After opening two locations in the past 12 months in Westchester County, the MAAC Hospitality Group has brought Wuji, its organic, upscale Chinese food concept to Fairfield County.
With previous locations in Scarsdale and Rye, the third location on 68 E. Putnam Ave. in Greenwich opened on July 9 and is the creation of restaurateur Jody Pennette, founder and CEO of the international high-end hospitality group CB5 Hospitality Consulting, and his business partner, fellow Greenwich resident Mahmoud Zahid.
The new 76-seat location replaces Hunan Gourmet and defines itself with upscale decor and a dedication to local, organic, chemical-free and cooked-to-order cuisine as well as delivery service.
The restaurant’s culinary and executive team includes chef Guang Zanghou, formerly of the now-closed China White in Greenwich; culinary director Peter How, the 2016 gold medal recipient at the Taiwan World Chef Championship and curator of the restaurant group’s Hong Kong chefs; and chef de cuisine Roger Luo, who worked at the Golden Unicorn Restaurant in New York City’s Chinatown.
Chef Josh Moulton, former service director of Gramercy Tavern in Manhattan, will manage the Greenwich location.
MAAC has said in media releases that more Wuji locations could be opened this year in Fairfield County, including Stamford and Westport, as well as in Larchmont in Westchester County.