Trends we spotted | Week 14
At horecatrends.com 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 new series ‘Definitive and Doable’ on the website of Fine Dining Lovers. Great for foodies: in this series they show some very exciting recipes. And the James Bond’s studios at Pinewood are opening to the public in the UK
In 2019 the Dutch Bird Brewery started planting trees for every liter of their beer sold, recently the reached their goal: 100.000 trees. And the Prêt-à-Portea at the Berkeley features Gucci, Lanvin, Oscar de la Rente and more this Spring/Summer 2022.
New-Meat pioneer, Redefine Meat, recently announced that Selfridges London is the world’s first department store to feature New-Meat as part of its in-store dining experience. And D-Drinks starts selling a second taste of the NOCCO drinks – Mango Del Sol in the Netherlands.
San Francisco-based MeliBio has found a way to make honey that doesn’t require bees, bee free honey! And the French tea merchants Betjeman & Barton now also has a shop in the Jan Evertsenstaat in Amsterdam.
In Toulouse, France a retired A380 jet will be transformed into a luxury hotel with 31 rooms and a grand suite on the flight deck. An in Paris you can buy a box of ‘naughty waffles’ for Easter from La Quequetterie.
KFC Australia opened the first KFC fine dining degustation pop-up restaurant with a delicious 11-courses menu. Great idea for the opening of a fast food restaurant! And a special arrangement ‘Steal the Suite’ at the Prince Hotel in Melbourne from April 5th – May 31st!
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Definitive and Doable is a new Fine Dining Lovers series focusing on classic dishes that define the brilliance of top chefs and their restaurants, which can be made at home. The twelve-part series, will contain a selection of doable recipes for dishes that shaped a chef’s career, or made a restaurant’s reputation – those unforgettable dishes that are synonymous with a slice of culinary history. As said in the article they will also display Joël Robuchon’s world famous mashed potatoes; and the delicious crunchy part of the lasagna by Massimo Bottura. The started with a classic dish of Heston Blumenthal: snail porridge. Link in the title.
In 2019, Bird Brewery started planting trees. The idea is simple: for every liter of their beer sold at bars and restaurants with which they work intensively – called Green Nests – one tree is planted. Thanks to collaborations with over 390 on-trade locations, the goal of 100,000 trees was reached this week. An absolute milestone! Moreover, through the structural cooperation, that number is increasing daily.
The Prince Hotel in Melbourne has a special offer: for a limited-time only, they’re partnering with a host of local brands, decking out our rooms with cool and coveted items – from the towels and the toiletries, to the mini bar. They invite their guests to stuff their suitcase with Grown Alchemist skin and body care, Marloe Marloe handmade ceramics, Cultiver Linen bedware, extra soft Hommey cushions and slides. And much more! Strang? Packages start from $999*, check out what the ‘Steal the Suite’-arrangement includes in the article at their website, link in the title.
As part of the famous studios’ expansion, the 007 Studios will be opening to the public to drop some super-secret intelligence secrets. Pinewood Studios has been the home to many smash hits, including the latest Bond outing No Time To Die, and the £500 million expansion will give visitors a glimpse into its workings. In what is being called a “global growth plan” for British film, the studios will undergo a 32,500 square-metre growth, and is set to include the visitor attraction, a training and skills hub alongside fresh production resources.
Prêt-à-Portea at the Berkeley features Gucci, Lanvin, Oscar de la Rente and more this Spring Summer 2022
From 11th April 2022, The Berkeley will unveil its Spring/Summer 2022 Prêt-à-Portea collection – a playful and stylish selection of couture cakes inspired by designers from Saint Laurent to Schiaparelli. A firm favourite with fashionistas with a sweet tooth, Prêt-à-Portea gives a contemporary twist to afternoon tea with a collection of bold catwalk-inspired creations. This season’s collection opens with Oscar de la Renta – a striking orange gown crafted with apricot bavarois, salted Manuka honey and apricot ganache, topped with a meringue frill. Gucci’s pink silk tuxedo has been reimagined in bourbon vanilla mousse and Emmanuel sponge, layered with peach compote and glazed with shimmering pink icing. This is finished with a thin chocolate jacket and bow tie. Check out their website for more details, link in the title.
