Tuesday, August 17, 2010

California Pizza Kitchen

In a nice little coincidence, while shopping at Trader Joe's a couple of days back, I passed California Pizza Kitchen and wondered, "Haven't been here in a long while! Wonder how that happened..." This evening, P remarked that he felt like a pizza for dinner. And so it happened that we drove there for dinner tonight.


So we ordered an appetizer from the newly titled 'Small Cravings' section on the menu. We went for White Corn Guacamole and Chips. Essentially a platter of blue and white corn tortilla chips served with a guacamole dip of corn, avocado, red peppers and black beans, it was pretty nice. Well, the menu also mentioned that the guacamole contained serrano peppers, green onions and jicama but I couldn't get those flavors. I am sure they were in there, though!

We also ordered the Greek Pizza and it so happened that it came to the table before the appetizer did. Our server girl went to find out what happened. Soon enough, an older gentleman came to our table, apologized for the delay in sending the appetizer across, and told us that he'd take it off the tab. Would you believe, that was EXACTLY what crossed my mind when we got the appetizer late. I thought - they should take the appetizer off the bill; now that's good customer service. And that's what happened!


The Greek Pizza usually has a cold topping of Greek salad made of cucumbers, tomatoes, feta cheese, red onions, fresh tomatoes and olives. Oh, it also has a topping of tzatziki sauce and chopped Italian parsley. Generally, the topping also contains Mediterranean spiced grilled chicken. Since we asked for the vegetarian option, they substituted avocados instead. Pure yumminess!

Since I hardly ever leave a place without dessert, we ordered the Key Lime Pie.

It was P's decision since he felt that it would be very summery and light. That I agree with. Frankly, I have never been a big fan of this dessert. It is too tart for my taste. And it was too tart. But P liked it. Since he is the kinda guy who hardly ever orders dessert, I let him do it this time. By the way, there is a new addition to the dessert menu - Butter Cake. Hmmm, maybe next time.

1 comment:

  1. That Greek pizza looks so delicious! Very creative concept! I would love to try that on a homemade pizza :)