At the end of 2015, in anticipation of the New Year, California Pizza Kitchen unveiled its new and expanded menu and look in its Town Square and Fashion Show Mall locations. The reimagined menu includes new selections of inventive entrees, handcrafted cocktails and customizable Lunch Duos. Along with a new, modern look, the Town Square and Fashion Show restaurants are among the first in the country to feature CPK’s Next Chapter menu and dining experience, soon to expand to CPK locations across the country.
“We are upping our game with this transformation, which we call The Next Chapter,” said G. J. Hart, CEO of California Pizza Kitchen, in a press release. “We’ve taken the best of our history and soul, and innovated to make it current for today’s sophisticated guest. The new look, menu and experience create a space to relax and unwind in a welcoming neighborhood environment.”
CPK Town Square General Manager Jesse Legasppy added, “Our new menu offers fresh seasonal dishes, locally sourced ingredients and globally inspired flavors. We’re excited to incorporate all these delicious new dishes to our menu.”
CPK’s signature hand-tossed pizzas such as the Original BBQ Chicken Pizza has made it a favorite choice over years. Added on the menu is the Sunny Side Up Bacon + Potato Pizza made with shaved fingerling potatoes, Nueske’s Applewood-smoked bacon, caramelized leeks, Parmesan, Mozzarella and fresh cracked black pepper baked on top of CPK’s hand-tossed pizza dough and topped with two fresh sunny-side up eggs.
Also new on the menu is the Brussels + Bacon Flatbread with sweet caramelized onions, Nueske’s Applewood-smoked bacon, creamy goat cheese, Romano and cracked black pepper topping a hand-stretched dough and cooked in the open-hearth oven. As for salads brimming with fresh ingredients, try the Harvest Kale Salad which includes tender baby kale, toasted farro, roasted butternut squash, Napa cabbage, shaved Bosc pear, marinated cranberries, spiced pecans and goat cheese tossed with housemade citrus vinaigrette.
Known as main plates, two must tries include the Fire-Grilled Ribeye with Pinot Noir sea salt and topped with creamy bleu cheese butter, served with roasted fingerling potatoes and lemon-garlic arugula salad as well as Hearth-Roasted Halibut, wild caught from Alaska and roasted on a cedar plank with butternut squash farro, grilled asparagus and baby kale.
For a quick lunch, CPK is introducing Lunch Duos, where guests can pair lunch-sized versions of their favorite pizza or sandwich and a soup or salad. Lunch Duos offer over 80 fresh, made-to-order options to mix, match and enjoy.
Along with favorites, the newly added Pumpkin Cheesecake is still available featuring creamy pumpkin cheesecake served on a ginger crumb praline crust with fresh whipped cream and a drizzle of praline caramel sauce. For the ultimate in a gooey treat, S’Mores is served in a jar combining kettle cooked Belgian chocolate pudding, dark chocolate chunks, double graham cracker and toasted marshmallows.
Both the CPK Town Square and Fashion Show locations are now featuring a new menu of hand-crafted cocktails highlighting premium alcohols and fresh juices, purees and herbs. Choices include California Crush, Blueberry Ginger Smash and the California Roots with fresh avocado and a fennel salt rim. CPK Town Square “Let’s Get Happy” happy hour features special beverages and menu items from 3 to 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. to close Monday through Thursday.
The centerpiece of CPK Town Square and Fashion Show restaurants is the open kitchen, where guests can watch menu items prepared from scratch and artisan pizzas hand-tossed in the air before baking in the open-hearth oven. CPK Fashion Show Mall offers dining options in the main restaurant, bar and outside patio, including a fire pit area.
A new look, which includes sustainable materials, is part of the transformation. The rustic décor features oak floors, stone countertops, tabletops and chairs made from reclaimed wood, fabrics and décor made from recycled materials, a natural herb garden and artwork that celebrates local landmarks in Las Vegas.
CPK also has options that are under 650 calories, vegetarian or gluten-free. For the complete menu, visit cpk.com/reimanged. For a tour of CPK, visit cpk.com/vitrualtour.