New-Meat pioneer, Redefine Meat, recently announced that Selfridges London is the world’s first department store to feature New-Meat as part of its in-store dining experience. As a culinary first, the New-Meat range achieves a level of quality, taste, and versatility comparable to high-quality, animal-based meat—while being completely plant-based. Launched to the acclaim of leading global chefs, New-Meat is now served at Selfridges’ Harry Gordon’s Bar & Kitchen (Lower Ground floor), and The Brass Rail (Ground floor) with both restaurants serving exclusive New-Meat dishes.
Selfridges selected Redefine Meat to participate in their four-week ‘earth-conscious shop of the future’ retail exhibition— ‘SUPERMARKET.’ As the only food-oriented company featuring in SUPERMARKET, customers will be able to see Redefine Meat behind the scenes for the very first time. From 4th-30th April 2022, visitors will get to explore the New-Meat phenomenon, including its impact on the environment, the technology behind the innovation, and the products’ versatility.
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An interesting article on Springwise, link in the title. San Francisco-based MeliBio has found a way to make honey that doesn’t require bees. The company was founded in 2020 by food industry entrepreneur Darko Mandich and Aaron Schaller, a University of California Berkeley researcher. The startup’s ultimate aim is to make the global honey market more sustainable. More info in the link. Back in 2016 we wrote about Bee Free Honee, an alternative for honey that didn’t make it.
From Friday 1 April – Sunday 3 April, KFC Australia did welcome the lucky fans who nabbed a reservation to enjoy its 11-course menu designed by degustation expert, Nelly Robinson. KFC Australia officially welcomed guests to its world-first, fine dining Degustation restaurant in Sydney. They pulled out all the stops to make it a night to remember, guests were treated to 11 courses of masterfully crafted, fancy pants KFC. Amongst others they created: You Call That A Burger? – A tomatoey marshmallow with secret dusting and cheese. Zinger® Katsu – A delicious mouthful made with a mini-Zinger, katsu jus, curry mayo and dill on a potato pillow. Supercharged® Wings – Cooked over a bed of charcoal, these are beautifully charred – and supercharged – wings. Potato and Gravy – This dish is a marvel to behold as the gravy candle (yes, that’s right!) melts, dip your potato bun into the “wax” and enjoy. Check out all other dishes in their press release, link in the title. Great idea for an opening of a fast food restaurant?
To celebrate Easter in a different way this year, lovers of unusual culinary experiences can make an appointment at La Quequetterie! After the boxes they designed for Halloween, Christmas and Valentine’s Day among others, La Quequetterie in rue d’Aboukir is now unveiling its naughty Easter waffles. See the examples on the website of Paris Secret, link in title.
Dubbed Project Envergure, meaning wingspan in French, the concept breathes new life into a retired Airbus A380 adjacent to Toulouse Blagnac Airport. A brainchild of Frédéric Deleuze, a former Airbus engineer, the A380 Hotel will be every aviation enthusiasts’ dream come true with 31 rooms divided between standard and deluxe categories and two additional suites. The standard rooms will spread across 16 square meters, and the deluxe option will be 23 square meters, including a queen-sized bed and one or two single beds. More details at the website of Luxury Launches, link in the title.
With this launch, there are now two drinks from the Del Sol range on the Dutch market: Limon Del Sol and Mango Del Sol. The newcomer has the sweet and refreshing taste of sun-ripened mangoes and, like all other NOCCO’s, has 80mg of caffeine and 6 different vitamins and is also sugar free. NOCCO is a functional drink developed under the Swedish health and sports-oriented brand – No Carbs Company. No Carbs Company launched its first product in December 2014 and is currently available in more than 30 countries. For sale via D-drinks.
Tea merchants Betjeman & Barton opened a shop at Jan Evertsenstraat 23H in Amsterdam on 9 April. It is the third shop in the Netherlands of the well-known French quality tea brand, which already has two shops in The Hague. Offering more than 100 varieties of tea, delicacies and tableware, the shop is a culinary experience shop. The interior is a mix of fresh white show tables and vintage furniture, such as a beautiful wooden vintage counter with many drawers and classic chairs and brocante tables used as small show tables. Large photos of Paris refer to the Parisian home of Betjeman & Barton. The shop will be officially opened on 16 April with various activities for the public.
With this shop, Amsterdam has two Betjeman & Barton outlets. Patisserie Le Petit Box in the Beethovenstraat has also recently become a sales point, as has cookery shop De Huismuis in Haarlem.