The chef’s table at Volt in Frederick has to be one of the most coveted seats in town. Demand was so great that it was booked through 2010. Now, there’s room for more.
The table, which offers 21 courses to the lucky diners who shell out big bucks for the privilege of sitting in the kitchen, has been expanded to seat eight now, according to the restaurant’s blog. The reservations have changed, too. Diners can book Table 21 at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. every night of the week.
Volt’s chef/owner Bryan Voltaggio may have come in second in Bravo’s Top Chef last season, but he’s got the magic touch. He’s also a 2010 James Beard Awards semifinalist for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic along with Baltimore’s Spike Gjerde, chef/owner of Woodberry Kitchen among other chefs.
But the old Table 21, which sat four, isn’t gone, says Hilda Staples, Voltaggio’s business partner who pens the Volt blog. It will live to see another day, "somewhere, somehow," she writes.