Thanks to California Pizza Kitchen for hosting our family for dinner. We hope you have us back again soon!
Whenever my mom comes into town to visit us, one of her favorite places to go eat is at California Pizza Kitchen. Our Northgate location is bright and spacious. It’s perfect for our family of five, my mom and step dad and her service dog. They have these great big booths that all of us can fit into, her service dog too.
And we always get pizza. Because what else do you get at California Pizza Kitchen other than pizza. If you’ve never gone beyond pizza, you are missing out.
Last month, my family and I went to California Pizza Kitchen to try out the ‘Next Chapter’ Menu – their new upscale offerings featuring fresh, high quality ingreditents and seasonal mains, appetizers and more, along with hand-crafted cocktails, premium wines and local beers.
While the kids entertained themselves with the raw (vegan!) pizza dough (total bonus points for that by the way, we never knew we could ask for it for them to play with) my husband and I perused the menu.
Here’s what we settled on:
◦ Fire-Grilled Ribeye cooked with house-made pinot noir sea salt, topped with creamy bleu cheese butter and served with roasted fingerling potatoes and lemon-garlic wild arugula salad
◦ Roasted Garlic Chicken with Seasonal Vegetables, a crispy-skin chicken breast in lemon-garlic sauce, with a medley of the season’s freshest vegetables
The kids still opted for pizza, obviously, but for us, a few bites in and we both wondered why we had never gone beyond pizza on the menu. So so good.
And of course, strawberry shortcake for dessert.
Check out the goodness:
There’s no question that we’ll be back for a date night without the kids – it’s the perfect place for it. Yummy food and fun cocktails!
California Pizza Kitchen’s menu is really quite extensive. They have options that are under 650 calories, vegetarian and/or gluten-free. Allergen information is available for those with food sensitivities. This means that nearly everyone you are dining with will be able to find something to enjoy!
Something else I didn’t know about California Pizza Kitchen is their KID EXPERIENCE! CPK offers a special program that allows kids to play chef and make their own pizza from the freshest ingredients, while getting creative and learning about food along the way. Perfect for birthday parties, CPKids parties include a VIP-style behind-the-counter restaurant tour, a meal and dessert from the award-winning CPKids menu, souvenirs and a certificate for a free CPKids Meal for each child’s next visit.
Make sure you visit a CPK near you, whether you’re dining with friends, family or coworkers!