Got a dog? Love sugar? Then Sugar & Champagne Affair is the event for you. For the 11th year (where does the time go?) husband and wife team Chef Todd and Ellen Gray of Equinox & Watershed Restaurants and Muse at the Corcoran Gallery of Artwith Trade Center Management Associates invite you to join them with more sugary delights and bubbles than you may have ever set your peepers upon.
The night which hosts both humans and canines benefits the Washington Humane Society (WHS) and will be held February 1, 2012 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.Â WHS will honor its Law Enforcement Officers, Animal Control Officers, Humane Educators and a select few community Humane Heroes.Â So come to honor, pay respect and truly enjoy yourselves by indulging in some of the most creative and tasty creations made by the area’s top pastry chefs.
What to expect:
94. 7 Fresh FM Radio Host Tommy McFLY is this year’s MC also, new this year, guests will have the opportunity to meet contestants from TLC’s hit show Next Great Baker, and four-legged guests will enjoy fresh fare at the ‘Doggie Bar.’ An assortment of free-flowing champagne and sparkling wines will be available in both the VIP and General Receptions. The VIP Chefsâ€™ Tasting Room will feature a selection of savory bites from restaurants including Equinox, Watershed, Think Food Group, Restaurant Eve, The Source, Brasserie Beck and Kushi. The VIP event will also offer an exclusive, ultra-premium Scotch WhiskeyÂ tastingÂ presented by DIAGEO, the world’s leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of alcoholic beverage brands across spirits, beer and wine.
GA tickets are $90 and VIP tickets to the Chefsâ€™ Tasting Room are $150; these include a special 90-minute savory reception prior to the unveiling of the desserts. All proceeds from the Sugar & Champagne Affair benefit the animals and the critical programs and services of the Washington Humane Society. For more information, visit www.sugarandchampagne.org.
some photos by Jason Mandel
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