Birch Kitchen & Bar is the first farm to table concept in Western Prince William County, located in the upscale shopping center of Bristow Commons. Birch uses local produce and meats, primarily from farms in Shenandoah, to bring freshness and quality into the heart of the Bristow neighborhood. The location is in the middle of the Linton Hall corridor with convenient access to customers from Bristow, Gainesville, Haymarket, Manassas & Nokesville as well as Middleburg and The Plains to the northwest. The bar features select wines paired with seasonal menus as well as craft beers, local, domestic and international, to augment the palate of food lovers and local patrons as a neighborhood gathering place. Children can have healthy meals at reasonable prices. Birch is about local goodness mixed with neighborhood cheer.
WHAT ARE OUR GOALS:
As a purveyor of local foods, Birch strives to:
· Use natural and organic products
· Source locally whenever possible
· Use and innovate healthy recipes
· Improve food quality in the supply chain
· Promote healthy living and eating lifestyle
The concept of Birch emanates from the freshness of homegrown food products with the comfort and warmth of the farmhouse kitchen. Birch is a meeting place for friends and families in the Bristow neighborhood that can enjoy the laughter and cheer over a delicious and healthy meal….a farmhouse kitchen in the backyard of Bristow residents.
The setting of the eatery is based on the raw and warm texture of the farmhouse contrasted with a sense of urban modernity and flair. Outdoor seating under the trellis is akin to customers’ backyards with the high touch service of trained and friendly staff. Herbs and vegetables growing in containers are scattered around the eatery to create a sense of presence in the garden and the wholesomeness of sourcing real food from the soil.
OUR MISSION is to bring people together around food, sourced natural, fresh and local. Local goodness with neighborhood cheer.
We want to promote a way of life that is in harmony with its surroundings and that seeks balance in taste, health and comfort.
· How we source
Food tastes best and provides highest value when nurtured by farmers and minimally processed, so we buy local and sell local.
· How we cook
Food also provides the highest level of sustenance in its natural form and we try to minimize use of frying in oils and use of butter.
· How we present
We also believe sauces and spices are to accent and enunciate not mask and embellish, so our food does the magic by itself. We provide no magic sauce.
· We source natural and organic ingredients.
· We buy 75% of our ingredients locally within 200 miles.
· We believe in humane treatment of animals.
· We minimize frying. In fact, we don’t even have a fryer!
· We promote a healthy and harmonious lifestyle.