Trends we spotted | Week 37


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At 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 the new Abba restaurant in London, Mamma Mia! The Party and Starbucks introduced a new drink ‘the Cordusio’ in honour of the opening of Starbucks Reserve Rostary Milan at plaza Cordusio! And a link to a video in which the Subway CEO offers a peek into the future of their stores, also a link to an amusing article with the title: sobbing in the Starbucks. And a link to the New York Oyster Week from 13 September till the 29th, with a Dutch touch!

Click on the title if you would to read the full article. Enjoy reading!

Mamma Mia! The Party set to open next year at the Greenwich O2

The Party, the Abba restaurant opened back in 2016 in Stockholm after the success of the Mamma Mia! Theatre show will open in London next spring. Abba’s Björn Ulvaeus had plans for a site near Waterloo but chose for a location in Greenwich to open his musical restaurant. The dining experience, called Mamma Mia The Party, will be located at the O2 in Greenwich and will open in late Spring next year.

Rutte Botanical Distillers | New York Oyster Week

During the 7th edition of the New York Oyster Week (13 to 29 September) Rutte Distillateurs is once again the official gin supplier and the role of the oyster in history, culture, cuisine, economy and ecology is central. Elite Oyster Destinations and OyStar Chefs create unique oyster dishes and are challenged to present them to those who love to eat them! Combining oysters with similar flavors makes it possible to develop new, characteristic flavors. It is no coincidence that Rutte Botanical Distillers knows better than anyone else how to lift food pairing to a higher level. The combination of gin or gin with raw fish or shellfish is already a culinary tradition in the Netherlands and is being brought to a new level with this collaboration.

AccorHotels completes the acquisition of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts

AccorHotels announced that the acquisition of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has been completed on September 3rd, 2018. AccorHotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,500 hotels, resorts and residences across 100 different countries.

With an unrivaled portfolio of internationally renowned hotel brands encompassing the entire range from luxury to economy, from upscale to lifestyle and midscale brands, AccorHotels has been providing savoir-faire and expertise for more than 50 years.

Disneyland’s upcoming Star Wars section will get Cantina-styled bar with alcohol on the menu

Disneyland is going to start serving alcohol to the general public for the first time in its 63-year history! They already did so in their private, invite-only Club 33 in New Orleans Square. They will serve the booze at the Oga’s Cantina, in the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge expansion which is set to open in 2019.

Starbucks pays homage to Milan with their newest drink, the “Cordusio”

We just wrote about the recently opened Reserve Roastery, located in Milan’s Piazza Cordusio. Now Starbucks has released a brand new beverage in honoring the opening and other parts of the world are getting a chance to try it as well.

The “Cordusio,” named after the Roastery’s location, is a tribute to the flavors of Milan-style espresso drinks. It’s a combination of espresso, steamed milk, mocha sauce, and cocoa powder serves as the chain’s take on Barbagliata, a cocoa-flavored espresso served with cream that originated in Italy’s fashion capital. Starbucks is selling the Cordusio in the US, Mexico, Peru, and Europe while supplies last.

Subway CEO offers peek into future of its stores

Subway is celebrating its 53rd anniversary and the quick-service operator CEO Trevor Haynes highlights in this video the brand’s refresh and asks fans all over the world to congratulate local franchise owners.

Spyce has crowd funded $21M as investors continue rush to robots

Robots making meals might be a novelty now, but those days are numbered as more and more automated eating experiences get funded. We already wrote about Spyce on horecatrends and now the Boston-based company behind the eponymous robot-powered restaurant announced it has closed a $21 million Series A round of funding led by Collaborative Fund and Maveron (h/t The Boston Globe). This brings the company’s total amount raised to $24.8 million and further indicates that the restaurant robot space is getting frothy.

Sobbing in Starbucks

Nice read at the website of about the tradition of crying in public, especially in New York City, where it’s difficult to ever be truly alone. Guides have been written with best practices; maps have been marked with the best spots! According to the writer Starbucks provides one of the more accessible tear-friendly spaces around (searching Twitter for the phrase “crying in Starbucks” yields fun results).

Fever-Tree partners Patrón for Citrus Tonic

Fever-Tree has worked in partnership with Patrón Tequila to create Citrus Tonic Water. A blend of citrus including Mexican limes, tangerines and bitter orange, this tonic water has been crafted to pair with Patrón Tequila. The idea is to create a long, mixed drink that will change how people enjoy tequila. Read more at the website of The Drinks Report.

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