EXPERIENCE A SICILIAN HARVEST FEAST AT FERRARO’S NEXT TASTE &
LEARN, SATURDAY, OCT. 29
Enjoy Regional Dishes Served Family Style and Wines from Sicily’s Best Vintner
Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar announces its next Taste & Learn event, to take place Saturday, Oct. 29, from 4 to 6 p.m. This wine-and food-pairing experience invites guests to taste four Sicilian wines from Passopisciaro, as well as traditional Sicilian dishes typically served during harvest time, prepared by Ferraro’s Executive Chef Francesco DiCaudo. This month’s Taste & Learn will be especially hearty, featuring a variety of dishes, each served family-style, with each wine pouring.
Passopisciaro, which located in the hills of Sicily’s Mt. Etna, is renowned for its exceptional wines. They come from grapes grown on 100-plus-year-old vines planted at the highest winegrowing altitude in Europe, at more than 3,000 feet.
The menu pairings for the Oct. 29 Taste & Learn include:
Passobianco Chardonnay, 2014
- Marinated white anchovies
- Artichokes, asparagus and smelt fritters
- Cod salad, Messina-style
- House-made pickle and marinated vegetables
- House-made oven-roasted ricotta cheese
- Eggplant caponata with cocoa powder
- Stuffed bread with olive oil, oregano, peppers, pecorino cheese and black olives
Contrada Sciaranuova, 2013 (single-vineyard, 100% Nerello Mascalese)
- Pasta Ncasciata – baked pasta with meat sauce, mozzarella, ricotta and eggplant
Contrada Rampante, 2013 (100% Nerello Mascalese grown on vines aged more than 100 years)
- House-made sausage stuffed with sun-dried tomatoes and caciocavallo cheese
- Farsumauru (veal rolled for a special occasion—a Sicilian specialty)
- Roasted bell peppers and potatoes with broccoli affucati
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 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.