2019 World Tour of Food and Wine: Celebrating the Tastes of China, Spain, France, and Italy

Join Us for a Relaxed Fun-Filled Evening

Tuesday, November 13th 2018

Enjoy this brief video featuring memories from our past November events.

Where: Hilton Garden Inn, Clifton Park, NY
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Menu: Cocktail Hour: Tapas and Wine followed by full dinner and dessert VIEW MENU
$TBA per person payable by check PURCHASE TICKETS HERE »
$TBA plus handling per person payable by credit card PURCHASE TICKETS HERE »

A percentage of the net proceeds of this event goes to The Language Learning Institute Financial Needs Fund. The money from this fund helps defray the cost of tuition for those in need.

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It will truly be a delight.

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Generations Planning Group LogoThe Mailworks logoT & P Lawn and Landscape logo

Thank you as well to friends of The Language Learning Institute:

Richard & Pat Harlow

Alissa Quinn

Jessica Peculis

Gail Snitkoff

Jake Slack

Sandra Mason

Albert L. Scarselletta

Carol Bradley

Nancy Messier-Grilli

Andrea Wedler

Peter Keyoskey

Larry Zimbler

Monica McGuire

Amy DiModugno


Sponsorship Opportunities: Partner with us NOW and promote your business until November 30th! Event sponsorship is possible at various levels which afford excellent exposure for your business.

Become a sponsor! Also you can click here for more information or to mail in your sponsor registration form.

The earlier you partner with us – the more exposure your business will get!

2018 Silent Auction List (items still subject to change)

Silent Auction and Raffle Featuring Gifts and Services from Area Businesses

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StarbucksBasket of Coffee, Mugs, and Treats
This hot drink and cozy comfort snack basket is sure to warm the heart and soul of its recipient. Thank you Starbucks 549 Troy-Schd’y Rd Latham.
Potpourri of RestaurantsGift Certificate Potpourri for food lovers, with Carrabba’s accents
Celebrate the abundance of fall by dining at well-known and beloved local restaurants Bella Napoli (two $15 gift certificates), ’76 Diner ($15.99), and Grecian Gardens ($25)! Or, stay in and enjoy an unforgettable home-cooked meal with the help of Carrabba’s famously delicious mix of herbs and olive oil. Thank you Shane HoganDomenic Mainella, Athena Loupessiss, and Vicki at Grecian Gardens.
Hannoush JewelersPair of Alex and Ani Bracelets
Alex and Ani Bracelets have been spreading delight for many years. Each bracelet tells a story, in this case embodied by the star of Venus and the apple of wisdom, making them fit for jewelry-lovers of all ages and interests. Give as a gift this holiday season OR keep them for yourself; college student, business woman, or date night – they surely enhance any outfit. Thank you Kim Mouawod at Hannoush Jewelers Wolf Road.

Hannoush Jewelers,

MochaLisa’s Caffé

Alex and Ani ice skater bracelet paired with Mocha Lisa travel mug and winter scarf
Know an ice skater, or someone who just loves winter? Get ready for the snow this season with a beautiful Alex and Ani ice skate bracelet, paired with a MochaLisa travel mug and a winter scarf to keep you warm and cozy. The mug comes with a 15% discount off any beverage refill, so you won’t be left in the cold! Thank you Hannoush Jewelers Wolf Road and Mocha Lisa’s Caffé Clifton Park.
Hilton Garden Inn Clifton Park

Overnight Getaway for Two

Enjoy a relaxing getaway with one night’s stay in a comfortable guest room right in Clifton Park. Wake up feeling refreshed, be delighted by a full breakfast, and start your day with a boost of energy. Complete your night with a bottle of Chateau Greysac and two complimentary wine glasses from The Language Learning Institute! Thank you Hilton Garden Inn Clifton Park.


Pasta Pane,

MochaLisa’s Caffé

Pasta Pane Gift Certificate, Mocha Lisa Travel Mug, & Wine for Two

Enjoy a traditional home-style Italian meal in the rustic setting of Pasta Pane, right here in Clifton Park. Before heading out, enjoy a bottle of Pouilly Fuisse with two complimentary wine glasses from The Language Learning Institute. And when you return, a MochaLisa travel mug will await you at home to cozy up with a warm beverage. Thank you Pasta Pane and MochaLisa’s Caffé.

Francelise Dawkins

Original collage by local artist Francelise Dawkins

Francelise Dawkins is a local artist who has been working in various types of collage for the past three decades, often combining cultural elements into her work as well. Dawkins herself is Parisian, but she is now based in Saratoga Springs. Her work has been featured all over the country. She generously contributed a print of one of her original collages.

Saratoga Olive Oil Co

Basket of assorted olive oils

Looking to add something special to your home cooking and feel like a gourmet chef? This assortment of olive oils and seasoning is sure to do the trick! Thank you Andrew at Saratoga Olive Oil Co.


Fort Orange Travel,

MochaLisa’s Caffé

Cruise Gift Certificate ($100) and MochaLisa travel mug

Get away for a while! Enjoy this $100 cruise gift certificate paired with a travel mug to keep your beverages warm while you’re on the go! Thank you Gerry Marmillo at Fort Orange Travel and MochaLisa’s.

Private Label Aromatherapy

Potpourri of room fresheners

Enjoy a variety of scents to freshen your rooms and your world! Thank you Jill Stewart at Private Label Aromatherapy.



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