Creamistry launches the Croffle | A croissant x waffle hybrid

20-5-2022

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  • liquid nitrogen ice cream concept Creamistry debuts the Croffleliquid nitrogen ice cream concept Creamistry debuts the Croffle

Creamistry, a California-based concept specializing in customizable made-to-order liquid nitrogen ice cream and other frozen treats, has launched the Croffle, a decadent croissant-waffle hybrid adorned with fresh cream, toppings and sauces. Pulled fresh off the iron with a sweet sugar glaze, the Croffles are available in six delicious varieties as well as a build-your-own option, now available at the Cerritos, CA location as a test kitchen launch. Croffles will be available at more Creamistry locations later this summer.

Although we already wrote about the Croffle in 2021, we always love to write about the use of new food hybrids and show images. In the article a list of a couple of more food hybrids we wrote about. read more

Trends we spotted | Week 20

20-5-2022

  • Trends we spottedTrends we spotted
  • Jubilee celebrations at Claridge’sJubilee celebrations at Claridge’s
  • Kate Pery in clip Takeaway.com - credits Vijat MohindraKate Pery in clip Takeaway.com - credits Vijat Mohindra
  • McDonalds USA - Chocolatey Pretzel McFlurryMcDonalds USA - Chocolatey Pretzel McFlurry

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 amongst others links to articles about the beer brand Coors, which introduced a barley milk, ‘Golden Wing’.  And we congratulate Brewdog on their 15th anniversary, they have created a 15%. PUNK. IPA for the occasion!

Katy Perry collaborates with Takeaway.com in a new campaign. Did you see their clip already? You can watch the whole clip further in this article. And Richard Branson’s Virgin Limited Edition currently has seven high-end hotels and the eighth, the Son Bunyola Hotel on Mallorca, is due to open in the summer of 2023.

There are already two Paradox Museums in Oslo and Stockholm, and at the end of this year a Paradox Museum will open in the ‘American Dream’ shopping and indoor family entertainment park in New Jersey.

On May 12, the 50 best pizzerias in Europe were announced by, 50 Top Pizza Europe 2022. According to them, you eat the best pizza at Peppe Pizzeria in Paris. We congratulate them and nNea Pizza in Amsterdam with their 11th position!

In honor of Queen Elizabeth’s platinum jubilee, Claridge’s is celebrating her anniversary in its own unique and legendary style, including cocktails and a ‘Royal Archive Cabinet’ in their lobby.

There is a limited edition NFT collection of the Instagram posts of virtual influencer Esther Olofsson from Rotterdam! Available at opensea.io. And McDonald’s USA is introducing the ‘Chocolately Pretzel McFlurry’ this summer. For a limited time as from May 25.  

The newest Eataly store opens at Rome Fiumicino airport, with over 2,000 square meters, it will be the brand’s 41st outlet!

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Dormio Resort Maastricht enriched with Castellum castle complex

19-5-2022

  • Dormio Resort MaastrichtDormio Resort Maastricht
  • Dormio Resort Maastricht - Castellum buildingDormio Resort Maastricht - Castellum building
  • Dormio Resort Maastricht - Castellum buildingDormio Resort Maastricht - Castellum building
  • Dormio Resort Maastricht - Castellum torenwoningDormio Resort Maastricht - Castellum torenwoning
  • Dormio Resort Maastricht - apartmentDormio Resort Maastricht - Castellum apartment
  • Dormio Resort Maastricht - Castellum apartmentDormio Resort Maastricht - Castellum apartment
  • Dormio Resort Maastricht - Castellum apartmentDormio Resort Maastricht - Castellum apartment

Opening – With the finalization of the Castellum, Dormio Resort Maastricht is complete. The addition of three very luxurious penthouses, 21 apartments and a tower house to the existing 266 accommodations and the new wellness centre completed the resort on the Dousberg in the south of the Netherlands, near the city Maastricht. The whole complex oozes the atmosphere of an authentic Limburg village with the architectural features of the region. The resort comprises various types of luxury houses and flats. They are situated along real streets and squares, which refer to the illustrious history of this part of Maastricht. The accommodations vary in size and facilities and can be flexibly booked from 1 night to long stays.

