Trends we spotted | Week 9
At Horecatrends we spot a lot of national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write articles about, the smaller trends we use in our column ‘Trends we spotted this week’. This week amongst others Betsy Bee, Cathay Pacific own custom brew and Burger King Israel gave away sex toys in ‘adult meals’ for Valentine’s Day.
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Cathay Pacific is brewing its own beer
Betsy Bee, is the Asian airline Cathay Pacific own custom brew! Betsy Bee is named after their first aircraft and is made in collaboration with Hong Kong Beer Co. Taste: the craft ale has hints of Dragon-Eye fruit, honey and is made from a special type of hop called Fuggle. This beer is designed with their traveller and beer lover in mind.
Burger King gave away sex toys in ’18+ happy meals’ for Valentine’s Day
Burger King as your one stop shop for a romantic dinner and an ‘adult toy’ that may spice up your evening. Burger King locations in Israel offered ‘Adult Meals’ from 6 p.m. until close on Valentine’s Day. The meals came fully-equipped with two Whoppers, two French fries, two beers and an ‘adult toy’. You had to be 18 or older to purchase the meal.
Airbnb and Pantone create an all-green retreat in the heart of London
These two creative companies have recently teamed up to create a nature -filled wonderland right in the heart of London. Inspired by Pantone’s colour of the year called the 15-0343 Greenery, the retreat is now actively listed on Airbnb’s home-sharing site for overnight stays. Sleeping surrounded by green in the middle of London. Great pictures in the article.
French vending machine dispense short stories
Something for the bored commuters, at train stations across France and in an outpost in the San Francisco Café, Zoetrope, you could find small vending machines dispensing short stories for free at the press of a button! A project by short story specialist publishers Short Édition began in Grenoble, but now has 32 vending machines across France at train stations, cafés, libraries and museums.
Why yellow Chartreuse should be the secret weapon of your home bar
For those working as bartender, we spotted an article at Bloomberg’s with four recipes with the yellow Chartreuse. Carthusian monks have been producing Chartreuse in the French Alps since the 1700s. At the Monastery of the Grand Chartreuse, only two monks are entrusted with the precise recipe of 130 herbs, spices, and flowers macerated to make the stuff. The green version, with its witchy luminosity and bite, has always enjoyed particular distinction as a traditional after-dinner drink in its native land. Yellow Chartreuse, the younger, less glamorous sister of the iconic Green is increasing in sales over the same time that the green Chartreuse sales was up 15 percent. Yellow Chartreuse is softer and smoother than green. Now popular in the cocktail scene with in the article recipes from the bar Death & Co. in NYC: cocktail Naked & Famous; cocktail The Yellow Rose of Texas from cocktail bar Violet Hour in Chicago; cocktail The Yellow Cactus Flower from French restaurant Le Coucou in NYC and an Alaska Cocktail.
Ritz Carlton in a train | Japan
Japan’s ultra-luxe train, called the Twilight Express Mizukaze has 10 coaches and has recently been unveiled by the West Japan Railway Co. The Ritz Carlton on wheels will begin operating in June. The luxury train will run from Kyoto and Osaka to Shimonoseki in Yamaguchi Prefecture. Passengers will have the opportunity to get off the train and visit tourist spots. Prices for Royal twin rooms start at 270,000 yen ($2,390) per person for two-day, one-night packages. Suit rates start at 750,000 yen. More information on the website of the Twilight Express Mizukaze.