Trends we spotted | Week 39


  • Trends we spotted this week

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, among others links to articles about inspiration around ice cream by Spanish parlour Rocambolesc and McDonalds Canada is testing the P.L.T. Burger they created with Beyond Meat.

Pulpac is a patented innovation that can replace single-use plastic at a lower price on a global scale and in a press release TripAdvisor says it blocked more than a million fake reviews in 2018.

Food lifestyle brand Bon Appétit opens a virtual restaurant in Chicago, Bon Appétit Delivered and would you like to try a burrata stuffed with pizza sauce? They serve it with pizza crust at restaurant The Bedford.

Helsinki just became the world’s first ‘City as a Service’ to attract more tech talent for the companies in this city and more about ‘The Fyre Burger’ created by ‘Lock & Key Social Drinkery Kitchen’ in Los Angeles!

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Ice cream inspiration from Rocambolesc

A video by Fine Dining Lovers about the amazing ice creams created by Jordi Roca, one of the chefs of ‘El Celler de Can Roca’ in Girona, Spain. Back in 2013 we wrote about the design of their ice cream parlour ‘Rocambolesc’ in Girona that is inspired by the magical world of Willy Wonka. By now they have three more ice cream parlours in Spain, in Barcelona, Madrid and Alicante. We visited the parlour in Barcelona and loved the design and ice cream! In this video among others the ‘Stranger Things Tribute’ and ‘The LGTBQ+ proud’ ice cream.

Pulpac is a patented innovation that can replace single-use plastic at a lower price on a global scale

PulPac claims to have developed the world’s first production method for replacing all types of single-use plastic containers. Not only are the products cheaper than their single-use plastic counterparts, they are also both biodegradable and compostable. Read more about this patented innovation at the website of Springwise.

The Fyre Burger!

Created by Marc Brendon Shelton of the ‘Lock & Key Social Drinkery Kitchen’ in Los Angeles, The Fyre Burger. A toasted brioche bun with three patties, aged cheddar mornay sauce, truffle aioli and flaming truffle, rum and veal bordelaise. Check out the video of Fine Dining Lovers on how it’s made and for his other creation, the Doc holiday Burger.

Food lifestyle brand Bon Appétit opens a virtual restaurant in Chicago | Bon Appétit Delivered

Bon Appétit, the award-winning food lifestyle brand, recently announced the launch of Bon Appétit, Delivered, a virtual restaurant featuring dishes curated by the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen. The delivery-only concept is available exclusively in Chicago through Grubhub (GRUB), the nation’s leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery marketplace. The virtual storefront is operated by Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises (LEYE), a multi-concept restaurant group based in Chicago. Read more at Yahoo Finance via the link in the title.

TripAdvisor blocks more than a million fake reviews in 2018

The company’s first Review Transparency Report said that 2.1% of review submissions in the same year were identified as fake but claimed that most never made it onto the platform. The report comes after TripAdvisor was accused of failing to stop a torrent of fake five-star reviews from artificially boosting the ratings of some of the world’s best-rated hotels and largest brands including Travelodge. TripAdvisor said in the report that it received 155 million content submissions from users in 2018. Of that, 66 million were reviews, with an average rating of 4.22 out of five submitted for businesses and locations. All reviews were passed through a technology-based moderation process, the company said, and 2.7 million of these were further screened by the content moderation team.

Helsinki just became the world’s first ‘City as a Service’ or in short CaaS

CaaS is short for City as a Service – an all-inclusive service bundle that unlocks the entire city. This platform-to-be is on a mission to motivate, guide and help international tech talent feel at home in Helsinki. Helsinki is showcasing their first-ever demo this November – and they’re inviting you to join.  Get ready for some serious neighbourhood touring, hot saunas, ice dipping, exceptional Finnish cuisine, a laser-focused tech festival, and many other life-changing experiences. Helsinki is advertising itself as a digital lifestyle service in a city branding campaign to attract tech talent to the city.

McDonalds Canada and Beyond Meat | P.L.T. Burger

Plant. Lettuce. Tomato. The P.L.T. is made with a juicy, plant-based patty made with Beyond Meat® and served on a sesame seed bun with tomato, lettuce, pickles, onions, mayo-style sauce, ketchup, mustard, and a slice of processed cheddar cheese. Cooked on the same grill as other burgers, meat-based products and eggs. These P.L.T. burgers are now being tested at selected McDonald’s® restaurants in Southwestern Ontario for a limited time!

Burrata stuffed with pizza-sauce at The Bedford

We love to eat a Burrata with tomato, olive oil and basil. But with pizza sauce inside? Check out how it’s made at restaurant The Bedford in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. They serve the Burrata it with pizza crust. At the Bedford they also serve a ‘Mac&Cheese burger’.

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