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, plans unveiled for Star Wars-inspired themed resort and how about a peanut butter sandwich with Merlot or rosé jelly? read more
The newly opened LEGOLAND Castle Hotel at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort is a half an hour by train from London’s Paddington station. So if you’re planning a family holiday to the UK and you want to surprise your younger kids, you know where to go! Spoil them with a magical ‘Knights’ stay. The brand new hotel at The LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort houses 2.1 million bricks and 657 LEGO® models, bringing to life an enchanted world of brave knights, magical wizards and mischievous jesters. read more
In a historic house at one of the canals in the heart of Amsterdam, Spingaren tasting room & restaurant will open its doors this fall. Spingaren is a company that makes charcuterie artisanal and pickle and ferment vegetables and fish. Due to the fact that the team has been working in the hospitality business in the past, they decided to combine both passions and open a restaurant specialised in charcuterie and pickles. read more
September 2015 we wrote about SUSHISAMBA and their branch in London. The internationally renowned SUSHISAMBA restaurant will open its doors this September in Amsterdam at the 17th-century Singelgracht. The location overlooking the water is a beautiful addition to existing locations in London, New York, Las Vegas and Miami. read more
Haute Friture Snack Bar Tante Nel (Aunt Nel) in Rotterdam launches its first ‘SpeakFrietje’ (freely translated: SpeakFries) on Friday 28 July. The Snackbar 2.0 with alcohol license, invites residents of Rotterdam for this new Friday drink on their 80m2 large terrace. read more
Recently the tropical bar ‘de Tulp’ (The Tulip) opened its doors at Marie Heinekenplein 33, in the famous quarter ‘De Pijp’ in Amsterdam. Owners Jos de Jong and Sven Sallaerts (Pesca) have collaborated with Maarten de Vries, Sunny Bakhtiar and Jamie van der Will (Jajem, the Kopstootbar) for this new tropical bar. The name of de Tulp (the Tulip) refers to the famous glass in which we serve the Dutch jenever (gin). read more
Recently opened in Rotterdam, Gracy’s Sweet House. As the name already suggests it’s all about sweet treats, this address won’t disappoint you. At Gracy’s you can grab a bubble waffle filled with ice, fruit or sweet toppings. Calorie friendly? Not really? Tasteful? Definitely. read more
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: wouldn’t it be a great idea if KLM started handing out ‘stroopwafel’ chewing gum during take-off and landing? read more
We have to admit that we really doubted if we would write about this ‘trend’ of putting a piece of pie in a shake! But then again we also sell ice cream with apple pie flavour in the Netherlands! So here it is: spotted in a video of Eater: Polly’s Pie shakes, where you can drink your piece of pie. They combine it with 4 scoops of vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. read more
In the Dutch village Holten the owners of the playground Dondertman created a very special maze. The maze has the shape of a rabbit and is made through a 2,5 metre high corn field. read more
Esso Ruyven is a gas station located on the A13 road between Rotterdam and The Hague. The gas station has undergone a remarkable transformation: the traditional shop inside the station is now a modern food formula. Large and colourful images are attached to the glass walls, displaying their unique and fresh variety of menu items such as sushi, salads and burgers from the Big Green Egg. During the reopening on June 29, owner NRGValue revealed the new QICHI concept.
Upon entering, visitors are welcomed by a host and introduced to the new concept. The open kitchen stands out immediately. Chefs are preparing fresh dishes including sushi, pizza’s, BBQ- burgers and all kinds of smoothiebowls. There is also a barista island with freshly prepared coffee and handmade ice cream from ‘IJsmanschap’.
We see more and more food trends finding their way to the gas stations nowadays. For example Dorset’s culinary foodplaza, a food formula at AVIA at Dorset in Borne, also in The Netherlandse. But in the past period, we have seen more entrepreneurs implementing their culinary concept alongside the highway. Another example is gas station Scheiwijk alongside the A27. They also decided to improve the quality of their food, less fat and more healthy, culinary food.
