Almost a couple of weeks ago, we went to Powerplant Mall to meander and revel in around the mall. Stay tuned for my blog post about that venture in a few days, yes? In the meantime, let’s allude to one of my favorite American restaurant, California Pizza Kitchen or what we fondly called, CPK.
Let’s reel off & dechiper about CPK’s notable history first, from a legendary pizza to a global brand:
We opened its our first restaurant In Beverly Hills in 1985. Former federal prosecutors Rick Rosenfield and Larry Flax combined their passion for food with fresh high-quality ingredients to create innovative, hearth-baked pizzas such as The Original BBQ Chicken, Thai Chicken, and Jamaican Jerk Chicken, cooked in an open kitchen. The restaurant gave California a place in the pizza pantheon alongside Chicago and New York. Our California twist on global flavors resonated with guests, and almost immediately, CPK became a bustling spot for business and family gatherings.
Almost immediately after the first location opened, we expanded from California to more than 250 locations in more than 30 states and 11 countries. But it doesn’t stop there; you’ll also find us bringing smiles to the pizza aisle in your grocer’s freezer, taking the edge off travel fatigue in major airports all over the world, feeding eager fans at sports stadiums and students on college campuses.
California Pizza Kitchen completed an initial public offering in August 2000 and traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the ticker symbol CPKI. On July 7, 2011, Golden Gate Capital completed the acquisition of CPK and as a result of the acquisition, the company’s common stock is no longer publicly traded.
Global Restaurant Concepts Inc., a Filipino-owned company, brought the world famous brand in the Philippines. In 1998, the first CPK restaurant outside the United States opened its doors in Glorietta 3, Ayala Center, Makati City.
And with that, let’s now ensue with their palatable grubs/food that we revel in their branch in Powerplant Mall:
Fettuccine with Garlic Cream Sauce- In view of the fact that I’m excessively fond of pastas, this scrupulous dish really made my tummy tickled pink! Clap clap clap!
Quesadilla- I super love their version of this particular entrée but then the quantity of their serving got me BITIN, though! Anyway, I hats off to CPK on how fascinating the flavors conglomerate in my mouth. 🙂
Canadian Bacon Hawaiian Pizza- At first, we’re having second thoughts of choosing this pizza for hawaiian is humdrum in any pizza place, right? But then, when I tasted it, it somehow made me not regret of ordering it. Pat on the back, CPK!
Lychee, Lemon & Raspberry Iced Tea- Uhmm.. it’s not that unconventional & it’s a bit customary for me. But on the other hand, it did quenched my thirst.
After we ate, this how our table looked like:
Before we leave, we even play with our food! Hahaha! 🙂 Silly!
And we took home Hearth Oven Foccacia with Checca which is extremely cheeeeeesy! Since I’m a fan of cheese, I commend you all try this, yes?
That’s it for now! 🙂 If you wanna more about CPK, visit their site here.