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Sapphire House Antwerp and restaurant WILDn & PLANTn are open

19-5-2022

  • The Building - © Sapphire House AntwerpThe Building - © Sapphire House Antwerp
  • Cocktailbar of the Sapphire - © Sapphire House AntwerpCocktailbar of the Sapphire - © Sapphire House Antwerp
  • Restaurant WILDn - © Sapphire House AntwerpRestaurant WILDn - © Sapphire House Antwerp
  • Map Sapphire House AntwerpMap Sapphire House Antwerp
  • Lobby of the Sapphire House Antwerp - © Sapphire House Antwerp
  • A hotel room of the Sapphire House Antwerp - © Sapphire House AntwerpA hotel room of the Sapphire House Antwerp - © Sapphire House Antwerp
  • A hotel room of the Sapphire House Antwerp - © Sapphire House AntwerpA hotel room of the Sapphire House Antwerp - © Sapphire House Antwerp

Opening – Sapphire House Antwerp, the long awaited Marriott hotel in Antwerp, opened its doors this week. The five star hotel is the first hotel in the world that is completely plant-based, and where two star chef Bart De Pooter spoils the guests of the hotel with a culinary experience. This five star hotel is located on the 16th century site of the Antwerp Stock Exchange and was carefully renovated with the idea to protecting international cultural heritage. Sapphire House Antwerp has 139 rooms, all unique and with their own character, a plant-based bistro PLANTn, a lively cocktail bar, a gym, and as the cherry on top: a gourmet restaurant, WILDn. It promises to be a unique hotel experience for every guest…exactly like nothing else.

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Royal Spelt starts first 100% organic bitterballen and kroketten factory

17-5-2022

  • The Dutch delicacy bitterballen - vegan from Royal SpeltThe Dutch delicacy bitterballen - vegan from Royal Spelt
  • Cheese kroketten from Royal SpeltCheese kroketten from Royal Spelt
  • Groentekroketten van Royal SpeltGroentekroketten van Royal Spelt
  • oyster mushroom bitterbal - Royal Speltoyster mushroom bitterbal - Royal Spelt
  • Seaweed bitterballen - Royal SpeltSeaweed bitterballen - Royal Spelt
  • Vegatables parmesan mini kroketten - Royal SpeltVegatables parmesan mini kroketten - Royal Spelt

Royal Spelt has opened the first 100% organic bitterballen and kroketten factory in Nieuwegein in the Netherlands in mid-May 2022. Owners Fabienne Muller and Michael Kapoen started this factory to have full control over the production. The reason for this was the control over of the entire production process. Royal Spelt draws stock from fresh vegetables and herbs instead of stock grains or powder. In its own factory, Royal Spelt can take all the time needed for the cooking process of the spelt ragout (salpicon) and the recipe remains a (family) secret.

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Lowlander introduces the first-ever alcohol-free craft beer on tap

17-5-2022

  • Lowlander alcohol-free craft beer on tapLowlander alcohol-free craft beer on tap
  • Lowlander alcohol-free craft beerLowlander alcohol-free craft beer
  • Lowlander Beer 0.00% WitLowlander Beer 0.00% Wit
  • Lowlander Beer, 0.3% I.P.A.Lowlander Beer, 0.3% I.P.A.

Botanical brewer Lowlander presents the very first alcohol-free craft beer on tap. Alcohol-free beer is an integral part of the Dutch market and already accounts for one in twenty of all beers consumed. Lowlander is proud to increase consumption choice with this innovation, by making two of their best-selling non-alcoholic botanically brewed beers available on tap: the 0.00% Wit and the 0.3% I.P.A..

