February 14, 2024



L to R: Ferraro’s Executive Chef Mimmo Ferraro; Castello di Gabbiano Head Winemaker Federico Cerelli.
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LAS VEGAS (February 2024) 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, wine-tasting event that provides illuminating wine education along with a menu of imaginative, authentic Italian small plates created by Executive Chef Mimmo Ferraro.

The March Taste & Learn event spotlights wines from Castello di Gabbiano, a historic winery dating back to the 11th century. In attendance for the event will be Federico Cerelli, Castello di Gabbiano’s head winemaker since 2011, who will speak about the winemaking process. With a passion for wine rooted in heritage, Cerelli first learned about wine from his grandfather, a hobby winemaker. He then attended the University of Florence to study enology and viticulture. Today, he has accumulated more than a decade developing expertise in the Chianti region of Tuscany. Cerelli is also a proud member of the DOCG Chamber of Commerce, which recognizes the highest quality Italian wines, and an educator at ONAV Florence, Italy’s national organization of wine tasters.

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. Of course, Castello di Gabbiano’s red and white wines are nothing short of spectacular, and I’ve made sure each dish on the tasting menu perfectly complements these outstanding selections.”

The full menu of wine and food pairings follows:

Pinot Grigio
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

Tickets for the all-inclusive experience are $125 per person and space is limited. To make reservations, please call (702) 364-5300.

Las Vegas, known worldwide as the food mecca for the most discerning palates, houses one of the leading upscale fine dining establishments for Italian cuisine, Ferraro’s Ristorante. Featuring a chic and modern ambiance, Ferraro’s is synonymous with extraordinary service and unforgettable dining experiences. Guests savor flavorful, uncomplicated dishes utilizing only premium ingredients, all-natural meats and seafood, and fresh, hand-made pasta. A recipient of the internationally acclaimed Gambero Rosso award for wine, the venue’s extraordinary list is recognized as one of the top Italian wine collections in the world. Headed by Executive Chef Mimmo Ferraro, classic training, ingenuity, and passion for the Italian kitchen bring authenticity and creativity to the menu, carrying on the tradition and history that made Ferraro’s an iconic name in the culinary space.

Whether joining for happy hour, dinner, or late-night fare, in addition to the classic dishes you can order a la carte, guests may request a guided tasting menu that includes exquisite wine pairings. The meticulous care put into each detail makes this a truly unique place. Open daily with a main dining room, private seating, lounge, and patio options, a memorable culinary adventure awaits.

Ferraro’s Ristorante is located at 4480 Paradise Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89148. For more information or reservations, call (702) 364-5300 or learn more online at

Vanessa Thill/Erika Pope
The Vox Agency,
(469) 226-4723, (702) 249-2977

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