To celebrate the delicious fresh ingredients of its Spring Menu, ASK Italian has created a unique “Edible Bouquet” in partnership with iconic florists Rebel Rebel. The “La Dolce Vita” bouquet will be carefully crafted with fresh Italian herb pairings Rosemary & Pea, Olive & Mint and yellow courgette flowers inspired by the delicious new dishes available at ASK Italian restaurants.
To celebrate the arrival of Spring, ASK Italian will be hosting bouquet-making masterclasses of the “La Dolce Vita” in select restaurants in the lead up to Mother’s Day, offering guests a unique experience to enjoy alongside the delicious new menu. Diners can immerse themselves in floral artistry and create their very own edible bouquet, whilst enjoying a set three-course menu.
Officially launching in London on Tuesday 26th March, the masterclass evenings will run consecutively in Leeds on Wednesday 27th March and Liverpool on Thursday 28th March for diners to create the perfect gift for Mother’s Day! Tickets for classes are available for a limited time at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/ask-italian-18949711902 for £19.95 per person.
EVENT: EDIBLE BOUQUET MASTERCLASSES AT ASK ITALIAN
DATES: 26th, 27th, 28th March 2019
26th – ASK ITALIAN, 41 – 43 Spring St, Paddington, London W2 1JA
27th – ASK ITALIAN, 20 – 22 Lands Ln, Leeds LS1 6LB
28th – ASK ITALIAN, 5 Queen Square, Liverpool L1 1RH
COST: £19.95 including a three-course meal
For those who would like to recreate the “La Dolce Vita” bouquet at home, the Rebel Rebel team have created a series of useful hacks so you can make your own edible bouquet in the comfort of your home. Watch out for the ASK online masterclass available in March. Visit their website for more information: https://www.askitalian.co.uk/
Outside of the masterclasses, diners can still enjoy the new Spring menu, which is available seven days a week in ASK Italian restaurants nationwide, featuring a selection of classic Italian dishes with a Spring-fresh theme. These include the Pea & Ricotta Souffle, twice baked soufflé on a bed of spinach in a rich cheese sauce topped with mascarpone; Super Green Soup, a light vegetable broth with peas, courgettes, leeks, baby kale and potatoes, topped with pea shoots and Pea & Prosciutto Risotto, vibrant creamy pea and asparagus risotto topped with crispy smoked prosciutto and pea shoots. Followed by an array of showstopping desserts featuring Passion Fruit & Raspberry Cheesecake on a biscuit base, drizzled with tangy passion fruit sauce, served with vanilla gelato and Warm Cookie & Salted Caramel Gelato.
For those celebrating Mothering Sunday, guests can choose from a selection of Italian classics on the Mother’s Day Menu. Options from the set menu include the award-winning Pasta Fresca Purple Basil Pesto Genovese, fresh egg tagliatelle, green pesto and cream sauce with fine green beans and pine nuts, topped with purple basil pesto; and Fettucine Bolognese, a hearty beef and pork ragu served with flat ribbon Fettuccine.
All menu items offer the option to make it vegetarian and there are Allergen, Vegan & Non-Gluten menus available, with dishes including Prima Super Green Pizza, a pea purée base topped with tender baby kale, asparagus, peas, red pepper pearls, spinach, balsamic red onions and vegan mozzarella alternative.