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All the food festival inspiration you need

17-5-2022

  • Singelpark Diner in LeidenSingelpark Diner in Leiden
  • Het Amsterdamse Terrassen festivalHet Amsterdamse Terrassen festival
  • Het Oesterfestival bij de Oesterij in YersekeHet Oesterfestival bij de Oesterij in Yerseke
  • Het Oesterfestival bij de Oesterij in YersekeHet Oesterfestival bij de Oesterij in Yerseke
  • Het Oesterfestival bij de Oesterij in YersekeHet Oesterfestival bij de Oesterij in Yerseke
  • Het Oesterfestival bij de Oesterij in YersekeHet Oesterfestival bij de Oesterij in Yerseke
  • Fête du Champagne et VinsFête du Champagne et Vins
  • Fête du Champagne et VinsFête du Champagne et Vins
  • Fête du Champagne et VinsFête du Champagne et Vins
  • Fête du Champagne et VinsFête du Champagne et Vins

The sun is shining and the Netherlands is enjoying the outdoors! There are plenty of festivals where we can go again! We love to visit a food festival, don’t you? We’ve seen some nice small scale festivals like last weekend FestiValk and the ‘Shit hot Fest’ in April, below a list of small, fun and tasty food festivals in the Netherlands and some nice international concepts, maybe inspiration for the Dutch hospitality industry and festival organizers! We found among others the Fête du Champagne et Vins, an oyster festival, a tapas festival, Singelpark dinner and an espresso martini festival..

You can organize a small scale festival within your own company or companies or build a ‘festival’ with fellow hospitality entrepreneurs, what’s stopping you as long as there are no festivals happening in your area? In this article some inspiration!  

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Trends we spotted | Week 19

13-5-2022

  • Trends we spottedTrends we spotted
  • Accor adds legendary Queen Elizabeth 2 to its portfolioAccor adds legendary Queen Elizabeth 2 to its portfolio
  • New look for the beers of the ScheldebrouwerijNew look for the beers of the Scheldebrouwerij
  • Blue Wellness by FletcherBlue Wellness by Fletcher
  • Nederlandse WijninfoNederlandse Wijninfo
  • aerMist at Fairview Farmers RestaurantaerMist at Fairview Farmers Restaurant

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 small blocks of Parmigiano Reggiano at the McDonald’s in Italy! Might be inspiration for the McDonald’s in the Netherlands, we have great cheeses as well!

Karen’s Diner is coming to the Netherlands, this chain from Australia serves ‘great burgers with very rude service’. We had to explain to our older colleagues what a ‘Karen’ is, do you know it? And Domino’s Pizza Germany launched the Nutri-Score on products and an A-Pizza ‘Fitness Fan’.

The legendary cruise ship Queen Elizabeth 2 becomes an Accor branded hotel: MGallery Hotel Collection. After renovation it will be permanently located in Port Rashid, Dubai.

Lowering the temperature on a terrace: aerMist. We have already experienced a similar system in San Francisco and the Far East, but perhaps also useful in the north of Europe with the rising temperatures?

The Belgian brewery ‘Scheldebrouwerij’ has created a new, fresh look for their special beers. And the Fletcher hotels introduced their own private label in skincare products: BLUE Collection by Fletcher.

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TRIBE Amsterdam City is a design hotel for adventurous travellers

12-5-2022

  • TRIBE Amsterdam CityTRIBE Amsterdam City
  • TRIBE Amsterdam CityTRIBE Amsterdam City
  • TRIBE Amsterdam CityTRIBE Amsterdam City
  • TRIBE Amsterdam CityTRIBE Amsterdam City
  • TRIBE Amsterdam CityTRIBE Amsterdam City
  • TRIBE Amsterdam CityTRIBE Amsterdam City
  • TRIBE Amsterdam CityTRIBE Amsterdam City

The newest addition to TRIBE is located in Gare du Nord, a new area in Amsterdam North, and right by the North metro station. The TRIBE Amsterdam City is located next to the Mercure Amsterdam North Station hotel. The modern and arty interior should particularly attract travellers looking for Amsterdam’s cultural underground scene.

