Trends we spotted | Week 21


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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 the new trendy Instagram #Avolatte: a latte served in the skin of an avocado and McDonald’s Frork, a fork made from fries.

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Bakers Dough, the first cookie dough bar in the Netherlands

Outside the Netherlands, they’re already quite popular: cookie dough bars. Bars that might bring back some of your childhood memories. Sneaking a few spoonful’s of raw dough when our moms or grandmothers were baking cookies. This week, Bakes Dough opened in Rotterdam, the first cookie dough bar in the Netherlands. At Bakers Dough you can decorate your cookie dough with several toppings and sauces. You can even make your creation summer proof by adding ice cream.

Funboy’s amazing wine float boat for in the pool or sea

This wine float boat is the must-have accessory of the summer. Funboy created this magical float which has holes for your wine glasses. Furthermore it has some space in the middle that can be used for ice cubes to keep your bottles nice and cold. Great to use in a swimming pool, lake or in the sea. This is not the first time Funboy created ‘funny’ float boats. The company also sells floating swans, private jets and yachts. Are you ready for the summer?

Avolatte: Drink your latte out of an avocado

If you want to look ‘trendy’ than you should drink an #Avolatte. The Avolatte is nothing more than a latte served in an avocado. They serve this beverage at the Truman Café in Australia. The recipe is simple: first you cut the avocado in half and take out the flesh. Once this is done you pour an espresso shot in the skin of the avocado (which is used as cup). After this, you froth the milk and pour the foam in the espresso shot. You can use your barista skills as well and create nice figures. Check #avolatte on Instagram to see a lot of examples on how the Avolatte looks like. Would you try them?

The McDonald’s Frork, a fork made from fries

McDonald’s is rolling out a new invention you might never have known you needed – an edible fork made of McDonald’s fries. The utensil (the Frork) is designed to help you scoop up fallen burger toppics, which McDonald’s describes as “ a real problem”. In a hilarious infomercial to promote the chain’s new line of Signature Crafted Recipes, the company unveiled the revolutionary silicone fork-shaped utensil. Watch the video here.

Drinks become art with this bar’s augmented reality cocktails

At Jason Atherton’s restaurant and bar ‘City Social’ guests can soon enjoy an immersive experience with an augmented reality cocktail menu. In June, the Michelin-starred restaurant will welcome bar visitors with a new cocktail menu called ‘Mirage’. An accompanying smartphone app created by Mustard Design brings each cocktail to life using augmented reality (AR). Each beverage will give a different experience, featuring artwork that reflects its flavors and themes. City Social said that some animations are inspired by artists such as Van Gogh, Picasso, and Banksy. Augmented reality not only engages visitors, but also encourages them to see, taste and experience food and drinks in a new way.

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