How does a house at the lake taste, a picnic on the grass or an evening by the fireplace? Hygge! The drinks for the new sense of life from Scandinavia are hand-crafted, seasonal, simple and perfect and turn the bar into a place of hyggelig well-being. The perfect drinks for the hygge feeling were presented at the fizzz Lounge.
The latest leitmotifs in the food service industry are warmth, well-being and value. The pub as a cosy nest. It’s becoming hygge – as the philosophy of life is called that has coined a term for the fusion of comfortable surroundings, good food and a pleasant time with friends – and which fits so perfectly with the food service industry.
Are you hygge?
Four prominent trend-setters from the bar scene casted the topic into liquid form for ProWein 2018, and presented their exclusively composed hygge drinks.
Arnd Henning Heißen
Arnd Henning Heißen, one of the most experienced bar managers in the German food service industry, runs both bar institutions, “The Fragrances” and “The Curtain Club”, in Berlin’s Ritz Carlton. His speciality: he’s a master of aromas and combines the universe of fragrances with the world of drinks in order to evoke special emotions. Arnd Henning Heißen translates famous classical perfumes into cocktails, has written a book about trend drinks and brought a series of aromatic essences on the market.
Stephan Hinz is a visionary of the German bar culture. He has published several award-winning non-fiction books and is the owner of the Cologne bar “Little Link”, which received the fizzz award as the “most innovative bar”. As a speaker, Hinz has passed on his knowledge at trade fairs and events in over 20 countries on four continents. With his companies Hinzself and Cocktailkunst, he also supports the food service industry with his expertise. What drives him in all his projects? To make things differently, push the boundaries and break new ground!
Marian Krause, one of Germany’s most famous bartenders, proved his ability at an early age in the industry’s most important cocktail competitions and incidentally has been one of Germany’s best flair bartenders. After he had won all the most important titles, the mix champion switched to the consulting field and started his career as a freelance business and bar consultant. In addition, Marian Krause is the owner of the Cologne-based Shake Kings Bar Institute and as a bar caterer and event pro, he is in demand and on the go throughout Germany.
Marie Rausch is one of Germany’s best barmaids and a winner of many high-calibre competitions. When she’s not en route to compete or – as recently in New York – to claim a coveted first prize, the self-proclaimed drink chef runs the “Rotkehlchen” bar-restaurant in Münster. There she has become known as a pioneer of the food pairing trend and a master of signature drinks. She also works as a coach for bar professionals who want to improve their mix performance.