Trends we spotted | Week 48
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This week, among other links to articles about a snowman sculpture trail you can walk in London Bridge this Christmas and start-up Air Protein creates ‘air meat’ using protein-producing microbes discovered by NASA.
Gucci and Massimo Bottura will open the second Gucci Osteria at a rooftop in Beverly Hills and we found an adorable package deal: last summer you could enjoy a ‘puppies & prosecco’ package at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Denver.
US-based Sweetgreen is using Artificial Intelligence tech and personalised service to attract customers to its latest restaurant in New York. And a link to the full list of the 100 Best chefs in the world 2020 according to the French restaurant Le Chef, with 6 Dutch chefs!
Tokyo’s 13th Michelin Guide has been released last week and KFC also tested plant-based chicken in Canada for one-day. They want to introduce plant-based chicken in 2020.
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A little late but I loved the idea of this Puppies + Prosecco package at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Denver. In honour of National Dog Day, the property did include a private puppy party when you booked a night in a Luxury Suite on August 23 through August 26. Guests enjoyed an hour of playtime with maximum 10 puppies. A puppy expert was also on hand to answer any questions.
Classic character The Snowman is rocking up on November 26th, with twelve individually decorated sculptures springing up around London Bridge’s festive market Christmas by the River. Just check out the images at Secret London, it looks like the colourful elephants which were very popular a couple of years back.
The stylish Italian chef Massimo Bottura will open a rooftop terrace on Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles, the new Gucci Osteria which is opening Stateside in Spring 2020. The first Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura in Florence, Italy, opened in 2018 and is an overwhelming success.
US-based Sweetgreen is using Artificial Intelligence tech and personalised service to attract customers to its latest restaurant in New York. Sweetgreen 3.0 has developed software that makes it easier to personalise customers’ dining experience. For example they tried to reduce ordering anxiety, Sweetgreen 3.0 allows customers to order by iPad in-store or by app. Read the full article at Springwise.
The Le Chef compilation of the 100 best chefs in the world for 2020 has been released with chef Mauro Colagreco from the Mirazur restaurant in Menton, France named the best chef in the world. At the website of Fine Dining Lovers the full list, with as many as 6 chefs from the Netherlands.
A Bay Area startup is producing an alternative meat by relying on on a class of microbes that convert carbon dioxide into protein the same way plants do. The microbes produce a powder than could replace soy or pea protein in plant-based meat products. The conversion process was discovered by NASA when it tried to grow food for astronauts in the 1960s. More about this interesting product at Business Insider.
Tokyo’s 13th Michelin Guide has been released last week. Tokyo has more stars than any other city, it includes 226 restaurants with Michelin stars, including one new three-star restaurant, three new two-star restaurants, and 20 new restaurants with one star. Exceptional is that Sukiyabashi Jiro Honten (the Jiro of the famous documentary) and Sushi Saito were dropped from the list because they stopped accepting reservations from the public. According to Michelin does this makes them too exclusive. More at the website of Eater.
KFC, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., is launching a second one-day test of plant-based chicken. New meatless popcorn chicken and fried chicken sandwiches will be available at a Mississauga, Ont., location on Nov. 27. KFC tested Beyond Meat nuggets and boneless wings at an Atlanta store in August, becoming the first major U.S. fast-food chain to introduce a Beyond Chicken item. The product sold out in five hours. KFC Canada wants to roll out plant-based chicken in 2020.