Trends we spotted | Week 11


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At or we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the other trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

With this week links to articles about amongst others a 3D-printed neighborhood in California which made us wonder when the first 3D-printed holiday park will open! And a vegan egg substitute by EVO Foods in India.

 The ‘Zero Human Interaction’ restaurant ‘Brooklyn Dumpling Shop just opened in NYC and recently signed their first franchise agreement, with a video that explains the idea behind their shop. And and UEFA announced global UEFA EURO 2020 partnership.

 Gordon Ramsey will be selling his own Californian wines in his restaurants and an Argentinian winery has conducted a successful experiment with maturing wine under water.

 A biodegradable face mask by the Dutch designer Marianne de Groot, once you have worn the mask, you can bury it and watch it sprout into flowers. And the Halal Guys recently launched plant-based Gyro.

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The world’s first 3D-printed neighborhood is coming to California 

An article at Robb Report, link in the title. Fifteen sustainable, zero-net-energy homes will be built in the city of Rancho Mirage. Palari Group recently announced plans to build what it claims will be the world’s first community of 3-D-printed, zero-net-energy homes. The California-based development firm has already secured a site in the Coachella Valley for the $15 million project and plans to break ground this September. We wonder when the first holiday park will open with 3D-printed villa’s!

EVO Foods launches first vegan egg substitute in India

EVO Foods has developed a liquid, vegan egg substitute with the taste and texture resembling that of eggs laid by chickens. EVO Foods claims that their vegan substitute contains more protein than regular eggs. Their product is deliberately made out of beans, chickpeas and peas; all crops that are easily grown in India so that products don’t have to be imported. Exporting this vegan egg substitute is not yet planned, with a population of 1.4 billion people, huge grounds can be gained on the home market first. Click on the title if you would like to read the full article.

First franchise agreement for the “Zero Human Interaction” restaurant Brooklyn Dumpling Shop

At Horecatrends we wrote twice about the planned opening of ‘Zero Human Interaction’ restaurant Brooklyn Dumpling Shop in New York last year. The restaurant has now been open for several months, and we recently found out that a franchise agreement has been signed for a least five restaurants in Connecticut (USA), in addition to the existing New York City restaurant. More about this franchise agreement at the website of QSR web, link in the title. In addition, the video below was recently published to show their unique concept, explaining how guests can easily order and collect dumplings without encountering any employee. The text will continue after the video.

Experiment | Wine aged in the Atlantic Ocean

An Argentinian winery has conducted a successful experiment with maturing wine under water. After bottling their Malbec-blend, more than 1.500 bottles descended in special cages to a depth of 6 to 20 meters into the Atlantic Ocean. According to the winery, it was not just a marketing trick; the taste of underwater-aged wine would be significantly different from cellar-aged wine. The underwater-aged wine is said to be rounder in taste with clear notes of fresh fruit. Because of the constant temperature and air pressure, one year of submerged ripening would be equivalent to three years of conventional ripening. Read the full article at Food & Wine by clicking on the title!

Gordon Ramsay launched his own brand of Californian wines

Gordon Ramsay recently launched his own brand of Californian wines in collaboration with winemaker and Sommelier Chris Miller, from Seabold Cellars in Monterey, California. The wines are exclusively available at Ramsay’s U.S. restaurants and via Ramsay offers a variety of eight different wines for $20 to $45 USD per bottle. Click on the title to read the full article at the website of Food & Wine! and UEFA announced global UEFA EURO 2020 partnership

Leading online food delivery marketplace has announced a new sponsorship deal with UEFA EURO 2020, which will see them become the tournament’s Official Food Delivery Platform Partner. has been announced as an official partner of UEFA EURO 2020, which will give the online food delivery company the rights to stadium advertising, a unique player escort experience for children and chances for customers and those visiting affiliated restaurants to win thousands of tickets. “Adding another digital native company to our sponsor family as our Official Food Delivery Platform Partner, once again proves the strength of the UEFA EURO 2020 brand and confirms that we are on the right track with our digital strategy,” said Guy-Laurent Epstein, marketing director of UEFA Events SA.

Biodegradable mask grows into flowers

A biodegradable face mask by the Dutch designer Marianne de Groot, one you have worn the mask, you can bury it and watch it sprout into flowers. A great asset for those hotels and restaurants which hand out masks to their guests and love to make a statement! More at the website of Springwise, link in the title. Or check out the Instagram page of Marie Bee Bloom.

The Halal Guys recently launched plant-based Gyro

The Halal Guys created their own plant-based gyro cones that are cooked on a rotating spit, just like regular gyro meat would be. Their new Meatless Gyro, a limited-time offering, is a gluten-free and plant-based alternative to the standard gyro meat. The Halal Guys version is made with pea protein, brown rice, coconut oil, Halal Guys spice mix, beets, mushrooms, and paprika. A serving of the Meatless Gyro comes with 21 grams of protein. More, including a video, at the website of Food Beast, link in the title.

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