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California Pizza Kitchen: The Next Chapter

We dined as a guest of the venue

Psst…have you heard the news about CPK (California Pizza Kitchen)?  They are revamping not only their menu but also their restaurants and I got to have a sneak peek at their Irvine location off of Alton and Jeffrey.   This location is the first remodel built from the ground up in Orange County and it is so very California focused.

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From inside out CPK is embodying California culture.  The building design has incorporated California’s notable environmental roots with the use of unfinished reclaimed wood.  As you walk into the restaurant you can see how different the design is as the structure is more open and warm.

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The opening of the area re-creates a communal space with flexible, less structured indoor seating.  No more cozying up to another family on benches as you wait for you table to be prepared; you can now wait in the front lounge, bar or outdoor seating (some locations will even have fire pits).  Another change at CPK is their traditional pizza counter. It has been re-designed to make the hearth an even bigger focal point, giving guests the opportunity to interact with CPK’s pizza chefs and watch them at work as they now hand-stretch and toss CPK’s signature pizza dough.

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Enough about the design and now to what you’ve been waiting for their menu; don’t fret they’ve keep their most popular items but added so much more.  From appetizers to salads, steaks and halibut CPK’s vision of California cuisine will make your taste buds dance.  On top of their newest additions, CPK will also offer seasonal menu items as well as drinks.  Fresh, bolder and unexpected ingredients and flavors will make your dining experience at CPK a great one.  Now feast your eyes at what they have in store for you.

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Blueberry Ginger Smash – Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Monin organic agave nectar, Domaine de Canton ginger, fresh blueberries, lime and cranberry juice

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California Roots – Svedka Vodka, fresh avocado, mint, fresh agave sour, fennel salt rim

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Seasonal Blood Orange Sangria

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Brussels & Bacon Flatbread

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Bianco Flatbread 

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Harvest Kale Salad

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Mushroom, pepperoni, sausage pizza

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Four mushroom pizza with truffle oil 

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Fire-grilled Ribeye

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Hearth-roasted Halibut

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Salted caramel pudding

 

For more information on California Pizza Kitchen visit www.cpk.com. Follow them on Twitter @calpizzakitchen and like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/californiapizzakitchen.

I’m an OC mom of two and photographer. I love living in Southern California and want to expose my children to all that it offers. I love taking my kids on adventures and capturing their every moment so much so that my kids find it odd if I don’t take their pictures. You can see my work on facebook.com/photosbynaz.

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