California Pizza Kitchen Welcomes Summer with Fresh New Seasonal Menu, Light, Healthful Options and More

Unique, flavorful new dishes including nutrition-packed Power Bowls
and seasonal strawberry dishes and drinks arrive nationwide at CPK
restaurants along with new permanent menu items

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Celebrate summer early at California
Pizza Kitchen
(CPK), the authority in creative dining with a
California vibe, with the arrival of deliciously innovative summer menu
items. Featuring flavorful Lemongrass Chicken, nutritious Power Bowls,
the fresh and light California Fields Salad and more, the new seasonal
menu is bursting with summer flavor. CPK is also adding several past
seasonal favorites to the permanent menu, including the fan-favorite
Carne Asada Pizza, Charred Shishito Peppers and Wild Mushroom

“CPK is known for pushing the culinary boundaries, and this season is no
different as we introduce exciting new dishes to our menu inspired by
fresh, summertime produce and global flavors,” said Brian Sullivan, SVP
of Culinary Innovation at CPK. “Our new menu additions feature
summer-fresh ingredients like strawberries and watermelon that we’re
using in playful ways in salads, desserts and hand-crafted cocktails.
We’re also introducing two nutritious and energizing Power Bowls,
inspired by the flavors of Vietnam and the Southwest, that are packed
with super grains, fresh vegetables and bright vinaigrettes. Under 650
calories each, our Power Bowls make for delicious and filling
better-for-you options that are packed full of flavor.”

“And for those in the mood for a summer cocktail, we can’t wait for you
to try our refreshing new Watermelon Mint Martini made with Bombay
Sapphire Gin and muddled with fresh mint, watermelon purée and agave
sour,” continued Sullivan.

Summer Seasonals

Now available at CPK restaurants nationwide, the summertime menu
features the following items made to order from the freshest seasonal

  • Banh Mi Bowl: a colorful blend of quinoa, baby kale, grilled
    chicken, watermelon radishes, avocado, cucumbers and carrots, with
    bean sprouts, scallions, cilantro, mint, sesame seeds, serrano peppers
    and a housemade chili-lime vinaigrette.
  • Santa Fe Bowl: a Southwestern-inspired blend of cilantro farro,
    spinach, lime chicken, tomatoes, sweet corn, black beans, red cabbage,
    avocado, poblano peppers and toasted pepitas served with housemade
    poblano ranch.
  • Lemongrass Chicken: pan-roasted chicken in a lemongrass ginger
    glaze, over a stir-fry of baby bok choy, roasted farro, Shiitake
    mushrooms and red chili.
  • California Fields Salad: fresh watermelon, strawberries and
    field greens with housemade Champagne vinaigrette, Feta and California
  • Strawberry Shortcake: a fresh shortcake biscuit piled high with
    seasonal strawberries, whipped cream and housemade candied lemon zest.
  • Watermelon Mint Martini: Bombay Sapphire Gin muddled with fresh
    mint, watermelon purée and agave sour.

New Permanent Menu Additions Arrive

“At CPK, we are constantly innovating and updating our menu to reflect
feedback from our guests. Our newest permanent food and beverage items
highlight a few of our fan favorites from past seasonal menus,” Sullivan

CPK’s new permanent menu items include:

  • Carne Asada Pizza: Tender marinated steak, fire-roasted
    poblanos, cilantro pesto, yellow onions, Mozzarella, Monterey Jack and
    fresh cilantro. Served with housemade salsa verde.
  • Wild Mushroom Strozzapreti: Rolled pasta noodles with
    pan-sautéed Cremini, Portobello and seasonal mushrooms, Parmesan and
    fresh thyme and parsley.
  • Charred Shishito Peppers: East Asian shishito peppers
    pan-sautéed with Tamari soy, garlic and red chili.
  • Socialite Cosmo: Deep Eddy Ruby Red Grapefruit Vodka
    hand-shaken with Pavan Liqueur, cranberry and fresh agave sour.
  • Passion Fruit Mango Iced Tea: Freshly brewed unsweetened iced
    tea with a blend of authentic passion fruit and mango flavors.
  • Cucumber Reviver: Freshly pureed pineapple & cucumber with
    Monin Cucumber, fresh torn mint and agave sour, then topped with club

To learn more about CPK’s summer menu, please visit

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 become a global brand known for creative
California cuisine. Today, CPK is approaching 300 restaurants in 16
countries. 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
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