Tipsy Robot | Robots are making cocktails in Las Vegas
‘Tipsy Robot’, a bar only operated by robots will open on the 30th of June at The Miracle Mile Shops in Las Vegas. The robots at ‘Tipsy Robot’ exactly know how to make personalized cocktails.
Fastaway | Take away food and drinks at train stations
Fastaway is a new app where you can order and pick up food and drinks at train stations. The app targets busy train travelers, and is developed to avoid long queues. Furthermore the app allows people to pick up their orders at participating stores directly. By this way they will never miss a train connection anymore. The app is not live yet and is planning to launch in September.
Aromatic Tonic Water | Fever-Tree its special pink tonic
Plenty of bars have an endless list with Gin & Tonic combinations with different ingredients such as cucumber, grapefruit or rosemary. But this summer it’s time for something new! Fever-Tree introduces a special pink tonic, the Aromatic Tonic Water. A new sparkling beverage to make Gin & Tonics even better.
Minions inspired menu at McDonald’s
To promote the launch of the new Despicable movie that will take place on the 30th of June, McDonald’s introduced a Minions inspired menu in Singapore. So if you like junk food and love the Despicable movies, you know where you have to go. Unfortunately the minion menu is only available at select McDonald’s establishments. We are quite certain that lots of other Minion fans would love to have a Minions inspired Happy Meal.
Cotton candy burrito | ‘Burrito’ filled with ice cream
We cannot deny that ice cream burritos and ice cream tacos have become popular! Now we’ve spotted Sugar Sugar, a dessert shop in Ontario, Canada. Sugar Sugar serves a cotton candy burrito, a ‘burrito’ filled with ice cream. A great creation for people craving for sweet stuff.
Trends we spotted | Week 25
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 FG Food Labs bike tour and after the success of the Top 50 Best Restaurants there will be a Top 50 Pizza in July.
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Nice promotion | Free homemade lemonade during evening traffic jam in The Hague
Yesterday was the longest day of the year and maybe also one of the hottest in the Netherlands. SPARK, the cocktail bar of Hilton The Hague surprised car drivers and cyclists with free homemade lemonade during the evening’s traffic jam.
Sportspitality | EVEN® Hotels
EVEN® Hotels, the new hotel brand of Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) are focusing on guests who would like to stay active, healthy and well-rested during their holiday or business trip. This philosophy is visible throughout the entire hotel. There is healty food, you can exercise wherever and whenever you want and your entire hotel room is designed to give you the rest you need. Not hospitality but sportspitality.
Nerdstronggym | Fitness for nerds
The name says it all, the Nerdstronggym is a gym that focusses on nerds. Nerds whom you normally wouldn’t find at a gym. The workouts and trainings are all developed around science fiction, fantasy and superheroes. With these workouts and trainers, the nerds can combine their passion with sports.
The Tipsy Scoop | Liquor infused ice cream at this barlour
At the Tipsy Scoop they blend artisanal, hand-crafted ice cream with perfect mixed cocktails. To enjoy an ice cream at Tipsy Scoop you need to show your ID because of the fact that the ice cream have up to 5% alcohol volume.
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.