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Hospitality and Sustainability

26 May 2019

Did you know tourism is responsible for approximately 5% out of all greenhouse gas emisions we produce? Furthermore, it is estimated that by 2035 the quantity of these gases will increase by 130%. And it’s no wonder – the hotel industry has grown by 2.3% in 2018 (reaching a level of revenues above €1,28 trillions); and […]

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The Best Restaurants of the World

25 February 2019

Have you seen the latest version of the TripAdvisor ranking for the best restaurants in the world? Just like every other year, the ranking is based on ratings given by those who were there and actually experienced the services provided by the venues. The comments are worth reading, because feedback is a great way to learn and […]

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Who Doesn’t Like Pizza?

15 November 2018

In a time when people seem to be more and more focused on healthy foods, slow cooking, vegan lifestyles and, overall, anything that’s not fast-food, it seems that pizza is still strong in the preference rankings of consumers. Especially among the youngsters. This may not come as a surprise per say, but look at the […]

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Shakes and Smoothies

1 August 2018

More and more people are increasingly drawn to the healthy lifestyle options so there’s also an increasing demand for large doses of vitamins, natural energy boosters, light foods, detox blends and so on. Basically, if it’s a healthy, nutritious, delicious drink and (ideally) you can take it to go, there’s plenty of demand on the […]

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You Can’t Have Food without Beverage

27 July 2018

Since we recently spoke about the top chain restaurants, we also found in the thorough ranking made by Forbes the top food and beverage companies. Did you happen to think of Coca-Cola for the top spot? You’d be wrong if you did. Actually, Coca-Cola is number seven and the company registered one of the biggest […]

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Top Restaurant Chains

10 July 2018

The hierarchy of restaurant chains looks quite similar for the United States’ market and the global one. Somewhat predictable, although the Asian markets might change things in the quite near future. As for the Romanian market ranking, it is probable to show its own distinctions, especially since we’re missing the Burger King giant; however, we […]

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The most Popular Ice Cream Flavors

4 July 2018

Summer is still here but even after the sun starts to hide and the temperatures begin falling, we’ll still definitely still love ice cream. True fans don’t even stop during the winter, when snows piles up at their feet. But do you know what kind of ice cream most people go for? Well, the people at Technomic had […]

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Restaurants in the Age of Instagram

29 May 2018

Like it or not, we live in the age of social networks, and today’s uncrowned queen is Instagram. Surely you’ve seen at least once someone in a restaurant who’s food was almost getting cold while he or she was trying to capture the perfect angle of the dish they ordered. Or, who knows, maybe you […]

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DACTRUST START-UPS

25 May 2018

All beginning are hard. And maybe the most difficult thing is mustering up all the courage that might be in you and take a leap of faith into entrepreneurship, despite knowing all too well that there are risks and that there will be obstacles. The first major obstacle – financing. And then, all the other […]

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Hospitality and ethical standards

27 March 2018

Successful businesses are those that manage to not only adapt to trends on the market, but actually look for future trends and adjust their ways very early on, according to the demands of the future wave of change. Thus, those who climb on the wave while it is still gaining momentum, have the best chances […]

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Surprise Pasta

28 October 2016

Sorry, this entry is only available in Romanian.

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Professional Kitchens – Behind Closed Doors

9 October 2016

There are many things that clients don’t know and/or understand about how a professional kitchen functions. And sure, it’s debatable if it would be of any use for them to find out about them, because the relationship between a customer and a restaurant is shaped strictly by what was ordered and the quality of the […]

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The First Cafeteria in the World which only Serves Gluten-free Food

28 September 2016

You’ve probably heard about the trend of gluten-free products, although it’s fair to say that it’s a phenomena with much more spread in the United States and way less in representative in Romania (but even here it’s a must to list the presence of gluten in products and dishes, along with other allergens.) And since […]

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The Oldest Hotel in the World

20 September 2016

No matter what country we look at or what activity field we’d take as example, we’re likely to discover that today it’s very hard for a new business to stay alive on the market and the percentage of companies who die during their first year of activity is huge. Sure, it’s tempting to say that […]

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Could This Be the Recipe for a Successful Coffee House or Restaurant?

