Trends we spotted | Week 3
At horecatrends.com or hospitalitytrends.eu 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 restaurant ONA (Origine Non Animale) is the first vegan restaurant awarded a Michelin Star in France and a Dutch vega restaurant ‘Bij de Tuinman’ launches socially-distanced neighborhood dinners.
Two new three-star restaurants, three new two-stars and seventeen new restaurants awarded one Michelin star at the Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland. With two female chefs, Clare Smyth and Hélène Darroze awarded three stars!
Artisinal bakery The Pizza Cupcake, delivers Pizza Cupcakes and a link to an article about the smallest online wine store by British food and wine critic William Sitwell.
To celebrate the release of the new film ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’, General Mills has announced a new Ghostbusters cereal and Lotus-flavored ice cream, coffee, and candles honored Madame Vice President Kamala Harris.
Swedish electric bike company Cake teamed up with Dometic to create an electric food delivery box, with separate compartments and dedicated temperature zones. The electricity for the box is generated by the bike.
In this pandemic-era, there is no doubt that the megatrends for the new year will center around healthier and ‘cleaner’, more sustainable, premium and socially responsible products in line with the mantras – good for me, good for the planet – and quality over quantity. The top 6 drink trends in 2021 by Hospitality Insights.
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A link to an article in French: bottom line of the article, the Guide Michelin has rewarded restaurant ONA (Origine Non Animale) by the female chef and owner Claire Vallée with a Michelin star. It’s the first time in France that a completely vegetarian restaurant has had this honor. The restaurant is located in the village Arès, in the department Gironde, a small town on the Atlantic coast. The menu is fully plant-based and the chef also works with organic ingredients, bought by local producers if possible. She also got a green star, the new category for ‘sustainable gastronomy’ created by Michelin in 2020.
Dutch vega restaurant launches socially-distanced neighborhood dinners | From street food to street meal
The ‘straat-maal’, or street meal, which encourages neighbors to organize communal dinners while maintaining social distance. Bij de Tuinman, set in a bucolic location on the outskirts of the Dutch town of Hilversum, didn’t offer delivery or take-out before. Starting this week, however, they’re offering free delivery if 10 or more meals are ordered to one street. All meals are brought to the organizer’s doorstep, where those who want to join in can pick up their food. Neighbors then sit down to the same dinner at the same time, while connecting to their neighbors through zoom and creating a shared experience. Meals come with a Spotify playlist and a bag of ‘gespreksstof’, or conversation starters, to encourage conversations and staying connected.
Artisinal bakery The Pizza Cupcake. Delivers Pizza Cupcakes. Created by owners Michelle Jimenez-Meggiato and Andrea Meggiato, the bite-sized snack brings together elements of their namesakes into a delectable flavor puck. The cupcakes are made with brioche and pizza dough and stuffed with tomatoes, sauce, and stretchy mozzarella cheese.
Well-known British food and wine critic William Sitwell launched the world’s smallest online wine store in the autumn of 2020, with a monthly changing selection of his favorite wines. William’s House Wines aims to make wine buying easier by offering only three white, four red and one sparkling wine at any one time. More at the website of Forbes, link in the title.
To celebrate the release of the new film ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’, General Mills has announced a new Ghostbusters cereal. Though it has yet to get an official release date, General Mills’ new Ghostbusters Cereal is sure to coincide with the release of ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ in June of 2021. Based on early details, it appears that the cereal will be reddish/orange and crunchy combined with sweet ghost and Silmer-shaped marshmallow pieces. The meadly is extremely similar to the 1980’s Ghostbusters Cereal, which was inspired by the original movie. The movie world remains inspiring for food companies. More at Trendhunter, link in the title.
If we can learn anything from the people in the US, it is the way they celebrate how proud they are! An article at the website of Fodors, link in the title, which shows how they celebrate the first woman Vice President. With many examples from the hospitality industry, like a ‘tamarind rice’ recipe from her hometown, Kamala Blossom ice cream, Inauguration breakfast boxes and a dish like the Kamala! It might be inspirational for the Dutch people, we have our elections coming up in March this year and who knows? We might even select the first Dutch female Prime Minister.
Swedish electric bike company Cake and mobile living brand Dometic have joined forces to develop a climate-controlled food delivery box, which rides on and is powered by the Ösa electric utility scooter/motorcycle. The Dometic Food Delivery Box has been developed in collaboration with last-mile delivery service Favo and Stockholm’s Bar Agrikultur restaurant, and is aimed at “maintaining the prepared food quality, ensuring temperature consistency, and controlling the food environment.” It’s been designed specifically for use with the Ösa models first announced in late 2019, and is mounted to the rear of the upper bar, behind the rider. The box features separate compartments and dedicated temperature zones rocking both heating and cooling elements.
In this pandemic-era, there is no doubt that the megatrends for the new year will center around healthier and ‘cleaner’, more sustainable, premium and socially responsible products in line with the mantras – good for me, good for the planet – and quality over quantity.
With movements like mindful drinking and “sober curious” gaining popularity, research indicates that alcohol consumption has declined with younger generations drinking less as they show greater interest in holistic wellness and health. And the beverage industry has been paying attention to these shifts in concern, consciousness and habits. More at the website of Hospitality Insight (link in the title), with these 6 topics: The bubble tea craze goes global; Fermented drinks as a health-booster; Wines and champagnes with star power; Boxed wine as a sustainable (and sanitary) choice; Canned cocktails with premium products and Spiked sodas and alcohol-free beers and spirits.
Two new three-star restaurants, three new two-stars and seventeen new entries – Michelin were keen to show their support for the hospitality industry this year, and 2021’s results meant there was plenty to celebrate. Three Michelin stars for the female chefs Clare Smyth from restaurant Core By Clare Smith and Hélène Darroze from her restaurant at the Connaught. Andrew Wong (of A Wong), Tom Sellers (of Restaurant Story) and Rafael Cagali (of Da Terra) all won a second star. We congratulate them all for these achievements! Read all the new one star restaurants at the website of Great British Chefs, link in title.