Trends we spotted | Week 15
At hospitalitytrends.eu we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the smaller trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.
This week, amongst others Crossfit-approved meat boxes to eat post workout, Denny’s reveals its Han Solo-themed menu for the ‘Star Wars’ spinoff and Campari unveils super-premium gin O’ndina.
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Crossfit is the biggest fitness and workout craze of the moment, with everybody from techies to my 50-year-old mom joining in on the movement. The brand is now looking to capitalize on its expansive popularity by growing into other fitness-related categories, like food. Crossfit has teamed up with meat purveyor Strauss to develop Crossfit-approved meat boxes, making protein selection a lot easier. Read at Foodbeast what you get!
Albert Heijn, a Dutch grocery store in the Netherlands is testing out a new wayfinding app that will determine the best route through a shopping list. Dutch supermarket Albert Heijn wants to provide assistance for their customers with a new app in development with tech companies Aisle411 and Philips. Next month, the Hoofddorp location of AH will be testing out an app that navigates a user through the store according to their grocery list. The goal of this app is to help customers to make more effective and efficient use of their time when they are grocery shopping. The app will break down a grocery list, and calculate the best route and order to shop for the items in the store.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia saved the universe from the clutches of an evil empire. And an even longer time ago, a younger Han Solo went on adventures of his own, which is the premise of the upcoming film Solo: A Star Wars Story as well as the inspiration behind Denny’s new limited-time breakfast menu. Yes, you read that right, there’s an entire Han Solo menu for fans of the franchise to eat their way through. Check out what to expect at the article of Food and Wine.
Gruppo Campari is targeting the super-premium gin market with the launch of O’ndina, distilled in small batches, made with fresh basil and 19 Italian botanicals. Crafted in Italy, O’ndina is inspired by the “glamour and carefree spirit” of the Italian Riviera in the 1960s. O’ndina is recommended served in a gin and Mediterranean tonic, a Negroni, neat or over ice.
Back in 2016 we wrote about the Modbar, the coffee machine with taps, which had been introduced at restaurant FG in Rotterdam. At the website of Sprudge they introduce their new model. Now, with the launch of the brand new Modbar Espresso AV, they show us a new Modbar which is coming with some big ideas attached.
The new Modbar Espresso AV features La Marzocco boiler design, integrated scales for volumetric precision, PID temperature control, and a host of new little details sure to delight those who work on espresso machines every day, not least of which being temperature stability modeled on the Linea PB, whose overall identity as a “workhorse” in the La Marzocco lineup served as a major inspiration for this new Modbar. Other updates include an easily programmed interface, auto-backflush and rinse, an updated positioning of the machine’s power, water, and drain hookups, and a removable group cap that makes for easy tinkering.
Gastronomía’s Gastronomy & Multisensory Design 2050 | What will London’s food landscape look like in 2050?
How can we create positive solutions to help build a more sustainable future and healthier people and how will the use of multi-sensorial elements change the gastronomy of the future? How can we empower more sustainable choices in retail spaces and how do we make diversity and the inclusion of unknown ingredients attractive? These are just a few of the challenging questions that will be addressed by a panel of 10 experts at Project Gastronomía’s Gastronomy & Multisensory Design 2050 interactive one-day symposium in the UK capital on 19 April 2018.
Britain’s sugar tax on soft drinks came into effect on Friday the 6th of April, a move that will lead to some higher prices as the country seeks to battle childhood obesity. The tax, announced in March 2016, has already cut sugar content in drinks by 45 million kg per year, Britain’s Treasury said, as over 50 percent of manufacturers have reformulated their products to be below the levy’s sugar threshold. Because of the reformulations, the Treasury now expects the levy to raise only about 240 million pounds ($336 million) in its first year, less than half of its prior forecast of 520 million. Soft drink makers including Coca-Cola, Britvic and Lucozade Ribena Suntory have reformulated drinks, though Coca-Cola Classic, the nation’s top-selling branded soft drink, is subject to the tax.
At the beginning of April, the official opening of Kingfish Zeeland took place, a brand new fish breeding company in the Netherlands where no effort was spared to cultivate yellowtail kingfish in a responsible manner. Kingfish is the first grower in Europe to grow yellowtail. Breeding of yellowtail is mainly done in cages in the sea. This allows the manure of the fish to have a direct negative impact on the environment. Kingfish Zeeland solves this problem by growing in a sustainable recirculation system where the manure is caught.