Ciao, my friends.

Fall is upon us, which means not only cooler temperatures but also a change in time for our Taste & Learn events: please take note! October’s event, which takes place on Saturday the 26th, will begin promptly at 5 p.m. Give yourself plenty of time to arrive and, if you get here early, you may always enjoy a cocktail or glass of sparkling wine in our newly renovated lounge.


This month’s Taste & Learn will be brought to us by Gruppo I Vinai. Now, I pride myself in personally scouting out the very best Italian wineries so I can bring you, our treasured customers, the very best wines available. I must say, Gruppo I Vinai does incredible work in uncovering the best in Italian wine. Rest assured, they have made some extraordinary selections for our event designed to introduce you to some very exciting producers.

Here are all of the wines, along with Chef Francesco’s outstanding menu for the evening:

Cormons, Sauvignon, Collio Friuli, 2018
Scallop carpaccio, fennel, yogurt, bottarga

Gabbiano, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, 2017
Maccherronialla Chitarre
Thick-square spaghetti, rustic goat ragoût

Grion, Bordeaux Blend, 2013
Seared venison, parsnips, pomegranate, pioppini mushrooms

Nerone di Calabria, 2014
Cachie Castagne
Persimmon, chestnuts, ricotta, grappa

If you’ve not attended Taste & Learn before or if you’re a regular who never misses a  month, here are a few tips to ensure you enjoy the best experience possible:

  • Taste & Learn is an educational presentation as well as an excellent food and wine experience. We want everyone to enjoy everything about the evening, so please be courteous and attentive while our presenters are speaking.
  • Both the wine merchant and our Chef will say a few words at each course. Please refrain from tasting the wine or the dish until they have each spoken.
  • Due to the ongoing popularity of our events, we have implemented assigned seating to ensure all parties attending together may sit together.

October’s Taste & Learn is always one of our most popular and at only $75 per person (tax & gratuity included) this is an incredible deal, so make reservations immediately, so make your reservations promptly! Reserve your space today by calling (702) 364-5300 or clicking here to make your reservations today! I look forward to seeing you soon.