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Date:September 13, 2016

California Pizza Kitchen celebrates the flavors of Fall with new seasonal menu items

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LOS ANGELES – September 13, 2016 – California Pizza Kitchen (CPK), the authority in creative dining with a California vibe, today unveiled its fall menu, featuring rich, warm and flavorful creations inspired by the season like Brussels + Bacon Flatbread, Wild Mushroom Strozzapreti and a hand-crafted Blood Orange Sangria. In addition to its fall menu, CPK also introduced new and innovative permanent items to its menu: Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower and fresh and floral Beehive Sangria.

“With cooler temperatures on the way and a wealth of hearty, flavorful produce in season, we’re excited to introduce our new fall menu, inspired by seasonal ingredients like Brussels sprouts, earthy mushrooms and citrus,” said Brian Sullivan, SVP of Culinary Innovation at California Pizza Kitchen. “From comforting Wild Mushroom Strozzapreti, a flavorful pasta dish featuring four varieties of mushrooms, Parmesan and fresh herbs to seasonal favorite Brussels sprouts that we’re serving on creative flatbreads and alongside our hearty Roasted Garlic Chicken, join us for a delicious taste of fall at CPK.”

Available at participating CPK restaurants nationwide until January 4, 2017, the fall menu features the following items made to order from the freshest seasonal ingredients:

  • Wild Mushroom Strozzapreti: rolled pasta noodles with pan-sautéed Cremini, Portobello and seasonal mushrooms, Parmesan, and fresh thyme & parsley
  • Brussels + Bacon Flatbread: roasted Brussels sprouts with sweet caramelized onions, Nueske’s Applewood smoked bacon, creamy goat cheese, Romano and cracked black pepper
  • Roasted Garlic Chicken + Seasonal Brussels Sprouts: sautéed chicken breast in lemon-garlic sauce with hearth-roasted fingerling potatoes, cauliflower, Mediterranean herbs and seasonal Brussels sprouts
  • Blood Orange Sangria: our premium seasonal sangria with Bacardi Limon, Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay, St. Germain Elderflower, blood orange purée and fresh agave nectar

 

New Permanent Menu Additions Arrive

“At California Pizza Kitchen we’re continually innovating our menu, and our newest permanent food and beverage items highlight creative takes on small plates and sangrias,” Sullivan continued. “I absolutely love our Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower, a vegetarian spin on a traditional buffalo chicken appetizer that’s packed with spicy Sriracha flavor. Our newest hand-crafted sangria, Beehive Sangria, incorporates fresh, floral notes of lavender, bright strawberry, lemon and honey. It’s delicious to sip on its own or part of our sangria flight.”

CPK’s new permanent menu items include:

  • Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower: fresh cauliflower florets fried to a golden brown with buttermilk batter, tossed in house-made Sriracha buffalo sauce and topped with a salad of celery, Gorgonzola and cilantro
  • Beehive Sangria: a sweet blend of Francis Ford Coppola Bianco Pinot Grigio, Cointreau, Monin Lavender, strawberry purée, honey and lemon

To learn more about CPK’s fall menu and check the availability of items in your area, please visit http://www.cpk.com/menu/.

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About California Pizza Kitchen

In 1985, California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) opened its first restaurant in Beverly Hills and introduced diners to innovative California-style pizza. Since then, CPK has launched what has become a global brand known for creative California cuisine. Today, CPK is approaching 300 restaurants in 15 countries and 218 cities around the world. Dedicated to a unique dining experience, CPK is now introducing its Next Chapter featuring reimagined menus, open kitchens, and unique renovations in all restaurants across the country. For more information on California Pizza Kitchen, visit http://www.cpk.com/.

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