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California Pizza Kitchen | May 5, 2013

California Pizza Kitchen Moroccan Salad

Moroccan Spiced Chicken Salad on CPK website

In the world of restaurant salads, California Pizza Kitchen is a bonanza! This is not a typical pizza

How my Moroccan salad really looked on arrival.

How my Moroccan salad really looked on arrival

restaurant like the huts and inns of my youth.CPK feels like a slightly upscale restaurant with both booths and tables and a full bar. The one my friend and I visited is next to Macy’s at the Domain. Two sizes of salads are available for each salad and the “half” salad size is plenty for one person. The wine glasses are on the table when you are seated and drink orders are taken right away. The menu includes  wonderful sounding pizzas, sandwiches and pastas but of course, we were there for the salads.

My choice was the Moroccan Spiced Chicken and my friend had the California Chopped. The Moroccan did not look at all like the picture below when it was served to me but all the ingredients were there. The chicken was buried in the romaine leaves but it was fun finding all the hidden gems underneath. “One of a kind, with roasted butternut squash, dates, avocado, toasted almonds, beets, chopped egg and cranberries. Tossed with housemade Champagne vinaigrette. GF” is the description on the menu and that doesn’t do it justice. The almonds are Spanish Marcona Almonds and the cranberries are dried cranberries. The fig and the roasted squash are two things you don’t usually see on salads and the champagne vinaigrette tasted terrific.

I can’t say much about the salad my friend had except that she ate 100% of it. The applewood smoked bacon looked real good. She could have

gotten the optional beets on it but declined.  This place is going to require more research. I’m already planning my next visit here.

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