McVegan | McDonald’s in Finland sells limited edition vegan burger

16-10-2017

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Five outlets of McDonald’s in Tampere, Finland have announced it’s trialing a new item on their menu – a vegan burger. They started selling the McVegan early October and it will be available until November 21. The McVegan has become an instant hit on the social media, with a lot of vegans asking McDonalds in their own region to trial this burger as well. The fans even urge McDonald’s to make it an item on the international menu. read more

Sweets Raku | Japanese pastry entertainment

16-10-2017

In Las Vegas, the city of dazzling led illuminations and casinos, is a small dessertbar called ‘Sweets Raku’ located. This dessert bar is a world full of sugars and sweets. Chef Mio Ogasawara has chosen to adapt Japanese sweet desserts to suit the American palate instead of serving tasty savory Japanese dishes. The bar is a cozy sidekick of the popular Japanese restaurant Raku. Three reasons why you should go if you visit Las Vegas! read more

Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos | A ‘snow sauna’ made almost entirely from snow

13-10-2017

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The Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos in Finland will open their door again this year until March 31. The SnowHotel is carved each year to be different in appearance. The hotel’s latest attraction is a sauna that, apart from the wooden lats for punters to sit on, has a structure entirely made from snow. read more

Trends we spotted | Week 41

13-10-2017

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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 a vending machine selling Coca-Cola Coffee in Japan. And in the USA chef Thomas Keller redesigned the kitchen of his restaurant The French Laundry for 10 million dollar. read more

FG OKONOMIYAKI BAR | Japanese pancake bar in Rotterdam

12-10-2017

Soon FG Okonomiyaki Bar will be opened in the Japanese style Denoism store, at the Katshoek 19 in Rotterdam (Hofbogen). They are going to serve Okonomiyaki, which means free translated ‘baked or grilled as you like it’. Unlike the Dutch pancake, the okonomiyaki isn’t based on milk but on seaweed stock. You can fill the pancake with a choice of toppings such as cod, pork belly, tuna, homemade ketchup and bonito flakes. For 5 euros each, you can take away a mini-ekonomiyaki’s. read more

Jaimie Oliver’s Land Rover | The ultimate SUV for chefs

12-10-2017

Jamie Oliver’s new Land Rover Discovery is like the Food Network meets Pimp My Ride. Chef and TV personality Jamie Oliver and Jaguar Land Rover have created the ultimate kitchen on four wheels highlighting the versatility of a Land Rover Discovery. Jamie Oliver’s Land Rover, a bespoke family SUV comes with a host of cooking features including a slow-cooker, barbecue, ice cream maker, olive oil dispenser and will even churn butter as you drive. read more

Cuddly toy hotel opens in the Netherlands

11-10-2017

The first cuddly toy hotel in the Netherlands will open next week in Sittard, Limburg. Children between the ages of 0 and 12 can bring their stuffed animals to the hotel while they go on holiday with their parents. The temporary hotel is an initiative of Dutch childcare center ‘De Rode Loper’, which recently opened its doors in the city. read more

Paxxio | Generates more direct online bookings

10-10-2017

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Every hotelier wants his or her hotel to have 100% occupancy. And preferably with direct online bookings. However, the reality is that a growing number of online hotel reservations are made through online travel agencies, such as Booking.com, Expedia and Hotels.com. Result: you have to pay the online travel agency. The technical startup in hospitality Paxxio has developed a set of tools, with just one goal: to generate more direct online bookings for hoteliers. Martin Paardekooper, General Manager of Best Western Dam Square Inn Amsterdam uses Paxxio, he indicates: “Since using Paxxio, we notice that we receive more direct bookings through our own website. Also, we’re now able to anticipate at the moment our direct prices are higher than the prices at other channels.”

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JACKS Juice & Kitchen | Healthy hotspot in ‘De Pijp’ district

10-10-2017

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In Amsterdam JACKS Juice & Kitchen officially opened at the Ferdinand Bolstraat 48 in district ‘De Pijp’. During the opening party, they served healthy gingershots and appetizers. JACKS Juice & Kitchen is a new healthy hotspot that focuses on a personal approach.

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Hotel Jakarta Amsterdam | Greenest hotel in the Netherlands

9-10-2017

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The greenest hotel in the Netherlands is currently being built in Amsterdam and is expected to open its doors in 2018. The innovative hotel is called Hotel Jakarta Amsterdam and is part of the WestCord Hotels group. The hotel will be built on the exact same spot where the passenger liner between Amsterdam and Jakarta used to depart from. read more

Trends we spotted | Week 40

6-10-2017

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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, the interview with Chef Grant Achatz and feathers which will be transferred into food for humans.

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From market stall to pop-up | Vegan Snack Shop

5-10-2017

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Ali Saqid decided to move from his market stall on the Pekmarkt in Amsterdam North to the Beukenplein, where he started his pop-up vegan snack shop in the formal ice-cream store “het IJsboefje”. Ali Sadiq started with selling samosa’s, typical southeast-Asia streetfood, what sold really well. Nowadays, he is selling his vegan snacks until March 2018 on the Beukenplein 5 in the east of Amsterdam read more

Urban glamping | At the Beverly Wilshire hotel in Los Angeles

5-10-2017

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The Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel and a landmark since opening in Los Angeles in 1928, is bringing a touch of the “great outdoors” to its Veranda Suite terrace with the first urban glamping experience available in Los Angeles. The tent, which is 16 feet (4.9 metres) in diameter and more than 10 feet (3 metres) high in the centre, offers the coveted Four Seasons sleep experience with a queen-size bed, Four Seasons linens and a fireplace. Also, you will have the possibility to have an outdoor rooftop diner! You can even order a special menu with as dessert campfire s’mores made with 24 karat gold leaf, Tahitian vanilla bean marshmallow and a smoked 55 percent Valrhona chocolate bar, paired with a vintage Champagne flute. read more

Gnoccheria by Luzzo’s | NYC’s first 100% gnocchi restaurant

4-10-2017

Gnoccheria by Luzzo’s is the first restaurant in NYC that is specialized in fresh homemade Gnocchi. It opened in 2016 and is created by Executive Chef Michele Iuliano, the man behind Luzzo’s La Pizza Napoletana, Ovest Pizzoteca & Da Mikele. read more

Glamtainer | Unique extendable shipping container

4-10-2017

Glamtainer, a combination of glamorous and container, is a Dutch company that modifies 20 foot high-cube shipping containers into high luxury hotel rooms of 26m2, including a luxury bathroom, toilet, kitchenette, closets and a bed and lounge area. The bed can be fold up to the wall, and then offers an integrated dining table. The Glamtainer Skybox is designed from scratch and has got an official CSC Safety Approval. Meaning that it can be shipped all over the world, at any time. With the introduction of the Glamtainer Extendable, the company created an unique product which gets a lot of attention in the recreational and event sector but also in the care industry. read more

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