Trends we spotted | Week 2


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At Horecatrends 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 about how to deal with politics as a chef and Walt Disney is getting a wine bar.

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Eately | The Italian food hall concept is coming to London

A 40,000 sq ft branch of the Eataly food hall concept — with restaurants, shops and cafes — is planned for a site on Bishopsgate near Liverpool Street station, according to property sources. It is thought to be on the brink of signing a lease with British Land, which is redeveloping the building at 135 Bishopsgate previously occupied by Royal Bank of Scotland.

What is watermelon radish?

The last couple of weeks we’ve read a couple of recipe with watermelon radish. But what is it? It’s an  intensely coloured root vegetable that will brighten your meals and add a nutritional boost! Watermelon radish is an heirloom variety of daikon radish and a member of the mustard family. It’s beige with hints of green on the outside, hot pink on the inside, which is the explanation of the name. According to this article of Fine Dining Lovers it doesn’t taste like watermelon.

Walt Disney World is getting a wine bar

Early 2018 ‘Wine Bar George’ is set to open in Walt Disney World. The restaurant will seat 210 people who will be able to select either a glass or a bottle of the wine list. Master sommelier George Milotes has created a list of more than 100 wines. They will also serve small plates.

Starbucks opens largest store in South Korea

Starbucks Coffee Korea Co., a 50/50 joint venture between Starbucks Coffee International, Inc. and Shinsegae Group, celebrated the opening of Korea’s largest Starbucks store in Central Seoul near Jonggak Station in December 2017. Located in Jongro Tower, with more than 900 residents, the store sits between two of the Tower’s floors covering over 1,000 square meters (11,000 square feet). Jonggak Station serves as a gathering place for all generations of Koreans to shop, dine, work and play in a location where history and tradition of Korean culture merge with modern city amenities. The Jongro store features a “Grand Bar,” a triangular bar on the second floor measuring 25 meters (82 feet), making it the largest stand-alone bar at any Starbucks across South Korea, and puts both coffee forward and Teavana handcrafted beverages at centerstage.

A ‘Game of Thrones’ Ice hotel opened this January in Finland

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, in collaboration with HBO Nordic, has built a Game of Thrones hotel entirely of snow and ice. Luckily, fans don’t need to sleep at the base of the Wall, but you do have to go beyond the Arctic Circle into Finnish Lapland. Located in Kittilä, an hour-and-a-half flight from Helsinki, the SnowVillage took only a month to build (and they do it every year), but this year’s Games of Thrones-themed snow suites were designed by professional ice sculptors from Russia, Ukraine, Poland, and Latvia. Check out the images in this article.

How to deal with politics as a chef… Lessons from chef José Andrés

The famous chef José Andrés is no fan of Donald Trump. He has a big audience on Twitter which he uses to be political engaged. Last week he tweeted: “To all the winners for Mondays’s Dishonest and Corrupt Media Awards of @realdonaldtrump I want to contribute with lunch on me in any of my restaurants as a reward”.

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