Sunday, 17 July 2016

Pizza Express and Ice Age Collision Course come together!

Yesterday was one of those really memorable happy family days!

We had been invited up to London to check out the collaboration between Pizza Express and the new Ice Age film, Ice Age Collision Course. (A huge thank you to Ruth and Katy for organising!) 

We found our way to Pizza Express on Dean Street, to see what all of the fuss was about! Chester and Millie instantly noticed the additional activity sheets on our table, and happily got stuck in whilst we waited for our food! 

One of the activities on the sheet was to draw your favourite Ice Age Character along with your favourite pizza, for a chance to win a family trip to Hollywood and a VIP tour of the world famous Fox Studios! How amazing is that?! 

Well Chester and Millie love the Ice Age films so happily discussed their favourite characters, Chester loves Diego, the tough as nails Saber Tooth Tiger. Millie loves Sid the happy go lucky Sloth! This kept them entertained until our food arrived. 

As a family, we really love Pizza Express. The Children's menu is amazing value for money at £6.95 for 3 courses, it always makes my two feel really grown up that they get to have a 3 course meal. Especially as their choices can mostly be found on the adult menu in some form or another. 
Both children had dough balls to start. Chester had the American pizza, Millie went for the Margherita. Then for dessert they chose the sundae with fruit sauce and strawberries. Of course they also had the famous Bambinoccino which they both love, only so that they can pretend to be drinking coffee like the grown ups! 

Of course, I didn't miss out. I was treated to my favourite starter Brushetta con Funghi and then the amazing new summer main of Hawaiian Pizza Express, which was a perfect balance of salt and sweet flavours. With an amazing pineapple chutney and salty prosciutto, on a white bechamel base! I am not always a fan of tomato bases so this is now my new favourite pizza, I hope it stays on the menu for longer than the summer! 

With very full bellies we walked round to Twentieth Century Fox where we were greeted by Sid and Scrat. The children couldn't believe their eyes! 

We were then very privaliged to be treated to a special showing of Ice Age Collision Course complete with drinks and popcorn! 

We all absolutely loved the film. It was very funny and had the adults laughing as loud as the children! It managed to keep my two sat in their seats and glued to the screen the whole time, with both of them declaring it was 'awesome' at the end! 

On our way out we managed to sneak another cuddle with Sid and Scrat, which really topped the day off nicely! 

A big thank you to Pizza Express, Twentieth Century Fox, and Ruth & Katie for organising our fantastic day! If you are stuck for plans in the summer holidays, I would totally recommend Pizza Express and a visit to the cinema to see Ice Age! Both my two came home very happy! 

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