Ferraro’s Ristorante Announces Taste & Learn Event Oct. 22 Featuring Wines From Luigi Baudana, G.D. Vajra

Guests enjoying Taste & Learn at Ferraro’s. (Photo courtesy of Ferraro’s


Ferraro’s Ristorante invites guests to experience its next Taste & Learn on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 5 p.m. Taste & Learn is Ferraro’s popular, monthly wine-tasting and education event that provides illuminating wine education along with a menu of expertly prepared, authentic Italian small plates crafted by Chef Mimmo Ferraro.

The October Taste & Learn event spotlights wines from the Luigi Baudana and G.D. Vajra wineries located in Barolo, a community in Northern Italy’s Piedmont region. Renowned for the unparalleled red wines they produce, G.D. Vajra’s winemaking history dates back to the 1880s. The story of the Luigi Baudana winery begins with the Baudana family earning a living growing and selling grapes to other winemakers in the region. In the 1970s, owner Luigi Baudana decided to stop selling his family’s grapes to others and started producing his own estate wines thanks to the encouragement and support from his wife, Fiorina. As the Baudanas neared retirement in 2008, they identified three siblings from the G.D. Vajra family to continue their legacy. Today, the two families have joined forces to carry their historic winemaking traditions forward.

Taste & Learn attendees will begin the tasting with the Luigi Baudana Langhe Doc Bianco “Dragon,” a dry, bright white wine enriched with scents of flowers and summer grass. Second on the menu is the G.D. Vajra Langhe Doc Pinot Nero 2019, a vibrant red wine featuring a complex bouquet of aromas ranging from dark red fruits to violet flowers. Next, the G.D. Vajra Barbera d’Alba 2018 offers hints of fruit mixed with sweet spices and aromatic herbs. Lastly, guests will enjoy the G.D. Vajra Barolo Bricco delle Viole 2017, a complex, sweet and slightly spicy deep red wine.

“We are always excited to teach our guests about Italian wineries they may not normally encounter,” said Gino Ferraro, owner, Ferraro’s. “This month’s experience will allow attendees to try some of the Piedmont region’s most notable wines from Luigi Baudana and G.D. Vajra.”

The full menu of wine and food pairings follows:

Luigi Baudana Langhe Doc Bianco “Dragon” 2019
Halibut, Finocchio e Citronella
Halibut filet, baked fennel, lemongrass broth, basil oil

G.D. Vajra Langhe Doc Pinot Nero 2019
Ravioli di Funghi e Porcini
Wild mushroom and Porcini ravioli, truffle butter, toasted hazelnuts, Parmigiana Reggiano

G.D. Vajra Barbera d’Alba 2018
Sformato di Castellano e Prosciutto Croccante
Italian cow’s milk semi-hard cheese aged 60 days, ricotta, crispy prosciutto

G.D. Vajra Barolo Bricco delle Viole 2017
Coniglio Brasato di Barolo, Prugne
Barolo braised rabbit, pancetta, prunes, polenta

Tickets for the all-inclusive experience are $90 and space is limited. To make reservations, please call (702) 364-5300.

Founded in 1985, Ferraro’s Ristorante is Las Vegas’ longest running, family-owned and operated restaurant offering authentic, five-star Italian cuisine in a fine-dining atmosphere. 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. Ferraro’s is located at 4480 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89169 (across the street from Virgin Hotels Las Vegas). For current hours, click here. For reservations, call (702) 364-5300. For more information, find on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

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Ferraro's Ristorante Announces Taste & Learn Event Oct. 22 Featuring Wines From Luigi Baudana, G.D. Vajra
Ferraro's Ristorante Announces Taste & Learn Event Oct. 22 Featuring Wines From Luigi Baudana, G.D. Vajra