A little while ago I mentioned the new ASK Italian cookbook, with recipes by Theo Randall and Carla Capalbo. I had made the Spaghetti Carbonara – a winning family recipe in our household always met with smiles. We also recently ate at ASK and we were really impressed by their new 2013 menu, showcasing Italian inspired dishes created by Theo Randall and Head of Food, Jeena Rodrigues.
We loved the seasonal ‘spring specials’ on offer; asparagus wrapped in prosciutto or Fettucine Primavera Con Prosciutto – a spring pasta dish with asparagus, peas, courgettes and a creamy pecorino sauce. The children were quick to start colouring and to tuck into their pizza with fresh vegetables to nibble on and garlic bread, too. ASK have come a long way since I worked as a waitress in their Tottenham Court Road branch back in 2000! They now have 118 restaurants and endeavour to source high quality Italian ingredients from local growers in Italy, with Theo and the chefs taking regular trips to Italy for menu inspiration. If you have an ASK near you, try the Panzerottini – baked dough balls with Pancetta and cheese and chilli, a classic Bolognese is served with the more authentic fetuccine, rather than spaghetti. Puddings are tasty too – especially the dessert sharing board…
For a chance to win a copy of the ASK Italian Cookbook and a £20 voucher to put towards a nice meal out enter the rafflecopter giveaway below –
With thanks to ASK Italian for the cookbook and vouchers as a prize for one of my readers.