Foodie Friday :: California Pizza Kitchen

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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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Stacey is the owner of North Phoenix Moms Blog and Dream Photography Studio. She is a dreamer and nerd at heart, which explains her love for all things Disney, SciFi and musical theatre. As a Phoenix native, she has fallen in love with the city she was born in, and all it has to offer. She is an advocate for locally owned small business and loves the arts. She considers herself to be a bit of a foodie; she also enjoys cooking, hiking and watching movies. The two main men in her life, her husband and son, have completely stolen her heart. She is super excited and proud to lead North Phoenix Moms Blog.

2 COMMENTS

  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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