Café de Hazeburg Ermelo | 1750 beers on the menu
With around 1750 beers on the beer list, specialty beer pub Café de Hazeburg in Ermelo (city in the East of the Netherlands) must be one of the biggest beer hall in the Netherlands. All these beers can be ordered cold because of the special beer tunnel that connects the pub with the specialty beer shop. The pub uses tablets and an online menu instead of a paper menu because of the wide and regular changing assortment.
The Beaufort bar | Inspiring cocktail menu in an illustrated tunnel book
Known for its theatrical drinks and dramatic décor, The Beaufort Bar at the Savoy in London is launching a new cocktail menu today in the form of a beautifully illustrated tunnel book. Twisting strands from the Savoy’s illustrious history into a fascinating cocktail narrative, the menu takes guests on a tour of the hotel through its legendary tales and extraordinary guests. From secret wartime bars, rooftop tap-dancing and extravagant gondola parties to luminaries such as Alfred Hitchcock, Katherine Hepburn and Tom Jones, the menu will be a celebration of some of The Savoy’s most captivating stories.
Pancake day | List of special pancake ideas
On the 24th of March it will be the National Pancake Day in the Netherlands. On this day, elementary school students throughout the country will be baking pancakes for elderly in their neighbourhood. Schools can still sign up for this day! If you really want to surprise them these days, you should check out these special pancake ideas we collected! Also good inspiration for pancakes restaurants!
Harry Potter inspired afternoon Tea | At the Llety Cynin Bed-and-Breakfast
Are you a massive Harry Potter fan; did you prefer to read Harry Potter books over your school books and did you always wanted to know how the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry treats would taste like? Than the Llety Cynin bed-and-breakfast in South Wales is the place to be!
Underwater restaurant The Pearl | Dive to your dinner
One of the first underwater restaurant where you actually have to dive to. So if you enjoy dining out and love to dive, The Pearl in dive center Nemo33 in Brussels is where you have to be. We have seen a couple of underwater restaurant and hotel locations but somehow this made us think of the ‘Genussgondel in the ski area Serfaus, Fiss, Ladis’. Back in 2009 we wrote about their smallest restaurant in the world in a gondola. Well The Pearl has the same capacity.
Hofhouse | Huge hospitality concept in The Hague
Spring 2017 the new hospitality concept Hofhouse, located next to the central station of The Hague, will open its doors. Hofhouse is situated on the ground floor of the new flexible government office Rijnstraat 8, during the year several government departments will move to this location. The architecture and interior of this sensational building is designed by the renowned architects of OMA by Rem Koolhaas. Hofhouse is inspired by a veranda and will be the hospitality lobby of The Hague. The exploitation of Hofhouse is managed by ISS Facility Service. The project has been guided by our colleagues of Van Spronsen & Partners hospitality consultants, they are responsible for the concept and the recruitment of the hospitality entrepreneurs.
Retro arcade games | Big halls, arcade games, a group of friends and specialty beers
Do you like specialty beers and old-school arcade games? We spot this combination more often. Beer breweries and pubs which not only offer a wide variety of specialty beers but also give you the opportunity to play nostalgic retro arcade games such as: pinball, air-hockey, pool or even get rid of your frustrations by playing the shooting game Mortal Kombat. In Amsterdam we even have a hotel where you can play, The Arcade hotel.
Trends we spotted | Week 5
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 about nut milks to create vegan lattes and in Boston you could go to a Big Mac ATM and pay with a tweet.
If you like to read the whole article, click the title. Enjoy reading!
IKEA’s hot pot table | Enjoy a conversation around this phoneless table
It’s a fact that our smartphones have become a huge part of most of our lives. This way you miss the real interaction with friends or family. So you could go to the IKEA in your vicinity and ask them if you could buy the hot pot table they used to make this add for IKEA Taiwan! This phoneless hot pot table will only charge when everybody at the table hands in their mobile phones and place them below the pot.
Sushi-inspired Kit Kats | The well-known sweet treat on crispy puffed rice wrapped with seaweed
A strange idea isn’t it? The well-known sweet treat Kit Kat, the chocolate-coated wafer bar with its distinct crunch, on puffed rice wrapped in seaweed. At least, that is what we think. From today onwards these sweet ‘sushi’s’ created by Nestlé will be available at the first street-facing Kit Kat Chocolatory specialty shop at the Ginza district in Tokyo. Other Kit Kat Chocolatory shops in Japan are located in department stores or in underground areas. Okay real sushi fans might not be happy with this…but it’s a great gimmick, don’t you think?
Maestro Burger McDonald’s | Advertising stimulates all the senses
Last Tuesday, this brilliant advertisement for the Maestro burger from McDonalds Netherlands aired. The reactions at the advertisement have been almost unanimously positive. The advertisement shows how you should enjoy the first bite of a Maestro Burger… it’s accompanied via a live connection by Guido’s Orchestra from Guido Dieteren and the singing of soprano Wendy Kokkelkoren. The new advertisement is an expression of the new campaign of McDonald’s Netherlands: ‘Always Open for Good Times’.
