How about BBQ Bowls this summer? | Limited release by Sonny’s BBQ

14-6-2022

  • Sonny's BBQ BowlsSonny's BBQ Bowls

Sonny’s BBQ, an industry leading BBQ restaurant in the USA, recently announced the launch of their new BBQ Bowls, showcasing the brand’s innovation, value, and culinary expertise. For a limited time, guests will have the ability to build their own BBQ Bowl or choose from three specially crafted Pitmaster Select Bowls: Classic BBQ, Kickin’ Chicken, and Smokin’ Brisket. BBQ Bowls will be available at all Sonny’s locations as from June 13.

Poké Bowls are very popular in the Netherlands and even wok food is served in bowls nowadays. Even all kinds of breakfast bowls, like for example a smoothie bowl or an acai bowls. Would you like to try a bowl with Sonny’s BBQ dirty rice or mac and cheese, vegetables and meat? Or serve a BBQ Bowl at one of your barbecues?

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Restaurant Noor (*) in Groningen gives students 50% discount

14-6-2022

  • Marleen and Jeroen Brouwer in front of restaurant Noor - credits Chantal ArntsMarleen and Jeroen Brouwer in front of restaurant Noor - credits Chantal Arnts
  • Design in an old church - restaurant Noor Groningen - credits Chantal ArntsDesign in an old church - restaurant Noor Groningen - credits Chantal Arnts
  • Dishes from restaurant Noor in Groningen - credits Chantal ArntsDishes from restaurant Noor in Groningen - credits Chantal Arnts
  • Marleen Brouwer in the kitchen of restaurant Noor - credits Chantal ArntsMarleen Brouwer in the kitchen of restaurant Noor - credits Chantal Arnts

Restaurant Noor in the city Groningen in the north of the Netherlands has recently been awarded with a Michelin star and is giving students a 50% discount on their entire bill this fall. Owners Marleen and Jeroen Brouwer want to make dining in a top restaurant more accessible to students and thus invest in potential guests of the future. The student offer runs from September through December 2022 and is valid every second Tuesday of the month.

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#GoLocal | Artisanal spirits from the Netherlands

14-6-2022

  • Stokerij Lubberhuizen - credits Nilla BerrettyStokerij Lubberhuizen - credits Nilla Berretty
  • Stokerij Lubberhuizen - credits Seijbel PhotographyStokerij Lubberhuizen - credits Seijbel Photography
  • PassimoncelloPassimoncello
  • RummieclubRummieclub
  • Rummieclub - Martijn en JudithRummieclub - Martijn en Judith
  • RummieclubRummieclub
  • The Stillery - Most Floral Gin and Ouwe KopstootjeThe Stillery - Most Floral Gin and Ouwe Kopstootje
  • The Stillery - The labThe Stillery - The lab
  • The Stillery X Moyee Coffee EspressoThe Stillery X Moyee Coffee Espresso
  • Spirited Union DistillerySpirited Union Distillery

In recent years, we have spotted a lot of new artisanal spirits in the Netherlands. We have written about the Jongens van Oud West (the Boys of Oud West) who produce Orancello, orange-based Limoncello, and about Voerman Vieux, whose vieux is served straight up with ice cubes or used in cocktails. And about Pink Willem, the first Dutch rosé vermouth based on rhubarb, raspberry and matching botanicals and about the canned cocktails by Amsterdam-based brand Kever Jenever. We also wrote about the sustainable limited edition Hemelwater jenever by Hooghoudt: the distillery from Groningen succeeded in producing jenever from rainwater in 2021.

Below a list of more artisanal drinks!

