Trends we spotted | Week 30
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 about self-guided tours at the Louvre, narrated by Beyoncé and Jay-Z and ‘Pool is Cool’ in Brussels, they try to re-introduce open air swimming here. With the current heatwave in Northern Europe we sympathize with them! And a set menu yakitori counter from Tokyo (Torishiki, * Michelin star) will be opening in New York in 2019. Just guess how much you have to pay for chicken skewers here! Gold leaf ice cream has been spotted in London as well!
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At the Louvre, Paris’ world-renowned art museum, visitors now can have Beyoncé and Jay-Z educate them on the artwork. On Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, attendees can take self-guided tours, narrated by the Carters, to learn about the 17 works featured in the couple’s musical video, Apes••t.
Re-introducing open air swimming in Brussels! Every major city in Europe has one or many public open air pools, the capital of Europe has none. POOL IS COOL takes up the challenge to change this, believing strongly in the contribution of outdoor swimming to the living quality of our city. With urban actions throughout Brussels, POOL IS COOL tries to spread the word to the public. Through research, design and debate POOL IS COOL investigates the possibilities for outdoor swimming in Brussels.
Yoshiteru Ikegawa (elevated yakitori to an art form at Tokyo’s Torishiki since 2007, one Michelin star) has finally committed to international growth. He’s solidified a deal over the past year with Los Angeles-based restaurateur Edo Lopez, who has more than a dozen Japanese restaurants and bars in Mexico, Miami, and Southern California. First stop: Manhattan’s Lower East Side for an 18-seat, set-menu yakitori counter called Torien. “Ikegawa-san wants to show the world how yakitori really is, highlight it like sushi,” explains Lopez of his business partner’s decision to expand internationally. There’s no better city in the world to open a restaurant, he adds: “New York is everybody’s dream!” This will be Lopez’s first restaurant in the region. Torien will open in the first quarter of 2019, in a 1,000-square-foot space at the corner of Elizabeth and East Houston streets in SoHo, replacing former vegan restaurant Siggy’s Good Food. In addition to its 18 counter seats, the yakitori spot will be equipped with a private dining room for eight.
London is getting a sausage dog café on Sunday August 19th, and it’s gonna be one pupular paw-ty. Taking over The Happenstance in St Pauls for one day only, the cafe is open to dachshund owners and dachshund fans alike – so you can pet the pooches to your heart’s content even if you don’t have one of your own. The menu will include everything from pupcakes to dognuts to pawty rings as well as cocktails and small plates, and every dog will get a free pupuccino and bag of pupcorn. The booking emails are released on 28th July at 10am.
Lay’s US just revealed a brand new line-up of chip flavours called the ‘Tastes of America’. Each product captures the essence of popular regional dishes from across America. A lot of trendy and fun flavours are being capitalized on in this new set of chips, and several classic creations are also getting a nod. Just think about it: your dish translated in a chips taste, that must make you feel proud! Check out which other 7 dishes have the honour in the article at Foodbeast.
We already wrote about the gold Leaf ice cream but now it’s spotted in London as well. Although we picked it up from social media in the US according to the article at the website of Secret London this trend started in Japan. Last weekend 200 cones were given away for free at Just Eat’s fantasy food festival, which took over Last Days of Shoreditch last weekend. As the writer of the article indicates: gold leaf is tasteless and just decadence.