FERRARO’S TO FEATURE FLAVORS OF FRIULI AND THE PIEDMONT FOR MARCH’S “TASTE & LEARN” WINE-PAIRING EVENT
On Saturday, March 23 at 5 p.m., Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar will be taking guests on a journey offering incomparable flavors of Friuli and The Piedmont, featuring wines from four distinctive winemakers. Each month this popular monthly gathering offers award-winning, high-quality Italian wines and authentic wine education, along with expertly paired, delicious Italian accompaniments prepared by Executive Chef Francesco DiCaudo.
To start the evening, guests will taste a Pinot Grigio crafted by Borgo Magredo. The winery is located in Grave del Friuli in Italy’s north, which encompasses 200 hectares of vineyards and is known for its scientific and botanical approach to selecting the best vine clones for the terrain and, consequently, growing exceptional grapes, providing a link between classic traditions and the future.
Next, guests will be treated to the noble Nebbiolo grape as embodied by the Manzone Giovanni winery’s excellent Barolo Bricat. Manzone is located in the town of Monforte d’Alba and prides itself on its commitment not only to exceptional wine production, but also sustainable and ecologically sensitive growing and winemaking methods.
Our second, exquisite Barolo of the evening, Barolo Bussia, will come from The Piedmont’s famed Fratelli Giacosa winery. The family that has owned it since the late 19th century originally bought it with winnings from a lottery–and they’ve been winning the wine game ever since.
We shall cap off our evening together with another Piedmont wine—this time a refreshing Moscato d’Asti from Luccio–which Chef will pair with a delicate panna cotta dessert.
Of course, Chef Francesco DiCaudo has prepared some of his typically imaginative dishes to accompany each of these wines. The full menu follows:
Pinot Grigio, Borgo Magredo, 2017
Barolo Bricat, Manzone, 2011
Tajarin e Quaglia
Rosemary-flavored tagliarini, escarole-quail ragoût, gorgonzola cheese fondue
Barolo Bussia, Fratelli Giacosa, 2012
Nocetta di Capriolo
Pan-roasted deer, potato, butternut squash, civet coffee sauce
Moscato d’Asti, Luccio
Roasted hazelnut panna cotta, berry coulis
Tickets for the all-inclusive experience are $75; and the event sells out each month as space is limited. Make reservations now for the February Taste & Learn by phone at (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. 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.