Trends we spotted | Week 13
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 amongst others sleeping in a Van Gogh painting and a sweet pizza topped with cotton candy.
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At the Riche hotel in Boxmeer you can sleep in Van Gogh’s painting ‘De Slaapkamer’. Owner Sven Janssen used the famous painting with the yellow single bed as inspiration for the design of a hotel room. Not everything is exactly the same – some heating pipes are visible and there is a small television hidden behind a door.
A German-themed restaurant Schamtz Beer Dining with three locations in the heart of Tokyo offers a cherry blossom cotton candy pizza. They created the pizza to celebrate the start of the cherry blossom season in Japan. The pizza is a thin crust with three cheeses, honey ginger sauce and puffs of cotton candy with sprinkled cherry blossom petals on top of it.
We have written about a ‘healthy raw afternoon tea’ in the Netherlands but we never spotted a ‘Vegan Afternoon Tea’. The Egerton House Hotel created the tea for those who follow a special diet and still have the desire for a selection of fine teas alongside vegan confections, sandwiches, dips and other appetizers. Standout items on the menu include grilled vegetables on granary baguettes and iced chocolate brownies.
Two and a half years in the making, Espresso Smith now ages green coffee beans in authentic bourbon barrels in Colorado prior to roasting to create a coffee. “The goal was not to create a whiskey flavored coffee… the goal was to create an experience that starts with coffee and finishes with bourbon.” There’s no alcohol in the final product but the aromas are definitely present and delicious. Great packaging as well.
The Japanese company Snow Brand Milk Products created a new coffee flavored spread. Coffee at your toast for breakfast? With the consistency and versatility of peanut butter or Nutella, spreadable coffee is the latest snack trend in Japan, according to PSFK. They seem to smear crackers, toast, bagels and fruits with the spreadable coffee. They even blend it in smoothies or pair it with an actual cup of coffee and ice cream coffee.