Beyond the everyday pepperoni and cheese
Staff Report Published: February 14, 2017
California Pizza Kitchen offers more than just meat, tomatoes, dough and cheese. It serves a deliciously different selection of pizzas oven-baked to perfection that makes your cheat days or eating in moderation rule come to rest (at least for a day).
Not just specializing in California-style pizzas, CPK also serves equally mouth-watering dishes, from appetizers down to desserts. Not to mention the interior’s reclaimed wood and a more upscale “California” color palette makes the dining experience cosy and warm. The photo wall displaying the best of Californian landscapes are also an eye-candy.
This probably is not your first time to hear California Pizza Kitchen. CPK is that “sosyal” restaurant in Makati beside Hard Rock Café. It’s a kind of place where you dine for special occasion.
In their newly-opened branch in BurJuman centre, you’ll just not be greeted to a savory aroma but also to wide and warm smiles from the staff.
Start your CPK dining experience with a not-so-heavy range of bestselling appetizers i.e. Avocado Club Egg Roll, Dynamite Shrimp and Crispy Mac n’ Cheese.
Save some of your appetite for main course hero dishes with which BBQ short ribs should be your priority. Without sugar-coating, this succulent oven roasted BBQ is one of the best in town. It is sweet, juicy, and tender and just literally melts in the mouth. The crispy potatoes side dish compliments because of its crunch.
The Fire Rib Eye is recommended for heavy meat eaters. For the healthy kind, Chicken Picatta is a good dish. It is a simple yet super impressive dish with a tasty lemon, butter and capers sauce. The Lasagne doesn’t much have red sauce in it but it sure gives justice to what Lasagne should be: creamy, meaty and cheesy.
Salad lovers will fall in love with CPK’s Thai Crunch. It will probably the best salad you’ll ever have. It’s made with crisp cabbage, crunchy vegetables and edamame but it’s the creamy peanut dressing that makes it so good.
Saving the best for last. We make space for the desserts! And we believe a gooey Chocolate Fondant Cake is the best to cap off this dining journey. This molten chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream on top is heaven… period, ‘nuff said. They also served Nutella Cake, Sponge Cake and Strawberry New York Cheesecake which makes choosing harder. Top refreshers would be the Fresh Lemonade, Classic Mojito and Strawberry Watermelon Melon Cooler.
Dine at any of CPK branch across the UAE. For more information, visit their official Facebook page at California Pizza Kitchen CPK Middle East or call them for deliveries at 800275275.
By Anne Lora Santos