CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN Grows Up & Let’s Me MAKE MY OWN PIZZA!!!

In coordination with the celebration of their 30th Anniversary, legendary pizza restaurant chain California Pizza Kitchen has launched a new “Next Chapter”  campaign that features nationwide renovations of the restaurants’ interior designs, and signature pizzas mingling with new pastas, appetizers, and gluten-free dining options.  Invigorated beverages also help showcase a genius marketing plan, as the chain grows up alongside their core demographic.

I started visiting CPK during half school days in high school in the 1990s when the restaurant was first gaining national buzz!  I was dying to taste of the then-new barbecue chicken pizza everyone was talking about!  Chicken on pizza?!  It was unheard of at the time, and now that I’m in my thirties, making my own money, and spending on upscale dining, CPK has won be back with their new elegance and panache.

I visited the celebrity favorite CPK at 440 Park Avenue in NYC, and got an exclusive look at their updated digs, sampled the new dishes, and even hit the kitchen to make my own pizza!  Check out the images below, and make sure to stop by your local CPK soon to get a glimpse and taste of the new California Pizza Kitchen!

CPK offers a variety of dishes including pastas, soups, and salads!  This signature arugula salad with asparagus and shaved parmesan is one of my favorites, and is as delicious as it looks for a healthy starter or light dinner!
CPK offers a variety of dishes including pastas, soups, and salads! This signature arugula salad with asparagus and shaved parmesan is one of my favorites, and is as delicious as it looks for a healthy starter or light dinner!
CPK Flatbreads are fantastic!  Beautifully presented, they are full of color, flavor and taste!  Here's the newest addition to the CPK menu - the  crab  and lobster flatbread!
CPK Flatbreads are fantastic! Beautifully presented, they are full of color, flavor and taste! Here’s the newest addition to the CPK menu – the crab and lobster flatbread!
One of CPK's newest entrees is the Fire Grilled Ribeye!  The 12oz USDA choice steak is grilled with a housemade Pinot Noir Sea Salt , topped with a creamy bleu cheese butter, and served with fingerling potatoes!
One of CPK’s newest entrees is the Fire Grilled Ribeye! The 12oz USDA choice steak is grilled with a housemade Pinot Noir Sea Salt , topped with a creamy bleu cheese butter, and served with fingerling potatoes!
The CPK Butter Cake is a standout dessert that reigns supreme amongst any other dessert in the world!  It's rich, its robust, it's sweet, and it's excellent!  A favorite way for celebs to indulge, it's a must have when visiting California Pizza Kitchen!
I’ve written about the CPK Butter Cake before because it is a standout dessert that reigns supreme amongst any other dessert in the world! It’s rich, its robust, it’s sweet, and it’s excellent! A favorite way for celebs to indulge, it’s a must have when visiting California Pizza Kitchen!
Here I am taking over the CPK Kitchen at their Park Avenue location!  YES!  I got to make my own pizza!
Here I am taking over the CPK Kitchen at their Park Avenue location! YES! I got to make my own pizza!
The final product - My first CPK pepperoni pizza!  I was too stuffed to eat it during my visit, so I took it home, followed the box instructions and devoured it the next day!  THANKS, CPK!
The final product – My first CPK pepperoni pizza! I was too stuffed to eat it during my visit, so I took it home, followed the box instructions and devoured it the next day! THANKS, CPK!

Special thanks to SAMANTHA ALBRIGHT of Burson-Marsteller for making my visit to CPK awesome and special!

BJC.

 

 

Share

Twitter Facebook Del.icio.us Digg LinkedIn StumbleUpon

Reply