Being a pizza fan, the news of opening of California Pizza Kitchen outlet in Indiranagar Bangalore was music to my ears. CPK as fondly referred by the fans has achieved a cult status for their wood-fired pizzas across the US.
About CPK India:
The India franchise of California Pizza Kitchen is undertaken by JSM Corporation, who are also responsible for bringing Hard Rock Cafe and Shiro to India with 2 outlets in Bangalore.
As soon as I entered my eyes lit up to see the huge wood fired oven 🙂 Now I know why they taste so good 😀
Overpowered by hunger I asked for anything which takes the least time to prepare – Herb Onion Focaccia with Checca Appetizer – FIRST MISTAKE !!
The bread was well prepared, but it never gelled with the Checca aka chopped tomatos with seasoning and Zero Salt – Big Turn-Off
Once the hunger pangs were under control, sanity took over and I actually saw the menu 🙂
- Herb Onion Focaccia with Checca (TOMATO SALSA)- INR 180
- Wild mushroom pizza with grilled garlic chicken – INR 585
- Italian tomato and Basil pizza – INR 385 – MUST HAVE
- Pepperoni Supremo pizza – INR 545
- Pesto Pizza – INR 395
The classic Italian Tomato & Basil Pizza and Margarita are the benchmarks for how well a simple pizza can taste.
The Italian Tomato and Basil Pizza outshined every other pizza we ordered and was undoubtedly MY FAVORITE and BEST CPK Offered me 🙂
The Veg Pizzas are absolutely good, not recommended for the non-veg versions.