As part of my role as an Official Crayola Blog Partner, I was invited to Zizzi with the family for a meal.
I like restaurants that are child friendly and the children normally look out for a pack of colour pencils or crayons and colouring sheets as quite a few restaurants cater to this. However, I am always careful that some of these crayons may transfer onto their hands and end up in their mouths.
In Zizzi, I didn’t have this problem.
Zizzi has recently gone into collaboration with Crayola so now while you wait with the kids to be served your food, they can keep busy colouring with lovely Crayola crayons which are non-toxic and washable.
I visited the Zizzi in Chiswick and we were greeted by the manager who put us at ease. The staff serving us was most attentive and friendly while not being ‘in your face’ if you know what I mean. The kind of mix I like at a restaurant.
Zizzi as you may already know has a wonderful menu. They have also added a new Bambini Menu for children.
The children were quite happy to wait for their food to be served (although the wait was not very long) because they had these lovely activities to keep them occupied. There was a colouring sheet and Crayola twistable crayons. There was even a Crayola Activity Booklet. Jadyn wrote a poem to enter a competition and she is hoping to win so she can take Hubs with us next time as he couldn’t make it.
Ethan and Aeryn had the Bambini menu which consisted of starters – carrots, cucumber and dough sticks; pizza – Ethan had pepperoni and Aeryn had the margherita. They finished with chocolate ice cream and chocacino.
Their pizzas were quite large but Ethan managed to finish his pizza. Aeryn, understandably could not.
I think the Bambini menu is absolute value for money at on £6.75 especially when the all of the dishes were so tasty.
Jadyn and I shared the Cicchetti Platter as starters which was absolutely delicious. It consisted of Arancini risotto balls, chicken and pepper skewers, mini calzone with spicy sausage and tomato and mozzarella salad. Everything was cooked to perfection and we were already quite full after eating that.
For my main course, I had Spiedini Pescatore which consisted of king prawns, salmon, sea bream, peppers and courgettes hanging on a skewer and served with Tuscan potatoes in white wine sauce. Doesn’t it sound delicious? Well, it was as delicious as it sounds.
Jadyn had the new Pizza Rustica Pescatore which had one half of king prawns, courgette, roquito chillies and creme fraiche and the other half crab, plum tomatoes, parsley, capers and rockets. She enjoyed the pizza and I tasted it too and it was perfect.
Of course no meal is complete without dessert and we always leave that little extra space in our tummies for it.
I knew what I was having even before I stepped into Zizzi’s. I was having my favourite dessert – Panna Cotta and it was served with a red berry compote. It was scrumptious – creamy and light at the same time.
Jadyn tried out the chocolate melt – a hot chocolate pudding with a delicious gooey centre served with ice cream. She said it was the best she had ever tasted.
Our meal was very pleasing as everything was perfect – the food, the ambiance and the staff.
I would definitely recommend going to Zizzi’s with children as they are kept occupied with the Crayola art and the food is so appetizing and affordable.
Being a Crayola Blogger, I am enjoying seeing the children unleash their creativity with the Crayola sets we have been given. Now with Crayola going into collaboration with Zizzi’s, I am even happier to be a part of the Crayola blogger panel as both are perfect for families.
Disclaimer: I was invited to Zizzi for a complimentary meal. All ideas and opinions are my own.