Today, I skipped my evening snack. Why? I was attending the bloggers’ meet at California Pizza Kitchen to try out the menu that’s rolling out for the Mexican festival called Mexifornia from April 29 to May 19. CPK boasts of (in a nice way) celebrating international festivals and appealing to various palates globally, and this culinary festival is to celebrate Mexico’s favourite holiday — Cinco De Mayo. So here’s my verdict!
Cranberry Mist: I love when I start a meal like this – by sipping on a refreshing drink. I chose to give alcohol some rest and called for this mocktail. Cranberry Mist is a blend of cranberry juice and lime juice topped with soda. The slight tint of lime was lovely. Just the kind of drink I was longing for.
Enchiladas: A corn tortilla roll that was filled with vegetables and chicken. For the vegetarians, it was vegetables and paneer. The roll was soft and spicy. Something you can definitely look forward to at the fest.
Chicken/ Paneer Taco with Mexican Rice: This came with tiny pieces of chicken/ Panner. I wouldn’t call it the best recipe, but it’s okay. My palate refuses to give this a green signal. The rice turned out to be a little sour due to the lime that was squeezed over it. Not a fan.
Chicken-something Pizza: I couldn’t register what exactly the pizza was called, but all you need to know is that it was delicious. Shredded chicken coupled with onion that’s sliced straight down from the centre were lying on a thick crust bed. The crust was soft and fluffy. I like!
Baja Supreme Pizza: Ah! This was the highlight of the show. Just before it arrived at my table, I was trying hard to make the vegetarians feel bad about their food preferences. This Baja Pizza was a tight slap on my face. It turned out to be the best recipe! It was a burst of spice in my mouth. The orange sauce was playing it well. Chopped mushrooms, onions, beans and corn toned down the spice.
Churros: We ended on a perfectly sweet note! The Spanish donuts made it to our table with a bowl of Chocolate Mousse. It was a sugar rush and as I like it to be, a perfect ending! 🙂