Thursday, August 16, 2012

Bombay Chronicles: California Pizza Kitchen

Address: There are three CPKs in Mumbai. The one I went to was at Third Floor, Food Court, Infiniti 2, next to Goregaon Sports Club, Link Road, Malad West, Mumbai

I write this post regretfully, because I haven't taken any pictures of the pizzas we ordered here. I know I know, the pizzas are kind of the whole point of a Pizza Kitchen.. *looking away*
However, the soup, salad and desserts also deserve a mention. A very special mention, actually, because they were exquisite.

(above) The Original BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad
Chopped lettuce, black beans, sweet corn, cilantro, basil, crispy corn tortilla strips and Fontina cheese tossed together in herb ranch dressing, topped with chopped BBQ chicken breast, diced tomatoes and green onions.

(above) Adobe Chicken Chowder
A creamy rich chowder with chicken, wild rice, corn, green chilies, mild onion and cilantro. Topped with crispy corn tortilla strips.
Oh, for the love of good soup. Warm, creamy, comforting as a snuggly blanket. LOVED IT.

(above) Red Velvet Cake
Three layers of moist red velvet cake frosted with vanilla bean cream cheese and white chocolate curls, served on vanilla bean sauce.
Really, how could I not try this. The cake, not so moist, kind of dense, but nicely done. The layers, gorgeous. The frosting, PERFECT. Theobroma, you should be ashamed of yourself, here's a pizza kitchen that makes a better red velvet than you can imagine.

(above) Tiramisu
Sweet Italian cream cheese between layers of espresso and Kahlua laced lady fingers, topped with shaved bittersweet chocolate.
Forget everything else, I would go back to California Pizza Kitchen just for the Tiramisu. Best Tiramisu I have ever had, including in NYC. The layers were perfect. The creaminess was perfect. The espresso hit perfectly. And there was just enough Kahlua to leave me in satisfied giggles. :D

We also ordered two pizzas:
The Meat Cravers (sweet Italian sausage, pepperoni, Canadian bacon, Capicola ham, julienne salami, mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce on a regular crust) and
Pesto Pizza (basil pesto sauce with grilled chicken, mozzarella cheese, sun dried tomatoes, pesto sauce, sliced Kalamata olives on a thin crust)
The pizzas were great, especially the Meat Cravers. Try it, if you're as much of a carnivore as me and my friends. :P

California Pizza Kitchen. Two words. LOVED. IT. :D 

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