Trends we spotted | Week 5
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 a US-based candy store chain unveiled plans for facial recognition and Majordomo is David Chang’s new LA restaurant.
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Microvan | Another way to deliver dinner or dry cleaning
Nuro, a California-based startup, has developed a working prototype of an autonomous delivery vehicle. The driverless microvan is designed as a local, short distance delivery and errand vehicle. The windowless prototype was filmed completing several closed course tests that simulate real world conditions like making left turns at an intersection, stopping for pedestrians and giving road space to cyclists. Read more at PSFK.
Lolli & Pops | Candy store chain unveiled plans for facial recognition- enabled, VIP customer experience this month
US candy store chain Lolli & Pops unveiled plans for its facial recognition-enabled, VIP customer experience this month. The Intel-developed tech utilizes computer vision to recognize loyal customers when they enter the store. Sales associates can then view that customer’s preferences and past purchases to make recommendations, and also see if that customer has any allergies. The program will be introduced in multiple stores throughout 2018.
Majordomo | David Chang’s new LA restaurant
A long anticipated restaurant, Majordomo the new restaurant of David Chang in Los Angeles. At the website of Fine Dining Lovers the first images. Housed in an old warehouse space in LA’s Chinatown, Majordomo made their list of the hottest new restaurant openings of 2018. Gone are iconic Momofuku dishes such as ramen and pork buns; instead diners can expect plenty of sharing plates, smoked meats and a whole section of the menu dedicated to local produce, under the heading ‘Market.’ Check out the images!
French chef Sébastien Bras gives up his three Michelin stars
Next Monday the 5th of February the world of gastronomy looks forward to the unveiling of the Michelin Guide France 2018. Michelin announced last week that they have chosen to respect the wishes of the French chef Sébastien Bras and will take back his three stars for restaurant Suquet in Laguiole. Sébastien Bras took over the restaurant from his dad, Michel Bras, the restaurant has had three Michelin Stars for 18 years.