Ferraro’s Ristorante invites guests to experience its next Taste & Learn on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 5 p.m. Taste & Learn is Ferraro’s popular, monthly wine-tasting event that provides illuminating wine education along with a menu of imaginative, authentic Italian small plates created by Ferraro’s Executive Chef Mimmo Ferraro.

The October Taste & Learn event spotlights wines from Planeta. For five centuries and through 17 generations, Planeta has continued to cultivate Sicily’s finest wines. Today, the winery includes five notable estates across various areas of the island, producing a variety of tempting red and white selections.

Taste & Learn attendees will begin the tasting with the Cometa Fiano Sicilia Menfi DOC, a succulent white wine offering intense and fruity aromas. Second on the menu is the Frappato Vittoria DOC, a rare red wine offering the perfect synthesis between traditional and new winemaking trends. Next is the Etna Rosso DOC Nerello Mascalese, an intense and elegant red wine produced from grapes grown in the black soil of lava flows. Lastly, guests will conclude the tasting with Santa Cecilia Nero d’Avola Noto DOC, a top-of-the-line wine made from indigenous red Sicilian grapes.

“Guests can look forward to a remarkable tasting journey through Sicily from west to east,” says Mimmo Ferraro, executive chef, Ferraro’s. “The island’s climate distinguishes itself from other Italian winemaking regions, making for truly unique and distinguished wines.”

The full menu of wine and food pairings follows:

Cometa Fiano Sicilia Menfi DOC 2019
Timballo Sardo
Hazelnut-crusted and fried goat cheese, eggplant caponata

Frappato, Vittoria DOC 2021
Nonna’s Peperone Ripieno
Nonna’s veal stuffed pepper, mozzarella, tomato sauce

Etna Rosso DOC Nerello Mascalese 2020
Fusilli con Tonno
Corkscrew pasta, tuna, capers, red onion, tomato

Santa Cecilia Nero d’Avola Noto DOC 2018
Costolette d’Agnello
New Zealand lamb chops, stewed vegetables

Tickets for the all-inclusive experience are $110 per person and space is limited. To make reservations, please call (702) 364-5300.

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