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Silo Opens in Mt. Vernon Square

by Prince Of Petworth January 7, 2014 at 11:30 am 7 Comments

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917 5th Street, NW

From a press release:

“In the works for more than a year, Silo restaurant opened to the public at 5pm on Saturday, January 4. The restaurant’s name represents its raw and industrial interior as well as the fresh ingredients and grains used in its cuisine. It will accommodate 20 people at the bar and 50 people in the dining room.

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PHOTO CREDIT: Reza Mohaddes for SILO

Created, designed and built by first-time restaurateur Reza Akhavan, who become known in DC’s restaurant community during his tenure as Manager of The Front Page, and then as the Opening GM of Shaw’s Tavern. Working alongside Akhavan as Restaurant Manager will be Charlotte Devilliers, most recently with Northside Social Coffee Shop and Wine Bar. Silo’s kitchen is helmed by Executive Chef George Vetsch. From 2009-2013, Chef Vetsch was Executive Chef (American Classic cuisine) at C.F. Folks. During his tenure there, the restaurant was awarded the 2013 James Beard Award, Classic American Restaurant and the 2013 RAMMY Award, Casual Restaurant of the Year.

Hours are:

Tuesday-Thursday, Sunday: 5pm – 10pm (kitchen), 5pm – 1am (bar)
Friday and Saturday: 5pm – 11pm (kitchen), 5pm – 2am (bar)
Closed Mondays.

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Looking north towards K Street

Excited to be back in the kitchen of a brand new restaurant just as it starts out, Swiss-born, and trained in French cuisine, Chef Vetsch has designed Silo’s menu on Contemporary American cuisine with a Swiss/French twist that pays homage to his heritage.

Some of his dishes to look forward to include:

§ Kohlrabi Soup with Appenzeller Cheese Fondue and Fennel Oil
§ Mussels Gratinée in a Vermouth Leek Sauce
§ Fried Pumpkin Triangles with Eggplant Tomato Mousse and Garlic sautéed Spinach on Cauliflower Sauce (VEGAN)
§ Potato crusted Branzino on sautéed Spinach with Tomato-Olive-Caper Concasse in a Fennel Soubise”

Photos of some of the dishes after the jump.

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PHOTO CREDIT: Reza Mohaddes for SILO

“Picture of SILO’s Kohlrabi Soup with Appenzeller Cheese Fondue and Fennel Oil”

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PHOTO CREDIT: Reza Mohaddes for SILO

“Picture of SILO’s Mussels Gratinée in a Vermouth Leek Sauce”

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PHOTO CREDIT: Reza Mohaddes for SILO

“Picture of SILO’s Fried Butternut Squash Triangles with Eggplant Tomato Mousse and Garlic sautéed Spinach on Cauliflower Sauce (VEGAN)”

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PHOTO CREDIT: Reza Mohaddes for SILO

“Picture of SILO’s Pork Stew in a Paprika Sour Cream Sauce, Grilled Rapini and Pepper Tagliatelle”

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