Trends we spotted this week – week 21


At the redaction of 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, an article about the famous Dutch chef Soenil Bahadoer who is cooking in a pop-up restaurant in the asparagus fields, Dutch consumers will be able to apply as testsleeper for the new hotel of Corendon in Ibiza, and an article about turning craft beer into whiskey! If you like to read the whole article, click the title. Enjoy reading!

Chef Soenil Bahadoer cooks in pop-up location “Asparagus in the fields’ 

In the middle of the asparagus fields around Nuenen, in the south of the Netherlands will rise a special pop-up restaurant. For two weeks you can enjoy delicious dishes with asparagus. On Tuesday, June 7th Masterchef Soenil Bahadoer, along with his entire team, will prepare a lunch and dinner in this pop-up restaurant. Location is Hoeve Raaijmakers, Boord 25 Nuenen. Click here to make a reservation.

Testsleeping in the new hotel Corendon

Hotel Marble Stella Maris Ibiza, part of the new Marble chain, a brand by Corendon, will soon open its doors in Ibiza. The chain is looking for test sleepers! This includes testing the unique all-inclusive concept, the restaurants, reception, two swimming pools and of course your hotel room. The flight, two nights, a fully catered weekend in Ibiza, including an unique performance of the famous Dutch comedian Najib Amhali are all for free. A great way to generate extra attention for your hotel opening…

Turning Craft Beer Into Whiskey

David Kyrejko of Brooklyn, New York’s new Arcane Distilling pulls the stopper out of a bottle of Lone Wolf Whiskey, a spirit he distilled from an all Galaxy-hopped East Coast double IPA beer made by a local homebrewer. The fragrance of hops is so intense it begins to take over the room. Though novel-sounding in concept, Kyrejko’s small-batch “beer whiskey” isn’t an entirely new drink. And, in fact, Kyrejko is part of a growing group of producers reducing craft beer into booze.

Aluminium pop-up café in Bangkok

Located in Bangkok, the Hands & Heart Cafe is situated on the second floor of the current Freitag pop-up shop. The cafe serves a specially curated blend of coffee beans from four countries and aims to highlight a material that both the Freitag and Hands & Heart Cafe have in common: aluminium.

Virtual reality attraction at the info centre at the famous Dutch dam: The Afsluitdijk

At the Afsluitdijk they are currently working on a new tourist attraction: the fish migration river. At the temporary opened information centre, you can take a look at the future tourist attraction through virtual reality glasses. This allows visitors to make a helicopter flight over the (future) fish migration river.

Instagram trend: coffee in a cone!

Latte art to perfection! Cappuccino served in a waffle cone! Dayne Levinrad works at The Grind Coffee Company in Johannesburg (South Africa). He developed one of the Instagram trends of the moment: coffee in a cone. Early January Dayne placed his first coffee in an ice cream cone with chocolate on Instagram, and as many as 1 million photos were uploaded with the hashtag #coffeeinacone.

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