Ferraro’s Ristorante invites guests to experience its next Taste & Learn on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 5 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.

The January Taste & Learn event spotlights wines from Castello di Monsanto’s four vineyards in Tuscany. For more than 60 years, Castello di Monsanto has been regarded as one of the world’s best producers of red wine. 

Taste & Learn attendees will begin the tasting with the Fabrizio Bianchi Chardonnay, a medium-bodied white wine with hints of pears, peaches and vanilla. Second on the menu is the Chianti Classico Riserva, a ruby red wine with rich and intense notes of black cherry and spice. Next, the Chianti Classico Riserva “II Poggio” features hints of sweet berries with sliced cherries. Lastly, guests will enjoy the Cabernet Sauvignon “Nemo,” a dark red wine featuring black currant and blackberry aromas.

“Castello di Monsanto is not only one of Tuscany’s best producers of red wine but also one of the most highly regarded vineyards across the globe,” said Gino Ferraro, owner, Ferraro’s. “Whether guests are seasoned wine enthusiasts or are searching to try something new, Taste & Learn will offer a memorable food and wine experience for all.”

The full menu of wine and food pairings follows:

Fabrizio Bianchi Chardonnay 2022

Risotto ai Piselli e Salmone Scottato

Pea risotto, seared salmon

Chianti Classico Riserva 2018

Polpette di Tre Carne con Ricotta di Pecorino

Meatballs, sheep’s milk ricotta

Chianti Classico Riserva “II Poggio” 2017

Campanelle con Ragù di Agnello

Bell-shaped homemade pasta, lamb ragu

Cabernet Sauvignon “Nemo” 2013

Costata di Manzo alla Pizzaiola con Scarola e Fagioli

Prime ribeye tomato sauce, escarole, beans

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