line comes from Perrier that sponsors Roland Garros, one of the four Grand Slams in tennis.
Halal Fried Chicken | Advertising during the Ramadan
A special action by Halal Fried Chicken, the company advertises with special posters during the Ramadan. The posters are part of their advertisement campaign and can be found in various bus shelters in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. The fun thing about the posters is that only the logo and name of the company are shown during the day. The rest of the advertisement is only visible as the sun sets. A great example of effective advertising during the Ramadan.
Poop Café | Toronto’s first toilet themed dessert bar
In 2016 the Poop Café, Toronto’s first toilet themed dessert bar, opened in Korea Town Toronto at Bloor Street West. The potty-themed café, like its counterparts in Asia (for example you will find poop café’s also in Seoul), will server desserts themed around the dirty deed.
Clean the World | Recycled bathroom amenities
What happens in your hotel with the bathroom amenities? The best thing that could happen, is that your guest will take them home and when in their bathroom they get regularly reminded of their stay at your hotel. In most hotels, the soaps, shampoo, conditioner are replaced every day. But what do you do with the leftovers? Throwing them away isn’t sustainable at all.
Blogger Summer Vega Challenge | Café Ter Marsch
Café Ter Marsch in Rotterdam is searching for inspiration for a vegetarian dish on its new menu and seeks the help from food-loving bloggers. During the Blogger Summer Vega Challenge, bloggers can provide a recipe for a summer vegetarian main course. In June, participants can present their dish, featuring a clear recipe and a tasty image on Ter Marsch’s social media accounts (Facebook and Instagram). Café Ter Marsch needs to be tagged in the post of course.
The Cone Masters | Coffee in a cone now available in Amsterdam
Last year September we wrote about the Instagram hashtag #coffeeinacone. The idea to serve coffee in a cone comes from South Africa. In January 2016 Dayne Levinrad uploaded his first photo with this hashtag. It is now possible to drink a coffee in a cone at pop-up store The Cone Masters located at Vijzelgracht 41 in Amsterdam. Until the 18th of June you can enjoy this coffee in a cone with chocolate.