Ferraro’s Ristorante invites guests to experience its upcoming Taste & Learn events on Saturday, June 17 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 June Taste & Learn event spotlights wines from Pieropan and Argiano. Since 1901, four generations of the Pieropan family have produced world-renowned wines in Verona, Italy. With roots dating back to ancient Roman times, the Argiano estate has long been producing fine wines in the Montalcino region of Tuscany. The winery represents the perfect marriage of history and innovation in winemaking. 

Guests attending June’s Taste & Learn will begin with the Pieropan Soave, a fresh and versatile white wine made with Garganega and Trebbiano di Soave grapes. Second on the menu is the Argiano Rosso di Montalcino, a lively ruby red with aromas of cherry and red berry. Next, the Argiano Non Confunditur Rosso Toscano offers fruity notes and a touch of oak. Lastly, guests will conclude the tasting with the Argiano Brunello di Montalcino, a broad and complex wine with hints of aromatic herbs and spices.

The full menu of wine and food pairings follows:

Pieropan Soave

Crostini di Burrata, Piselli e Asparagi

Toasted Italian bread, smashed peas, asparagus, burrata, Intensity micro greens, extra virgin olive oil

Argiano Rosso di Montalcino

Risotto ai Porcini e Parmigiano

Porcini mushroom risotto, mascarpone, crispy Parmigiano Reggiano

Argiano Non Confunditur Rosso Toscano

Ravioli di Agnello e Tartufo Nero

Braised lamb ravioli, pecorino sauce, black summer truffles

Argiano Brunello di Montalcino

Anatra con Brunello

Seared duck breast, raspberry Brunello reduction, spinach, potato purée

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.