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Mercure Amsterdam North Station opened at Gare du Nord

12-5-2022

  • Mercure Amsterdam North Station opened at Gare du NordMercure Amsterdam North Station opened at Gare du Nord
  • Mercure Amsterdam North Station opened at Gare du NordMercure Amsterdam North Station opened at Gare du Nord
  • Mercure Amsterdam North Station opened at Gare du NordMercure Amsterdam North Station opened at Gare du Nord
  • Mercure Amsterdam North Station opened at Gare du NordMercure Amsterdam North Station opened at Gare du Nord
  • Mercure Amsterdam North Station opened at Gare du NordMercure Amsterdam North Station opened at Gare du Nord
  • Mercure Amsterdam North Station opened at Gare du NordMercure Amsterdam North Station opened at Gare du Nord

Opening – Mercure has opened a new stylish four-star hotel next to metro station Noord in Amsterdam. The North/South line takes guests to the city centre within 5 minutes, making Mercure Amsterdam North Station the perfect base for visitors to our capital. This new Mercure hotel has 110 modern rooms, equipped with all the comforts you would expect, such as free Wi-Fi, comfortable beds and a flat-screen TV. Guests also have access to an all-day social hub and a coffee bar that transforms into a cocktail bar in the evening, serving low-alcohol cocktails developed in collaboration with top French bartender Matthias Giroud. They can also take advantage of the fully equipped 24/7 gym.

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NEO KVL hotel by Tasigo | Located in the building of the old KVL leather factory in Oisterwijk

10-5-2022

  • NEO KVL Hotel by Tasigo in OisterwijkNEO KVL Hotel by Tasigo in Oisterwijk
  • NEO KVL Hotel by Tasigo in OisterwijkNEO KVL Hotel by Tasigo in Oisterwijk
  • NEO KVL Hotel by Tasigo in OisterwijkNEO KVL Hotel by Tasigo in Oisterwijk
  • NEO KVL Hotel by Tasigo in OisterwijkNEO KVL Hotel by Tasigo in Oisterwijk
  • NEO KVL Hotel by Tasigo in OisterwijkNEO KVL Hotel by Tasigo in Oisterwijk
  • NEO KVL Hotel by Tasigo in OisterwijkNEO KVL Hotel by Tasigo in Oisterwijk
  • NEO KVL Hotel by Tasigo in OisterwijkNEO KVL Hotel by Tasigo in Oisterwijk
  • NEO KVL Hotel by Tasigo in OisterwijkNEO KVL Hotel by Tasigo in Oisterwijk
  • NEO KVL Hotel by Tasigo in OisterwijkNEO KVL Hotel by Tasigo in Oisterwijk

Opening – The charming village of Oisterwijk in the Dutch region Brabant has a new four-star hotel: the NEO KVL hotel by Tasigo. The design hotel has 68 modern furnished rooms, a restaurant, spa, meeting rooms, 2 hotel bars including the Sky rooftop bar and an impressive atrium. The hotel is located within walking distance of the center of Oisterwijk and 500 meters from the Oisterwijk train station. It also has access to a private parking lot.

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IJsvogel is the first real brewer’s grain ice cream in the Netherlands

9-5-2022

  • Bierbostelijs IJsvogel van Bird Brewery en IJsbaartBierbostelijs IJsvogel van Bird Brewery en IJsbaart
  • Bierbostelijs IJsvogel van Bird Brewery en IJsbaartBierbostelijs IJsvogel van Bird Brewery en IJsbaart

IJsvogel (Kingfisher bird) is a new and unique vegan waste-free ice cream. This collab from ice cream makers IJsbaart and beer brewery Bird Brewery uses brewer’s grain, a residual product from the brewing process. Then, through a unique process, the brewer’s grain is turned into milk. This forms the basis for the ice cream mix. The basis is finally flavored with a Russian Imperial Stout beer, chocolate and coconut. The brewer’s grain ice cream will be launched on May 13, 14 and 15 during Festivalk at House of Bird in the Diemerbos near Amsterdam.

