The Eldorado Resort Casino and Southern Wine & Spirits is presenting Vintage Eldorado, an Italian wine and food pairing event, set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8 in the Eldorado Convention Center. Guests must be 21 or older.
Attendees will be treated to Italian food stations, domestic and imported Italian wines, Italian beer and spirits and a silent auction benefitting the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. The tasting stations include items like Eldorado’s famous mushroom ravioli with porcini cream sauce infused with truffles; Italian cheeses including Grana Padano, Mozzarella di Bufala and Robiola di Roccaverano; antipasto including marinated grilled vegetables, roasted red peppers with goat cheese, olives, fettunta (garlicky crusty bread) and eggplant bruschetta. Guests will also find Piedmontese New York strip “Tagliata” garnished with pecorino creamed spinach and saba caramelized cipollini onions; heritage Berkshire porchetta with sea salt and olive oil focaccia; and wild jumbo prawns simmered in a Sicilian sauce flavored with tomatoes, pine nuts, currants, capers, fennel pollen and marsala wine. Dessert stations will be filled with Italian sweet treats such as affogato (espresso poured over hazelnut gelato); classic tiramisu; chocolate-almond cake from Abruzzo glazed with bittersweet chocolate; cannoli; and meyer lemon bars. Vintage Eldorado benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows and kicks off the 34th annual Eldorado Great Italian Festival. Set for Oct. 10-11, the festival includes a grape stomp, sauce cookers’ competition, free live entertainment on two outdoor stages, an Italian farmers market, children’s gelato-eating contest, wine walk, Italian food street-side and an Italian buffet inside the Eldorado. Special this year, Paul Anka is performing at 8 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Silver Legacy’s Grande Exposition Hall.
Vintage Eldorado tickets cost $65 per person in advance and $75 per person at the door. For tickets, click here.