SANTA BARBARA, CA – California Pizza Kitchen (CPK), the authority in creative dining with a California vibe, announced today that it has transformed its Santa Barbara location with a fresh, contemporary design and a vastly expanded menu. The Santa Barbara CPK is among the first in the country to get the Next Chapter makeover, taking place at 80 CPK locations nationwide in 2015.
“We have worked around-the-clock to create a fabulous new experience for our guests,” said Managing Partner Kevin Secky. “Our new environment welcomes Santa Barbara patrons with a relaxed, upscale feel and many natural elements.”
Sustainable materials are a guiding factor in the Next Chapter design. The warm rustic décor features many elements like oak floors, tabletops and chairs from reclaimed wood and stone countertops. Fabrics used for seating are from recycled materials. Even the glassware, dishes and stemware have been reconsidered in the new design, updated for a casual but refined dining experience. Additionally, the open floor plan has flexible seating with indoor/outdoor dining options and walls feature local landmarks for a neighborhood feel. For more, visit http://www.cpk.com/virtualtour.
The adventurous new menu includes the signature hand-tossed pizza favorites like CPK’s iconic BBQ Chicken Pizza with new options in appetizers, salads, sides and mains designed to showcase seasonal dishes, locally sourced ingredients and globally inspired flavors. For the complete menu, visit www.cpk.com/reimagined.
The centerpiece of the new Santa Barbara CPK is the open kitchen, where guests can watch as pizzas are hand-tossed, their food is prepared from scratch and favorite artisan pizzas as well as exciting new main courses like fire-grilled rib-eye and roasted halibut are baked.
“We are upping our game with this transformation, which we call The Next Chapter,” said G. J. Hart, CEO of California Pizza Kitchen. “Taking the best of our history and soul and innovating to make it current for today’s sophisticated guest, the new look, menu and experience creates a space to relax and unwind in a welcoming neighborhood environment.”
The Santa Barbara CPK is one of 80 locations across the country that will be remodeled this year with all CPK restaurants completing their Next Chapter renovation by the end of 2016.
Picking Up the Pace: Lunch Duos
For a unique creative lunch, CPK is introducing Lunch Duos, a quick way to create meal pairings with lunch-sized versions of a favorite pizza or sandwich and a soup or salad. Lunch Duos give guests a great value, with over 80 fresh, made-to-order options to mix, match and enjoy in the middle of their time-challenged days.
The New CPK menu encourages diners to seek unique and seasonal flavor combinations, but offers a Menu Adventure Guarantee: If a guest tries a new dish and is not satisfied, it will be replaced with his or her favorite item from the CPK menu. CPK also will continue to offer delicious menu choices to diners with dietary restrictions offering vegetarian/vegan choices, and gluten-free items.
CPK has curated a unique collection of handcrafted cocktails, craft beers and carefully selected wines. Cocktails are created from fresh fruits, juices, purees and herbs. Paired with artisan flatbreads and other creative appetizers, CPK is an inspired after-work destination.
Cooking with CPK
Founded in 1985, CPK recently published their “Taste of the Seasons“ cookbook to celebrate their 30th anniversary. The book, the fourth in a series, is a collection of recipes for many classic CPK dishes and seasonal menu items. Created by CPK’s top chefs Brian Sullivan and Paul Pszybylski, each recipe uses fresh ingredients that are inspired by Mother Nature’s harvest throughout the year. The book is sold exclusively at CPK restaurants for $19.95. All proceeds from the sale of Taste of the Seasons will be donated to children’s charities. For more visit www.cpk.com/TasteoftheSeasons.
CPK offers a special birthday program that allows kids to play chef and make their own pizza from the freshest ingredients. The fun also includes VIP-style behind-the-counter restaurant tour, a meal and dessert from the award-winning CPKids menu, souvenirs and a certificate for a free CPKids Meal for each child’s next visit. (Available at participating locations.)