Foodie Friday :: California Pizza Kitchen


California Pizza Kitchen has a new menu…

and it’s not just pizzas and salads!

North Phoenix Moms Bloggers were invited to dine at California Pizza Kitchen Biltmore to sample their #newcpk menu… along with some dishes they are known and loved for!  Here is a recap of our evening out and all the delicious food we enjoyed!

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Served up first was the Bianco California Flatbread :: whipped truffle cream, gorgonzola, mozzarella and fresh sage along with the Sangria Flight :: three 3oz pours of orchard, red-berry and seasonal sangria.  I can guarantee you I will be ordering up this trio of sangrias next time, they were  light, refreshing and tasty!  Not pictured is the California Fields Salad :: fresh watermelon, strawberries and field greens with house made champagne vinaigrette, feta and California pistachios… to see an image, and more from our night out, visit our Instagram!

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The first of many main courses we enjoyed was the Original BBQ Chicken Pizza :: created in 1985, CPK’s legendary BBQ sauce, smoked gouda, red onions and fresh cilantro transform this original to iconic, along with the Wild Mushroom :: shaved cremini, shiitake, portobello and white mushrooms with slivered scallions, cracked black pepper, romano, mozzarella and finished with parmesan.  The pizzas were paired with a seasonally unique cocktail called the California Roots :: Svedka vodka, fresh avocado, mint and agave sour fennel salt rim.

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The next two dishes we dined on (which I think I can say without a doubt blew all of us away!) were the Fire-Grilled Ribeye :: 12oz USDA choice ribeye grilled with housemade pinot noir sea salt and topped with creamy bleu cheese butter, served with roasted fingerling potatoes, lemon-garlic wild arugula salad and the Hearth-Roasted Halibut :: wild caught Alaskan halibut roasted on a cedar plank with grilled asparagus and butternut squash farro & baby kale.  These were two of the best dishes I have eaten in a long while, and who knew you could order them at CPK?!

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For dessert, we were served the Strawberry Shortcake :: fresh shortcake biscuit piled high with seasonal strawberries, whipped cream and house made candied lemon zest, as well as the Salted Caramel Pudding :: rich caramel pudding, black cocoa cookie crumbs, house made whipped cream, caramel sauce and natural flaked sea salt.

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Thank you California Pizza Kitchen Biltmore for the amazing night out, we will definitely be back to try out more of your new menu items!!!

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CPK Fun Fact ::  Did you know that for only $10 your littles can roll and throw their own pizza dough?! Talk about the perfect addition to a children’s birthday party… #nphxmoms contributor Lesley and I got to try our hands on it and it was SO much fun!!!

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  1. Amazing…amazing…amazing!! From the food, to the service, to the newly renovated design, CPK Biltmore has turned me into a new CPK regular! A definite must try on their new menu items!!


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