Pip & Nut Toast Bar | Pop-up in the Selfridges Food Halls
At all Dutch markets and in many shops you can buy fresh nut butters from all kind of nuts. Well it seems that this craze came has reached England as well. We spotted a pop-up in the Selfridges Food Halls, the Pip & Nut Toast Bar. The pop-up will be there until the 12th of February. The bar will serve a selection of gourmet toast with toppers as peanut butter, grated apple and maple syrup to avocado.
wastED | New York’s waste concept comes to Selfridges London
The pop-up restaurant wastED of Dan, David and Laureen Barber and the team behind New York’s internationally known Blue Hill restaurants will pop-up in London at the rooftop restaurant of Selfridges. This pop-up will run from February the 24th to April the 2nd, serving menus designed to raise awareness of food waste. They will convert food waste into £15 ($18) sharing dishes and a ‘not so customary’ £32 high tea. Expect quirky dishes with skin and bones and other ingredients you normally wouldn’t expect.
Cocktail inspiration | From classic British children’s books
The Soho cocktail spot The Blind Pig has created a whole new cocktail menu inspired by children’s stories, this menu is entitled ‘Long and Short Great British Tails’. For example they recreated the Hunny Pot from Winnie the Pooh…
Here in the Netherlands we have the bubbles of Jip and Janneke but we wonder what kind of cocktail will be served if you create a famous Dutch story into a cocktail? Take the story of Hans Brinker from the book The Silver Skates about the boy with his finger in the dyke? Well we hope to inspire those who create cocktails and we think the taste must be a little salty …
Showhero Hotel | 60 people with disabilities running a hotel in Alkmaar
On the 27th, 28th and the 29th of January a team of 60 men and women with disabilities provided the guests of the King’s Inn City Hotel in Alkmaar in the Netherlands a warm welcome. Under the guidance of the foundation Showhero and the regular staff of the hotel, the participants took care of all the tasks in the hotel and provided a good dose of entertainment.
Té Tonic® | Spice up your life
Infuse your gin or vodka in order to obtain subtle notes between different aromas and flavours. Allow your guests to create their own Gin and Tonic botanicals or choose their own Té pyramid-shaped silk botanical flavour.
Trends we spotted | week 4
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, swimming without getting wet and the new InPaella concept by Quique Dacosta.
If you like to read the whole article, click the title. Enjoy reading!
iLost.co | Website for lost & found
A centralized and standard platform for lost and found gear. In the Netherlands the iLost.co crowdfund was backed with €238.000,= last year and are rapidly expanding their iLost network.
World’s highest cinema | Cinema at ordinary places like the tip of The Shard
The tip of The Shard in London will be the location for a pop-up cinema for three nights. The building is 69 floors which probably means it will be the world’s highest cinema. A ticket for one of the nights will be quite expensive. On the other hand, in return you will get a complete luxurious night out! It’s courtesy of the Extraordinary Travelling Film Show that shows movies at ordinary places.
Smart beer tap | Serves a perfect beer with one single touch and improves efficiency
Pubinno is a fast-growing technology startup developing Taptronics, world’s first plug&play, smart beer tap that serves a perfect beer. Taptronics combines robotics, data analytics and sensor fusion to increase keg efficiency up to 20%. It can serve any type of beer at the ideal temperature with the optimal amount of foam.
KFC China | Ordering food with help of facial recognition tech
One of the Chinese KFC’s in Beijing uses facial recognition tech in order to help customers choose their meal by mood, age or gender. The device is created by search engine company Baidu. We wonder what it would recommend us!
Childhood memory | Sneaking a few spoonful’s of raw dough
Who doesn’t have this childhood memory? Sneaking a few spoonful’s of raw dough when your mom or grandmother was baking cookies. Remember sneaking too much until you were sick? Nowadays you can buy ‘raw cookie dough’ in the supermarket in America and this week a ‘ready-and-safe-to-eat raw cookie dough’ restaurant will open in Greenwich Village in New York. According to owner Kirsten Tomlan a place where you can enjoy ‘raw cookie dough’ mixed with ‘normal cookies’ and many more ingredients. Please be aware of this lesson from grandmothers: “don’t let your eyes be bigger than your stomach otherwise you will be nauseous!”
Bakery Victor Driessen | Pick up bread at the jewelry store
The Hague’s best bakery Victor Driessen is coming to you this year, his products can be picked up at his own pick up points.
In the beginning of 1900 it was a famous streetscape. Victor’s grandpa started delivering the breads of the Driessen family by literally jumping on his cargo bike. Bakery Victor Driessen relives old times, there is only a small difference.
Edible Cinema | Food as extra experience during the movies
During the events of ‘Edible Cinema’ guests get a package of food before the movie starts. The small dishes in the package are numbered and you are not allowed to eat them until the numbers correspond with the numbers shown in the movie. This way, aroma, texture and taste create a more unique experience during certain scenes within the movie.
Pop-up IGLOOS | On which rooftop terrace in the Netherlands next winter?
In London it’s possible to diner in pop-up igloo’s until the end of the winter at the Coppa Club. The pop-up structures host smaller groups (up to 8 people at a time) and are fully-heated. To make it even more comfortable for the guests, there are sheepskin blankets and speakers in the IGLOOS. Which rooftop terrace in the Netherlands will install these kind of igloo’s next winter?