French cuisine is often associated with white tablecloths, snobby waiters, and well-groomed table manners. Matthew Tropeano, executive chef at La Silhouette, prefers to serve French food in a more relaxed atmosphere. Yet, he holds his kitchen to standards of quality and efficiency that he learned in the kitchen of La Grenouille, a venerable New York establishment specializing in traditional French food. At La Silhouette, Tropeano builds on that tradition, striving for creative combinations of French technique and diverse flavors. He keeps a notebook full of sketches and plans for future dishes, borrowing from Italian and Japanese cuisine, among others, for inspiration.
Above all, La Silhouette presents a relaxed alternative to more conventional and older French restaurants, while serving dishes thoroughly steeped in French tradition and technique.
La Silhouette is located at 362 West 53rd Street, New York (between 8th and 9th Avenue).