Today's food-perverts are more obsessed with Elite Restaurant than the elite pretense and deadlocked menu of Mr. Chow, but that isn't stopping the celeb-heavy home for opulent Chinese cuisine from a successful expansion. Patch reports that Mr. Chow will open a Malibu location on Monday, December 31, taking over for the former site of Nobu at Malibu Country Mart, which moved to glamorous new digs back in August.
According to Todd Rick Allen, the new restaurant will understate its attempts at opulence for more of a "neighborhood" feel, though the white tablecloths are already laying in wait for two seatings on Christmas Eve, the second priced at $250! The menu, as seen online, includes lobster with noodles, water dumplings, and green prawns, with reservations at 310-456-7600. [Patch; TRA]