If you frequent the Whole Foods, Starbucks, salon or pet store on Putnam Ave, you have probably caught a glimpse of the new home of WUJI! Occupying the former Hunan Gourmet space at 68 E Putnam Avenue, 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 today. So, what is WUJI?
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 month, with delivery service available now. Already a success in neighboring Westchester County, this innovative healthful restaurant concept, created by MAAC Hospitality Group, takes a fresh approach to a typically fast food prepared style of cuisine.
WUJI’s authentic, and highly researched recipes utilize traditional preparations and incorporates only organic, hormone-free 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.
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.
GREENWICH: 68 E Putnam Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830 – Opening March 2016; Delivery Now Available!
1-844-WUJI-NOW, or 1-844-985-4669
Fresh, Local, Organic – Always Made To Order
A Favorite Cuisine Prepared For How People Are Eating Today