Last week I spent five days in New York City. I spent the first few days with Quaker and the second part just having fun! Here’s a recap of my time with the Quaker team. Check back tomorrow for part II!
I’m working with Quaker again this year as part of The Oat Authority, and they asked me to come with them to New York to meet with editors of major women’s magazines about the growing overnight oats trend. I was happy to come talk overnight oats for a day and a half!
I took the train up on Tuesday and was greeted by a bright blue city skyline.
I stayed at the Eventi Hotel, and it was lovely!! I love Kimpton Hotels and have visited in them in San Francisco and Washington as well!
No view to see here. No view at all 😉
After arriving, a workout and a shower, I put on a dress and headed out to meet the Quaker team!
We met for dinner at Beauty and Essex. The restaurant looks like a simple pawn shop from the front, but once you’re inside it features big chandeliers and a dark, cozy atmosphere.
We feasted on fancy bourbon cocktails,
Peach ricotta toasts, burrata cheese and pepper crostini,
Grilled cheese and tomato soup bites, shishito peppers, lobster salad,
and these amazing scallops!
For breakfast the next day I grabbed berries, granola, an egg and yogurt from the hotel buffet (which was really nice and inexpensive!)
For the desk-side interviews, we met with editors from a lot of the major food and women’s magazines: Martha Stewart Living, Family Circle, Rachael Ray Every Day, Parents, and Shape. We talked to them about the growing trend in searches for overnight oats – Google Trends reported that in 2016, people are searching for overnight oat recipe inspiration twice as often as they were a year ago (which is a 40 to 50% increase).
I then talked about my love for overnight oats, the dish’s nutritional power, and then presented a demo of my go-to overnight oats recipe and the banana split I made last year.
Then we had this epic toppings bar where editors could create their own breakfast jars to take home.
We changed locations twice, going to Women’s Health and HelloGiggles. We had amazing caterers from Scoozi Events who helped us to keep the overnight oats in stock and all the toppings replenished. I did my demo maybe 15 times throughout the day, so we had to keep restocking! (Shoutout to Sean!!)
During our lunch break we ate at Dig Inn, and boy was this combination of sockeye salmon, kale and sweet potato delicious!
I was ready for a power nap at the end of the day! After a quick one I met the team for dinner at Hundred Acres.
We shared the following:
I went to bed as early as I could because we had another 6:00 a.m. wake-up.
The next morning, we were in the Hearst Tower presenting to editors at Food Network Magazine and Good Housekeeping.
This was such a fun experience!! Thanks to Quaker and the Zeno Group team for hosting me!
Jessica Razook says
Love your dress at the beginning of the post, where is it from?
It’s from Title Nine!
Such an incredible opportunity! I love Quaker and overnight oats. I actually had overnight OIAJ this morning. 😉 You look beautiful, Kath! They were lucky to host you.
It looks like you had a fun time talking about overnight oats…one thing I keep meaning to try! I’d love to visit NYC, hopefully soon I’ll make a trip there 🙂
What is the deal with squid ink pasta? Does it give it a certain taste or something?
I think it mostly adds flavor, although I don’t think I’d be able to describe it! It’s pretty mild.
This looks like so much fun!! And you look gorgeous!
What an awesome trip! That hotel is absolutely gorgeous. Were you able to see any shows? I’d have been in the Hamilton lottery every day!
I saw Wicked!! (See post tomorrow…) Would have loved to see Hamilton!
Poly M says
Jump in overnight oats Google searches eh…I credit you for my increase in searches! I believe that’s how I actually found your blog – a friend told me about overnight oats and I wanted to make them, so I searched for a recipe and now I’m hooked (on the food and your blog)! 😛
So amazing! Overnight oats are amazing and I have you to thank for them! I would never have tried them if I didn’t see how delicious they looked first hand in your blog! Congrats again and thank you!
Looks like a fun trip. We do overnight oats every week too.
Recently, I’m into adding unsweetened shredded coconut on top.
Ive never tried PB before.
Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves says
What a fun weekend!! My dad eats at Dig Inn very often when he’s on lunch break 🙂 (maybe a different location though.) I still want to try Beauty and Essex!
I have been a reader of yours for years from NYC and I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to see you going to some of my city’s hottest spots and doing desksides (I used to work in PR so I know all about them!). This must have been such a cool opportunity for you. You go girl!
Great photos. Proud mother!
You’re the perfect person to demonstrate and promote overnight oats!
Savannah Thaler says
What an amazing opportunity! As a fellow RD (granted, a much newer one than you!) and overnight oat LOVER this experience was so fun to live vicariously through you! Brought baked oats this morning to my ladies brunch and they were delish (now I’m snacking on the leftovers for dessert after dinner!) It’s been too long since I’ve done overnight oats but it is definitely time for them now that it is hot hot hot in Mississippi where I live!