28 May 2016

Ce conteaza cel mai mult pentru clientii care intra in localul dumneavoastra? Probabil ca primele raspunsuri care v-ati gandi sunt calitatea serviciilor si calitatea preparatelor. Si nu v-am contrazice. Totusi, exista studii care au subliniat importanta unei serii de cinci alte elemente: curatenia, iluminatul adecvat, mirosurile din ambient, mobilierul confortabil si privelistea pe care o […]

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It’s Not Only About Food

16 May 2016

For great dishes you already know that we’ve got all you need, but no matter how perfectly even the oven is baking, no matter how well you’re preserving the ingredients or how talented your chef is, a business in the field of hospitality is based on a whole set of services, with big and small […]

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Three Surprising Pieces of Advice from Chefs

16 May 2016

We’ve gotten used to great chefs talking about fine foods, rare ingredients and sharing tips with us about dishes we can barely say out loud. But it wouldn’t be a bad thing to find out from time to time a little bit about the basics, because what we eat on a daily basis isn’t necessarily […]

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The First Edition of Bucharest Coffee Festival

8 May 2016

We are glad that we are starting to see in Romania as well an increasing interest towards quality coffee, exquisitely made. We care a lot about our professional equipment designed to make espresso and other coffee varieties in a perfect way, so that they capture the maximum amount of flavor and the best qualities of […]

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The Lovely Wines of California

8 May 2016

Since we recently talked about wines that come from outside Europe, we thought we’d also mention Californian ones. Just as the wines of New Zealand, they are rapidly becoming more and more popular. To be honest, this particular American state deserves his notoriety since it would be the world’s 4th largest wine producer (if it […]

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New Zealand Wines

2 May 2016

Of course we love Romanian wines and we have a soft spot for the French vineyard and the other exquisite aromas of the wines made from the crops of the Old Continent. But the wines of the New World are starting to be more and more popular; and among these, the New Zealand wines definitely […]

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Easter Flavored Guinness Records

2 May 2016

We’re happy to be celebrating the Holiday of Light and we’re truly wishing you a happy Easter, surrounded by all those who you feel close to your heart! Feel the joy, relax and may you have everything you want! But we know all too well that the holidays mean something else for every person and […]

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The ABC of the Exotic Sushi

25 April 2016

A lot of people think of raw fish when they think about sushi, but that’s not really a correct assumption. In fact, sushi is, basically, rice – a certain type of rice with added vinegar to be more precise. It is true, rice is hand pressed into little mounds that are then enriched with all […]

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How Did the Buffet Emerge?

25 April 2016

Buffets are a common thing today. Actually, if we were to really think about it, there are plenty of (kinds of) events that we simply couldn’t imagine without this type of display for the courses. Furthermore, it’s obvious that there are significant advantages in using this form of serving: an economy of space, an economy […]

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The Story of the very Loved Pinot Noir

17 April 2016

Pinot Noir, just as Merlot, is one of the most popular names and wines in the industry, both for connaiseurs and casual drinkers, and it’s no wonder, since it’s both light and strong at the same time, poetic and aggressive… But what is at the core of it all? To put it simply – a […]

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Other Essential Characteristics of Wines

17 April 2016

Remember how we talked about the basics of wine pairing on one of the articles we published last week? We pretty much concluded that contrast and mutual complementarity are the holy basis of pairing food and wines. But there are also a couple of other key-elements you should know about wines – the ones that […]

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Meet the Famous Merlot

10 April 2016

We think it’s safe to say that Merlot is probably one of the most famous words in the wine vocabulary. You are sure to have heard about it, but how much more do you know? Not much? No problem! We’ll tell you right away. First of all, Merlot is a grape – a dark-blue colored […]

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Wine Pairing – The Basics

10 April 2016

Maybe you also knew the old rule of thumb of pairing red meats with red wines and white wines with white meats, but lately it seems that this criteria is not as rigid as it used to be. And it’s not that these rules of pairing are susceptible to fads and trends; in fact, the […]

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The Core of Mediterranean Cooking

