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. read more
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. read more
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. read more
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. read more
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. read more
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! read more
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. 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 the latest foodtrend on Instagram, coffee caviar. And the designer fruit: white strawberries.
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To celebrate Sidney’s annual Vivid Festival, Australian boutique patisserie Black Star Pastry created a glow in the dark doughnut, or as they like to call them Glonuts. If you are in Sidney you can get them at Martin Place, a pedestrian mall in the central business district of Sydney. They look amazing right? read more
Only for all daredevils amongst us: zip lining of the Eiffel tower whilst reaching a speed of 90 kilometers per hour. The 800 metres long zip line trip takes less than a minute, you’re done before you know. The idea of this pop-up zip line comes from Perrier that sponsors Roland Garros, one of the four Grand Slams in tennis. read more
A special action by Halal Fried Chicken, the company advertises with special posters during the Ramadan. The posters are part of their advertisement campaign and can be found in various bus shelters in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. The fun thing about the posters is that only the logo and name of the company are shown during the day. The rest of the advertisement is only visible as the sun sets. A great example of effective advertising during the Ramadan. 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 among others, an article about AirBnB tips, the pop up from the brothers Roca and chocolate with lower fat.
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With the expansion of beer culture, more beer lovers are starting to brew their own beer. The amount of different flavours and beers keeps growing and recently De Librije, three Michelin stars crowned restaurant, launched a beer menu. There is literally beer everywhere!
A must-have for the real beer lovers, the Vessi Fermentor. A brewkettle but at the same time a tap. Once you’ve checked the specific gravity and pitched your yeast, attach the pressure lid. Now you’re ready to set the specific pressure and temperature to ensure optimal conditions for fermentation. Then, sit back and relax while the yeast does its thing. The crowdfunding project is on Indiegogo and with one week left, already more than enough money has been raised.
It’s almost time for the opening of the new restaurant of Hilton Rotterdam! About one and half month ago Hilton launched a contest for residents of Rotterdam to come up with the best name for the new restaurant. In the meantime, 10 names were selected and is it up to the jury to decide which name will win the contest.
Spacious, a startup cofounded by Preston Pesek and Chris Smothers to make use of empty restaurants by offering them up to freelancers and others without an office as an alternative to crowded coffee shops. Recently started in New York City.
Recently, hotels can sign up for Women Sensitive Hotels. This platform checks if the hotels measure up to the wishes and needs of the increasing group of female business travelers.
Shape, colour and actually all senses influence your taste. A new study has been released by Oxford-professor Charles Spence showing that the taste is also influenced by music. You can see the video here above, although it’s a bit long video, it’s very interesting. As inspiration: it could be nice to experiment with your background music! Rock music for your savoury dishes and ballads for your sweet dishes…
The construction of the fairy wheel on De Pier is a fact! Besides beautiful views, you will be able to enjoy delicious food here as from next month. Bram Kosterink interviewed Perry Oerlemans, the initiator of the fairy wheel and the owner of Skyview Attractions for us.
Delicious coffee but without caffeine, that’s exactly what Chikko Not Coffee is! They sell two variants of coffee based on chicory and spelt. The caffeine free variant for coffee! Culinary journalist Joël Broekaert (from the Dutch newspapers NRC & Vrij Nederland): “pure chicory has a pleasant, bitter quality, just like coffee. It obviously has accents of mocha and cacao.”
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, an article about the ‘Meet Vincent van Gogh’ experience in China, a private PICKMEUP luxury taxi start-up in Amsterdam and Starbucks starts serving cold brew Nitro Coffee on the tap.
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A glass of rosé or white wine in the sun, we love it! But at the moment Blue Wine is getting more and more popular. And we spotted the ‘new but old’ Orange Wine on the wine menu’s and we also found a slushie with wine! We made a list with different new and old wines you will most likely see on the terraces this summer. From the wine and fruit slushie you could make your own signature slushie! And we spotted a wine product that, we think, would do great in a bathroom of a hotel in a wine region!
