Drunken Dumpling | Giant soup dumpling

18-10-2016

Drunken Dumpling, situated in New York has a very unique specialty, the XL XLB. The XL XLB is a giant soup dumpling. The extra-large soup dumpling is filled with crab, scallops, shrimp and pork in a combination of chicken, pork, and vegetable broths. read more

Free wine from the ‘Fontana del Vino’ at a local winery in Italy

17-10-2016

  • Dorasarchese
  • Dorasarchese
  • Dorasarchese

A small village in Italy, Caldari di Ortona, has a free wine fountain! Everybody can drink from the ‘Fontana del Vino’ but it’s primarily for those taking the Cammino di San Tommaso pilgrimage. The fountain, located in the Abruzzo region, serves red wine 24/7. A gesture to the town and those who enjoy the pilgrimage between Rome and the Cathedral of Ortona by the Dora Sarchese winery. read more

Trends we spotted this week – week 41

14-10-2016

  • 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, design your own dessert and Halloween fries by McDonald’s.

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Famous sitcoms are opening pop-up stores| Gilmore Girls pop-up of Luke’s Diner

14-10-2016

Famous sitcoms are opening a pop-up version of their restaurant into real live. On November 25th, Gilmore Girls is returning with a four-episode limited run on Netflix. Netflix sponsored a one-day pop-up of the show’s Luke’s Diner. All across America about 200 coffee shops and cafes where transformed to this diner, all to promote Gilmore Girls: ‘A Year in the Life’. read more

The Shelter | An inflatable black nightclub

13-10-2016

  • Shelter | photo by Dylan Perrenoud
  • interior Shelter | photo by Dylan Perrenoud
  • inflatable Shelter | photo by Dylan Perrenoud
  • Shelter | photo by Dylan Perrenoud

Swiss studio Bureau A created this inflatable black nightclub for the summer party of the ‘Bund  Schweizer Architekten’ (federation of Swiss Architects). The black blow-up building contains a bar, dance floor, inflatable furniture, tables and a DJ booth.

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Instagram | the perfect social media network for hotels, restaurants and cafés

12-10-2016

  • Conservatorium Hotel
  • Restaurant Hemingway
  • Restaurant One
  • Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

The visual social network Instagram is the best marketing platform for sharing photos of hotels, restaurant or bars. You can share photos of your property, the surroundings, the food and drinks. All to make your future guest excited about the experience those photos promises. read more

Just for fun: a cork popping wine gun for your wine tastings

11-10-2016

WineOvation’s cork popping wine gun allows you to pop wine bottles open with nothing but a simple push of a button, like most electric wine openers. The difference: it’s shaped like a pistol. It’s fun for your wine-tasting parties. read more

Dry Iced | Making dry ice within a minute

10-10-2016

The Dry Iced machine is the latest product of Co-Two. With the machine, dry ice can be made within a minute. The machine uses liquid carbon dioxide in order to make the dry ice and is capable of making 200 grams of dry ice within 60 seconds. Unrefrigerated the ice can be stored for 45 minutes. read more

Trends we spotted this week – week 40

7-10-2016

  • 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 it’s all about beer, wine and cocktails, and drinking it without a pesky hangover.

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Pause Ritzy | a great alternative to the formal business lunch

5-10-2016

Leonie van Spronsen, lives and works in Paris and finds the most amazing spots for you to sleep and eat as The Localpolitan, this time she writes about a workshop lunch she had at The Ritz, Pause Ritzy.

It occurs very often, business travel where businessman or -woman barely get to see the destination which they are visiting, a real shame sometimes. This is especially a shame at the moment there is quite a bit of time in the program. Specifically when visiting Mediterranean countries, here they will easily schedule 2 hours for a lunch. The Ritz Paris has found an excellent solution to this. read more

Augmented Climbing Walls

5-10-2016

In January this year we published a white paper of the Indoor Playgrounds in the Netherlands. One of the trends we spotted in this industry is the quickly professionalization. Climbing walls are sometimes part of a bigger family indoor playgrounds and the interactive technology developed at the Aalto University Game Research faculty in Finland would push the professionalism in the sector.  read more

Coffee jelly | the new craze in coffee

4-10-2016

In April we wrote about the raindrop cake. Whether it’s actually a cake or a bite of water doesn’t matter it was a hot topic in New York City! Now we spotted coffee jelly and that’s just what it is, jelly made of coffee, topped with cream. read more

Driving Barista App | Driving safe in traffic

3-10-2016

  • Driving Barista App

Driving Barista is a new app that encourages Japanese motorists to put their phones down as they drive. Drives who don’t check their phones will be rewarded with a cup of free coffee. The app is activated when a person flips their phone over and begins driving, once the first 100km has been driven they receive a coupon for a free coffee. The counter will reset to zero kilometres at the moment the phone is lifted. After the first 100km the free coffee vouchers can be deserved every 200km. read more

Trends we spotted this week – week 39

30-9-2016

  • 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 a unicorn café in Bangkok and feed the one in need by deleting a Instagram picture.

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#MGravityRoom

30-9-2016

The luxury hotel Marriott at Brooklyn Bridge in New York, invites visitors to snap pictures of their inverted replica of a guest room. The pictures are shared on social media with the hashtag #MGravityRoom. read more

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