Trends we spotted this week – week 11


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At the redaction of we spot a lot of national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write articles about and we use the smaller trends in our blog ‘Trends we spotted this week’. This week among others: an afternoon tea with craft beers at ‘The Modern Pantry’ and sip a Dali, Mondrian or Van Gogh painting at the classy cocktail lounge, the Artesian at the Langham in Hong Kong. Click the title to read the whole article.

High tea with craft beers?

According to the Wallpaper chef Anna Hansen of the The Modern Pantry shook up the establishment and created her own thought-provoking interpretation of the familiar ritual, high tea. Created specifically for the Modern Pantry’s new premises in Finsbury Square, London. Her Afternoon tea is partly afternoon indulgence and partly tasting menu, designed in collaboration with head pastry chef Jennifer Moseley. Six courses – ranging from Parsi-influenced dhansak spiced veal mince in a crisp Malay pastry shell, to gochugaru and spring onion scones with pork, umeboshi mayonnaise and fennel kimchi (a clever riff of traditional Korean flavours and textures). They serve original tea rituals of Asian cultures or craft beers sourced from the numerous microbreweries from London.

Paintings on cocktails

Inspired by some of the most iconic art masterpieces from the great masters, mixologist Rajendra Limbu, at The Artesian Langham’s classy cocktail lounge, created great work with his handcrafted impressions of them atop the blank canvases of cocktails. You can sip a Dali, Van Gogh or a Mondriaan. Inspired by the ART Basel Hong Kong (from 24 to 26 March) the restaurants and hotels try to attract more business from ART lovers.

Dishes like ‘Street Art’ or ‘Paint Box’

Also during the ART Basel Hong Kong the Mandarin Grill + Bar, Michelin-starred German chef Uwe Opocensky will serve a three-course lunch and five-course dinner menu with a distinct art theme. Expect dishes with names like ‘Street Art’, ‘Paint Box’ and  ‘Art Excavation’.

First virtual reality cinema opened in Amsterdam

Virtual reality has been gaining ground in video games and online videos in the past few years, and we even saw the world’s first VR theme park opened in Utah. At the beginning of this month, the world’s first VR Cinema opened in Amsterdam. We already wrote about their pop-up edition.

In 2020 ‘Nintendo land’ opens at the grounds of Universal Studios in Japan

Great news for Nintendo fans since the announcement of the Game Boy, finally Nintendo would be capitalizing on its hugely popular characters and games for a theme park. Technically it’s not a theme park but a section in Universal Studios Japan. The park is scheduled to open before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.


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