Trends we spotted | Week 45


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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 Halo Burger that will open the first vegan burger joint that sells the Beyond Burger in London and the Amsterdam-based The Avocado Show will open a restaurant in Brussels by the end of this month. And more vegan news: in London you can follow a fast track vegan chef course! In New York at the Time Warner Center David Chang opened a Korean wrap bar, Bāng Bar. We also spotted crystal cordless lamps!

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Chefs World Summit 2018 in Monaco

Monaco will form the hub of international gastronomy this month as the third edition of the Chefs World Summit arrives in the glamorous French riviera from 25 to 27 November 2018. The haute cuisine international world congress for chefs organized by Catherine Decuyper with the patronage of Prince Albert II of Monaco. Chef Mauro Colagreco of the two-star Mirazur restaurant in Menton will be this year’s congress sponsor. Check out the line up of chefs and the program at the website of Fine Dining Lovers.

The Vegan Chef Institute | Fast track vegan chef course

A fast track vegan course to learn all the skills you need to become a professional vegan chef. The Vegan Chef Institute will try to bring you to that professional level in just 12 weeks. They will do so with hands-on practical classes in their kitchen, on topics such as: How to create recipes – a fresh take on old classics or completely new combinations to make you stand out from the crowd. How to scale recipes – so you can cook for a crowd. How to adapt recipes – veganizing dishes, and adapting them for allergies. Using specialist ingredients – taking your skills to the next level with unusual foods. And many more topics, check out their website!

Crystal Cordless Lamps

Check out the crystal cordless LED-lights at the website of The Coolhunter! These cordless, solid-glass lights are hand-crafted in Japan. Each of the three models creates a different feel and reflects light in a different way and each has three brightness levels. Another benefit over candles or small lamps is that these function perfectly on patios, terraces, balconies and outdoor tables.

Uber Eats’ Path to Delivery Domination: Restaurant Inception

Ubers’ food delivery arm is now valued by Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs at a hefty $20 billion, and at just three years old, it’s expected to become profitable before the ride-sharing service (which is valued at an estimated $120 billion altogether) does. Though it’s still dwarfed by competitor GrubHub, Uber Eats is the fastest-growing food delivery app: It will serve 70 percent of the U.S. by the end of the year, targeting smaller cities and suburbs for expansion. Nice read at Eater about Uber and virtual restaurants.

Bāng Bar by David Chang opened in the Time Warner Center in New York

David Chang’s restaurant empire expanded to the Time Warner Center with Bāng Bar, a takeout breakfast and lunch venue focused on Korean wraps filled with spit-roasted meats. Bāng Bar opened on the third floor of the Shops at Columbus Circle, an indoor mall that’s home to upscale dining like Thomas Keller’s Per Se and the country’s most expensive restaurant, sushi bar Masa. Read more at the website of New York Eater.

The Avocado Show opens in Brussels!

By the end of the month, Brussels will be able to enjoy the avocado dishes of The Avocado Show. This restaurant is now located only in Amsterdam at the Daniel Stalpertstraat 61 HS or ordered through ‘The Avocado Show Boutique’ at the Willemsparkweg 152-H. The first restaurant of The Avocado Show outside Amsterdam at the Boulevard Anspach 66!

Halo burger will open in London this December

Halo burger will pop-up at POP Brixton in London this December. They created a vegan burger joint around the already famous, Beyond Burger. We wrote about the Beyond Burger before, but in short it’s the burger made entirely from plants that “looks, cooks, tastes — and ‘bleeds’ — like a fresh beef burger. Halo’s team spent over 18 months developing “a secret seasoning” to complement the Beyond Burger, which involved multiple tastings in both California and London. Beyond Burger is available in Europe since this summer.

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