Suppertime in Nashville just became even tastier with the opening of SILO, a Southern-influenced, neighborhood bistro in historic Germantown at the corner of 5th and Madison in the new Vista Germantown apartments.
A savory collaboration between Clay Greenberg (French Culinary Institute ’02), former Executive Chef of Virago and LIME, and Paul Cercone, previous owner of Normandy Farm Artisan Bakery in Charleston, SC, SILO serves up sophisticated farm food in a lively, welcoming setting designed by nationally award-winning architect Greg Ibañez, FAIA. The space features a community table, a private dining room, a large bar area, two patios and an open kitchen.
Guests will enjoy a creative, chef-driven menu with a focus on the bounty of regional farmers and producers. Local influences are found beyond the menu, as well, including tables and chairs constructed by Enos Hostetler, an Amish craftsman from Ethridge, Tennessee and pendant lighting from artist John Beck near Louisville, Kentucky.
Greenberg and Cercone are champions of the Slow Food and Southern Foodways Alliance communities, embracing the importance of simple preparations with distinctive, regionally grown ingredients.
Says Cercone about the origin of the name, “Silos speak to things worth saving, like the Southern traditions of working hard, having fun, and enjoying what you’ve grown or raised around a shared table.”