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An innovative drive-thru experience at Taco Bell Defy

10-6-2022

  • Taco Bell Defy™ - innovative drive-thry experienceTaco Bell Defy™ - innovative drive-thry experience
  • Taco Bell Defy™ - innovative drive-thry experienceTaco Bell Defy™ - innovative drive-thry experience
  • Taco Bell Defy™ - innovative drive-thry experienceTaco Bell Defy™ - innovative drive-thry experience

Taco Bell is redefining drive-thrus as consumers know it with one of its most innovative Taco Bell restaurant designs yet. Coined Taco Bell Defy, the restaurant that broke ground last summer opened its doors – but most importantly, its four-lane drive-thru – in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota on June 7. The first of its kind two-story model delivers innovative technology and design, like a proprietary vertical lift to transport iconic craveable Taco Bell menu items straight from the kitchen to fans.

Back in August 2021 we wrote about the plans for this new drive-thru and as far as we can see, it’s as they said it would be.

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Trends we spotted | Week 23

10-6-2022

  • Trends we spotted afbeelding
  • Tenzing natural energyTenzing natural energy
  • Apollo Hotela are now Leonardo HotelsApollo Hotela are now Leonardo Hotels
  • National Museum in Oslo openedNational Museum in Oslo opened
  • Audi teams up with Restaurant Noma and MADAudi teams up with Restaurant Noma and MAD

At horecatrends.com we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the other trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

With this week links to articles about amongst others ‘tree free paper’, notebooks made from upcycled stone waste. Is ‘Paper / On The Rocks’ interesting as stationary for those hotels who strive to be as sustainable as possible?

Audi USA teams up with three-Michelin-star Restaurant Noma and global nonprofit MAD to spark conversations around sustainability. And the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design opens in Oslo on 11 June, 2022.

You can play ‘feather bowling’ at Randolph Beer bar in Brooklyn. We never heard of ‘Feather Bowling’, or ‘Trabollen’ as they call it in Belgium, did you? Culinary cruise during the hundredth edition of the Dutch sailing event ‘Kaagweek’.

We love the simple idea behind the Pride Wopper of Burger King in Austria (that features a same-side bun for “equal love and equal rights”) but the campaign gets a lot of reactions. The Colombian brewery Dos Tercos prints promises by presidential candidates on beer cans. To remind them of it!

The Apollo Hotels successfully transformed into Leonardo Hotels and their new website is online as well. And TENZING Natural Energy is now also available in the Netherlands, it’s a completely plant-based, low-calorie energy drink with a positive impact on the planet.

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Good Fish | Vermaat Groep goes for sustainably caught or cultivated fish

9-6-2022

  • World Oceans Day deal Vermaat & Good FishWorld Oceans Day deal Vermaat & Good Fish
  • World Oceans Day deal Vermaat & Good FishWorld Oceans Day deal Vermaat & Good Fish
  • World Oceans Day deal Vermaat & Good FishWorld Oceans Day deal Vermaat & Good Fish

World Oceans Day was on June 8, and it is an indisputable fact that healthy oceans are important to us. Almost 70% of the earth’s surface consists of water. The sea is the largest ecosystem in the world. Billions of people depend on it for C02, food, work, oxygen, tourism and so on. As important as it is, we, people from the Netherlands, continue to eat too much fish that was brought to us due to overfishing. But at the Vermaat Groep, things are changing. In partnership with Good Fish, they are going to ensure that fish that is overfished, endangered, illegally caught or cultivated is no longer available in their 400 restaurants.

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SHIN | A new Japanese tapas bar and matcha café in Rotterdam

7-6-2022

  • Render of Japanese tapas bar and matcha café SHINRender of Japanese tapas bar and matcha café SHIN
  • Render of Japanese tapas bar and matcha café SHINRender of Japanese tapas bar and matcha café SHIN
  • Render of Japanese tapas bar and matcha café SHINRender of Japanese tapas bar and matcha café SHIN
  • Render of Japanese tapas bar and matcha café SHINRender of Japanese tapas bar and matcha café SHIN
  • Render of Japanese tapas bar and matcha café SHINRender of Japanese tapas bar and matcha café SHIN
  • Render of Japanese tapas bar and matcha café SHINRender of Japanese tapas bar and matcha café SHIN

Opening – At the beginning of this summer SHIN will open its doors at the Rodezand in Rotterdam. A modern, cosy Japanese tapas bar and matcha cafe in izakaya style. This brand new concept is created by entrepreneurs Tony and Nanako, who also own the popular Japanese ramen restaurant Ajisan on the Coolsingel.

