Trends we spotted | Week 14


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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 a ‘typical Amsterdam’ dinner at the Kopstootbar and free fries at Bram Ladage.

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Bram Ladage is giving away free fries to celebrate their 50th anniversary

On the 10th of April ‘the king of fries’ Bram Ladage will celebrate its 50th anniversary and does this in the same way they did 50 years ago: they’re going to serve properly filled bags of fries, made out of real potatoes. How does this work? On your birthday Bram Ladage will treat you with a bag of fries, you only have to show your ID card.

Experience a ‘typical Amsterdam’ dinner at the Kopstootbar

Since the Jajem men (Maarten Sunny en Jamie) started, a year ago, with their Amsterdam jenever brand, they’ve made big steps forward. From the pop-up Kopstootbar on the Zeedijk to a fixed location at the Leidseplein, where on a weekly base 100 ‘kopstootjes’ are consumed. After their one year anniversary it’s now time for the next chapter: having dinner at the Kopstootbar. From now onwards it’s also possible to have dinner at the Kopstootbar. Just as jenever is a typical Dutch beverage, the food also needs to show the Dutch glory. They serve for example a ‘North Sea ceviche’ with vegetables from De Leeuw (a local butcher in Amsterdam) and a hotchpot with a ‘grandma’s meatball’.

Cooking in a washing machine

The Sous La Vie is a waterproof tyvek bag for vacuum-cooking in a washing machine. It would be fun right, cooking your meal in the washing machine? Three different meals are designed: salmon in teriyaki sauce, steak with garlic and herbs, ánd vegetables with olive oil and salt. The designer said: “Instead of following a sous-vide recipe and cooking a piece of meat at 58˚C for two and a half hours, just set your washing machine to ‘synthetics’ for a long duration programme. Cooking vegetables? Set your machine to ‘cotton’ for a short duration program.” Whilst washing, the Sous La Vie will keep your clothes clean and the food soap free. Would you dare try this?

A unique world’s 50 Best Restaurants themed dinner

Grant Achatz and his team at NEXT, an ever evolving restaurant whose menu and style changes around every three months, will present a unique World’s 50 Best Restaurants themed dinner on August 23 – December 31. 18 chefs will be part of the collaboration – they will send exact recipes so Achatz and crew can recreate them.

The prizes have just been announced in Melbourne this week: Eleven Madison Park in New York, by chef Daniel Humm and his business partner Will Guidara, has been announced as the World’s Best Restaurant on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list for 2017. Runner up is last years’ winner Massimo Bottura (Osteria Francescana) and the third spot on the list is for the Roca brothers (El Celler de Can Roca). De Librije, Zwolle (Netherlands) gained 4 places and is mentioned as number 34. The World’s Best Pastry Chef award went to cronut creator Dominique Ansel.

As from 2020 you can cruise the seas with Virgin Voyages

Virgin Voyages celebrated a milestone in its move to a 2020 debut in the cruise world. The first piece of steel was recently cut for the construction of the first Virgin Voyages cruise ships. The first ship in the fleet will offer a range of Caribbean itineraries to ports that deliver Virgin styled and social experiences. Future sailors are invited to check out Virgin Voyages by visiting the Virgin Voyages website or following @virginvoyages on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

Travelsify – ‘MoodMatch’ search for hotel guests

Nowadays we live in a world of experiences, not products. Each hotel delivers a unique experience. Travelsify enables to shift from rigid hotel-amenity-checkbox-search to trustworthy, relevant and user-specific Hotel DNA data, so travellers can easily and quickly find the hotel experience they want. This ‘MoodMatch’ is being launched this week and will allow guests in France and the UK to search about 1,000 Accor branded properties as well as independent hotels on its platform.

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