SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- WUJI Restaurant, an innovative Chinese food restaurant concept by MAAC Hospitality Group, is all about introducing "real Chinese food prepared by true Hong Kong trained chefs."
The group's first area restaurant, six years in the making, is located at 2 Chase Road in Scarsdale and is a hybrid of a Chinese noodle house meets dim sum restaurant meets tapas bar.
It officially opened August 22 and is open for dinner only, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The menu revolves around authentic recipes and preparations. Small plates, from appetizers and entrées, to rice and noodle dishes, are prepared fresh and brought to the table on trays from which customers can take as many of that dish as they’d like, which is then simply tallied on their guest check.
Central ingredients include organic chicken, pasture raised pork, grass fed beef, wild caught fish, cage-free chicken eggs, and organic vegetables.
Popular dishes include vegetable spring rolls with sweet chili dipping sauce; organic Heritage pork spare ribs with honey-plum glaze; hand shaped dumplings filled with shrimp, ginger pork, or vegetables; and pork belly bao bao buns with pickled cucumber.
The beverage program, too, is all about flavor profiles that pair well with the food. Asian beer selections, cold sake, and a well-crafted wine list are offered in addition to a creative selection of re-batched “tiki” cocktails.
WUJI Restaurant is owned and operated by a powerhouse team that consists of Mark Gagnon, former Director of Operations for Stephen Starr’s Buddakhan restaurants; Samantha Starr, former Director of Training with W Hotels; Tor Newcomer, former general manager of Michel Nischan’s Dressing Room in Westport, CT; Chef Hugh Moran, former executive chef at Buddakhan NYC; Chef Peter Klein, former executive chef of China Grill in NY; Executive Chef Guang Zanghou from Hong Kong and the former chef of China White in Greenwich, CT and Purchase, NY; and Jody Pennette, the founder and creative mind behind cb5 Hospitality Consulting.
A Larchmont location is scheduled for later this fall and then it’s on to Fairfield County with the addition of a Westport location opening Winter 2016.
For more information, go to www.WUJIRestaurant.com/ or call (914) 713-8811.