With our final tradeshow of the year right around the corner, we wanted to take a look back at one of our bigger shows. The New York Home Fashions Market was a big step for us as it was our first invitation-only market we’ve shown at.
“Our presence at the New York market was important as we approach a new sales channel and some new markets,” says Cade Galloway, head of sales. “We have begun to develop many new and exciting relationships with both domestic and International customers. We had customers in our showroom from the US, Canada, Panama, Portugal, and Australia.” While we’re very excited about the success of this show, don’t think the trip was all business and no play.
Our reps spent their spare time in New York eating good food, seeing the sights of New York, eating more good food, and even seeing two Broadway shows. They visited the Empire State Building, the 9/11 Memorial, Times Square, and the Statue of Liberty. They were wowed by Mama Mia and Once. They were in the same restaurant as billionaire Rupert Murdoch, and made eye contact with basketball player Deron Williams.
What were they most excited to talk about when they got home?
The food of course.
There is one thing that you need to know about us here at Malouf- we’re passionate about food. We focus on creating products to not only fulfill but also indulge in one of the most basic needs, sleep. The same attitude is taken towards fulfilling a second of the most basic needs… eating!
Our reps had a wonderful lunch at a contemporary Lebanese restaurant called ilili. (Yes, that is spelled right.) They also visited Mo Gelato in Little Italy where Cade got a coconut, pistachio, and dark chocolate mix. But the real star of the trip was the visit to Atera. Take a look at some of these dishes they tried!
This is Roasted Squab with berries and black garlic. They enjoyed this dish at Atera.
This is Strati di Cioccolato. It had dark chocolate crema, salted caramel, and pistachio gelato. This dish is from a restaurant called Marea.
This is Assagio di Tre, a sampling of Three Crudo al Taglio, which is sliced raw fish and shellfish. This is also from Marea.
We can't quite remember what this is, but it sure looks tasty!