California Pizza Kitchen launches seasonal menu items

(Press Release) LOS ANGELES, February 12, 2013 –California Pizza Kitchen (CPK), the authority on California-style pizza and creator of the Original BBQ Chicken Pizza, today announced the launch of two new seasonal menu items that embrace World Flavors – California style. The Brussels + Bacon Pizza and Roasted Beets with Whipped Goat Cheese Salad small plate will be available in all California Pizza Kitchen locations through the end of March.

The Brussels + Bacon Pizza is topped with sweet caramelized onions, Nueske’s applewood smoked bacon, Romano and creamy goat cheese with black pepper. It contains Brussels sprouts that have been hand-separated, tossed in olive oil and charred to give a crispy and sweet texture that complements the other ingredients. Guests are encouraged to try this new pizza with a glass of Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc, as it incorporates fresh, seasonal items into a mouth-watering creation. All California Pizza Kitchen pizzas are made-to-order and guests can choose from traditional, thin or whole grain crust.

The Roasted Beets with Whipped Goat Cheese Salad is served as a small plate and includes a selection of colorful, seasonal beets on a bed of red watercress, tossed with house-made lemon vinaigrette and adorned with California pistachios. Red watercress is renowned for its antioxidant content and has more calcium than milk, more vitamin C than an orange, and more iron than spinach (by weight). This healthy option pairs well with Santa Margherita Pinto Grigio and combines seasonal vegetables to create a salad that is anything but ordinary.

“Seasonal ingredients like Brussels sprouts and red watercress are currently in peak quality and flavor, which makes California Pizza Kitchen’s new seasonal features a delicious and innovative addition to our already unique menu,” said G.J. Hart, Chief Executive Officer for California Pizza Kitchen. “We are committed to incorporating California creativity into every meal and proud to offer our guests new menu offerings that do just that.”

California Pizza Kitchen recently added Colby Red Wine, a beautifully crafted wine whose proceeds support charities that promote heart health, to its menu through the end of April. The company is also offering a $30 Valentine’s Day menu for two from Thursday, February 14 – Sunday, February 17 that includes an appetizer, two entrees and a dessert.

About California Pizza Kitchen

Born in Beverly Hills in 1985, California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) is a leader in authentic California style cuisine and is widely known for its innovative menu items. California Pizza Kitchen provides a range of creative dishes, from signature California-style hearth-baked pizzas, creative salads, pastas, soups and sandwiches. A SoCal classic, CPK incites international cravings in over 10 different countries. For more information on California Pizza Kitchen visit Follow them on Twitter @calpizzakitchen and like on Facebook at