Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar invites guests to experience the next Taste & Learn on Saturday, Aug. 21 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.
Every Taste & Learn offers a tour through Italy’s most esteemed wineries. August’s event spotlights the wines of Mastroberardino, the leaders in Italian viticulture. The Mastroberardino family has been farming grapes and producing wine since the mid-eighteenth century, dating back 10 generations. They are largely responsible for the revival and elevation of Irpinian and Campanian winemaking during the post-World War II era.
Their efforts ignited a resurgence in quality red and white wine production across Southern Italy. Working primarily with Campania’s ancient, native varietals—Fiano, Greco and Aglianico—Mastroberardino has revived would-be extinct grapes into world-class varieties.
“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:
Mastroberardino, Falanghina Del Sannio
Polipo Alla Putanesca
Grilled Spanish octopus, cherry tomatoes, capers, anchovies, red onion
Mastroberardino, Irpinia Aglianico
Arancino Ai Funghi con Salsa Besciamella
Risotto ball with mushrooms topped with pecorino and parmigiano Reggiano reduction sauce
Marisa Cuomo, Costa Di Amalfi Rosso
Bucatini con Crema di Melanzane e Noci
Bucatini pasta with roasted eggplant puree, cherry tomatoes and walnuts
Mastroberardino, Radici Taurasi
Tagliata di Manzo
Sliced New York strip loin, arugula, shaved parmigiano Reggiano and roasted potatoes
Tickets for the all-inclusive experience are $90 and space is limited. To make reservations, please call (702) 364-5300.