Trends we spotted | Week 42


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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 Zombie cocktail by Bacardi’ and for those in search of a spectacular dessert: how about a cotton candy baked Alaska? The foodies living in California might be lucky: Massimo Bottura might open a second Gucci Osteria in Beverly Hills and Elon Musk will start selling ‘Teslaquila’. We also found to articles about beer: Starbucks in China is selling ‘beer lattes’ and about the effect of climate change on the production of barley, one of the main ingredients of beer! And for those who are fans of LEGO: there is a pop-up Brick Bar made of LEGO coming to London!

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Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays organize the UK’s first Pride Flight

Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays are working with NYC & Company and the Alliance for Downtown New York to plan the first Pride Flight, which is designed to celebrate World Pride 2019 being held in the US for the first time ever. Taking place in June 2019, the event commemorates the 50th anniversary of New York City’s Stonewall Uprising, widely regarded as a pivotal moment in LGBTQ history. World Pride is organized at an international level to celebrate Pride for those countries where homosexual activity is still illegal or repressed, with previous host cities including Rome, London and Toronto.

Staffed entirely by LGBT+ pilots and cabin crew, the flight will celebrate queer culture at 38,000 feet above the Atlantic. There’ll be loads of special on-board entertainment including an on-board DJ, Drag Queen Bingo, Judy Garland singalong, inter-seat speed dating and special in-flight entertainment. The flight will depart from London Heathrow on Friday June 28th, 2019, flying directly to New York City’s Newark Airport with a flexible return date on offer.

‘The Zombie’ Cocktail Film by BACARDÍ

‘The Zombie’ cocktail video by BACARDÍ pays tribute to horror movies. ‘The Zombie’ is the name of a new cocktail film from BACARDÍ that shares a recipe, along with plenty of creepy imagery that’s perfect for the lead-up to Halloween, which will take place at the 31st of October.

Another example of a dessert with cotton candy | Cotton candy baked Alaska

Just another cotton candy dessert: this time a baked Alaska dessert with a big hat of cotton candy that is put on fire at the table. Inspiration from New York City by Philippe Chow, chef of restaurant Phillipe.

‘Teslaquila’ | Elon Musk’s Tequila

The Tesla company’s CEO Elon Musk tweeted a series of April Fools Day jokes about him getting drunk on “Teslaquilla”. Now, the company seems to be going all in on the liquor brand, having filed an application on October 8 with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a more streamlined spelling of “Teslaquila”. Check out the article at Eater for more details.

Coca-Cola is launching a Cinnamon flavoured drink

Coca-Cola in the UK is launching a Coca-Cola Zero Sugar with cinnamon. The limited edition flavour is being launched for Christmas and although we have to admit it’s a Christmassy smell, we wonder if we’re all gone love this drink? The cinnamon Coca-Cola Zero Sugar will be available in 500ml or 1.25 litre bottles.

Massimo Bottura of Osteria Francescana | Plan for a Osteria Gucci in Beverly Hills

The chef of Osteria Francescana wants to debut Osteria Gucci on Rodeo Drive. Acclaimed Italian chef Massimo Bottura tells Eater in an exclusive interview that he and Gucci CEO Marco Bizzarri are discussing a potential restaurant in Beverly Hills. Bottura is the chef and owner of Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, which reclaimed the top spot on the World’s 50 Best restaurants this year. The first Gucci Osteria di Massimo Bottura opened early in 2018 in Florence, Italy, and has been a great success, according to Bottura. The Gucci Osteria will be on the rooftop at the Gucci store on Rodeo Drive.

Climate Change could cause global beer shortage

Rising global temperatures and widespread drought could cause yields of barley, a primary ingredient in beer, to decrease as much as 17 percent by the end of the century, according to a study published Monday in Nature Plants. Read the full article at the website of Ecowatch.

Beer flavoured lattes served at Starbucks in China

This alcohol-free latte is made like the coffee chain’s standard drinks, but with an infusion of beer flavor. Foodbeast reporter Reach Guinto noted that it tasted “like beer, but not too bitter.” Lots of Instagram posts of this new item for the Starbucks China area with comments like “it tastes like warm beer”. It’s also sold in an iced version.

The Brick Bar made out of LEGO is coming to London in April 2019

The pop-up Brick Bar will only be in London for three nights, from Friday April 26 till Sunday April 28 2019! This Pop-Up, is the first of its kind and will consist of over 1 million blocks, transported and assembled into the ultimate nostalgia trip. Local DJ’s will be spinning tunes all day. They promiss a Instagram worthy menu with Brick Burgers and cocktails. Although the LEGO bricks are made for children, kids under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and they need to visit the pop-up before 6 pm. The still secret location will be near Shoreditch. You can buy tickets now and they’re sold on a first come first serve basis.

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