Wednesday, April 12, 2017

California Pizza Kitchen - A New Look & Menu in Century City

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At the media preview of the new California Pizza Kitchen
Grand Opening was April 6, 2017.

If you've followed me, you know I attended
the 30th Anniversary Party of CPK.
See more HERE

But tonight wasn't just about their new Westside
location, but also to introduce a new menu
and Casamigos Tequila tasting.

Yes, I walked the Yellow Carpet.

Please No Flash Photography!

Tonight's Menu

I heard there was a new pizza and
a burger.

Yup, that's what I said,
a burger!

Some of the New Menu Items
to debut in 3 weeks.



Before the food tasting begins,
it's time to taste Casamigos Tequila
An award-winning ultra-premium Tequila by
George Clooney & Rande Gerber (Cindy Crawford's husband)

Tasting Time!

Casamigos Tequila's Blanco

The CPK Strawberry Margarita

video
I got to learn how to make this famous
margarita, featuring Casamigos Tequila.

Brian Sullivan,
Sr. VP of Culinary Development,
explains the new menu items.

See What Jay Eats...

Spicy Bufalo Cauliflower

Fresh cauliflower florets fried with a buttermilk batter,
tossed in a housemade Sriracha buffalo sauce and topped with
a salad of celery, Gorgonzola and cilantro.

California Field Salad

Fresh watermelon, strawberries and field greens with a
housemate Champagne vinaigrette, Feta and California pistachios.

Lemongrass Chicken

A pan-roasted chicken in a lemongrass ginger glaze over a stir-fry
of baby boy chop, roasted faro, shiitake mushrooms and red chili

Wild Mushroom Pizza

Shaved Cremini, Shiitake, Portobello and white mushrooms with 
slivered scallions, cracked black pepper, Romano and Mozzarella. 
Finished with Parmesan and 
White Truffle Oil (additional, but a must!).

I was introduced to this pizza at the CPK 30th Anniversary
party and a fan ever since.

Carne Asada Pizza

Tender marinated steak, fire-roasted poblanos, cilantro pesto.
yellow onions, Mozzarella, Monterey Jack and fresh cilantro.
Served with housemate salsa verde.

This was a surprise, it was good, but a bit
too rich for me.  Had a nice kick to it.

West Coast Burger "The WCB"

With a signature beef blend of Wagyu, Chuck, and Brisket
topped with melted American cheese, Nueske's applewood
smoked bacon, caramelized onions, tomato, pickles,
lettuce and housemake burger sauce.
Served with crispy potatoes and white truffle ketchup.

This was a really good burger.  Chef Brian Sullivan
said they've been working on this burger for sometime.
It's only available at their Las Vegas locations and
now at Century City.

Salted Caramel Pudding

Caramel pudding, black cocoa cookie crumbs, housemate
whipped cream, caramel sauce and natural flaked Maldon sea salt.

This was another one that I was introduced at the 30th 
Anniversary party AND it's still good.


The Century City location is a good size with a full bar.
CPK is introducing a new look to their restaurants
and if this is any indication, they'll have some great looking
restaurants with a nice bar area.  The new menu was great
and the burger was something you need to try.

CPK did this intro right, with a table laid out with the
new items clearly indicated with the name of the dish.
So many times I go to events with no clue of what the dish is
or the person serving you gives you a 3 word description.

There were also fun activities, such as Casamigos Tequila
tasting and margarita making class, dough tossing, live music,
photo booth, and great food.

Thank you California Pizza Kitchen!



10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 2800
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(424) 363-1235




NOTE:  I was a guest of California Pizza Kitchen,
I thank them for their invitation and hospitality.
All comments and opinions are strictly my own.




Photos by Jay Terauchi
Jay Eats Worldwide
©Jay Terauchi

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