Recently I had someone ask me, “What is California Pizza Kitchen?” Well, if you are not familiar with CPK, it is a restaurant that offers a variety of delicious Pizza, Pasta and sandwich meals.
The Pizza and Pastas they serve are not your typical boring blends that you may be used to. Their signature menu items include things like:
Roasted Artichoke & Spinach Pizza
Oven-roasted artichoke hearts, sauteed spinach and garlic, Fontina, Mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses with a spinach artichoke sauce. You can also add grilled chicken.
Baby Clam Linguini with Imported Italian Tomatoes
Linguini fini and baby clams with garlic, fresh Italian parsley, Parmesan cheese, white wine and red pepper flakes tossed in your choice of a light lemon cream sauce or Imported Italian tomatoes and fresh basil.
While both of these sound like great dishes, I opted to try the NEW Steak Tacos. You know I love anything that even sounds like Mexican food.
Two Baja-style tacos with grilled steak, fresh cabbage and homemade ranchito sauce. Served with white & blue corn tortilla chips and homemade roasted tomato salsa.
The grilled steak was nicely seasoned and tenderized to perfection. The portion of food that I was served was more than generous. I also added avocado which served as a wonderful compliment to the ingredients. I personally would like to see them kick it up a notch. I love things to have a little more spice to them.
The most amazing part of the meal by far was the dessert. The newest item to be added to the dessert menu is the Butter Cake. The Butter Cake is a don’t miss item, so remember to save room! It is a moist decadent cake with a layer of crystallized sugar on the bottom and a delicious cheesecake like flavor baked into the top. To complete the dish, they have added whipped cream with an optional scoop of Häagen-Dazs ice cream. It is served warm and will leave you playing thumb wars for the last bite!
Now for a special treat for one of you guys. I am offering one of my readers the opportunity to win $60 in California Pizza Kitchen Gift Certificates. Here are the ways you can enter to win. In the meantime, head on over toyour local California Pizza Kitchen for a delicious meal.
1. Follow my blog publicly on Google Friend Connect. (1 Entry)
2. Tell me whichnew menu item you would love to try. (1 Entry)
3. Tell me who you would take to eat with you if you win. (1 Entry)
4. Write about this giveaway or post to a linky. (2 Entries)
5. Tweet this giveaway: Can be done daily for one entry each.
Win $60 to California Pizza Kitchen from @clueless_mama.Save room for the NEW Butter Cake! http://bit.ly/bTlSty #giveaway
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This giveaway will end on July 18th at midnight. The winner will be emailed and announced on this post. It is open to US only as CPK is not in Canada. SORRY:(