Wu’s has finalized its menu and we ate most of it for you, including the $32 lobster tail Wu Boil

Wu’s has finalized its menu and we ate most of it for you, including the $32 lobster tail Wu Boil
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Wu’s, Bottle Cap Group’s newest venture, is opening soon in South End.

The theme is “New Orleans meets Far East Asia” and it bleeds into everything from the gators sitting comfortably next to Japanese luck symbol Maneki Neko before it spills over onto the extensive menu, whose inspiration executive chef Troy Gagliardo has drawn from Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Vietnamese foods and cultures.

wu's cajun seafood charlotte

wu's cajun seafood charlotte

wu's cajun seafood charlotte

Expect both traditional dishes (gumbo, shrimp toast and kalbi short ribs) and dishes that focus on the fusion (gator sushi, Oyster Po’ Mi) at the Bottle Cap prices you’ll find at their other spots.

The signature dish, a build-your-own “Wu” Boil, keeps true to the low country boil theme and is served in a plastic bag on a newspaper-lined tray complete with bread, corn and potatoes.

wu's cajun seafood charlotte

Once the drink menu is finalized, it’ll include draft sake, cocktails, wine and beer.

She’s a Lychee – Cathead honeysuckle vodka, lychee nectar, lemon juice, simple syrup ($9)

Wu’s 75 – Sutler’s gin, St. Elder, lemon juice, ginger simple syrup, sparkling rosé float ($11)

Ted sent me and Agenda Digital Strategist Lizzy, armed with the company credit card (he still manages to trust me after my over-the-top experience at The Porter’s House), to try the menu.

Take a look at what we ate:

Kung Pao Cauliflower

Fried and tossed with scallions, sesame and fresno chili ($7)

Boudin Gator Balls

Fried rice/gator, tasso ham gravy ($9)

Shrimp Toast

Minced shrimp, scallion, sesame, white bread ($7)

Chopped Kale

Peanut-crusted fried goat cheese, carrot, fresno chili, red onion, crispy quinoa, miso-ginger vinaigrette ($7)

Sushi Rice Tuna Poke

Marinated raw tuna, ginger, lime, cilantro, jalapeño, fried wontons ($9)

“Wu” Boil

Half pound of lobster tails, Wu’s Seasoning (smoked salt, cumin, garlic, onion, parsley) ($32)

Apple-Ginger Pie Eggroll

Bourbon caramel, vanilla ice cream ($5)

Wu’s is targeting an early July open date with a grand opening party in the parking lot within the next two weeks.

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