Trends we spotted | Week 46
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 a no photo zone at the Waterside Inn and the Michelin guides have been released in Germany and ‘Kyoto & Osaka’.
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No phone zone – The Waterside Inn by the family Roux, asks diners not to Instagram. The debate about food photography in restaurants has been reignited. The Waterside Inn has requested to keep their phone in the pocket during diners. Founder Michel Roux has put up a sign asking people to refrain from taking pictures of their meal at the three-Michelin-starred Bray restaurant. His son Alain Roux, who took over as chef-patron in 2002, declined to comment on the restaurant’s policy when contacted by BigHospitality, but Michel told The Daily Mail he was getting ‘so upset’ about diners trying to get the perfect Instagram shot rather than enjoying their meal. We put a card at the door saying ‘No photos, please’”, he said.
Airbnb has teamed up with the Lego House in Denmark to create – you guessed it – an Airbnb made entirely of Lego. There are Lego chairs, Lego tables and a bed (with a mattress not made of Lego, thankfully) resting in Lego. When you arrive at the airport you get picked up in a Lego car, which takes you to a Lego restaurant, where you make your dream meal out of Lego and then Lego robots make the real thing for you. There are 25 million Lego Bricks used for realising this Airbnb.
The Michelin Guide to Kyoto and Osaka 2018 has been released and the big news is that Japan now has two new, three-Michelin-star restaurants. Lida in Kyoto and Hajime, a French-influenced spot in Osaka that pays tribute to “the balance and harmony of nature, earth and space,”. According to its website has Hajime a signature dish comprised of 110 herbs and vegetables, what is worth 3-michilin-stars.
Michelin has also released the Michelin Guide to Germany this week. At restaurant Atelier in Munich chef Jan Hartwig, formerly of Sven Elverfeld’s three-Michelin-star Aqua restaurant in Wolfsburg, has earned his third star. Four new 2 star restaurants are added to the list. Check out the complete list at the link.
Interesting read and video at Fine Dining Lovers about Magnus Nilsson of the 2 Michelin star restaurant Fäviken about the work-life balance from chefs. At his restaurant in Sweden chefs work 8 hours a day, meaning a 40 to 45-hour week, plus they get five weeks holiday a year. Check out his views and it might inspire you to cut the hours of your staff.