California Pizza Kitchen celebrates the opening of their 10th store in the Philippines with new interiors as well as new additions to the menu. CPK first international franchise store opened in the Philippines in 1998 in Glorietta by Global Restaurants Concept, Inc.
The interiors take on earth tones and natural colors with a mix of seating from the comfortably low easy chairs to high bar seats. The oven hearth gets a new makeover, tiled in bright yellow, it instantly garners attention. Each of the old branches will renovated slowly to feature the new look.
Thai Crunch Salad (P560/full, P325/half). Thai peanut and lime-cilantro dressing tossed with cabbage, edamame , chicken and lots of other vegetables. A fun crunchy salad full of different textures. The peanut and citrus based dressing gives it a nice zing.
Italian Sausage and Pepperoni Calzone (P485). A folded pizza packed to the brim with spicy Italian sausage, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese. Strong flavors perfect for meat lovers, with a roasted garlic bulb on the side.
Asparagus and Spinach Spaghettini (P575/family). Asparagus, spinach and tomatoes, perfect for vegetarians or those looking for a light pasta. I found it a bit lacking in taste after the calzone.
I have nothing but love for the new Anchovy Pizza (P575). Generous amounts of crumbled anchovy fillets, sliced tomatoes and garlic. This is by far the best Anchovy pizza I’ve ever had, no scrimping here so you experience the strong briny flavors.
One of our companions was vegetarian that day, so the chef’s whipped up a Vegetarian pizza (P535). Broccoli, pine nuts, sun dried tomatoes and crumbled goat cheese make for a surprisingly good and healthy pizza.
For dessert we had the new Caramel Hazelnut Cake (P225) and the old time favorite Hot Fudge Sundae (P275).
Global Concepts will be opening the first IHOP (yes the IHOP), Gyu Kaku and Made fro Garlic stores in the same building.
California Pizza KitchenW Global Center
30th Street corner 9th Avenue
Bonifacio High Street, BGC, Taguig