Madurodam, the smallest city in the Netherlands, has a new spectacular indoor family attraction and Madurodam Events has two extra spaces for business and private events. The New Amsterdam in Madurodam is the new attraction in a New Amsterdam 17th century decor. With the opening of these special rooms, the number of meeting and private events rooms in Madurodam is ten in total, suitable for groups of 10 to 1,000 persons. read more
One of the unique characteristics of ice cream is the fact that it combines very well with several products. In May we already published a bucket list with ice cream parlours but in the meanwhile we already posted 10 more stories about ice cream. A new list thus with amongst others one of the first ice cream parlours in the Netherlands that sells rolled ice cream, a parlour where DIY soft serve ice cream is being served and a cotton candy burrito with ice cream but also ice cream with alcohol like gin tonic or with beer. We are curious which Dutch ice cream parlour starts selling the black ice cream. It’s a total Instagram hype at the moment! read more
It’s summer, which means that the magic warehouse of city brewery Stadsbrouwerij ‘De Koninck’ in Antwerp has been transformed into a temporary summer bar. After Summer Josephine’s and Smokey Jo’s Garage, the brewery’s interior garden will house Smokey Jo’s Cantina this year. The ultimate place to relax in the city. Prepare for a thick layer of white sand and palm trees, beach chairs and hammocks. read more
The spectacular wellness novelty at the Alpin Panorama Hotel Hubertus, their new Skypool. No visible boundaries, only transparent glass and fresh mountain water. With 25 meters of length and 20 meters high, the extraordinary pool blends harmoniously into the surroundings of the Hubertus Hotel. You probably have a spectacular view from this skypool in the snowy months as well…
The butchery of The Roast Room in Amsterdam will open its doors on the 5th of December. Thanks to the butchery you won’t have to reserve a table anymore to eat one of the delicious steaks of The Roast Room, just simply buy a piece at the butchery. The Roast Room anticipates on the butcher-to-table trend with the opening of their new butchery.
Xin Lu and Gilles Schepens are two young entrepreneurs from Belgium that want to conquer Europe with their Noodle Burger. By placing a tasty burger between two patties of crispy noodles with vegetables (cabbage and carrot) oriental style, coriander and a secret Asian sauce, they offer their guests a new hamburger product.
Daring Dining is a new initiative of Chef Plaza. As the name suggests, you can expect special dinners while enjoying a Daring Dining event. Prior to the evening you won’t know what will be on the menu or know the location of the dinner. The location and the responsible chef will be announced 24 hours in advance.
Great initiative by Bagels & Beans to celebrate their 20th anniversary. From Tuesday, December 6th until Monday, January 2nd Bagels & Beans celebrates its 20th birthday by creating a special Christmas campaign for War Child. During this period, visitors will find a sticker on their table at their Bagels & Beans joint. This Christmas ornament sticker can be pasted with some small change on the cardboard Christmas trees located at every Bagels & Beans shop. The pasted coins will be donated to War Child.
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 among others, René Redzepi will open a Noma pop-up in Tulum (Mexico) and new details from Mangia!, the 20-acre Italian food theme park by Eataly. And the effects from the International Sherry Week at the beginning of November.
Even the banks start using blurring to sell their services. Recently in the USA, Capital One Cafés opened several outlets where you can combine working, relaxing and banking over a cup of coffee from Peet’s Beverages and of course free Wi-Fi. Blurring at the bank creates a ‘third space’ work / relaxing environment. Last year we already spotted that ‘Die Deutsche Bank der Zukunft / Berlin Q110’ is testing different ‘third space’ environments in their ‘bank lobby’ in Berlin, Germany.
When we drive through Belgium and see the exit to the city of Sint-Niklaas, I always think of our Dutch version of Santa Claus, Sinterklaas. Actually, it’s just logical thinking to let the modern version of Sinterklaas originate from this town, don’t you think? Chocolatier Wim Vyverman of the Chocolate-Atelier Vyverman in Sint-Niklaas currently started selling chocolate, including special treats for Sinterklaas, in a chocolate vending machine in the lobby of Hotel Serwir.
A new way to surprise your guests: offer them brown butter candles as sauce. Edible and surprising, the sauce for the main course has been at the table already in front of your guests.
