WUJI Restaurant Delivers a Farm-to-Wok Dining Experience

Published August 19th 2015
MAAC Hospitality Group Introduces a
Fresh, Pure, Organic Approach to Real Chinese Cuisine
WUJI Restaurant Delivers a Farm-to-Wok Dining Experience

August 17, 2015, Scarsdale, NY: WUJI Restaurant, an innovative Chinese food restaurant concept by MAAC Hospitality Group, introduces real Chinese food prepared by true Hong Kong trained chefs. WUJI, six years in the making and created by people who are obsessed with Chinese cuisine, takes the raw materials found in a Chinatown restaurant and executes them through a renewed approach where Chinese cuisine becomes an unadulterated version of its bright, fresh and flavorful self.
 The menu revolves around authentic recipes and preparations which make up the underlining culture of the WUJI experience. From small plates and entrées, to rice and noodle dishes, its core ingredients utilize organic chicken, pasture raised pork, grass fed beef, wild caught fish, cage-free chicken eggs, and organic vegetables. There’s no MSG hangover here, as only pure and natural ingredients are used.
 Chinese menu favorites 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; pork belly bao bao buns with pickled cucumber; lo mein noodles stir-fried with vegetables and sesame ginger sauce; crispy tempura lobster; Peking duck carved tableside and served with plum sauce and mu shu pancakes; tangerine beef with Shanghai bok choy; Cantonese roast chicken with crispy garlic and shallots; and spicy fried rice topped with a soft egg. 
 The beverage program focuses on appropriate 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 fun and creative selection of re-batched “tiki” cocktails that are prepared with top shelf spirits and fresh squeezed juices. Organic house made soda, herbal infusion ice tea service, and blossoming flower hot tea round out the beverage offerings. In keeping with an American Chinese tradition, WUJI will do a strong take-out business, in addition to delivery to Scarsdale proper, while re-inventing the manner by which it is executed – fresh, hot, via insulated carrier cases and custom designed bikes.
 WUJI, which means the “singularity of the universe”, is a visually stunning restaurant wrapped in large Chinese Buddha statue prints, photographed exclusively for MAAC Hospitality Group at an artifacts studio in Hollywood. The group’s obsession with Chinese food and the Chinese restaurant culture continues to be felt amid the broken shards of Chinese Blue Willow china on the wall and the mammoth Chinese porcelain vases that frame the bar and its white subway tile backdrop.
 WUJI Restaurant is owned and operated by MAAC Hospitality Group, a powerhouse team consisting of: Mark Gagnon, a CIA trained chef and the former  Director of Operations  for Stephen Starr’s  Buddakhan restaurants; Samantha Starr, former Director of Training with W Hotels and also  a trained CIA chef; Tor Newcomer, rock star musician and former general manager of Michel Nischan’s Dressing Room in Westport, CT;  Chef Hugh Moran, former executive chef of 16 years 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.
 Passionate about this overlooked and often underappreciated cuisine, the talent behind this evolved form of Chinese cuisine is thrilled to introduce WUJI Restaurant to Westchester County, beginning with the opening of its Scarsdale location this weekend, a Larchmont location in the fall and then it’s on to Fairfield County with the addition of a Westport location opening Winter 2016. All WUJI Restaurants are located within walking distance from the train station, catering to suburban markets with a broad food appreciation. 
 2 Chase Road, Scarsdale, NY
 (914) 713-8811