Ciao, Tutti!

For those of you who attended our last Taste & Learn event—and indulged in that exquisite Banfi Brunello—you’re probably wondering how we intend to top it! I’m pleased to announce this month’s event, which takes place on Saturday, March 23, at 5 p.m., will offer incomparable flavors of Friuli and Piemonte, featuring wines from four distinctive winemakers.


We’ll visit Borgo Magredo in Grave del Friuli in Italy’s north, which encompasses 200 hectares of vineyards. This winery is known for its scientific and botanical approach to selecting the best vine clones for the terrain and, consequently, growing exceptional grapes, providing a link between classic traditions and the future. Next, we’ll travel west toward Monforte d’Alba in Piemonte for a taste of the noble Nebbiolo grape as embodied by the Manzone Giovanni winery’s excellent Barolo Bricat. Manzone prides itself on its commitment not only to exceptional wine production, but also sustainable and ecologically sensitive growing and winemaking methods. Our second, exquisite Barolo of the evening, Barolo Bussia, will come from Piemonte’s historic Fratelli Giacosa winery. The family that has owned it since the late 19th century originally bought it with winnings from a lottery and, they’ve been winning at the wine game ever since.

We shall cap off our evening together with another Piemonte wine—this time a refreshing Moscato d’Asti from Luccio, which chef will pair with a delicate pannacotta dessert.

Of course, Chef Francesco DiCaudo has prepared some of his typically imaginative dishes to accompany our wines. The full menu follows:

Pinot Grigio, Borgo Magredo, 2017


Vegetable-stuffed squid

Barolo Bricat, Manzone, 2011

Tajarin e Quaglia

Rosemary-flavored tagliarini, escarole-quail ragoût, gorgonzola cheese fondue

Barolo Bussia, Giacosa, 2012

Nocetta di Capriolo

Pan-roasted deer, potato, butternut squash, civet coffee sauce

Moscato d’Asti, Luccio

Panna Cotta

Roasted hazelnut panna cotta, berry coulis

Do not miss out on this incredible evening! Space is limited and we are offering the all-inclusive experience for only $75. Make reservations to secure your spot! Call us at (702) 364-5300 or click this link today.