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UMI by Imperial Heritage Caviar | Caviar inspired by Asian influences

6-5-2022

  • UMI by Imperial Heritage Caviar - credits Kris HosseyUMI by Imperial Heritage Caviar - credits Kris Hossey
  • UMI by Imperial Heritage Caviar - credits Jurgen Lijcops PhotographyUMI by Imperial Heritage Caviar - credits Jurgen Lijcops Photography
  • UMI by Imperial Heritage Caviar - credits Jurgen Lijcops PhotographyUMI by Imperial Heritage Caviar - credits Jurgen Lijcops Photography

Imperial Heritage Caviar, the premium caviar house in Belgium and favorite of many celebrity chefs, launches their newest addition: UMI. Elisabeth Colman, new generation of the Colman family, owners of Imperial Heritage Caviar, was stimulated by the Asian influences in our modern cuisine during the company’s constant search for innovative flavours. They developed a brand new caviar with a surprisingly different pearl. The new caviar is called UMI by Imperial Heritage Caviar (‘Umi’= ‘sea’ in Japanese) and will be available exclusively in a selection of fine dining restaurants. UMI will also have two ambassadors: restaurant Cuchara** and restaurant DIM Dining.

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Trends we spotted | Week 18

6-5-2022

  • Trends we spottedTrends we spotted
  • Zaxby's® celebrates Mother's Day with Zax Family Packs and a family portraitZaxby's® celebrates Mother's Day with Zax Family Packs and a family portrait
  • ‘Caption by Hyatt Beale Street Memphis’ - lobby‘Caption by Hyatt Beale Street Memphis’ - lobby
  • ‘Caption by Hyatt Beale Street Memphis’‘Caption by Hyatt Beale Street Memphis’
  • Asia 50 Best Bars 2022Asia 50 Best Bars 2022
  • Hilton Boosts Eco-Conscious Travel Across Properties in Asia PacificHilton Boosts Eco-Conscious Travel Across Properties in Asia Pacific

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 ‘Asia’s 50 Best Bars’, sponsored by Perrier has been won by cocktailbar Coa. And the premium quick-service restaurant known for its Chicken Fingerz™, wings and signature sauces, Zaxby’s® celebrates Mother’s Day with Zax Family Packs and a family portrait! Inspiration for Father’s Day?

‘Apaches de Paris’ is a bar clandestine, immersive in Paris in which you can infiltrate gangs. Located in the Musée Grévin. This original 1.5-hour adventure with two period drinks is open till June 30.

Un Dimanche au Cinéma – the French title for the open-air cinema on the Champs-Élysées on May 22, Organized in partnership between TCM Cinéma, Häagen-Dazs and the City of Paris. Hilton boosts eco-conscious travel across properties in Asia Pacific to reach their ‘Travel with Purpose’ 2030 goals.

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the introduction of the ‘Caption by Hyatt’ brand with the opening of the Caption by Hyatt Beale Street Memphis in Tennessee summer 2022. And Denmark becomes the first country to introduce a climate label for food.

In a claimed world-first, Japanese innovators have created chopsticks which artificially create the taste of salt. And Dominique Ansel, the creator of the cronut, is celebrating the hybrid croissant-donut’s nine-year anniversary with a 60-piece NFT collection.

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Wittenberg by Cove | Second location in the Netherlands of the next generation serviced apartment brand Cove

5-5-2022

  • Wittenberg by Cove in AmsterdamWittenberg by Cove in Amsterdam
  • Wittenberg by Cove in AmsterdamWittenberg by Cove in Amsterdam

Opening – The recently launched serviced apartment brand Cove announces a second location in continental Europe with the transformation of the Amsterdam serviced apartments Wittenberg to Wittenberg by Cove. This follows the launch of Cove – Centrum, a location with 121 studio apartments that opened in March 2022 in the heart of The Hague.

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