Trends we spotted | Week 44


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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, among other links to articles about the Michelin stars for 2020 in the USA, a list of the 14 restaurants with 3 stars. And following California, New York will also ban Foie Gras by 2022. 

A cool promotion for a ski Area! A huge ski helmet was spotted in Rotterdam, you could interactive experience the famous Austrian ski area Ischgl in wintertime here! And Stella Artois launched a ‘black lager’ for the winter season on Halloween. 

We know who’s going to design the Christmas tree of the Claridge’s hotel in London! We still think it’s a great opportunity for local designers and hotels to seek some free publicity. Most certainly if you give a party the day you will light the tree some hotels combine this with a donation to a local charity.  

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Here are the 14 US restaurants rated 3 stars by Michelin in 2020

In America, this year was a time of expansion for the Michelin guide. In June, the guide moved beyond just the Bay Area to rate restaurants across the whole state of California. And in honour of its 15th year in New York City, Michelin expanded to Westchester County, promptly giving Blue Hill at Stone Barns two stars in its first year of eligibility. Check out all 14 US restaurants with 3 Michelin stars in this article on the website of Robb Report.

A gigantic Ischgl ski helmet visited Rotterdam, Berlin and Munich

The famous ski arena Ischgl visited Rotterdam, Berlin and Munich with a giant eye-catcher. Squares in those cities were dominated by the giant Ischgl ski helmet. The famous winter sports area of Ischgl (Austria) offered their visitors an unique, interactive winter experience in Ischgl. The admission was free and the visitors could win great prizes. Ready for some snow fun? Check out the Facebook of Ischgl in the link in the title.

Stella Artois has a new black Lager to ring in the season

The popular beer brand Stella Artois recently announced the launch of the ‘Midnight Lager’, its first limited-edition seasonal beer. The new holiday brew is a rich black lager with notes of Belgian dark chocolate and freshly brewed espresso. The beer was launched in historic Sleepy Hollow, NY on Halloween.

The Christmas Tree of the Claridge’s will be designed by…..

We love the English traditions around the lighting of the Christmas Tree! And in the hotel world in London it’s always the question who is going to design the Christmas Tree at the Claridge’s. Well they announced the designer recently and we’re curious if the tree will be decorated with a lot of red? The Claridge’s Christmas Tree 2019 will be designed by long time guest Christian Louboutin. Christian will unveil his creation in Claridge’s lobby on Thursday November 21st 2019. Inspiration for other hotels worldwide!

We still think it’s a great opportunity for local designers and hotels to seek some free publicity. Most certainly if you give a party the day you will light the tree maybe even with a donation to a local charity.  

New York City moves to ban foie gras by 2022  

As the New York city council moved to ban the sale of foie gras, members of the hospitality industry and diners expressed surprise and concern over the legislation which include the possibility of significant fines. The measure, passed on Wednesday October 30th , will prohibit sales of the fattened liver of a duck or goose at restaurants, groceries, delicatessens and other venues citywide. The measure will take effect in 2022, read more about it on the website of The Guardian in the link in the title.


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