Ask (!) the kids what their favourite thing to bake is and they’ll tell you without hesitation, ‘making pizza’ wins and over cakes and biscuits too and that’s despite them only ever doing it twice in their little lives.

That’s how memorable and fun making Italian most famous export is!It was lucky then that we were invited to a special ASK Italian Mother’s Day pizza workshop with culinary genius and hugely charismatic TV Chef and Restaurateur Theo Randall at the stylish ASK in Paddington on Spring Street.

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ASK Restaurant

Theo Randall

A blogger’s dream of a venue, and a taste of things to come across all the ASKs in the UK with a light-catching conservatory, yellow mimosas adorning the tables and walls, low hanging lights and glossy reflective green tiles, you won’t be disappointed in the decor or the food there.

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Pizza dough ASK Italian

It was wonderful to hang out with Mandy and Eilidh from Sneaky Veg and Mummy and Monkeys and their families too.

Bloggers meet-up

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workshop

kids laughing at the pizza workshop

…The mimosas were a thoughtful touch as the story goes that the act of giving out mimosa flowers began in Rome on March 8 1946 at the end of World War II as men gave the fragrant flowers to their wives, mothers, sisters and daughters as a sign of appreciation.

Now, on IWD, Italian women hand the flowers to other women as a sign of solidarity.

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The Mothers’ Day menu for mammas is just as considered with a rainbow salad of candy stripe beetroot, yellow courgettes, Santos tomatoes, cucumber, red pepper, mixed leaves, radish and pine nuts with dressing followed by Prima Light Coppa Ham and Egg pizza we had a chance to recreate for ourselves, with the entire dishes totalling under 550 calories no less! They also have wonderful gluten-free and vegan menus too!

Mother's Day menu

colourful salad

I love that ASK use semolina to make the base crispy as they do in Italy and the Pomodoro sauce is sauced (get it #soz) from brothers Giorgio and Gilberto Greci in Emilia, Romagna who have been canning tomatoes since the 1900s so it’s authentic and delicious food at its best.

cooking

The children gobbled up their handmade stone-baked pizzas and Oliver ate a whopping three, and this is the fussy one at that!

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Pizza

pizza oven ASK

ASK pizzas in the oven

pizzas

I created a heart shaped gluten-free pizza with a Greek twist (obvs) and the kids enjoyed crispy calamari, stuffed mushrooms, butterfly prawns and creamy burrata from the ala carte menu (scroll down for the mouthwatering pics).

heart pizza

heart pizza

Authentic, seasonal and delicious, ASK have got it spot on with all of their menus: the kids one is dynamic, varied and interactive too encouraging they get stuck in with their hands, and the Mothers’ Day 3 course menu with prosecco for just £19.95 is great value without any compromise on taste and portion size!

happy little chef

Here are the promised dishes from the ala carte menu too!

stuffed mushrooms

butterfly prawns

calamari

burrata

…For dessert Peter plumped for the Blood Orange Chocolate Tart which is served with tangy raspberry sorbet and we oohed and aaghed at the Chocolate Etna, where hot toffee sauce is poured over the dark chocolate cup at your table, revealing a hidden scoop of vanilla gelato on top of a hot chocolate fondant. It will blow your mind!

chocolate melting dessert

blood orange tart

blood orange tart

ice cream

ice cream

The kids relished ice cream and biscuits, revelling in the hundreds and thousands and sweet raspberry sauce!

kids eating ice cream in ASK

What a wonderful way to while away a Saturday. Great company, scrumptious food and two very happy little chefs who took pride in their creations!

Pizza making workshop

As well as being for a chance to win a family meal thanks to ASK (you just need to tag them and #TakeYourMammaOut in a photo uploaded of your coloured in Mother’s Day cards you can collect in the restaurant, to be in with a chance).

I’ve since become vegan and can’t wait to try the vegan menu.

Now you can also luckily win a £50 ASK gift card below. Simply enter via Rafflectopter.

Good luck!

Thank you ASK and Happy Mother’s day everyone!

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You will be provided with an e-card gift card.

Ends March 29th 2018

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266 Responses

  1. Mary H

    I’d love to win because oh my word Italian is my all time favourite food.

    Reply
  2. Lorna Ledger

    So I can get a good head start on an amazingly tasty family meal, thank you

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  3. Jamie Millard

    We’ve not been out for dinner since baby arrived, this would be a perfect first meal back out.

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  4. Louise A

    I’d like to win so I can myself and my husband to a meal on my birthday

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  5. Rena Plumridge

    I would love a little treat and the food looks so lovely and delicious

    Reply
  6. claire woods

    I’d love to treat my partner to a meal out because every time I come home from work he has dinner waiting for me!

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  7. Emma Ellams

    I would love to celebrate my parents anniversary, which is on the same day as mine, they deserve a lovely treat

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  8. michelle twin mum

    My husband had some of our very first dates at an Ask by Bond Street, 20 odd years ago and we’ve never stopped eating there! Mich x
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  9. Smith

    I’d like to win because ask is my absolute favourite to go to when my daughter is with us. They are so good and so prepared for kids. After an experience recently with one of their competitors that boarded on bizarre I’ll never cheat on them again!

    Reply
  10. Andrea Upton

    I have never been there, so I would love to win, so that I could try it out

    Reply
  11. Christopher Read

    I love Italian food and haven’t been to Ask in a while, so this would be a great prize

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  12. Sarah Austin

    Would be great to take the family for a treat and I love italian!

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  13. Katie

    I love ASK but i’ve not been to one in a while. My husband deserves a treat and I need to show him what it’s all about! We both love Italian food. 🙂

    Reply
  14. Lesley Bambridge

    Hubby and I love Italian food, but we have never been to Ask Italian. It sonds absolutely lovely.

    Reply
  15. MelK

    I love Ask, its sl8ghtly different to other Italian restaurants out there

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  16. Sarah Roberts

    l love Italian food and so does my hubby but he has never been to Ask! l know!! right lol 😀 So l would love to go with him especially with our third wedding anniversary in April 🙂

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  17. Brenda

    I would love to treat my parents to a meal as they do so much for me, helping out with school pickups and having my son over to stay 🙂

    Reply
  18. helen tovell

    Never had the pleasure of eating in there so would be nice to try

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  19. Louise Comb

    I love ASK. You can tell that they use fresh, quality ingredients, and their food, to me, is more Italian in style than most Italian restaurants manage XXX

    Reply
  20. Simon C

    We love Ask Italian. It’s a great place to go for a fun family meal out.

    Reply
  21. Jen A

    We love ASK – would be a great chance for a rare family meal out 🙂

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  22. Cherry Lloyd

    Because ASK is one of the best places we have found for gluten free pizza, and as many of our family have Coeliac it is the perfect venue for all of us to enjoy good food together.

    Reply
  23. Karen Barrett

    We have a new Ask Italian at The Middlebrook, I haven’t been yet but would love to

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  24. caroline mccabe

    I would love to win this and treat my family to a lovely meal out.

    Reply
  25. Debbie W

    Because we love Ask as a family and it would be lovely to take my mother-in-law as she sometimes struggles when eating out where we live as she is vegetarian.

    Reply
  26. Kristy L Brown

    I would love to win so that I can take my DS for a meal before he heads away to uni

    Reply
  27. Christine Taylor

    I love Italian food and pizza, Ask Italian is one of my fave places to eat so yes please x
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  28. Fiona King

    So that I can surprise my mum and take her for a nice meal and drink

    Reply
  29. Stephanie Wright

    I want to win because I absolutely love Italian food. Its my favourite.

    Reply

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