Trends we spotted this week – week 19
At the redaction of 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, an article about an artisan tortilla maker, the New York Times starts selling ingredients for recipes of their cooking website, and a link to an edible flowers guide! By the way did you know that you could eat banana peels? We found an article with recipes and will most certainly try one of those. If you like to read the whole article, click the title. Enjoy reading!
A’DAM the new multifunctional tower
Toren Overhoeks was the former Shell Office and is currently being transformed into a vertical city. After 40 years of ‘isolation’, A’DAM Tower is going to let the general public enjoy this unique place in Amsterdam. A’DAM Lookout will be situated in the crown of the A’DAM tower. This will be an iconic observation platform which is missing now in Amsterdam.
Skyline Chicago – cable car plans revealed in Chicago
At the website of Designboom we spotted the initial plans for a network of cable cars connecting Chicago’s city centre. Will these Skyline cable cars replace the hop-on hop-off busses in Chicago in the future? It could become Chicago’s unique feature like the Eiffel Tower in Paris or the London Eye.
Tea Menu at HanTing Cuisine
Last Tuesday restaurant HanTing (1 Michelinstar) in The Hague tackled a world’s first. As the first restaurant in the world Michelin chef Han Ji launched an innovative Tea Menu. With each dish a matching and different tea was served, which, in combination with the food, has a positive effect on the human body. We tasted this Tea Menu!
The Herbal Chef and his cannabis infused menus
Although the Netherlands is known as being the cannabis city of the world, we don’t have chefs pioneering with cannabis. As California prepares for the possible legalization of recreational marijuana in November, Los Angeles-based chef Chris Sayegh is on a pioneering mission to take haute cuisine to a higher place with his cannabis infused menus.
OERS: a Dutch reservation platform for and by restaurant owners
Introduced for the Dutch hospitality industry, OERS, Ons Eigen Reserverings Systeem (Our Own Reservation System). OERS is a new online booking system which has been launched festively on the 9th of May by chef Alain Caron at Restaurant Aan de Poel. The system is different; each participating restaurant owner is co-owner of the system and automatically become member of the cooperative OERS. This allows restaurant owners to decide themselves on the terms and commissions. Where other reservation systems will only become more expensive in the future, OERS will become cheaper.
THE ICED: the glass freezer
The newest innovation in the world of frozen glasses is THE ICED. This machine makes it possible to instantly provide your glasses with a layer of ice, all done through carbon dioxide. Useful to serve extra cold drinks on a different way.
You drink Iced Beer with a straw!
We can’t ignore this new drink: the makers of the beer slush received a lot of attention in the Dutch media today. Both on radio, television and Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf. The Twentse Bierbrouwerij (Brewery) in the city of Hengelo, makes Iced Beer in the flavours Radler and Rosé beer. This is a beer that you drink with a straw!
Trends we spotted this week – week 18
At the redaction of 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, an article about an Escape Room Dinner Quest, a signature Sushi roll by restaurant Catch in New York and about restaurant Visaandeschelde who served a meal for their elderly neighbour on a daily bases. If you like to read the whole article, click the title. Enjoy reading!
Scary cakes that nobody wants to eat
Looking for an original cake for your birthday? Katherine Dey can help you with that! This nurse from New York has a very special hobby. She makes scary cakes based on her experiences as a nurse.
Blurring at the dentist
Drinking an alcohol-free beer at the dentist, again an excellent example of ‘Blurring’. There is a new dentist located at an old party centrum in Amsterdam, with an old bar which turned into a waiting room. Nervous? You can drink away the nerves with an alcohol-free beer, if possible ;-).
Hilton Rotterdam is looking for a name for its new restaurant
Hilton Rotterdam will open a new restaurant soon and this restaurant needs a name. Help is needed! As creator of the new name you will be rewarded big. Until the 10th of May, entries can be send in.
Co-creation affects the guest journey
Lennert Rietveld senior counsellor at van Spronsen & Partners hospitality consultancy gave an inspiration session last month about co-creation. In this blog an insight into this session; which shows that the focus during events is shifting to influencing the guest journey!