Ample, a healthy meal in a bottle, is a new product that will be launched by the end of 2016. A quick, convenient and healthy lunch for millennials. The most funded Indiegogo food campaign of all time has been backed for 735%. Is this start-up changing the lunch game for millennials?
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 among others, the Nutella burger by McDonald’s and Bistro Vertus in The Hague.
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Moley has created the world’s first robotic kitchen. Featuring an advanced, fully functional robot integrated into a beautifully designed, professional kitchen, it cooks with the skill and flair of a master chef. The prototype was premiered to widespread acclaim at Hanover Messe, the international robotics show. Will this idea help restaurants to fill the shortage of chefs?
Starbucks is serving a new coffee drink, blending craft beer with espresso: the Espresso Cloud IPA. Innovation in your coffee and beer ;-). We wonder what this innovation will taste like….
AccorHotels wants to revolutionize hospitality with its new brand: JO&JOE. A brand co-constructed with its future guests, disrupting traditional codes. JO&JOE will blend private-rental, hostel and hotel formats. They want to reinvent and disrupt the experience in terms of design approach, catering, service and guest journey. By 2020 a total of 50 venues have to be open at destinations popular with Millennials, like locations in Paris and Bordeaux (2018) and Warsaw, Budapest, Rio and São Paulo.
Rik Jansma, chef and owner of restaurant Basiliek in Harderwijk has designed a special limited edition of the famous Dutch ‘pepernoot’. A special gingerbread biscuit served traditionally at the celebration of the anniversary of Sinterklaas ( Saint Nicholas). The chef, awarded with a Michelin star has created this culinary ‘pepernoot’ in collaboration with Van Delft Biscuits. The ‘pepernoten’ will be available in a limited edition in stores all over the Netherlands.
The repour stoppers provide a simple, effective way to keep your favourite wine fresh once opened.
Pop the “smart stopper” into the bottle and the unique oxygen absorbing technology within the stopper gets to work removing the oxygen within the bottle that causes your wine to deteriorate.
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 among others, Spirit restaurant expanding to Amsterdam and WineStein, the digital sommelier.
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Google Trips is de latest Google app. After Google Maps, Drive, Gmail and your Google Calender is Google Trips the newest tool which should make life easier. The new mobile app should help travellers instantly plan each day of their trips. Buying airplane tickets, booking a hotel and visiting a cosy restaurant at your destination, all in one simple travelling app.
Ilja Gort, famous winemaker and author is organising an online wine tasting on the 14th of November. This interactive winetasting/wineworkshop will include more information about Ilja’s new Bordeaux Supérieur.
From now on you can enjoy your beer as the brewmaster intended! Beer Bit chills your craft beer to bring out its optimal taste.
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 among others, the unique collaboration between Spa Zuiver and Rituals, and the ‘rookworstkroket’ by FEBO & HEMA.
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Finger cookies are ideal for dipping in chocolate, caramel or syrup. Last year Italian designer Paolo Ulian came up with the idea of the cookies which are designed to fit perfectly on your fingers. The cookies are cone-shaped and are made like a thin wafer. These cookies served with some sauces and coffee would probably taste finger lickin’ good!
Sweetgreen combines healthy- and fastfood. The company was founded in 2007 in Washington and is tumultuous growing since then. Currently, the chain has 65 locations in the United States.
The marketing- and sales of Hilton Amsterdam Schiphol is going to use Virtual Reality as a sales tool. Potential clients who don’t have the opportunity to visit the hotel, can still experience the hotel with the help of their Virtual Reality glasses.
The best city hotel we have had the pleasure to visit! The World Heritage city of Porto has an iconic hotel, The Yeatman. With a breath-taking position overlooking the Douro River and the historic city centre, The Yeatman offers a great place to stay with stunning panoramic views from the terraces, the indoor and exterior pool (in the shape of a port bottle), the rooms and restaurants. Some of the small gestures of hospitality from The Yeatman, the naming of the rooms, the design elements, the housekeeping & maintenance and of course the friendly approach from all the staff.