An exclusive, NFT-powered dining club is coming to NYC
NFTs are slowly finding a way to make their mark on every industry. And now, they’re powering a new dining concept that will be opening in Manhattan next year. But, what role does crypto have in a restaurant that serves real food and requires payment in US dollars?
In the dynamic world of gastronomy, I am pleased to announce with great enthusiasm the arrival of the third edition of the Creative Cooking Diploma 2023, a project that goes beyond teaching and becomes a catalyst for opportunities for Dominican youth. This program, born as a vision to empower young enthusiasts of gastronomy, has become a platform to discover and nurture local talent. By supporting this diploma, my goal is to provide these young individuals not only with advanced culinary skills, but also to open doors to a future where their creativity can shine on the world gastronomic stage. The initiative to send the most outstanding student to the prestigious Basque Culinary Center in Spain continues, offering a unique experience that transcends geographical and cultural boundaries. This year, as in previous editions, we seek to highlight innovation, passion, and a commitment to excellence in the kitchen. I hope that this diploma serves as a springboard to new horizons, new connections, and, above all, to the flourishing of Dominican talent on the international stage. By continuing to support initiatives like this, we contribute not only to the individual development of participants but also to the enrichment of the rich Dominican culinary heritage. Welcome to the
At the crossroads of culinary innovation and evolving consumer preferences, the gastronomy industry finds itself in an unprecedented transformation. In this article, I am pleased to address the growing demand for vegan options, a phenomenon that extends beyond being a passing trend and solidifies itself as an essential element for the future of the sector. According to a report by EMR Expert Reports, the vegan food sector recorded a significant value, surpassing $24.59 billion in 2022. Projections indicate steady growth, with an estimated CAGR of 10.1% between 2023 and 2028. It is anticipated that by 2028, this market will have exceeded $43.8 billion, showcasing sustained momentum in the preference for such food options. Similarly, data from Research and Markets confirms this trend, revealing that the vegan food market reached a value of over $37.93 billion in 2022, projecting robust growth with the expectation of reaching over $71.26 billion by the year 2030. With that said, the growth of vegan cuisine in the gastronomy industry is driven by several factors, including the rise in awareness of healthy diets, growing concerns about sustainability and the environment, as well as the integration of technological advances in food, that have led to the development of plant-based alternatives
Tourism is a cornerstone of the Mexican economy, and one of the standout destinations in this industry is the stunning Riviera Maya. In this setting, Grupo Xcaret, a 100% Mexican company and a leader in sustainable tourism, has grown alongside this region for 30 years, developing a portfolio of seven natural parks: Xcaret, Xel-Há, Xenses, Xoximilco, Xavage, Xplor, and Xplor Fuego, along with three tours of archaeological sites and 900 rooms offered at the Hotel Xcaret México. Thanks to this, in 2019, it achieved a remarkable milestone, amassing four million visitors since its inception. In this regard, Xcaret's success is due to a combination of factors, with a focus on sustainability, excellence in customer service, and innovation being among the most prominent. The importance of sustainability: Grupo Xcaret has led the way in sustainability by blending entertainment offerings with environmental conservation. Its natural parks stand as a testament to this commitment, allowing visitors to enjoy the beauty of the Riviera Maya while becoming aware of the importance of protecting it. However, this commitment extends beyond nature preservation; it also encompasses the promotion of Mexico's rich culture. Every experience at a Xcaret park is infused with authenticity and national pride. Visitors can immerse