Nice initiative of restaurant Soigné in Bussum (the Netherlands) and wine merchant Petit Clos (located in Bussum, Laren and Utrecht). Together they organise a special wine tasting in restaurant Soigné on Wednesday the 29th and Thursday the 30th of June. On these days the restaurant will serve its new 4-course menu Soigné for the first time, at the same time they let their guests decide which wines will be on the wine pairing menu!
If you’re going to Paris this summer, you will able to eat an ice cream roll on Rue de Turenne. IceRoll boutique just opened a store in Paris, where they sell freshly made ice cream rolls with a touch of show! The ice cream is made on a Teppanyaki and is originally from Asia, and now starts to be popular in America and thus in Europe as well. It’s about time we get a store in the Netherlands!
Inspiration from a local festival from Rotterdam. This weekend is the first weekend of Stoepmakers Oostplein (stoep means sidewalk, maker means maker. Stoepmakers is even in Dutch a non-existing word). The program is created by the residents and businesses in the neighbourhood. As of the 16th of June, everyone is welcome at the temporary artfully designed Oostplein. There will be monthly activities. Stoepmakers Oostplein ends on the 16th of September during Parking Day.
After restyling Patisserie de Rouw has a design in which the pastries of Arthur de Rouw will be displayed beautifully. An entrance with international allure and an open kitchen for the costumers to see how the pastries are being made. Besides that, you can also order pastries via their new website and pick them up at a pick up point.
BBQ’s, pigs on spit, live music and a craft-beer treehouse. All this and more while visiting recently opened restaurant Smokey Jo’s Garage, a place where the guests enters a hilliebillie area including crushed cars around you.
You might have noticed that the Dutch aren’t present at the European Championship! We all lament that and miss that orange Dutch feeling! But how do restaurant and bar owners deal with the loss of enthusiasm for the championship? We spotted a couple of creative examples!
This alarm clock will probably be a present from heaven for a lot of people. Imagine an alarm clock and coffee maker in one on your nightstand! The ‘Barisieur’ wakes you up with a cup of freshly made coffee. The project is on Kickstarter and has, today, only 11 days more to go. Maybe an investment for bigger hotel chains? Wouldn’t it be great to offer your guests a wakeup call with freshly made coffee?
BOx is a single hand bottle opener that will share your experience with your friends over wifi. Show your friends how many beers you already opened or see which restaurant or café has the most beers opened already. But you can also use the BOx in the safe drinking mode.
The Efteling is currently busy building a new holiday park with special accommodations above, on and under the ground. They are building the accommodations on the borders of nature reserve area ‘Loonsche Land’ and from today on it’s possible to book your stay! You still need to be patient for a little while, since the park is opening by mid-2017.
Impeccable White is the manufacturer and worldwide supplier of snail caviar. Although snail caviar is still quite unknown it could be a relatively new ingredient for culinary dishes.
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 exotic fruit we never heard of, renting a hotel room not for days but minutes and Oprah Winfrey revealed her plans to start her own food line.
Saunagondel, the mobile four-person electric sauna designed by industrial designer Toni Egger and communication expert Felix Tarantik. It was introduced at the world’s largest fair for design in Milan, Italy in April 2016, the “Salone del Mobile”.
The Youth Food Movement thinks it should be mandatory to educate every child of the Netherlands about food. Awareness of food, harvest, learning to cook and healthy food at all schools. From the idea of having the right on good, healthy food and that they deserve to learn at an early age what is healthy. You can sign the petition at their website and join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #voedselonderwijs. We support this initiative and are convinced that there are a lot of chefs that could help with cooking classes on schools.
Special beer lovers are able to download more than 60 emoticons of Belgian special beer glasses. The work of the association for Belgian Brewers and VLAM developed the Belgian Beeremoji’s app, which Apple and Android users can download.