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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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

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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267 Responses

  1. Chris Fletcher

    It would be a great treat, I could take out my Mum for a surprise!

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  2. Victoria B

    We desperately need an excuse for a date night – having these vouchers would really help! Haven’t been to Ask for years even though it’s only up the road.

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  3. Emma Middleton

    I would love to win so me and my mum could go out for a lovely lunch in the sun

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  4. Kayleigh Maycock

    I love Italian food, would be so happy if me and my partner could have a meal out. We’ve just moved house and luckily there’s an Ask 5 minutes away 🙂

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  5. Rowena Wood

    I would like to win because I just love Italian food, pizza, pasta, gelata yum yum yum!

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  6. Claire Timbers

    We love italian food! so this would be an amazing family treat

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  7. jessica cook

    I would love to win just to go and spend time with my son and husband, hubby is in the army so hes away so much. family time is so important to us x

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  8. Amy Briscoe

    Because ask is the tastiest Italian chain out there. Knocks the socks off prezzo and zizzi

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  9. Laura Muir

    I’d treat my mum and partner to a nice meal 🙂 been through a tough time lately as a family and could do with a wee lift up.

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  10. olivia Kirby

    We always go To Ask as a treat after school shoe shopping, it’s a ritual! It’d be nice to go more than once a year!

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  11. EJ Dunn

    I’m currently on maternity leave and we don’t have the money to eat out at the moment, so this would be a welcome win!

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  12. Angela Young

    We have an ASK restaurant very nearby , I walk passed it often. I’ve even looked longingly at the delicious sounding menu. So far I haven’t been able to visit as we have no extra money for meals out right now but hope to very soon. Even sooner if I win the voucher lol

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  13. Claire Appleton

    It would be great to win because we have never been to ASK before so it would be great to try it & treat the family! 🙂

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  14. Rebecca Powell

    I love ASK and i would love to take my family for a meal there

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  15. Sandra Bald

    Be great to go out for a meal with my husband without the children.

    Reply
  16. Ema J Lowe

    it would be nice to have a meal with just me and the hubby without the children, cant remember the last time we did that.

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  17. Emma Gough

    Ask do the most delicious gluten free pizza and pasta dishes! I think this busy mum deserves a nice treat

    Reply
  18. Sarah Mccaffery

    I’d like to take advantage of any good weather we may have and enjoy some nice Italian food Al fresco.

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  19. Rachel McMillan

    Hubby doesn’t like italian but a voucher would give me an excuse to go and I could take my girls.

    Reply
  20. Ruth Wollerton

    Because I would love to treat my boys to a …. PIZZA of Ask yumminess xxx

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  21. Cathryn Crawshaw

    would love to treat my family to dinner out – looks lovely

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  22. Carly Belsey

    I love Ask and would love to treat my OH to a nice meal there 🙂

    Reply
  23. tina Glover

    It would make a lovely family treat as its my husbands birthday coming up. It an expensive month in our house with Easter and 6 family birthdays all in one month so this would help lighten the load!

    Reply
  24. Dean T

    I lvoe italian food and so does the GF, always nice to have some free nosh anyway!!

    Reply
  25. Kate Davies

    We haven’t had a meal out in years so it would be lovely to treat my family.

    Reply

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