Trends we spotted | Week 44
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 the Michelin stars for restaurants in New York and a journalist of Robb Report tried a cup of coffee of $ 55!
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Dubai’s first Bulgari-branded hotel is set to open in the fourth quarter of 2017 on December 7th. The luxury property will be the world’s fifth Bulgari Hotels and Resorts property and will be operated by Marriott International. Designed by Italian architectural firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners, will it locate on Jumeirah Bay Island, off the coast of Jumeirah Beach Road, sculpted in the shape of a seahorse.
Jean-Georges Vongerichten was downgraded for the first time in more than a decade. Widely considered one of New York’s best French spots since it opened two decades ago — is no longer one of the world’s finest restaurants, according to the Michelin Guide. The anonymous inspectors at France’s most famous restaurant guide have demoted the Central Park West establishment, located in the Trump International Hotel & Tower, to its second-highest rating of two stars. It had held the top honor of three stars since 2006, the guide’s inaugural year in the U.S.
The downgrade effectively confirms that New York is no longer the country’s fine dining capital in the eyes of Michelin. Only five local restaurants — Per Se, Le Bernardin, Masa, Brooklyn Fare, and Eleven Madison Park — now hold the guide’s highest honor of three stars, compared with seven in the San Francisco Bay Area. Would you like to know the full list? Check out the article at New York Eater.
If you’re going to sell a $55 cup of coffee, it had better come with a pretty convincing story. Los Angeles-based coffee roaster Klatch had one to tell as it brewed the “World’s Most Expensive Cup of Coffee” for the journalist of Robb report. The journey to this cup began earlier this year, at the Best of Panama competition where super-premium coffees are evaluated and auctioned. There, a bean grown at a single estate—Hacienda La Esmeralda—notched an extraordinarily high score from the judges. When the 100-pound lot of beans went up for auction soon after, it snagged a world-record price of $601 per pound.
Craft beer contains on average more fungal toxins than a normal beer. What can cause health risks when consuming it daily. This was the outcome of RIKILT-investigator Jeroen Peters. When starting this investigation, Mr. Peters collected thousand different beers out of 47 different countries, mostly in Europe. He determined the number of mycotoxines in the beer, this is a poisonous substance that gets multiplied by moulds. An important fungal toxins is deoxynivalenol, better known as DON. ‘Almost every beer contains DON’, explains Peters. ‘But on average is the number in craft beer higher’. 22 craft beers contained more DON than is permitted for daily consume. Peters: ‘The substance is not extremely dangerous, but puts pressure on your immune system and can cause vomit and diarrhoea’.