Well, in my case I did not order, but straight away bumped in to California Pizza Kitchen at Indiranagar on a rainy cool evening along with foodie friends to try out their exotic new range of Pizza’s which starts from INR 245++.
Let me tell you something about California Pizza Kitchen or CPK (Most widely used name) – CPK is a cultured casual dining restaurant chain that specializes in California-style pizza. The restaurant was started in 1985 by attorneys Rick Rosenfield and Larry Flax in Beverly Hills, California, United States. Owing to the quality, great taste and consistency, the chain spread across major cities in the world. The CPK is well known for Innovative and fusion Pizzas. We Bangaloreans are lucky to have three outlets in the town and that’s really good for a pizza lovers like me.
CPK Indiranagar have invited me to try out their newly launched Pizza’s which starts from 245++ INR on one of the weekdays. It would be difficult for me to manage during weekdays especially but Pizza craving made me to visit.
I visited so many Pizza Joints and Restaurants in the town but this place has some fairy-tale and appeal when I think about Interiors and Lightings.
After socializing with fellow foodies, restaurant Manager advised to try out their appetizers, as I visited CPK for the first time. I always ask for suggestions from waitpersons before ordering any new dish and they suggested Veg Lettuce Wraps and Black Bean Quesadillas.
Veg Lettuce Wraps – People who already visited CPK would know better than me. I guess this is the standard starter in CPK and everyone loves to order. I noticed this starter in most of the tables and that’s where I got to know about it. A huge portion of Wok Seared Shitake Mushrooms, water chestnuts and Paneer tossed in Soya Ginger Sauce has arrived to our table along with Spicy Ginger Sauce and Lettuce Cups. This dish should eat by stuffing all the above ingredients in Lettuce Cups. I find little bumpy to have this, because lettuce was wrecked after a couple of bites. But Taste of the dish never disappointed me. A dish tastes noble with piquancy, tangy and little sweetish.
Black Bean Quesadillas – I have had Quesadillas in couple of popular Mexican restaurants in the town and had mixed opinions about the taste. But here it’s divine and just melts in your mouth with Chipotle Sour Cream.
I & fellow foodie friends were real quick and finished appetizers so soon!
One of my foodie friends ordered Sedona Tortilla Soup; it was warm and tastes trivial and garnished with crispy tortilla strips. A Soup portion was huge and had a great texture.
Now it’s time to tell you about Main course Pizzas!
Our Pizza Journey started with (All these Pizza’s starts from INR 245++)
Roma Basilico – Classic Crust Pizza topped with Sliced Roma Tomatoes and tossed onions, I feel the pizza tastes bland but after adding seasonings and chili flakes, taste buds started inviting for next slice.
Roasted Mushroom and Pepper – This is one of the best pizzas I had till now, pizza topped with spicy Baja sauce, Bell Peppers, Onions, and roasted Mushrooms. When it arrived, piping hot and just melted although it was spicy. Tastes really good and everyone adored without any moans.
Florentine – A thin crust pizza with Mushrooms, Pesto spread with melting mozzarella cheese accompanying the fine taste of garden-fresh spinach, cherry tomatoes and garlic. My personal advice to try out this Pizza if you are in CPK!
Meal will not complete without Desserts and I always esteem it.
I have been hearing a lot about the Desserts at CPK and people walk-in, just to have these and I was not convinced for this statement till I tasted.
Since we were four of us, hence decided to order 4 different desserts!
1. Sticky Toffee Pudding – I am not great fan of Toffee Pudding but tasted a bite and its upright.
4. Ice Cream Sundae – Being an Ice Cream lover, I personally ordered this Sundae. I was totally overwhelmed with the Portion and tastes blameless. They capped so much of cream on Sundae.
All these Desserts were exceedingly virtuous without any grievances and portions are huge, one cannot finish after the main course.
Service is something which is very important when you walk-in to any restaurant. There is no point in having a nice meal with nastiest Service. In CPK we got a best in class service, folks know about the stuff which they serve here. They are polite, approachable and quick is serving dishes.
Do rush to CPK and try out their Pizza’s which starts from INR 245++
Address: Bangalore 100 FT Road
100 Feet Road, Indiranagar
CPK has their outlets in Indiranagar, Koramangala and Phoenix Market City (Whitefield) in Bangalore.