- Teresa Horgan
Diners will find fresh ingredients and from-scratch dishes at Silvia, which opened recently in one of Tinker Street's most infamous buildings. "The building was built at the turn of the century, and amazingly not too much is known about its use at that time," says Silvia co-owner Betty Choi.
Because the building hadn't been updated in decades, renovations were extensive; everything but the floors had to go. Over time, the building's new design came to life. "We were inspired by a trip to Iceland, so we painted the building black, which is offset by the rich wood of the porch and its canopy," Choi explains. "We wanted the building to look a little striking, and even stark, with the contrast enhancing the experience of warmth and light upon entering its foyer and dining room."
Silvia's menu can be described as hyperlocal new American food with global inspirations, and an emphasis on Korean and other Asian influences. "Some of our most popular items are our Korean bibimbap, sustainable seafood bouillabaisse, and our ash-roasted squash which we cook in the hot ash from our wood-burning oven," says chef Doris.
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- Smoked swordfish escabeche, fennel, blood orange, green Thai chili, chives