Enjoy La Bella Vita with a Traditional Italian Dinner

Friday, January 9th, 6 to 8 pm

Dining Room Anouk


Spaghetti? Lasagna? Cannolis?

Do you think you know what this meal will entail?

You are in for a surprise.

Although we best know Italian cuisine for its spaghetti and meatballs, many traditional dishes have nothing to do with this supposed staple.

Join The Language Learning Institute for a uniquely designed Italian dinner that will introduce you to lesser known traditional dishes. The dinner will also feature dishes that are typical of various regions of Italy.

Not only will you enjoy a delicious meal of traditional food, but you will leave with a better understanding of Italy’s regional culinary diversity.

Rachel Queenan will be your guide for the Italian Dinner, and is the Italian teacher at The Language Learning Institute. She has studied Italian through high school and college, in both the United States and Italy. Rachel has graduated from graduate school and is certified to teach Italian.

Anouk Booneman is a French teacher at The Language Learning Institute and a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. She will be your host and chef for the evening.

The Italian Dinner will feature:

Crostini toscani con patè del fegato del pollo, Risotto alla Milanese, Pescespada alla palermitana, Castagnaccio, and espresso

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What Our Students Are Saying

“Travelling with the Language Learning Institute is a wonderful experience! The groups are small, there is a lot of variety, and the trips are flexible enough that you can break away and do your own thing for a while if you want. I have never really wanted to do that, though, because the planned activities are so interesting. I have been on two trips on which I learned a lot about the different regions of France and even Belgium. The trip cost includes five or so sessions before the trip in which we learn about what we are going to experience and in which we learn a little of the language so that we can at least order in French. There is also a wine and cheese party in which we sample the products of the regions we are going to visit and in which we get to know our trip mates better. I would recommend the Learn French and Travel trips to anyone, but particularly for those who want to visit a country in a way that combines the security of a group with the flexibility to do your own thing!”

— Karen Watkins (Schenectady, NY)

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