Key in a safe Stravinsky city hotel, comfort without any extra’s

27-7-2016

Last weekend Horecatrends was invited to try-out the Stravinsky city hotel in Hengelo before the opening. A hotel where you won’t have to ask the staff for your key or breakfast. read more

Golden Milk and the Blue Algea Latte

27-7-2016

  • Blue Algea Latte by Instagram account @matcha_mylkbar
  • #Goldenmilk by Instagram account @cukrfree.cz

Healthy and trendy: from Australia to the States, from Great Britain to South Africa, the so called “super lattes” are a rising trend. We spotted the super lattes: Golden Milk and the Blue Algea Latte. The last one only on paper. But we drank the Golden Milk a couple of times before we knew it was called the Golden Milk. Both drinks can be added to the healthy and trendy list of lattes. Next to the lattes of almond milk, soy milk or a latte with matcha. A latte with matcha is already at the menu of Starbucks. read more

This product creates an extra WOW factor to your cocktails

26-7-2016

The Levitating CUP is world’s first zero gravity drinkware that will create an extra ‘WOW’ factor to your cocktails. The gravity defying drinkware will leave your guests in awe. The Levitating Cup is on Kickstarter at this moment. read more

All-day breakfast at The Egg Store

25-7-2016

The Egg Store is an all-day breakfast concept where ‘eggs any style’ are being served, seven days a week. Open since February 2016 and located at the Turfmarkt in Haarlem. An initiative of Bas Lammersen and Michael Kras, entrepreneurs of the Roast Chicken Bar. read more

Trends we spotted this week – week 29

22-7-2016

  • Trends in het kort

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 about a Hello Kitty pop-up Café, summer drinks and world’s most expensive diner experience.

If you like to read the whole article, click the title. Enjoy reading! read more

Sign language and deaf baristas at Starbucks

22-7-2016

A Starbucks in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia looks just like the other stores in the region. Baristas are handcrafting beverages with the rich aroma of coffee lingering in the air. However, when customers reach the counter to order a drink, they’ll notice something different. Instead of calling out beverage orders, baristas use sign language. read more

Tartaria by Wolf Atelier

21-7-2016

Chef Michael Wolf of restaurant Wolf Atelier in Amsterdam launches the first Tartaria in the Netherlands. Besides his normal lunch menu, guests now have the choice of various meat, fish and vegetarian tartars in various sizes. In addition to his selection of fine wines and bubbles by the glass, gin and tonics and juices this is an original addition to their current lunch menu. read more

Ube – the still unknown yam / sweet potato from the Philippines

21-7-2016

Extremely popular in the Philippines and other Asian countries but relatively unknown in other countries: Ube (pronounced like the oo-bay). The Manila Social Club created the ‘Golden Cristal Donuts’ with ube as one of the main ingredients. The pictures of the donut went viral, especially on Instagram and created a lot of publicity. We know that ube powder turns your food purple, but what is it? read more

Nuts for drinks: nuts to combine with your beer

20-7-2016

Over the past ten years, the beverage industry has evolved significantly and many flavours have been created and developed to enhance people’s drinking experience. With all these new beverage creations popping up, what about snacking options? Can we enhance people’s drinking experience by offering them the perfect snack to match their, for example, favourite beer? read more

Bee Free Honee! An alternative for honey

20-7-2016

An alternative to honey: Bee Free Honee, or you can also call it a vegan honey. A plant-based honey made from apples and lemon juice. It is supposed to have the same sweetness, golden glow and viscosity but it just leave the bees recover quietly…. read more

Use the Pokémon Go Hype! A list of examples.

19-7-2016

  • Pannenkoeken restaurant 't Noorden
  • Pannenkoeken restaurant 't Noorden
  • De Postwagen in Tolbert
  • De Postwagen in Tolbert

Charmander, Bulbasaur or Squirtle? Which Pokémons did you catch? Pokémon GO has been launched in Japan and Australia two weeks ago and is since this weekend also available in the Netherlands. Since there are so many people who are playing the game there are a lot of companies that try to pick up the hype, also in the hospitality industry. For example the Pokébal pancake in Aalten, free drinks for those who catch a Pokémon, a Pokémon GO bus tour, a Pokémon GO Festvial and people are even spotting Pokémons during the Nijmeegse wandelvierdaagse (a 4 day walkingtour). And most recently we spotted a Pokémon GO friendly hotel. See the list with examples! read more

The Null Stern-Hotelkonzept has opened again!

19-7-2016

From 2008 till 2010 the Null Stern-Hotelkonzept, or in plain English the Zero Star Hotel concept, got a lot of attention worldwide. The first concept was in a former nuclear bunker in Teufen. Now the twins, Frank and Patrick Riklin restarted the concept with an open air hotel in the Swiss mountains of the Bündnerland in the Safiental. The only thing provided is a bed! read more

Code Blond in the Netherlands, beer made of water from heaven!

18-7-2016

At brewery the Prael it’s possible to buy beer made of rain water. The bitter blond beer, comparable to an IPA, is brewed in collaboration with the beer brewery Hemelswater (to be translated as water from heaven). A huge success, Code Blond even got attention outside the Netherlands. read more

Trends we spotted this week – week 28

15-7-2016

  • Trends in het kort

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, articles about several exceptional ice cream flavours, humor around the Brexit with a dating site called LovEUactually, gaming with hyper-reality at Madame Tussauds in NYC and the Dutch ‘Traffic Jam Food Festival’. And KFC Hong Kong debuted finger lickin’ good nail polish!
If you like to read the whole article, click the title. Enjoy reading! read more

FYIO – Ice cream with a license to chill

15-7-2016

For Your Ice Only is a new ice concept. Not just ordinary ice but a new ice sensation! This is fresh, hand-made ice prepared on a so-called anti-grill (an ice plate which freezes till -32 degrees Celcius. The so-called rolled ice cream! read more

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