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CPK pizza trails Menu

California Pizza Kitchen has introduced a new pizza trails menu featuring select pizza from different countries. I was able to try a few different ones, here goes…..

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First up was a blue horizon drink, with citrus flavors and Blue Curacao syrup, was quite refreshing for a hot day.

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Next up was a cottage cheese dish, crusted with seasoning. While I got the veg version the non veg version also looked similar and both were good.

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Since I can’t full pizzas by myself I got 2 different flavors in the same pizza, half and half.
The first set was peri-peri and Thai curry flavors.
Both I felt were lacking a bit in flavor, the peri peri can be spiced up more and the Thai curry one had a very unique flavor which didn’t agree well with me.

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The next set had the friolles from Mexico and the pizza from south Africa (I forget the name) both were really good full of flavor and textures.

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I could get the pic of only the Mexican one.

Finally for dessert got the Enigma, which is a dessert in a jar with lots of mascarpone cheese and cream and figs and was absolutely decadent, a definite must try for the end of the meal.

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Do go and chk out the other country pizzas as this is available only till Nov 17th.

CPK PMC blogger event

As a part of the Phoenix Market City food blogging event, in association with Chennai food Guide, went to California Pizza Kitchen.

As this is one of my usual jaunts I was excited to try things that I normally would not order by myself.
We ordered drinks first and i choose a strawberry lemonade.

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First up was the Thai Crunch salad, which is listed with chicken on the menu and therefore I’ve never tried it. But i was told that day that all of the non veg items on the menu can be made veg!!! How cool is that!!

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Then got to try the black bean quesadilla, which was also good.

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Had the lettuce wrap next, this uses lettuce leaves to hold the veggies in while you roll it up and eat. Very tasty and refreshing.

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Finally another salad, can’t remember the correct name! It had nuts and dates and had lots of flavor.

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First pizza we tried was the Tostada which is one of CPK signature dishes. It’s a hot and cold pizza, where the pizza is hot and has a topping of cold lettuce.

Next was the kasuri paneer pizza, this was very flavorful. The paneer had a good flavor and texture and it blended well with the other toppings.

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We also had the Greek pizza, which was topped with olives and feta. It had good flavor and very filling.
For desserts we ended up having Tiramisu and the white chocolate strawberry cheesecake. Both of which are very good and what I usually get. 🙂

Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.

Ruth Reichl

CPK after a long time!

This past weekend was in Phoenix to watch a movie and decided to grab some lunch before v got to the movie. My daughter wanted pizza so went over to California Pizza Kitchen, it had been a long time since we visited the place too.

Being Independence day, the mall was super crowded even at noon but luckily CPK was quite empty. We didn’t have as much time to eat as thought we did so quickly got the veg soup and ordered our usual Tostada Pizza

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Both were good and we were able to polish it off quickly too. The problem with CPK, which has been there since they opened, is the number of insects and flies in the place. I did have to keep swatting away flies from our pizza, this was not good at all!!

Finally got the white chocolate strawberry cheesecake, it was good but a bit on the hard side. I remember it being so creamy, which was not the case this time which was a little disappointing.

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Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.

Ruth Reichl