Ferraro’s Ristorante invites guests to experience its next Taste & Learn on Saturday, March 16, at 5 p.m. Taste & Learn is Ferraro’s popular, monthly wine-tasting 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 March Taste & Learn event spotlights wines from Castello di Gabbiano. Known for their clay, limestone and stone-rich soil, the Castello di Gabbiano vineyards provide the highest quality grapes for winemaking. The winery is also renowned for expertly blending time-honored traditions of the past with modern technology for exceptional results.
Taste & Learn attendees will begin the tasting with a medium-bodied pinot grigio offering hints of white flowers and dried herbs. Second on the menu is the Chianti Classica Riserva, an aromatic, ruby red wine with notes of ripe cherries and mocha. Next is Alleanza, a medium- to full-bodied, dry red wine featuring the perfect blend of citrus and earthy fragrance. Lastly, guests will conclude the tasting with a Chianti Classico Bellezza, a fine and well-balanced red wine made from Sangiovese grapes.
“The March Taste & Learn will be a Tuscan wine lover’s dream,” said Mimmo Ferraro, executive chef, Ferraro’s. “We’re honored to welcome Federico Cerelli, and our guests can look forward to an enlightening event as he shares his expertise with us all.”
The full menu of wine and food pairings follows:
Mortadella, Bufala e Pistachio
Mortadella, mozzarella di bufala, pistachio pesto, pistachio
Chianti Classico Riserva
Gnocchi con Quattro Formaggi
Potato dumpling, parmigiano, pecorino, mascarpone, gorgonzola dolce, arugula, saba
Risotto con Nduja
Acquerello risotto, soft soppressata, charred rapini, stracciatella cheese
Chianti Classico Bellezza
Vitello Saltimbocca alla Romana
Veal scaloppine, parma prosciutto, sage