Wednesday, March 25, 2015

California Pizza Kitchen Treats Photo Contest Winner To Sumptuous Dinner For Two

Peng Cruz and Cecil Cruz with California Pizza Kitchen-Shangri-La Plaza's
Store Manager Liezl de Gracia, Abby Pereira, Checile Montevirgen, Raymund
Macairan, and Nelson Cerda (Photo: Oliver Oliveros)
First published on PropertyAsia.ph 

City of Mandaluyong—It seemed like the food was endless when Cecil Cruz, winner of property search portal PropertyAsia.ph’s “Most Romantic Valentine Arrangements at Home” photo contest, together with her elder sister Peng, was recently treated to a delectable selection of authentic Italian pasta and pizza at California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) in Shangri-La Plaza.

Her joining the contest, which had a dinner for two at CPK and a pair of tickets to the movie “Fifty Shades of Grey” as prizes, was actually unplanned. Cecil’s photo entry subjects, her recuperating dad, Roberto, 70, who suffered a heart attack at the height of typhoon Glenda last year, and her dad’s loyal, loving, and caring wife, Luisa, 64, posed before the camera after the former surprised the latter with a few plastic rose stems; a borrowed teddy bear; and some branded chocolates from the fridge clumped together impromptu!

Cecil said, “It was my dad’s simple gesture to thank my mom for she was so brave and caring during his recent three-month stay in the hospital.”

On the day the photo was taken in Greenwoods, Pasig, Cecil, a former employee at Jamba Juice and an occasional actor on GMA Network, even recalled her mother saying, “I’m just glad your father is still with us; that’s all I ask for.”

Brimming with love and wide smiles, Roberto and Luisa’s photo together, which garnered nearly 50 shares and 150 likes on the social media platform Facebook, was an instant favorite even prior to officially winning the Valentine-themed contest.

California Pizza Kitchen's baked penne
On hand at the celebratory dinner with Cecil and Peng were CPK-Shangri-La Plaza’s Store Manager Liezl de Gracia, alongside her very hospitable staff Abby Pereira, Checile Montevirgen, Raymund Macairan, and Nelson Cerda, and PropertyAsia.ph’s Social Media and Community Manager Oliver Oliveros.  

CPK’s bestselling menu items: mouthwatering quesadillas, roasted pumpkin soup, and original barbecue chopped salad as appetizers; fresh-from-the-oven mupesa (mushroom, pepperoni, and sausage) pizza and baked penne as main course; a reimagined campfire favorite s’more—a baked pizza crust topped with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream—as dessert; and free-flowing iced tea were exceedingly a feast for the eyes and tummy.

PropertyAsia.ph extends its heartfelt thanks to Cecil, Peng, Roberto and Luisa, and to CPK’s Liezl de Gracia and General Manager Jem Ramirez.

CPK-Shangri-La Plaza accepts catering services, call 0927-7401136.

For more contests and promos, visit PropertyAsia.ph.