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Trends we spotted | Week 22

3-6-2022

  • Trends we spotted afbeelding
  • Chipotle Pride BurritoChipotle Pride Burrito
  • Zackby's Fried PicklesZackby's Fried Pickles
  • Vitam en Fooditis strijden tegen CO2Vitam en Fooditis strijden tegen CO2
  • The Filipino Santa Ana GinThe Filipino Santa Ana Gin
  • MijentaMijenta

At horecatrends.com we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the other trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

With this week links to articles about amongst others the sunscreen swap with the new suncare brand Project Reef at the Four Seasons Resort Maui for World Oceans Day. And would you like to try a pizza with Pepsi Cola infused Pepperoni or as they call it, the Pepsi-Roni Pizza.

Inspiration for pastry chefs: from the pastry chef at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, Chambord Foam will be served at their new dessert action station. And from our favorite pastry chef Dominique Ansel, his delicious looking Around The World collection.

Chipotle kicks off pride month with ‘Always Real’ actions for the LGBTQIA+ community, inspiration for other restaurants during their cities pride? And we once tasted Fried Pickles, we loved it so if we lived in the USA we would visit Zaxby’s, the premium quick-service restaurant that has added it to their menu.

Nobu Hospitality continues strategic European expansion with the announcement of Nobu Hotel Madrid, again in a long-term agreement with Millenium Hospitality Real Estate SOCIMI (“MHRE”).

Two new drinks on the Dutch market: the Filipino Santa Ana Gin which is imported by André Kerstens in The Hague and a slow tequila: Mijenta Tequila Blanco and Mijenta Tequila Reposado!

Click on the title if you like to read the full article. Enjoy reading!

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Mama Gaia Academy | First online hospitality academy with a plant-based focus

2-6-2022

  • Mama Gaia Academy - credits Boris HristovMama Gaia Academy - credits Boris Hristov

The unique Mama Gaia Academy recently launched, this academy prepares participants for a job in the hospitality industry for free and in just six weeks. This way, the academy wants to tackle the staff shortage in the hospitality industry. In a short online training course, people with little or no experience are trained for a job in the kitchen or operations. The English-language programme is easily accessible and participants can watch short informative videos on their smartphones at any time of day. In order to accelerate the transition to more plant-based options in the hospitality industry, vegan cuisine is central to all modules. The Academy was set up by the founder of social enterprise Dopper, known for the refillable water bottle that reduces the use of single-use plastic. The course is made possible by among others Gulpener.

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Wasted Enough! 013 Poppodium partners with visitors for ‘a better world’

2-6-2022

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Under the heading ‘Genoeg Gewaste’ (Wasted Enough), 013 Poppodium is taking big steps in the context of sustainability and at the same time wants to make a global impact. For example, the pop stage is saying goodbye to soft cups and bottled water from now on. Thanks to partnerships with charities, visitors can now contribute to water and food projects around the world. A visitor of 013 Poppodium doesn’t order one glass, but 300 litres of water.

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KFC introduces ‘Veggie Tenders’ in all Dutch KFC restaurants

2-6-2022

  • KFC Veggie burgerKFC Veggie burger
  • KFC Veggie TendersKFC Veggie Tenders
  • KFC Veggie TwisterKFC Veggie Twister
  • KFC Veggie BucketKFC Veggie Bucket

KFC Netherlands introduces a new vegetarian product range: the Original Recipe ‘Veggie Tenders’ – available on a burger, in a bucket, as a snack, in a boxed meal and as a Twister. The crunchy Veggie Tenders are made from the plant protein mycoprotein. After a successful pilot – at six different KFC restaurants – this meat substitute is permanently available in all KFC restaurants in the Netherlands as of last Tuesday.

