California Pizza Kitchen has unveiled its new "Next Chapter menu," rolling out first at the chain's Market Square at Arden Fair location in Sacramento, Calif., with other markets to follow.
According to a company news release, the new menu is the second phase in the transformation of the restaurant. In November, California Pizza Kitchen unveiled an extensive remodel. It includes a selection of new main plates and Lunch Duos with pairing combinations, as well as a new beverage menu. The brand's pizzas remain a signature.
"When people think of California Pizza Kitchen, the first thing that comes to mind is probably our signature California-style pizzas," CEO GJ Hart said in the release. "While we are most certainly proud of our pizza, we are excited and eager to introduce these new dishes in Sacramento. They illustrate our trademark California creativity and the inventive flavor profiles that also distinguish our classic menu items."
New additions to the menu include the following:
- Fire-Grilled Ribeye
- Hearth-Roasted Halibut
Guests can choose any two options from a selection of 7-inch 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; and a half Oven-Roasted Turkey + Brie Sandwich with a Super Spinach + Quinoa Salad.
- Sunny Side Up Bacon + Potato Pizza
- Lobster Roll Flatbread
- Harvest Kale Salad
- Roasted Garlic Chicken + Seasonal Vegetables
According to the release, the new beverage menu features a wide selection of hand-crafted cocktails made with fresh juices, fruits, purées and herbs. Among them are the California Roots; The Executive Decision; and the Blueberry Ginger Smash.