2019 World Tour of Food and Wine 10th Anniversary Gala Register today for fall classes! June 17th we are moving location!

2019 World Tour of Food and Wine: 10th Anniversary Gala & International Cabaret

Join Us for a Relaxed Fun-Filled Evening

~ Semi Formal Attire ~

Tuesday, the 19th of November 2019

Hilton Garden Inn, Clifton Park, NY | 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Cocktail Hour Hors d’Oeuvres, Wine, and Dinner
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$95 per person payable by check, money order or cash PURCHASE TICKETS HERE »
$100 plus handling per person payable by credit card PURCHASE TICKETS HERE »


A percentage of the 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.

Thank You to Our Sponsors:

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Contributor Item and Description
Watercolor Landscape by Petrie  Contributed by Frank Wind Own A Piece of American History – Signed Original Watercolor (Matted and Framed)
Ferdinand Ralph Petrie (1925 – 2007) was known for his sea-landscapes and illustrations. He authored or co-authored of more than a dozen books of art instruction and illustrated Reader’s Digest Covers and many calendars. His work was the recipient of countless awards. Thank you Frank Wind for this beautiful original contribution from your private collection!
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Watercolor People by Wind
Contributed by Frank Wind
Own Original Art From A Rare Category – Signed Original Watercolor (Matted and Framed)
Harold Wind (1917 – 1986) studied at New York University and Pratt Institute, but was largely self-taught. His award-winning work falls into the rare category of “Art Made by Engineers”. Thank you Frank Wind for this beautiful original contribution from your private collection!
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Hannoush Jewelers


Stunning Fresh Water Pearl Necklace
Elegant 18″ fresh water pearls with sterling silver clasp. Marvel at the beautiful consistency of each of these individual 5.5mm pearls. Give as a gift this holiday season OR keep it for yourself – this necklace will enhance any holiday outfit with class and grace! Thank you Kim Mouawod at Hannoush Jewelers, Wolf Road.

Hilton Garden Inn Clifton Park Overnight Getaway and Dinner
Enjoy a relaxing getaway with one night’s stay in a comfortable guest room right in Clifton Park. Be delighted by a full dinner, and start your day with a boost of energy! Thank you Hilton Garden Inn Clifton Park.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill Foodie Basket
Celebrate the abundance of fall with a basket with containing Carrabba’s famously delicious mix of wine and imported pastas. Thank you Shane Hogan at Carrabba’s Italian Grill.
Frank-Lee Speaking One Hour Story Telling Engagement
Dee and Frank Wind are members of the Story Circle of the Capital District. Together, they have been privileged to perform their story-telling concerts and workshops for children, family audiences and professional conferences throughout the Northeast and overseas in Great Britain and Europe. Their expressive training and dramatic flair have been praised and applauded. Bring a fresh perspective to your audience with their extensive story telling experience! Thank you Frank and Dee Wind!
Potpourri of Restaurants Gift Certificate Potpourri for food lovers
Celebrate the abundance of fall by dining at well-known and beloved local restaurants Pasta Pane ($50), Sake ($25), Grecian Gardens ($25), and Bella Napoli (2-$15)! Thank you Nick Porreca at Pasta Pane, Howie Yang at Sake, Domenic Mainella at Bella Napoli, and Vicki at Grecian Gardens.
Starbucks Starbucks Whole Bean Coffee and ’76 Diner Family Cheesecake
This mug paired with a pound of Sirens Blend Medium Roast coffee is sure to warm the heart and soul of its recipient. Pair it with a cheesecake from the ’76 Diner for the perfect comfort treat! Thank you Becky Johnson at Starbucks 549 Troy-Schenectady Rd Latham and Athena Loupessiss at ’76 Diner.
Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Latham Private Lesson, Group Lesson AND One Party
Life’s better when you dance! Triple the fun with this three-in-one gift certificate. Your private lesson can be for just one person or a couple – your instructor will tailor your lesson to your personal needs. Group lessons offer a wide variety of dances and topics to improve your technique, fitness and understanding of dance. Top it all off by sharing your experience with your friends and family at a studio party! Thank you Boris and Sasha Spitchka at Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Latham!
Marty Willey Jewelry Designs Torsade Freshwater Pearl, Keshi Pearl, and Czech Glass Necklace
Exquisite double-strung torsade 15″ necklace with sterling silver box clasp. Full of gorgeous freshwater top-drilled pearls, keshi pearls and Czech glass. This beautiful, one-of-a-kind piece will surely be the centerpiece of your outfit. Makes a wonderfully unique gift for that wonderfully unique special person in your life! Thank you Marty Willey at Marty Willey Jewelry Designs!
Lake George Olive Oil Company  Basket of Two Olive Oil Varieties, Spices, Bottle of Wine and Two Glasses
Looking to add something special to your home cooking and feel like a gourmet chef? This basket containing two bottles of olive oil with seasoning, as well as a coupon for 10% off any purchase, is sure to do the trick! The wine is a dry red – Dolcetto D’Alba (2013). Two wine glasses are included for you. Thank you Robert at Lake George Olive Oil Company!
From My Hands to Your Home Pottery and Pasta Pane Handmade Pottery and Pasta Pane Gift Certificate
Pasta, glorious pasta! Celebrate a comfort food favorite with an original bowl perfectly sized for a generous serving. Use the two matching planters to grow your own fresh basil and parsley on your windowsill through the winter! These beautiful, initialed pieces are glazed in a muted teal and were created at the potter’s studio in East Greenbush. Take a night off from cooking and enjoy the delectable offerings at Pasta Pane with a $50 gift certificate. Thank you Clarissa Kilburn at From My Hands to Your Home Pottery and Nick Porreca at Pasta Pane!                 Click Here to View Pottery