We are almost there, the season of fresh vegetables, bright vinaigrettes, and new seasonal menus. Nothing gets this foodies lips moving faster than good eats, with fresh ingredients at one of my favorite restaurants. I know you thought I was going to say my own kitchen and backyard, but that’s not the answer today!
Ditch the grill and patio and instead dress in your favorite outfit, and grab your keys, it’s time for a cuisine experience where each bite provides a forkful of flavor. Summer is about grabbing a bite, and a few cocktails, chatting, eating and enjoying the day and friends. Summer lets us just indulge in the simple things like a dish that transforms the everyday into a work of art.
A summertime menu featuring the freshest seasonal ingredients should include baby kale, watermelon, radishes, avocados, cucumbers, bean sprouts, strawberries and more! While you may not be traveling this summer, let your food choices be global. Who’s ready to lavishly live food out loud and find out where a summertime menu featuring the freshest seasonal ingredients is?
Where You Can Dine On Food That Pushes the Culinary Boundaries
Today’s post is sponsored by California Pizza Kitchen, as I love to offer my readership the best of the best. It’s where food is transformed from the everyday into a work of art.
One of my favorite eateries is California Pizza Kitchen. I don’t eat meat, my son has food allergies and the menu conquers something for everyone in my home. No matter the food we dine on, there are always tastes I can describe but you have to try it to believe how fresh it is.
Ready For Fresh Summertime Produce & Global Flavors?
If you are ready to tear into a unique flavor experience, then you are ready for a deliciously innovative summer menu at California Pizza Kitchen! The new offerings are on the lighter side, and packed with flavor!
Summertime Menu Featuring the Freshest Seasonal Ingredients
California Fields Salad
Feast on fresh watermelon, strawberries, field greens and housemade Champagne vinaigrette, topped off with Feta and California pistachios creating the perfect crunchy texture against the soft watermelon flesh!
Santa Fe Bowl
How do you do Southwestern? Let’s head to the Southwest for some inspiration. Get ready to indulge in a joyful jumble of intense flavors. What’s in the Santa Fe Bowl? A Southwestern-inspired blend of cilantro farro, spinach, lime chicken, tomatoes, sweet corn, black beans, red cabbage, avocado, poblano peppers and toasted pepitas served with housemade poblano ranch.
To be fair this sounds like a fajita waiting to be served, but it delivers so much more flavor. In fact, you might say that the ingredients in this combine together to create a vibrant chorus, unsung unless you try it!
Banh Mi Bowl
How about a Vietnamese Inspired Culinary Bowl? What’s inside this gourmet mixture? You will have to taste this to believe it, as this gourmet mixture contains a colorful blend of quinoa, baby kale, grilled chicken, watermelon radishes, avocado, cucumbers, and carrots, with bean sprouts, scallions, cilantro, mint, sesame seeds, serrano peppers and a housemade chili-lime vinaigrette all creating a fresh new flavor.
Since this is the month of MOM, California Pizza Kitchen has an incredible way to celebrate your mother and all the love you have for her. Last year California Pizza Kitchen began this contest and it was wildly successful in celebrating mom. This year, I want you to be part of it, celebrate the strength, unconditional love, and courage she has always given you with a simple wish, and a post with hashtags and you might win!.
Here’s How To Enter The CPK ” Dear Mom For You I Wish”
CPK fans have two ways to share their original Mother’s Day wish: (1) they can submit their wish at www.cpk.com/dearmom or (2) they can post a photo along with their wish on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtags #CPKDearMom #Contest. The contest ends on May 31. All approved photos entered will be displayed in an online gallery. California Pizza Kitchen will choose one lucky winner to have his or her wish granted at up to a $4,000 value. For full contest details, please visit HERE.
WIN A $25 GIFT CARD to CPK
Now is your chance to win your own Gift Card to visit California Pizza Kitchen and enjoy all the great new offerings and time with your family and friends. I am giving away 2 – $25 Gift Cards to 2 different winners. Winners may NOT reside in the same household or at the same address. Winner must be 18+, no P.O. Boxes will be accepted and all entrants must follow all entry methods in order to be qualified. Giveaway will run from May 11 until May 31 st at 11:59 PM EST. Winners will be notified via email and will have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen with absolutely NO EXCEPTIONS. Giveaaway gift card to be fulfilled by CPK
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Lavishly live summertime out loud, dine with the best of the best, eat delicious foods and enjoy your life! ~ Dana a foodie to the core!