WUJI Restaurant introduces real Chinese food prepared by true Southeast Asia trained chefs to Fairfield County with its first Connecticut location opening in Greenwich this March, with delivery service available now. Already a success in neighboring Westchester County, this innovative healthful restaurant concept, created by MAAC Hospitality Group, is a hybrid of a Chinese noodle house meets dim sum restaurant meets tapas bar and incorporates only fresh, locally sourced meat and produce in each dish.
WUJI’s authentic recipes use a combination of traditional and modern preparations, and incorporates only organic chicken, pasture raised pork, grass fed beef, wild caught fish, cage-free chicken eggs, Chinatown noodles, and organic vegetables. The food is as pure and natural as it can get, ensuring no MSG hangover. Occupying the former Hunan Gourmet space at 68 E Putnam Avenue next door to Whole Foods Market, a long-beloved local Chinese food restaurant for years, WUJI will now offer Chinese food enthusiasts a more vibrant and fresh approach to Chinese cuisine for how people are eating.
Each WUJI location has its own energetic pulse with Greenwich housing inspirational tufted leather furniture in rich, bold hues of black, gold and red. True vintage textiles have been sourced and repurposed for upholstery and furnishings throughout. Nothing is vintage-inspired, it truly just is. Complementing the sleek color scheme are massive Blue Willow Chinese vases and one-of-a-kind Chinese Buddha statue prints lining the walls, photographed exclusively for MAAC Hospitality Group at an artifacts studio in Hollywood.
WUJI Restaurant is co-owned by Jody Pennette, founder and creative mind behind cb5 Hospitality Consulting, and Moodi Zahid, a business partner and friend for more than 30 years. The culinary mastermind behind the menu is Chef Lin Chen, Vice President of Food & Beverage for MAAC Hospitality Group with 30+ years experience cooking around the world. Menu favorites include; organic Heritage pork spare ribs with honey-plum glaze; lo mein noodles stir-fried with vegetables and sesame ginger sauce; Cantonese roast chicken with crispy garlic and shallots; and spicy fried rice topped with a soft egg. The beverage program includes Asian beer selections, sakes, a well-crafted wine list and a creative selection of re-batched “tiki” cocktails prepared with top shelf spirits and fresh squeezed juices. Organic house made soda, herbal infusion ice tea service, and Kusmi hot tea round out the beverage offerings.
Starting this weekend WUJI’s Scarsdale location will present brunch in the form of Dim Sum Sundays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. with live music by Stereo Monkey. Reservations recommended by calling 914-713-8811.
WUJI Greenwich’s delivery is now available by calling 1-844-WUJI-NOW, or 1-844-985-4669. Traditional suburban delivery is reimagined with all food delivered via a hot, insulated carrier case with “drivers” delivering (hyper) locally on a custom designed bikes. For restaurant hours and to stay up-to-date with opening information, visit www.wujirestaurant.com.
“Big hits were in no short supply!” Westchester Magazine
“WUJI elevates Chinese to a whole new level!” IntoxiKate
“Pennette knows from experience the industry’s details within details.” WAG Magazine
SCARSDALE: 2 Chase Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583 – Opened August 2015
RYE: 26 Purchase Street, Rye, NY 10580 – Opening early December 2015
GREENWICH: 68 E Putnam Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830 – Opening March 2016; Delivery Now Available
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xx Greenwich Girl