The inspiration session for 80 event organizers showed powerful examples of co-creation. The presentation focused on compelling examples from entrepreneurs working together to improve the visitor experience. Everything is evolving around the guest journey. A good example is the initiative of the Dutch amusement park the Efteling to develop an app in co-creation with a Belgian company. They offer their visitors a lot more experience around their visit of the Efteling through ‘mixed reality’ and smartphones. Brilliant for kids, for example at the route app a witch voice gives directions.
A couple of other examples from the inspiration session around co-creation:
Working with colours in the hospitality industry
Research has used brain wave technology to measure the reactions guests have to different colours in the hospitality industry. The brain wave results of the colour green indicate a relaxed lunch with friends. The colour red stands for love and going for a drink with a date. Tork examined which colours work well in the hospitality industry. With a link to the study of Tork where they made moodboards in different colours and looked at the effect of that. Tork wants hospitality businesses to be clever with their colour choices.
TOAST: a new pop-up restaurant in Toronto
In the line of extra ordinary pop-up restaurants: TOAST in Toronto, Canada. As from the 7th of May this pop-up restaurant will be open for four weekends in a row. The only thing you can order here is toast with a spread. The bread is from different bakeries from the region and all the spreads are homemade.
The supermarket of the future by Coop Italy
Back to the future? More like forward to the past. Coop Italy, Italy’s biggest grocery cooperative introduced their idea, the supermarket of the future at the Expo Milan in 2015. At the beginning of April 2016 they showcased it at Microsoft’s Envision Conference. They are using futuristic technology to help shoppers return to the sociable days of open-air markets, when there were shopkeepers at every stall, ready to answer any question a customer might have about their wares.
Trends we spotted this week – week 17
At the redaction of 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, an article about a gin bar in London where the owners claim having the largest collection of gins, and HIHAHUT started a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to build more sustainable cabins.
Les Mills Live: world’s biggest festivals
Les Mills Live is a collaboration between Reebok and Les Mills, who organize fitness festivals all over the world. They started organizing the festivals a couple of years ago, and today the festivals are extremely popular by thousands of fitness lovers.
The Localpolitan launches with customized travel blogging experiences
Yesterday The Localpolitan launched as the newest, customized hospitality service available online. Instead of visiting a travel website looking for content that fits your needs, The Localpolitan aims to turn the process around, and puts the traveler in control of the content they receive.
Analyzing the world around you with the SCiO
How much fat is in this dressing? How much sugar contains this sugar beet and which melon is better at the moment? SCiO gives you answers to all these kind of questions, SCiO is a small gadget which scans the products you’re about to buy and shows you what these products are made of.
Tarot of Cocktails
Katy Seibel created a unique way of presenting her cocktail recipes. The 30 drink recipes are presented on classic tarot cards. The tarot cards are hand drawn by Katy herself, each card has key elements of the cocktail recipe in it.
Wireless phone and tablet chargers for the hospitality industry
There is a crowdfunding campaign for wireless chargers for the hospitality industry with the possibility of posting your menu or advertisements in it.
“Is it possible to charge my phone behind the bar?”, a question that almost all employees that work in the hospitality industry know. With the numerous apps that are available now a days, batteries die faster than we would like to. This wireless charger for the hospitality industry could be the answer for this problem!
The Chippy – Fish & Chips
This upcoming 21st of May, Justin Brown’s restaurant The Chippy opens in Amsterdam. He will serve Fish & Chips here! Justin Brown is a famous British chef who worked for plenty of famous people, such as Jamie Oliver and Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood, besides that he also cooked for stars like David Beckham and Madonna.
Bon Appetit – “The ice salon of Breda’ opens his doors in Breda.
From today on the Netherlands has a new Ice cream parlor. Today ‘The ice parlor of Breda – Bon Appetit’ opens its doors. The parlor is developed by the entrepreneurs Edwin and Kim van Es, they’re known from the cafeteria Bon Appetit in Rijsbergen.
The Bento Box by Tante Kee
Restaurant Tante Kee on the Kaageiland in the Netherlands serves a quick lunch for the business market. With their Bento Box they serve five small dishes at the same time in a box, you also get a glass of house wine and coffee or tea. All within 45 minutes. A beautiful and delicious way to treat your business guests in a short time.