Trends we spotted | Week 30
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 the Why Waste series of Massimo Bottura & Co on Fine Dining Lovers and in August a Monopoly-inspired bar will open in London, in the same building as Monopoly Lifesized.
European fintech giant Revolut is jumping into the travel industry. The London-based firm launched a new feature recently called Stays, which lets users book hotels and other accommodation through its app.
In Paris opened Pinky Bloom at 68 Avenue de New York. A very Instagrammable concept with flowerly decorations and lots and lots of pink! Even in their menu! And Teriyaki Madness opens a restaurant in Canada, Lethbridge, Alberta. They now have 99 locations in the US and 2 in Mexico.
Recipe box service, ‘On The Table’, has recently announced their partnership with digital payment blockchain platform Utrust, making them the first UK food delivery provider to accept cryptocurrency alongside traditional payment methods.
Eli’s Cheesecake in Chicago celebrates ‘national cheesecake day’ with citywide treasure hunt and free cheesecake! A great way to celebrate a lot of things! Check out how in the article. And At Dominique Ansel’s Workshop you can buy eight varieties of croissants and follow a workshop in the test kitchen! , including one stuffed with Black forest ham and fontina cheese, and topped with melted Gruyere; rethinking the breakfast sandwich!
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Watch the new series hosted by Massimo Bottura & Co and learn to love your leftovers. Watch it at Fine Dining Lovers, especially if you’re a foodie! With a great ‘recipe’ for cheese crackers made from the crusts of Parmigiano Reggiano. I always throw all the crusts in the fridge to use it to make a broth with all the leftover vegetables, but this recipe looks delicious and I am going to make as soon as I found a microwave. By the way the fried chicken in the same video below, sounds delicious as well! Check out the website of Fine Dining Lovers, link in the title, for more video’s on food waste. As Massimo Bottura says: One of the UN goals is to halve food waste in the globe by 2030, this is not going to happen if we are not all involved!
Monopoly is hot the last couple of weeks! We wrote in our trends we spotted about the Monoply Lifesized last week and the week before that about Ralph’s Tavern in Worcester, Massachusetts who accepted Monopoly money, because they think their tavern deserves a space on the city’s Monopoly board! And now we spotted this Monopoly inspired bar on the Spirits Business (link in the title), The Top Hat will be located in a new 22,000 sq ft site in Tottenham Court Road, spanning three floors. It will sit alongside Monopoly Lifesized, a 4D immersive experience across a life-sized Monopoly board. And like Monopoly Lifesized it is due to open on August 14. Guests will also be able to request a deck of Monopoly Deal with their drinks or choose a ‘Take a Chance’ card with select beverages for a surprise. Each serve on The Top Hat’s signature cocktail menu has been designed to represent the ‘iconic’ properties of London and their historic ties.
European fintech giant Revolut is jumping into the travel industry. The London-based firm launched a new feature recently called Stays, which lets users book hotels and other accommodation through its app. Customers can receive up to 10% cashback on bookings made through Revolut, the company said. Revolut’s Stays feature is first launching in the U.K. before rolling out to Europe and the U.S. in the coming months. It will only offer accommodation for now, but there are plans to include flights, car hire and other travel options later down the line. The move marks a challenge to travel industry giants like Booking Holdings, Expedia and TripAdvisor. It’s also the company’s first product to launch outside the realm of finance.
Revolut is one of a number of popular ‘neobanks’ that have emerged in Europe and other parts of the world, luring mostly younger customers with a slick user experience and colorful bank cards. recently Revolut was valued at $33 billion in a monster funding round, making it Britain’s top fintech start-up and the second-largest fintech in Europe. The company has 16 million users globally. Revolut is aiming to become what’s known as a “super app,” which offers multiple services through one interface. More info and an interesting video about the Asian ‘Super apps’ in the article on CNBC, link in the title.
It looks a lot like the EL&N chain in London, Pinky Bloom at 68 Avenue de New York in Paris. A very Instagrammable concept with flowerly decorations, lots and lots of pink, like the French article at Paris Secret (link in the title) says: an ‘univers psychédélique’. You can order a brunch with Avocado toast, Pink toast, eggs Benedict, bagels, waffles, brioche perdue (this is so delicious, we don’t even want to try to translate it), fluffy pancakes and much more. At tea time they serve pastries such as strawberries, lemon meringue tart, 3-chocolate cookies or a slice of different cakes, like the cheesecake, layer cake or cake of the day. As for drinks, let yourself be tempted by cocktails, mocktails or by rainbow-colored smoothies! Pinky Bloom also invites you to taste its dinner menu with appetizing starters and main courses, but also (and above all) as many pink desserts as you want.
Opening outside of the US where Teriyaki Madness has 102 location, in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. It’s the third international location, they have two units in Mexico. This Denver-based brand says it will add 45 to 50 open shops throughout North America. We love the name and Teriyaki is very popular in Europe as well, when will we see the first franchise in Europe? More about the Canadian franchise at the website of Fast Casual, link in the title.
Recipe box service, ‘On The Table’, has recently announced their partnership with digital payment blockchain platform Utrust, making them the first UK food delivery provider to accept cryptocurrency alongside traditional payment methods. A pioneering move for a start-up food business, this is the brand’s first step in reinforcing their commitment to new technologies, keeping them at the forefront of the world of food and technology and ensuring transparency and sustainability within the supply chain. With delivery boxes and at-home kits becoming an established part of our dining habits over the last year, the continued investment and progression towards new technologies such as cryptocurrency show that businesses such as On The Table will continue to lead the way.
Eli’s Cheesecake of Chicago celebrates national cheesecake day with citywide treasure hunt and free cheesecake!
We here in Europe don’t have as many special national days as they have in the US, but we love some ideas we spot with events on those days. Like the citywide treasure hunt by Eli’s Cheesecake in Chicago to celebrate national cheesecake day. It’s National Cheesecake Day on July 30th…Eli’s Cheesecake’s favorite day of the year! To celebrate the “holiday” and the famous Chicago bakery’s 41st Birthday, Eli’s has planned local and national cheesecake fun all week long. As from last Monday, July 26th, you could follow Eli’s Instagram account @elischeesecake and comment on their National Cheesecake Day Kickoff post in which you had to tag three friends to enter. The lucky winner will be announced on Friday, July 30th, and will receive an Eli’s Cheesecake every month for one year, beginning in August. The treasure hunt: Eli’s Chicago-Style treasure hunt. In partnership with Choose Chicago, Eli’s will be hiding ten $41 gift cards to Eli’s Cheesecake World at iconic Chicago locations on Friday, July 30th. Hints will be dropped on Eli’s Instagram story and TikTok @elischeesecake throughout the day. A great way to celebrate a lot of things!
At Dominique Ansel Workshop, opened July 16, in New York’s Flatiron District, you can buy eight varieties of croissants, including one stuffed with Black forest ham and fontina cheese, and topped with melted Gruyere. Besides the pastry counter, Ansel’s Workshop has a test kitchen space for classes and guest chef demos. We have been following Dominique Ansel as from the beginning and of course we visited his bakeries in New York and London. Must be a great experience to be able to learn from this master pastry chef!