Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar invites guests to experience the next Taste and Learn, taking place Saturday, June 20 at 6 p.m. Taste & Learn is Ferraro’s popular, monthly wine-tasting dinner that provides illuminating wine education along with expertly prepared, authentic Italian small plates prepared by Executive Chef Francesco DiCaudo. Due to current public-health operating guidelines, space will be limited to 30 guests—half the usual capacity.
Each Taste & Learn offers a tour through some of Italy’s most intriguing wineries. June’s event spotlights Paitin from Piedmont, Italy. The Paitin winery, owned by the Pasquero-Elia family, was established in 1796 when Benedetto Elia purchased the farmhouse, wine cellar and surrounding vineyards from Luigi Pelissero, but the location’s wine-producing roots date as far back as the eleventh century. Paitin is known for its old-vine parcel of Sori Paitin within the Serraboella cru; Serraboella represents one of the more structured crus in Barbaresco, like Montestefano or Albeisa.
As always, Ferraro’s award-winning chef will prepare imaginative dishes to accompany each wine. The full menu follows:
Guerrieri Rizzardi, Soave Classico, 2018
Giant squid, spring vegetables, tomato relish
Paitin Nebbiolo Ca Veja, 2016
Traditional garlic-anchovy dip, polenta, rice chips, vegetables
Paitin Barbaresco Serra, 2016
Raviolini Al Gorgonzola
Small pocket Gorgonzola cheese ravioli, mushroom ragout
Paitin Barbaresco “Sori Paitin” Serraboella, 2015
Roasted quail, artichokes, pistachio, foie gras sauce
Tickets for the all-inclusive experience are $75 and, in accordance with guidelines from state and federal health authorities, space is limited to 30 guests. To make reservations, please call (702) 364-5300.