27 March 2016

The flavor of a dish is influenced by a lot of factors, starting with the skills of the cook and the tools he uses and up to the boiling, baking or grilling time, the quality of the ingredients, the balance of quantities and flavors and so on. But what really makes food taste the way […]

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A Few Interesting Studies

13 March 2016

Since we pay close attention to the trends in the HORECA industry, we couldn’t help notice the latest studies published by The NDP Group. And even though their market research reflects the status and consumer habits of Americans (since the studies use samples representative to the USA), some of the conclusions seem to be applicable […]

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Romanian Tourism of 2015 in figures and details

6 March 2016

In our most recent article we told you about the reports published online by The National Institute of Statistics and we highlighted a particular report that summarized the main aspects of tourism in Romania in 2015. Well, there is another report, a much more ample one, with a lot of nuanced conclusions about Romanian tourism. […]

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Good News for Hotel Owners in Romania!

6 March 2016

The Romanian National Institute for Statistics recently decided to make available for the larger public a number of reports that can be studied online (more precisely – here). There you’ll find a lot of interesting information, from different areas monitored by the institute, but for now we think it’s important to look at the report […]

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Le Jules Verne – Maybe the most Romantic Restaurant in the World?

14 February 2016

In Romania, some people celebrate Valentine’s Day, others insist on the national version – Dragobetele – and maybe a few actually manage to celebrate love every day. Well, no matter where you fit in the categories above, we know that romance tends to be associated with romantic dinners, so it’s always a good idea to […]

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Ayam Cemani – „The Lamborghini of Poultry”

4 October 2015

While we were writing about the Beluga caviar, we thought it might be interesting to also write about other exotic animal products, and the first thing we came across in our research that really caught our eye was this Indonesian breed of chicken, known as Ayam Cemani and called by some „The Lamborghini of poultry” […]

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Beluga Caviar

4 October 2015

How about you spoil yourself with some information on one of the absolute symbols of luxury, if an actual taste isn’t really an option… Yes, we are talking about caviar, Beluga caviar in particular, and we’re starting off with telling you that a single kilo of this lovely thing can usually cost up to $25,000 […]

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The Most Popular Restaurants in the World

27 September 2015

Comparing yourself to the best in your field can always be a great way to learn and, in the end, to grow. And since our activity revolves around restaurants, we thought we should look for the best restaurants in the world and see what makes them so special. Sure, it’s difficult to establish what are […]

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Maybe You’d Like Some Hamburger Records

27 September 2015

The pizza records from last week kind of made us hungry for more monumental foods. Because getting into The Guinness Book of Records is about glamour, show, performance and, usually, a community. Food does bring us together in all sorts of occasions, but if we were to look at it from a record stand point, […]

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A Short History of Pancakes

11 September 2015

Crepes might just be among the most beloved desserts in the world and we all understand why. Really, do you know anyone who actually doesn’t love the wonderful pancakes? In fact, it seems that our love of pancakes exists for thousands of years, although it’s true that in the beginning they weren’t quite the same […]

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The Youth Monitor and SMARK Research study of „tendencies regarding activities, preferences and consumption” among young people in Romania in 2013/2014 compared to 2014/2015

4 June 2015

We’ve already stated on different occasions that information about consumer behavior is extremely valuable. Unfortunately, there aren’t a lot of (thorough) researches in this area, so every time we find data from trustworthy sources we insist on publishing it here as well, in order to help our friends in the HORECA field. So we’re adding […]

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Generation Y and alcoholic beverages consumption

28 May 2015

One of the key aspects behind a successful business is knowing and understanding your target. And each audience category is quite different from the other and since it’s quite a waste of money to try to learn by trial and error, we should take advantage of every study released on the market that helps us […]

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Pancake Records

28 May 2015

The world pf desserts is usually a very complicated one, because most of the recipes are complex, they require precise quantities and steps and quite often they even call for true talent. However, one of the most popular desserts in the world seems to take shape from only a few basic ingredients and a couple […]

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How to Design a Good Menu for a Restaurant

29 September 2014

Every business in the HORECA field is different. Every hotel, restaurant or café has its own special thing and expresses it in its own way. But all these businesses have something in common – their focus on the customer. That and the need for a menu that shows off what they can offer their to […]

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