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Sushi in all shapes and sizes

31-5-2022

  • 3D geprinte sushi van Singularity in Tokyo3D geprinte sushi van Singularity in Tokyo
  • 3D geprinte sushi van Singularity in Tokyo3D geprinte sushi van Singularity in Tokyo
  • Close up of a Crushi crunchy sushi snackClose up of a Crushi crunchy sushi snack
  • Close up of a Crushi crunchy sushi snackClose up of a Crushi crunchy sushi snack

Sushi, by now a product eaten with some regularity by young and old people. Everyone has at least one type of sushi that they like. There are now countless restaurants where you can eat sushi, in all shapes, sizes and formats. We did some research on the most original ideas for sushi!

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L´OR Espresso launches campaign with chef Joris Bijdendijk

27-5-2022

  • Joris Bijendijk met L'or EspressoJoris Bijdendijk met L'or Espresso
  • Joris Bijendijk met L'or EspressoJoris Bijdendijk met L'or Espresso

The taste of coffee with the magic of cooking. This week coffee brand L´OR Espresso is launching a campaign in collaboration with star chef Joris Bijdendijk. In this campaign Joris takes you along on a sensory journey. Together with L’OR Espresso he dives into the world of coffee; we will get to know a palette of flavors, aromas and matching dishes. The campaign consists of a video series of three episodes that show the versatile and sensory qualities of L´OR Espresso, in which seduction of the senses is the main focus. According to Joris and L´OR Espresso, coffee is so much more than a quick caffeine boost. It is great to drink, but just as much fun to cook with. In the videos, viewers learn how to really taste coffee, how to recognize different flavor profiles and how to incorporate coffee into dishes.

Reading time: 2 minutes.

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Dikke Mic in Rotterdam

27-5-2022

  • Credits - Jeancarlo Nunes dos AnjosCredits - Jeancarlo Nunes dos Anjos
  • Credits - Laura SiliquiniCredits - Laura Siliquini
  • Credits: Laura SiliquiniCredits: Laura Siliquini
  • Jeancarlo Nunes dos AnjosJeancarlo Nunes dos Anjos
  • Jeancarlo Nunes dos AnjosJeancarlo Nunes dos Anjos
  • Credits: Laura SiliquiniCredits: Laura Siliquini
  • Credits: Laura SiliquiniCredits: Laura Siliquini

Have you always wanted to go to a karaoke bar in Tokyo? You don’t have to hop on a plane to do that anymore: Dikke Mic has everything a real karaoke lover desires, just in Rotterdam. Dikke Mic also surprises you on a culinary level: they are opening a brand new street food bar with Asian street food, prepared by none other than Michelin-star chef Ron Blaauw. In the basement, inspired by the small Asian streets and alleys, are the karaoke rooms, each with their own theme. The perfect recipe for a successful night out for small and large groups!

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‘HANS IM GLÜCK’ chain presents a climate-neutral burger

24-5-2022

  • HANS IM GLÜCK - the climate-neutral WEGWEISER burgerHANS IM GLÜCK - the climate-neutral WEGWEISER burger
  • HANS IM GLÜCK - the climate-neutral WEGWEISER burgerHANS IM GLÜCK - the climate-neutral WEGWEISER burger
  • HANS IM GLÜCK - the climate-neutral WEGWEISER burgerHANS IM GLÜCK - the climate-neutral WEGWEISER burger

A comprehensive range of vegetarian and vegan dishes, a burger with an insect patty or biodegradable straws – HANS IM GLÜCK has been an pioneer of the industry in sustainability since its founding in 2010. Now the company is once again setting new standards with the climate-neutral WEGWEISER burger.

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