Ferraro’s Ristorante invites guests to experience its next Taste & Learn on Saturday, May 20 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.
The May Taste & Learn event spotlights wines from Mastroberardino. The Mastroberardino family’s wine-making traditions date back to the mid-18th century in the village of Atripalda, Italy. Today, the ancient cellars still stand as Mastroberardino continues to produce some of the world’s most exclusive wines made with the notable vines of Irpinia and Campania, Italy.
Taste & Learn attendees will begin the tasting with Fiano di Avellino, a bright white wine with aromas of pear, pineapple, toasted nuts, honey and spring flowers. Second on the menu is the Aglianico Irpinia, an elegant ruby red wine with intense aromas of black cherry, blackberry and spices. Next, the Aglianico “Mastro” Campania offers notes of strawberries and violet flowers with a smooth, medium-bodied finish. Lastly, guests will conclude the tasting with “Naturalis Historia” Taurasi DOCG, a warm red wine pairing perfectly with pasta and braised meat.
“Mastroberardino is one of the great leaders in Italian viticulture,” said Mimmo Ferraro, executive chef, Ferraro’s. “For more than 10 generations, their family has carried on the great tradition of red and white winemaking in Southern Italy.”
The full menu of wine and food pairings follows:
Fiano di Avellino 2020
Mezze Maniche al Salmone
Short tube pasta, Scottish salmon, fresh herbs, mascarpone, crispy leeks
Aglianico Irpinia 2018
Sformato di Ricotta e Spinaci
Spinach and ricotta flan with Pecorino sauce
Aglianico “Mastro” Campania 2019
Salsiccia Calabrese e Lenticchie
Spicy Calabrese sausage, lentil ragù
“Naturalis Historia” Taurasi DOCG 2015
Osso Buco Milanese con gremolada
Mini braised veal shank, saffron risotto, green sauce
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.