Pearl East, a Chinese-Japanese restaurant in Glenbrook that also delivers to Darien, is holding a “Grand Reopening” on Thursday, Aug. 13 to mark the eatery’s return after a fire closed it in the spring of 2014.
The restaurant, formerly on Summer Street in Stamford, is now located at 323 Hope St. in the center of Glenbrook. Pearl East recently sported a “Coming Soon” banner and had a soft opening.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony, with Stamford Mayor David Martin and state Sen. William Tong, starts at 5:30 p.m.
The Grand Reopening will feature a 20 percent discount from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on certain menu items available for in-house dining or take-out.
Pearl East describes its food as “authentic, affordable Asian cuisine.” Its entrees, including sushi and sashimi, range in price from $13.95 to $22.
Pearl East is co-owned by Bee (Ivy) Bacher and Chef Ye — the same powerhouse team who spearheaded the previous Pearl East.
Bacher said the owners are “especially grateful for the support of the community, friends and family during the rebuilding process.”
Originally from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Bacher moved to New York, where she worked both a legal secretary and esthetician before entering the restaurant industry.
Pearl East’s Chef Ye, originally from the Hock Chew (also known as Fuzhou) province of China, learned cooking in Hong Kong. Ye has revised the restaurant’s menu, keeping favorites while adding popular meals in the same caliber and vein as the restaurant’s former Chinese and Japanese fare.
“The ‘Founder Filet with Ginger and Scallion’ and the ‘Duck Crepe’ will remain highlights, as will the ‘Sizzling BBQ’ — a medley of filet mignon & shrimp with vegetables, served on a banana leaf,” according to a news release.
The restaurant’s take-out service and catering services have been reinstated as well, and the 660-square-foot interior, with 65 seats, is available for catered events. Past catering clients include the Stamford Hilton, Mandarin School of Greenwich and Odyssey Re.
“We seek to accommodate a diverse customer base […] with our extended hours,” Ye said in the news release. He said the restaurant welcomes patrons for business lunches, dinner dates and family outings.
The restaurant will be open seven days a week: Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 12 noon to 11 p.m.; Sunday from 12 noon to 10 p.m., serving both lunch and dinner. Deliveries to Darien, Greenwich and Stamford will continue and there is parking around back for on-site diners.