TASTE WINES, SAVOR AUTHENTIC ITALIAN SMALL-PLATE PAIRINGS
AT FERRARO’S TASTE AND LEARN EVENT SHOWCASING THE JOHNSON
BROTHERS PORTFOLIO, MAY 26
Join Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar for a journey from Mt. Etna in the south all the way up to Valpolicella in the north at its next Taste & Learn event on Saturday, May 26, at 5 p.m. The restaurant will showcase wines from the portfolio of Johnson Brothers of Nevada, which purveys an exceptional collection of Italian wines. Ferraro’s award-wining chef, Francesco DiCaudo—who is himself from Sicily’s Mt. Etna—will prepare another exceptional menu to complement the selections.
Wineries featured include Sicily’s Tornatore Winery, whose vintages are relatively new to the United States. Tornatore’s grapes benefit from the region’s ample sunshine, high elevation, fertile volcanic soil and cool Mediterranean breezes. Its wines are known for pleasant acidity, structure and complexity.
Allegrini’s vineyards, located in northern Veneto region of Valpolicella, between the romantic destinations of Verona and Lake Garda, also benefit from warm sunshine and cool breezes. Finally, guests will experience Allegrini’s newer label, Poggio al Tesoro, from Bolgheri, a young yet prestigious wine region located on the coast of Tuscany.
The evening’s menu follows:
Lightly seared Atlantic mackerel, cucumber and peach
Seasonal fruit, duck prosciutto salad
Allegrini, La Grola
Whole-wheat long, thin-strand pasta, Quadrello cheese fondue, lamb ragù
Poggio al Tesoro, Sondraia
Seared venison loin, dandelion greens, morels mushrooms
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.
ABOUT FERRARO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT & WINE BAR
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 devotes 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.