Baked Bouquet | Florist bakery


The florist bakery named ‘Baked Bouquet’ is creating eatable cupcake bouquets. Although we know that the cupcake trend has long been finished, we got really excited when we saw a couple of bouquets of the Baked Bouquet at pictures. Some inspiration for the catering companies: place the cupcake bouquets at dessert buffets.   read more

The Milk Train Café | Soft-serve ice cream in a cloud of cotton floss


As from late July, The Milk Train Café in London is serving particular ice cream in a particular way! The Café serves soft-serve ice cream in a cloud of cotton floss. The flavours of the soft ice cream are special: Asian flavours, London style! The café opened late July and is extremely popular. read more

Hotel De Reiskoffer | Storytelling with a twist


Golden Tulip Hotel ‘De Reiskoffer’ (translated: the travel suitcase) in Bosschenhoofd, Noord Brabant (the Netherlands) uses storytelling quite some years now. For example they give their guests a travelduck to take on their next travels since 2007. Recently a short movie was released, starring the hotel called ‘Avonturen bij de Buren’, which means adventures with the neighbours. Another great example of storytelling with a twist. read more

Dirt Candy and Cookies Cream | Veg-only food in a modern context


  • Brussels sprout taco by Dirt Candy
  • Cauliflower by Dirt Candy
  • Celery by Dirt Candy
  • Monkey bread by Dirt Candy
  • Tomato Cake by Dirt Cake
  • Sign Dirt Candy
  • Dish by Cookies Cream
  • Lasagna by Cookies Cream
  • Vleesvrije mc2burger van de Vegetarische Slager
  • Tonijn van de Vegetarische Slager

Dirt Candy was one of the first restaurants in New York that focused on the vegetarian cuisine, one of the initiators of today’s vegetarian trend, ‘veg-only food in a modern context’. The restaurant menu is completely vegetarian of high quality and a great way to present the food on the plates. Of course we do have some great examples of vegetarian only restaurants in Europe as well, we visited for example Cookies Cream in Berlin. Both restaurants are a great example for those restaurants only serving a ‘standard’ alternative, like salads with goat cheese or cheese croquettes, to their vegetarian guests. They have tasted those alternatives to often…. If you don’t want to serve to fancy dishes check out the products of for example The Vegetarian Butcher.

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Trends we spotted this week – week 42


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, Karl Lagerfeld will launch a hotel brand, some examples of the use of rooftops in Melbourne and a new beer.

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

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Storytelling | Villa De Bear


Villa De Bear can be found in an old teddy bear factory, situated in the west of Bangkok. If we are talking about special concepts and storytelling around your brand, this restaurant should be named. Although the production of teddy bears in this factory stopped a long time ago, the history of the property is still clearly visible. A perfect example of a concept which is conducted in detail. read more

iDessert by Jean-Philippe | Create your own dessert


We’re kind of jealous of those living in San Diego, they have the iDessert by Jean-Phillipe shop in their vicinity where they can create their own dessert. Guests can choose from hundreds of different flavour combinations. The signature dessert is made from a handmade meringue crust filled with whipped cream and homemade ice cream or sorbet. The dessert is enriched with a sauce made from fruit and topped with cake, nuts or cookie crumbs. You create and order your combination using a tablet in the store. read more

De Pier Suites | Exclusive hotelsuites at ‘De Pier’ in Scheveningen


  • Hotelsuite De Pier

From mid-November on people can spend the night on De Pier in Scheveningen. After opening the biggest terrace in the Netherlands, the Food boulevard, the Pier Offices and the first ferris wheel above the sea, the owners have a new goal. They want to complete the five exclusive hotel suites of 30m2 with their own outdoor area with panoramic views of the North Sea. After the completion of these five Pier suites, eight stylish cabins will be built on the outer ring of the Zuidereiland. If you want to visit The Hague in the Netherlands, this will be a great place to sleep! read more

Drunken Dumpling | Giant soup dumpling


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


  • 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


  • 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.

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

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


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


  • 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


  • 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


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

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