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CPK Fresh and Seasonal Summer Menu

We dined as a guest of CPK

CPK Laguna Hills

The best part about summer is all the sweet, fresh, seasonal foods that are available. Because of the abundant variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, restaurants around Orange County are adding delicious seasonal menu items. California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) is one of our favorite places to bring the family for dinner because of their diverse menu and family-friendly ambiance. When I first learned that they were adding seasonal summer menu items, I planned a family dinner out at our local CPK.

Over the past year, CPK has re-imagined their restaurant design and has transformed into a chic family dining destination. From reclaimed woods to locally inspired artwork, it feels like a whole new restaurant but with the same high-quality food that families expect when coming to CPK.

CPK Bread

When we first arrived at the Laguna Hills location, we were greeted by friendly staff who helped us to find a comfortable seat in the restaurant. Within minutes of taking our seats, the server brought us a plate of warm bread and olive oil and vinegar. CPK has always been my favorite place for fresh bread, and even though they changed the bread that they serve, it is still just as delicious as before.

Avocado egg rolls at CPK

Although we came to try the new seasonal menu items, we couldn’t resist starting dinner without favorite menu item at CPK, their avocado egg rolls. The egg rolls at CPK are amazing and filled with chicken, cheese, and avocado that’s rolled up into a crispy shell. If you haven’t already tried these – you must!

Summer strawberry salad at CPK

Then it was time to try their new menu item, the California fields salad. The salad featured a large bed of crispy green fields and then topped with fresh watermelon, sliced strawberries, basil, pistachios, and feta cheese. The ingredients were tossed with a housemade champagne vinaigrette that blended the flavors perfectly. The salad comes with the option of adding grilled salmon, shrimp or chicken so we added chicken that was grilled to perfection. The flavors of summer burst in my mouth with every bite.

juicy steak at CPK

pasta kid's meal at CPK

CPK cheese pizza at CPK

While I was enjoying the summer salad, my husband was savoring the mouthwatering steak, and the kids hunger was satisfied with their large kid’s meals. We laughed, ate, and enjoyed every minute together as a family over delicious dishes.

strawberry shortcake at CPK

Before heading home to cuddle up on the couch together, we had the strawberry shortcake. The shortcake at CPK is unforgettable and features a shortcake biscuit piled high with strawberries, whipped cream, and vanilla ice cream. There was not a single crumb left behind.

CPK has also added two seasonal drinks to their summer menu: fresh strawberry mango cooler and a strawberry margarita. When looking for somewhere fun to take the family for dinner, bring them to CPK. Find your closest CPK location online at cpk.com.

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