The Park Hyatt New York is collaborating with publisher Phaidon to offer children’s books to young guests.
The “Feed Your Mind” program offers kids an activity pack at check-in that was inspired by Can I Eat That?, by food critic Joshua David Stein. Young diners in the hotel restaurant, The Back Room, will receive tableside book service during three daily meal services with a special book course that mimics the traditional cheese service. Instead of cheese on a rolling cart, kids will be able to look through Phaidon books aimed at ages 2-12 on a vintage library cart.
The new menu will be presented on a placemat using the art of Julia Rothman from Stein’s book. And a bedtime “prix fixe” of milk, cookies and a book will help kids wind down at the end of the day.