Without ever leaving the kitchen. California Pizza Kitchen that is!
Some friends and I were invited for a special preview of California Pizza Kitchen’s new Adventure Menu. With a name like that, how could I pass it up?
Here is the new menu that officially launched on August 27th at CPK’s across the country and that we got to taste test. It’s a rough job, but somebody’s gotta do it.
Cedar Plank Salmon + Corn Succotash
Norwegian Atlantic Salmon Roasted on a Cedar Wood Plank with Smoked Paprika & Lime. Served with Homemade Corn, Spinach & Red Bell Pepper Succotash with Cilantro & Feta
Fire-Roasted Chile Relleno
Roasted Poblano Stuffed with Chicken, Queso Quesadilla Cheese, Roasted Corn & Black Bean Salsa, Wild Mushrooms, Spinach & Eggplant over a Southwestern Tortilla Sauce. Topped with Homemade Creamy Avocado Salsa & Cilantro
Grilled Chicken Chimichurri
Grilled Marinated Chicken Breast with Homemade Chimichurri Sauce, Wild Mushrooms, Spinach, Roasted Cauliflower, Zucchini, Eggplant, Baby Broccoli & Carrots
Quinoa + Arugula Salad
Quinoa, Arugula, Red Onion, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Asparagus & Toasted Pine Nuts Tossed in Homemade Champagne Vinaigrette & Topped with Feta
Shrimp Scampi Zucchini Fettuccine
Shrimp Sautéed with Lemon, Garlic & White Wine Tossed with Zucchini Ribbons, Fettuccine, Parsley & Parmesan
The consensus on the tastiest dish of them all was the Fire-Roasted Chile Relleno weighing in at only 380 calories! The Cedar Plank Salmon came in a close second at 640 calories, the highest calorie count among the five. Isn’t it interesting that the lowest calorie dish on the Adventure Menu was also the favorite? But, you can’t go wrong with any of them. All are not only tasty, but thoughtfully created with only the freshest and healthiest ingredients.
After all that healthy eating, we had to balance things out just a bit with their ooey-gooey, warm, Butter Cake served with vanilla ice cream. I can’t even explain to you how incredible this was. Definitely share, because it’s a very filling dessert. Do you even want to know the calories? Naaahhh. Just trust me. It’s worth every bite.
Are you ready for your culinary adventure?