On Saturday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m., Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar will unite with Braida winery for its next Taste & Learn event, the popular monthly wine event known for bringing award-winning, high-quality Italian wines to Las Vegas.

During this special evening, Owner Gino Ferraro welcomes guests to enjoy exceptional wines from the family-run Piemontese winery, Braida. “Braida” was the nickname of Giuseppe Bologna, the patriarch of the Bologna family. Giuseppe’s great-grandson Giacomo Bologna inherited both the nickname and the vineyards from his father and he and his wife Anna grew the winery and its commitment to their love of life, earth, wine and friendship.

Today, Braida’s vintners include third-generation Giuseppe Bologna, who oversees viticulture, production and vineyard acquisition. His sister, Raffaella, and brother-in-law, Norbert Reinisch, serve as commercial manager and export director, respectively.

Throughout the evening, guests will enjoy excellent wines made from the noble Nebbiolo grape, including three distinct Barberas. Each wine will be artfully paired with delectable small plates prepared by Executive Chef Francesco DiCaudo.

To start the evening, attendees’ taste buds will delight with yellowtail fish with papaya and rosemary, paired perfectly with a refreshing white wine, Nascetta, Langhe Bianco.

Guests will also enjoy Bricco dell’ Uccellone, a voluptuous, full-bodied wine marked by a precise balance between the grape’s characteristics and high-quality oak, coupled with Chef Francesco’s Mezzelune – half-moon beet ravioli with Piedmont cheese sauce.

The featured menu for the entire evening follows:

Nascetta, Langhe Bianco, 2016
Yellowtail, papaya, rosemary

Barbera, Braida, Montebruna, 2016
Tonno di Coniglio
Rabbit prepared like “tuna in oil,” fennel, radish

Barbera, Braida, Bricco dell’ Uccellone, 2015
Half-moon beet ravioli, Piedmont cheese sauce

Barbera, Braida, Bricco della Bigotta, 2015
Maiale Arrosto
Roasted pork loin, red cabbage, mustard seed

Tickets are $65 per person inclusive and the event sells out each month as space is limited. Make reservations for Taste & Learn by phone at (702) 364-5300.


As Las Vegas’ longest running, family-owned and operated restaurant offering authentic Italian cuisine in a fine-dining atmosphere, Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar has offered guests a five-star experience since 1985. Specializing in freshly made pastas and sauces, legendary osso buco, savory risottos, expertly prepared all-natural meats, Safe Harbor® seafood, as well as an extensive award-winning wine list, Ferraro’s is famous for its attention to detail, welcoming environment and passion for food that runs in the family. The Ferraro family members devote themselves to ensuring each guest has a memorable experience, whether for lunch, dinner, late-night or private parties and events. Named best Italian restaurant by Open Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Ferraro’s is located at 4480 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89169 (across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas). For reservations, call (702) 364-5300. For more information, find on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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Ferraro’s Oct. 27 Taste & Learn Stars Barberas from Piedmont Region
Ferraro’s Oct. 27 Taste & Learn Stars Barberas from Piedmont Region