Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar invites guests to experience the next Taste & Learn on Saturday, July 24 from 6 to 8 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.
Each Taste & Learn offers a tour through some of Italy’s most esteemed wineries. July’s event spotlights the wines from Azelia Winery, a boutique winery run by the Scavino family since its founding in 1920. Today, under the guidance of the Scavino family’s fifth generation of leadership, Azelia Winery produces esteemed wines from the Langhe of Barolo, one of the most extraordinary wine regions in the world, using only grapes native to the region: Dolcetto, Barbera and Nebbiolo.
“We are always excited to teach our guests about Italian wines and look forward to our monthly Taste & Learn events,” said Gino Ferraro, owner of Ferraro’s. “With Chef Mimmo’s thoughtful pairings, it’s not only an incredible wine education experience, but also a wonderful culinary one.”
The full menu of wine and food pairings follows:
Villa Locatelli Pinot Grigio, 2018
Pesto risotto with seared scallops, lemon zest, pine nuts
Azelia Dolcetto D’Alba, 2018
Sformato di Ricotta e Tartufo
Ricotta flan with black truffle and arugula
Azelia Langhe Nebbiolo,” 2018
Rigatoni con Nduja
Rigatoni corti with Nduja, breadcrumbs, burrata
Azelia Barolo, 2016
Braised short ribs with Parmigiano-roasted fennel, Peruvian purple potato purée
Tickets for the all-inclusive experience are $90 and space is limited. To make reservations, please call (702) 364-5300.