At Silver Apricot, our mission is to share the story of what it means to be Chinese-American today. The first Chinese immigrants cooked out of a yearning for something familiar and out of economic necessity, using ingredients available in local markets that appealed to American tastes. The traditional recipes of their hometowns were most pervasive in their own kitchens, but even those preparations reflected their new landscape. The evolution of American Chinese food is the narrative behind items like General Tso's Chicken and the fortune cookie.
The same is true for those who came to the United States searching for a fresh opportunity in winemaking — where they can be the ones to make the rules, rather than abide by those made by others, and where they can explore and embrace this land that they call home. It is in this same vein that our beverage list proudly celebrates domestic producers of wine, sake, and beer — many created and made possible by immigrants, first-generation children of immigrants, and women.
In the heart of New York’s West Village, we want to showcase both the past and future of this storied cuisine to New Yorkers and visitors alike. We represent the immigrants (Chef Simone Tong) and the first-generation children of immigrants (General Manager & Sommelier Emmeline Zhao) who explore their Chinese identities and culture by commemorating the techniques of their forefathers while celebrating this land they call home. We hope Silver Apricot evokes a sense of belonging for all who enter, through our food and beverage, hospitality, and storytelling.
We proudly provide a matching 401(k) program and fully subsidized health insurance to all of our employees. Thank you for your support in making this happen!