The new Birch & Bloom farm-to-table steakhouse, set to open within the new Forum Hotel at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business this April, partnered with Michael Shaps Wineworks for an exclusive wine dinner and first taste of what the restaurant has to offer on Saturday.
“Our restaurants are meant to be chef-driven and loved by the local community a lot,” said Kelly Brown, general manager of the Forum. “It’s a much different concept than a normal hotel restaurant. We build out the menus, team and programming to stand out in the communities we’re in.”
The hotel is Kimpton’s latest addition to its IHG’s Luxury and Lifestyle Collection. It is also the brand’s first hotel on a college campus. Slated to open officially on June 1, the hotel has already proven popular and is booked solid through June 10, according Kimpton employees.
Out-of-town wine club members and Charlottesville …