Palate Picnics by Faulkner Norfleet offers festive and elegant picnics featuring fresh local cuisine in locales throughout Richmond and the surrounding areas. Their patrons have enjoyed venues such as Bowles Knob Farm, Deep Run Hunt Club, Lazare Art Gallery, Upper Shirley Vineyards, Westover Church, and personal properties utilizing beautiful courtyards, gardens, poolsides, public parks, and even the beach. Currently, they have two choices of picnics: the Signature Palate Picnic, their more formal option, and the Basket-to-Blanket option, more casual and flexible. Both are great experiences that can fit the vibe you are seeking. Many clients are celebrating special occasions such as anniversaries, birthdays, bridal luncheons, and high school or college graduations. They have done several corporate events as well.
Since their business is seasonal and outside, Palate Picnics hasn't been negatively affected by COVID-19. The picnics they have done so far have been families who have quarantined together, not traveled, and/or knew each other and their wellness status closely. Everyone seems to do a great job of social distancing, wearing masks when needed, and utilizing hand sanitizers. In addition, their picnic groups have been small gatherings to date.
Because of COVID-19, they have actually seen an uptick in personal property picnics. People are ready to get back out again and enjoy themselves, but it is more comforting for their clients to enjoy a Palate Picnic in their own backyards if there are safety concerns. Also, with graduations and their celebrations being canceled, they did many graduation picnics since large gatherings were out of the question in May and June. Palate Picnics are a nice, intimate, and creative alternative to the usual party scene and their clients truly value that.
Outside small gatherings with healthy family and friends are one of the safest and best ways to entertain right now. Go picnic with Palate Picnics or, better yet, they'll come to you! For more information on Palate Picnics, you can visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/palatepicnics.