California Pizza Kitchen has announced seven new items and whole grain options to its extensive menu, including some out-of-the-box specialty items.
Many of the additions are a nod to the health-conscious consumer. Guests will now be able to order any of California Pizza Kitchen's pizzas on a new honey-wheat with whole grain crust and any of their 12 pasta dishes on multigrain penne.
More vegetarian soups have been added as well. Tuscan White Bean Minestrone with cannellini beans, tomatoes, zucchini, spinach, onion, celery, Parmesan cheese and homemade garlic-herb croutons is among the options.
But most enterprising for the mainly salad/soup/sandwich shop is the addition of some Cal-Mex speciality items: Baja fish tacos with sautéed, wild-caught Mahi Mahi or steak tacos with grilled steak, accompanied by fresh shredded cabbage and homemade ranchito sauce. Both versions will be served with blue and white corn tortilla chips and homemade roasted tomato salsa.
CPK's sandwich menu will also double with the introduction of three new options:
  • Cranberry walnut chicken salad with chilled-grilled chicken breast, dried cranberries, toasted walnuts, celery, onions and mayonnaise, topped with sliced fresh Roma tomatoes and shredded lettuce
  • Albacore Tuna Salad with CPK's tuna salad with mild onions, celery and mayonnaise, topped with sliced fresh Roma tomatoes and shredded lettuce
  • Chicken club with chilled-grilled chicken breast, applewood smoked bacon, sliced fresh Roma tomatoes, fresh avocado, shredded lettuce and mayonnaise.
A dessert classic, white chocolate strawberry cheesecake, will also join the dessert lineup.

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