Ferraro’s Ristorante invites guests to experience its upcoming Taste & Learn event on Saturday, July 22nd 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 imaginative, authentic Italian small plates created by Ferraro’s Executive Chef Mimmo Ferraro. 

“This summer, we are delighted to spotlight seasonal dishes that perfectly pair with Italy’s finest wines during our upcoming Taste & Learn events,” said Mimmo Ferraro, executive chef, Ferraro’s. “Ferraro’s is passionate about helping both new and seasoned wine enthusiasts discover new favorites.” 

The July Taste & Learn event spotlights wines from Fumanelli. Located on the Squarano Estate in Verona, Italy, the Fumanelli winery produces remarkable red and white wines aged in limestone cellars excavated in the 15th century. 

Guests attending July’s Taste & Learn will start the tasting with Fumanelli’s Terso Bianco, a crisp white wine with excellent structure and complexity. Next is the Valpolicella Classico Superiore, which offers the scent of mature red fruits such as Marasca cherries. Third is the Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva, a dark red lightly spiced with vanilla and nutmeg. Guests will conclude the tasting with Fumanelli’s Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva Octavius, full-bodied and warm red wine with notes of cocoa. 

The full menu of wine and food pairings follows:

Fiano Fumanelli Terso Bianco 2014

Tagliatelle di Seppia con Granchio

Squid ink pasta, lump crab, herbs

Fumanelli Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2018

Quaglia con Risotto al Valpolicella

Herb roasted quail, Valpolicella risotto

Fumanelli Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva 2017

Spezzatino di Cinghiale

Wild boar stew, seasonal vegetables

Fumanelli Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva Octavius 2015

Torta di Cioccolato Fondente, Mirtilli, e Amarone

Dark chocolate cake, blueberries, Amarone chocolate drizzle

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.