Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar’s next Taste & Learn will take place on Saturday, May 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. and will spotlight the extraordinary wines from Tuscany’s BiBi Graetz winery. Graetz himself will be on hand to pour his famous Colore wine, which retails for $1,000 a bottle. Never before has Ferraro’s offered such an extravagant wine at this monthly event.
Each month, Taste & Learn offers food and wine lovers a chance to learn about some of Italy’s best wines, which are paired with small plates prepared by Executive Chef Francesco DiCaudo. This educational epicurean experience represents one of Las Vegas’ most informative—and enjoyable—food and wine-tasting opportunities.
This month’s featured winemaker, Graetz grew up in Fiesole, a hill town just above Florence, as part of a family passionate about creating fine art, who also cultivated grapes for other wine producers. A painter, Graetz graduated from Accademia delle Belle Arte in Florence. Meanwhile, he developed a passion for wine and began studying oenology while still a student. In the late 1990s, when Graetz decided to use his family’s grapes to make his own wines.
The evening’s menu will include:
Bibi Graetz, Bugia 2014
Roasted, shaved rainbow carrot, homemade jasmine yogurt, Madagascar voatsiperifery pepper, aromatic herbs
Bibi Graetz, Soffocone di Vincigliata 2014
Animelle in carpaccio
Thinly slice of slow cooked veal sweetbread, lardo di Colonnata, cauliflower, pickled spring onions
Bibi Graetz, Testamatta 2010
Raviolini di Formaggi Acidi
Pecorino Toscano DOP small pocket ravioli, sunchokes, trumpet mushroom broth
Bibi Graetz, Colore 2010
Petto d’ Anatra
Seared duck breast, cherry, celery root, verbena sauce
Under the direction of Gino Ferraro, Ferraro’s wine selection places special emphasis on presenting a broad and deep range of Italian wines, such as Barolo from Bartolo Mascarello, Bruno Giacosa and Giacomo Conterno; Barbaresco from Marchese dei Gresy and Produttori del Barbaresco; Brunello from Biondi Santi; Amarone from Bertani and Montepulciano d’Abruzzo from Emidio Pepe. Ferraro’s has been recognized with Wine Spectator’s “Best of Award of Excellence” and the Wine Enthusiast award.
Space for this intimate event is limited and tickets (tax and tip included) are $65 per person.