September 6, 2013
Ventura, CA---A new Ojai restaurant offering a wide variety of classic and regional Chinese dishes. AJ Chinese Cuisine located at 842 East Ojai Avenue, will have free wine for all diners opening day to go with their meals. Both new women owners are from main land China who have married in America and now reside in Ojai. They believe Ojai needs a good Chinese restaurant that offers a wide selection of dishes from different regions of China.
“We have brought two chefs over from China, each with a wide range of cooking experience,” said Jessica Oestreich, co-owner of the restaurant. “One chef is from a 5 star hotel where he specialized in seafood dishes. Our other chef is from the famous Lui Ding Restaurant in Hong Kong whose focus is hotter, spicier dishes. Our Black Pepper Beef entrée is made with choice cuts of beef. We have kept the very popular Orange Chicken entrée just the way customers like it.”
“Our menu items are all made from healthy green foods, many locally grown,” said Alice Ramsey, the other co-owner. “Natural, fresh ingredients taste better, especially with the wide variety of vegetables used to cook Chinese dishes. We do not add food coloring or MSG to any dish and cook with healthy vegetable oils to give our customers the freshest and most delicious meals. The chefs select choice pieces of meat and chicken breast, then thinly slice to bring out the best taste during fast cooking.”
New dishes will continue to be added to the extensive 7-page menu. Monthly specials created from seasonal crops will be featured along with luncheon specials. The restaurant went through a total renovation prior to test opening in late August. A full bar which includes wines from all three Ojai wineries, serves appetizers and has sports television set away from the dining room. Skylights have been added throughout the restaurant to lighten the interior and conserve energy. A private dining room is available for meetings up to 70 people.
“Our goal is to bring new taste delights to our customers and give them a wonderful dining experience,” said Ramsey. “We plan to add more organic vegetables to the menu and include with special entrees.”
Entertainment will take place throughout the opening day with special dishes available.
Date: Thursday, September 12 at 11:30 AM
Location: 842 East Ojai Avenue, Ojai, CA 93023
Website: www.AJChineseCuisine.com launching mid-September