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The Eldorado Resort Casino and Southern Wine & Spirits is presenting Vintage Eldorado, an Italian wine and food pairing event, at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Eldorado Convention Center.

Attendees will be treated to Italian food stations, domestic and imported Italian wines, Italian beer and spirits and a silent auction benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows.

Eldorado Italian Festival brings taste of Italy to Reno

The tasting stations include items like 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 Oct. 10-11. Guests must be 21 or older. Tickets cost $65 per person in advance, $75 per person at the door, and can be found here.

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