Trends we spotted | Week 24
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 Titanic themed hotel in Belfast and a pop-up with a peculiar name: ‘The Restaurant of Order Mistakes’.
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Rooms Hotel Kazbegi and Rooms Hotel Tbilisi located in Georgia, one of Europe’s rising cultural hotspots are taking their commitment in promoting Georgia as a global destination to the next level. Rooms Hotels presented their very own private jet, offering guests an unparalleled insight into their homeland.
The transformation of the legendary Harland & Wolff building into the world’s most authentic Titanic-themed hotel is nearing completion. The spectacular twin Drawing Offices will be open to the public this summer. For over 150 years Harland & Wolff specialised in the design and construction of large passenger vessels (like the Titanic). The company had facilities on the Rivers Clyde, Mersey and Thames, but its shipyards at Belfast were amongst the largest in the British Isles.
On June 2 – June 4 a curious restaurant popped up in Tokyo’s Toyosu district. It’s called The Restaurant of Order Mistakes’. A pop-up restaurant with a mission, they only hired waiters with dementia and Alzheimer’s. The premise of the pop-up restaurant was that the staff who have dementia may get your order wrong. But if you’re aware of that, it changes your perception about those who suffer from the brain disease and raises awareness. They will create another pop-up event in September to coincide with World Alzheimer’s Day (September 21st).
Air France wants to continue its exclusive legacy of being gastronomically fashionable. It will open its first pop-up restaurant in New York between 20th to 24th June. It could be your dream ticket for witnessing the splendid and romantic city of Paris. You might be the lucky couple to win ‘Paris as dessert! Flying to Paris in the business class, a culinary adventure in a Michelin-starred restaurant, sleeping at the Marriott hotel, and all free of cost. Ensure that you are packed (carry your passport as well) for an instant take off to Paris!
Open for one day only, the cracker restaurant will serve a 5-course lunch and 6-course dinner menu – and yes each course will be served entirely on Jacob’s Lunchtime crackers. Thursday the 22nd of June, Alex James creates the crackers. Participating in the pop-up is complete free, you can subscribe here. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/jacobs-cracker-restaurant-tickets-35377547196
Everything from ice to ramen has a logo on it. Restaurants around the USA are taking branding to their plates. While you might previously have seen a personalized burger bun at mini-chains such as Umami Burger or Burgerfi, it’s now increasingly common to see a cocktail (ice cubes with name), a bowl of pasta (with logo or name), or a tuna steak with the name of a restaurant emblazoned on it. If you click on the link you’ll find a couple of examples. Do you know any?