At the socially distant chef’s table

Hey, GVL. Grace here. 👋 I’m a sucker for both local history + good food – that’s why I was so excited to have the opportunity to get a sneak preview of the new modified version of one of Greenville History Tours’ most popular tours: At the Chef’s Table.

So, what’s different? Instead of traveling to different restaurants, all of the courses will be served at one spot. We enjoyed five different courses + drinks at Table 301 Catering & Kitchen (formerly Soby’s on the Side). To ensure social distancing, each person/group gets their own table appropriately distanced from the others and of course everyone wore masks except while eating.

My menu for the preview of the new tour

Because I don’t eat meat, the chefs hooked me up with a vegetarian version of the menu – (they can cater to many different dietary restrictions as long as you let them know in advance).

Each dish on the menu comes from a different local restaurant + chef, and even though those chefs couldn’t actually be there in person, they pre-filmed short intros of themselves greeting us + telling us a bit about the food. Then, in between dishes, Greenville History Tours founder John Nolan gives some background on our local history, complete with historic photos.

My vegetarian version of the Paella Fritters

If you’re missing events like this and are interested in a socially distant version of a classic favorite, the modified tour is being offered Tuesdays at 6 p.m. through September at $69 per person. You can grab tickets here.