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.

ASK Italian

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.

ASK Italian

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

ASK Italian Pizza making workshop pizza workshop

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!

ASK pizza

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

If the winner does not respond within 7 days of the notification email being sent, a new winner will be randomly selected

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266 Responses

  1. donna l jones

    love to win this would be a lovely family outing for all of us to enjoy

    Reply
  2. charlotte

    They do vegan pizza. Which is exciting to me, and gluten free for my partner. Somewhere we can both eat out!

    Reply
  3. Jodi

    Perfect to treat my son after all his hard work revising for his mock sats 🙂

    Reply
  4. Natasha R-M

    It would be a nice treat to use this voucher and enjoy some authentic Italian food which is my favourite food.

    Reply
  5. lorraine kirk

    We have not eaten here before but would like to try as your pictures of food look delicious!

    Reply
  6. cheryl lovell

    I would love to treat my son for his birthday and his favourite food is pizza!

    Reply
  7. cheryl hadfield

    I would gift to my hubby as part of his 40th birthday celebrations

    Reply
  8. Gary Topley

    To treat my girlfriend for the simple fact I love her. Thankyou for the competition x

    Reply
  9. ADEINNE TONNER

    I’m a huge fan of Italian food so i would treat myself and my family to a lovely Italian meal.

    Reply
  10. Nicola McC

    Because I could treat my friends to a nice meal out. The Stromboli pizzas and chocolate Etnas are on me!

    Reply
  11. claire glace

    So i can treat my momma and my daughter to a lovely day out shopping with a gorgeous Italian meal too……

    Reply
  12. Rachael Gibbons

    Love Italian food, would be great to treat my mum, she deserves a treat 🙂

    Reply
  13. sarah carter

    I would love to win as we dont really get to go out being busy with work and family so it would be nice to be able to go and do something nice like this x

    Reply
  14. Suzanne Gaulton

    The kids made me such a lovely breakfast on Mothers Day – this would be a lovely way to say thank you and treat them, if I was lucky enough to win!

    Reply
  15. mainy

    Great Prize! My other half comes back from a 6 week trip so it would be great for us and the kids to go out for a family meal together.
    Mainy

    Reply
  16. Helen Stratton

    I have never actually tried Ask but you have convinced me to give it a go!

    Reply
  17. Lynn Neal

    We have not dined here before but we love Italian food so should be perfect for us!

    Reply
  18. Julie Gay

    I wouldn’t mind winning and taking my Husband out on a date night.

    Reply
  19. Sadiyya Maryam

    My six year old daughter loves Italian food and so would love to treat her as she’s been working so hard at school!

    Reply
  20. Pauline Dring

    I’d love to win an Ask gift voucher for my daughter’s birthday treat on 7 April

    Reply
  21. katrina walsh

    We were gutted when our local branch of Ask closed down in Peterborough town centre. Would love to revisit another Ask

    Reply
  22. Lauren Lawrence

    I’d love to win, would be a lovely treat and Italian food is my favourite!

    Reply
  23. Lauren Lawrence

    I’d love to win, it would be a lovely treat and Italian food is my favourite!

    Reply

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