July 25, 2014


New menu adds Fire-Grilled Ribeye and Hearth-Roasted Halibut Main Plates, seasonal items such as a Sunny Side Up Bacon + Potato Pizza and Roasted Garlic Chicken, Lunch Duos and unique handcrafted California-themed cocktails

Boca Raton, Fla. (July 9, 2014)— California Pizza Kitchen (CPK), the authority on California-style pizza and industry leader in creative dining, has announced the debut of its reimagined menu in the newly remodeled Boca Raton and Ft. Lauderdale restaurants. The enhanced menu, which still features California Pizza Kitchen’s signature hand-tossed California-style pizzas, pastas and salads, incorporates new Main Plates, unique seasonal offerings, Lunch Duos and handcrafted cocktails made with fresh juices, fruits, purées and herbs.

Town Center at Boca Raton and Ft. Lauderdale are the first locations in Florida – and among the first in the country - to roll out the new menu. To date, other reimagined locations with the new menu include Market Square at Arden Fair in Sacramento and the first-ever California Pizza Kitchen location in Beverly Hills, Calif.  The carefully curated menu represents the second phase in the transformation of the Florida restaurants, both of which recently underwent extensive remodels that serve as an elevated backdrop to a reimagined dining experience.

“We are excited for our guests in South Florida to experience all that our new menu has to offer,” says California Pizza Kitchen CEO G.J. Hart, whose vision is taking the company back to its roots of innovation and authenticity, from the food to the restaurant design to the service. “The menu has been designed to include unique offerings made with seasonal and unexpected ingredients in every category.”

New additions to the Boca Raton and Ft. Lauderdale California Pizza Kitchen menu include the following:

Fire-Grilled Ribeye
A 12-oz. USDA choice ribeye grilled with housemade Pinot Noir sea salt and topped with creamy bleu cheese butter. Served with roasted fingerling potatoes and lemon-garlic arugula salad. Pairs well with Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon.

Hearth-Roasted Halibut
Wild caught from the Aleutian Islands, roasted on a cedar plank with butternut squash farro and grilled asparagus. Pairs well with Clos du Bois Unoaked Chardonnay.

Guests can choose any two options from a selection of 7’’ pizzas, salads, half sandwiches (with the option to order a full size) and soups. Examples of pairings include California Pizza Kitchen’s Original BBQ Chicken Pizza with a Caesar Salad; a Shaved Mushroom + Spinach Pizza and the new Farmers Market Soup, with roasted squash, market vegetables and a touch of cream; a half Oven-Roasted Turkey + Brie Sandwich with a Super Spinach + Quinoa Salad, and the list of possibilities goes on, to accommodate any mood and any palate.

Sunny Side Up Bacon + Potato Pizza
Shaved fingerling potatoes, Nueske’s applewood smoked bacon, caramelized leeks, Parmesan, Mozzarella and fresh cracked black pepper. Topped with two sunny-side-up eggs.

Maine Lobster Flatbread
Maine Lobster, mayo, fresh herbs, arugula and shaved red onions on a Parmesan flatbread.

Harvest Kale Salad
Baby kale, toasted farro, heirloom carrots, napa cabbage, red grapes, marinated cranberries, almonds and goat cheese tossed with housemade citrus vinaigrette.

Roasted Garlic Chicken + Seasonal Vegetables
Crispy-skin chicken breast in lemon-garlic sauce, with hearth-roasted cauliflower, fingerling potatoes and Mediterranean herbs.

The new beverage menu features a wide selection of handcrafted cocktails made with fresh juices, fruits, purées and herbs. Among them are the California Roots, made with Svedka Vodka, fresh avocado and mint, fresh Agave Sour with a fennel salt rim; The Executive Decision, with Casamigos Blanco Tequila, muddled mint, fresh Agave Sour, Monin Organic Agave Nectar and fresh lime; and the Blueberry Ginger Smash, with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Monin Organic Agave Nectar, Domaine de Canton Ginger liqueur, fresh blueberries, lime and cranberry juice.

Town Center at Boca Raton and Ft. Lauderdale’s recent remodel incorporates flexible seating with fewer booths and more tables to comfortably accommodate a variety of diners and groups. New dishes, glassware and utensils further complement the upscale-yet-relaxed aesthetic.  California’s environmental roots are evident in the use of unfinished reclaimed wood, and warm, inviting colors are used throughout. Elements such as a living herb wall inside the restaurant reflect a commitment to using fresh, local ingredients.

About California Pizza Kitchen
Born in Beverly Hills in 1985, California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) is a leader in authentic California-style cuisine and is widely known for its innovative menu items. California Pizza Kitchen provides a range of California-inspired dishes for guests who Seek the Unique, from signature hand-tossed and hearth-baked pizzas, to imaginative salads, pastas, entrées, soups, sandwiches and hand-crafted cocktails. A Southern California classic, CPK incites international cravings in more than 11 different countries. In 2013, CPK was named America's Best Pizza Chain in a survey conducted by The Daily Meal and in 2014 was recognized by Entrepreneur magazine and its readers as one of The 120 Most Trusted Brands. For more information on California Pizza Kitchen visit cpk.com. Follow us on Twitter @calpizzakitchen, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/californiapizzakitchen and stay connected through http://instagram.com/californiapizzakitchen (#cpknextchapter).
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