About Our Romantic Charlottesville Restaurant
Our fresh, vibrant cooking that reimagines the abundant riches of our state in new ways, and we serve it in a welcoming indoor-outdoor setting that showcases the seasons. Our ample wine cellar, stocked with the best of our local vineyards, means we’re always ready to welcome you – for a meal among colleagues, a family celebration, or just a memorable meal in an unforgettable place.




Meet the cheF


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Eric Brownlee
Executive Chef

Chef Eric Brownlee oversees both menu development and the guest experience at Birch + Bloom and The Good Sport, drawing on more than 25 years of passion and experience to inspire and lead the team.


Previously, Chef Brownlee honed his skills as the executive chef at Charleston, SC’s Cork Neighborhood Bistro, as well as other popular SC destinations including String & Splinter Club, Blue Plate Restaurant Group, and The Katharine Brasserie and Bar. He hails from rural Pennsylvania, where he discovered his passion for agriculture and cooking with home-grown ingredients while working on his grandfather’s family farm.