Trends we spotted | Week 38
At Horecatrends 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 new truffles species that are discovered in Thailand, let’s hope they won’t be as expensive as the real deal! And about a new product in the Netherlands: Meat Your Veggies, part vegetables, part meat. Who knows, maybe they can persuade meat lovers to eat less meat!
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The Algae Dome from Space 10 was located on the CHART Art Fair in Denmark to make people familiar with the micro-algae and the positive effect on human, animals and the environment. Currently, professors are working hard to make the algae accessible for everyone, it’s more difficult however to create awareness. Architects and chefs cooperated to create the superfood for visitors. In just three days, the Algae Dome produced 450 litre of micro-algae, full of protein, vitamins and minerals.
Meat Your Veggies, a new concept created by meatcompany ‘Bolscher’, is available at the testlocation of Sodexo. Products made by Meat Your Veggies are consisting out of 50% vegetables and 50% meat with the purpose to reduce meat consumption without losing its quality. Products which can be ordered are a beef-mushroom-, a chicken-broccoli- and a chicken-cauliflower burger. More information about the products or samples à click here.
“Unox” and “The Vegetarian Butcher” are working together to create a ready-to-eat non-perishable product as the group of flexitarians and vegetarians keeps increasing. They changed the authentic meatballs in tomato sauce into fleshy but vegetarian meatballs. Suited for both meat lovers as vegetarians. Another good product which can be used to bring more variation to the menu of the grand-cafés.
According to research papers released by Thailand’s Chiang Mai University on September 7, 2017, two new types of truffle have been unearthed in the far northern area of the country. “We confirmed that they are truffles both from their DNA and their physical look,” says Jaturong Khamla, one of the researchers behind the new findings. One of the new species is a white-coloured truffle discovered in 2014, while the other, found a year later, has a brown exterior with a white interior. Earlier this year, Khamla’s team also found another type of white truffle: “tuber magnatum”, the same species that is highly sought after in Italy.
Two of the world’s best restaurants are re-opening this fall, in New York (Eleven Madison Park) and Copenhagen (Noma, no data known yet). But there are a lot more openings, for example Frenchette in Tribeca (NYC) and North Spring in Los Angeles. The latest being a Momofuku (David Chang) outpost. Interested in new openings in the world of fine dining? Check out this list from Bloomberg Pursuits with openings in New York, Chicago, Washington, London, Madrid, Hong Kong and Sydney.
Fortune and Food and Wine created a list of the most innovative women in food and drink for 2017. Women who have had “the most transformative impact in the last year on what we eat and drink.” The list consist of chefs, CEO’s and entrepreneurs who are changing the game. Some of the names: April Bloomfield (The Spotted Pig, NYC), Katherine Miller (Founder of Chef Action Network), Karissa Kruse (President of Sonoma Winegrowers), Liz Muller (Senior Vice President of Starbucks’ Creative Global Design), Isabelle Legeron (Founder of Raw Wine) and 15 more names.