Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar’s next Taste & Learn will take place on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 4 to 6 p.m. and will spotlight the extraordinary wines from La Gerla. In attendance will be La Gerla winemaker and director Alberto Passeri visiting from Montalcino, Italy, which is famous around the world for its incomparable Brunellos.

Each month, Taste & Learn offers food and wine lovers a chance to learn about some of Italy’s best wines, which are paired with small plates prepared by Executive Chef Francesco DiCaudo. This educational epicurean experience represents one of Las Vegas’ most informative—and enjoyable—food and wine-tasting opportunities.

This month’s event will feature two different Brunellos, including La Gerla’s award-winning single-vineyard Brunello “Gli Angeli.”. La Gerla is a small, exceptionally high-quality winery which adheres to the traditional Italian winemaking methods.

“None of La Gerla’s wines ever see the inside of a French oak cask,” explains Gino Ferraro. “Instead, they are aged in the true Italian manner, which results in a wine that pairs much better with delicious food.”

The evening’s menu will include:

Poggio Gli Angeli, 2014
First Course
Guaglia – Quail egg lollipop, grape, figs, lavender jus

Rosso di Montalcino, 2013
Second Course
Guanciale di Maiale – Sliced pork cheeks, matsutake mushrooms, bosc pear

Brunello di Montalcino, 2010
Third Course
Ravioli di Patate – Potato-truffle ravioli, wild boar ragù

Brunello di Montalcino Riserva “Gli Angeli,” 2010
Main Course
Cervo – Lard-wrapped venison loin, sweet potato, porcini mushrooms, spicy red onion jam

Under the direction of Gino Ferraro, Ferraro’s wine selection places special emphasis on presenting a broad and deep range of Italian wines, such as Barolo from Bartolo Mascarello, Bruno Giacosa and Giacomo Conterno; Barbaresco from Marchese dei Gresy and Produttori del Barbaresco; Brunello from Biondi Santi; Amarone from Bertani and Montepulciano d’Abruzzo from Emidio Pepe. Ferraro’s has been recognized with Wine Spectator’s “Best of Award of Excellence” and the Wine Enthusiast award.

Space for this intimate event is limited and tickets (tax and tip included) are $65 per person. To make reservations, call (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. 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 Welcomes Tuscan Boutique Winery La Gerla at Next Taste & Learn Event, Oct. 21
Ferraro's Welcomes Tuscan Boutique Winery La Gerla at Next Taste & Learn Event, Oct. 21