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All Things Pretty

In Participants on January 31, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Amaryllis will be contributing some of their beautiful blooms as part of Tuesday's Sugar & Champagne Affair celebration.

Design By Nature will be donating three exclusive floral arrangements to Sugar & Champagne. The arrangements will be raffled off to support the Washington Humane Society's fund-raising efforts for the evening.


Featured Participants

In Participants on January 27, 2011 at 6:24 am

Ready to get your dessert fix?

Tuesday is just around the corner!!!

Enjoy sweet treats from Dolci Gelati, Pitango Gelato, Hello Cupcake and over 40 other top DC area restaurants at the Ritz-Carlton as part of the 10th year celebration honoring Washington Humane Society’s officers.

Learn more and get tickets here >

Featured Dessert Reception Participants

In Participants on January 26, 2011 at 8:12 pm

Join us at The Ritz-Carlton Tuesday 2/1 to see what the dessert and pastry chefs from Casa Nonna (classic Italian), Cuba Libre (traditional Cuban cuisine), and Founding Farmers (farm-inspired American cuisine) have been cooking up!

Please note the VIP tickets to the VIP Chefs Tasting Room are sold out and a limited number of tickets to the general reception featuring over 40 restaurants, pastry chefs and beverage companies remain. Tickets and more info on the Washington Humane Society web site >

Just A Few Days Left!

In Event News on January 25, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Don’t forget to purchase your tickets to this year’s Sugar & Champagne Affair and help support the Washington Humane Society. Join us at the Ritz-Carlton on February 1st:

1150 22nd St. N.W.
Washington D.C. 20037

Participants} More Divine Restaurants On The Roster

In Participants on January 24, 2011 at 8:59 am

These three restaurants may be know for their specialty cuisine — Trummer’s On Main (creative American cuisine), Lebanese Taverna (authentic Middle Eastern), and Hank’s Oyster Bar (seafood) — but they will be sending their pastry and dessert chefs to the Ritz-Carlton on Tuesday February 1st to showcase their sweeter sides as part of the 10th Annual Sugar & Champagne Affair hosted by Equinox restaurant owners Chef Todd and Ellen Gray.

Join us for a celebratory evening of flowing champagne and delectable desserts — and fun with your four-legged friends — all to support of the Washington Humane Society. A limited number of tickets remain, so scoop them up today! Tickets and more info >

Participants } Boxwood Wineries

In Participants on January 24, 2011 at 8:56 am

One of the featured wineries participating in the 10th Annual Sugar & Champagne Affair this year : Boxwood Wineries


The Boxwood Estate Winery in Middleburg, Virginia is the fulfillment of a dream of John Kent Cooke, a former owner and president of the NFL Washington Redskins. His new team at Boxwood is committed to making premium red wines in the Bordeaux tradition but with their own distinct Virginia expression.

We love the local spirit and are thrilled to receive their support for Sugar & Champagne. Learn more about Boxwood and take a tour of their gorgeous winery >

Purchase tickets to Sugar & Champagne  Affair on February 1st to sample wines from Boxwood while supporting the Washington Humane Society and their mission to fight animal cruelty >

Dessert Reception Participants

In Participants on January 21, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Come check out what the pastry and dessert chefs at Cafe Saint-Ex (known for American cuisine with a quirky flair), BlackSalt (known for their seafood), and Art & Soul (known for southern food with a modern twist) have cooked up on February 1st at the Ritz-Carlton!

Get your tickets today at: Washington Humane Society. Tickets will sell out!

Event News } Market Salamander’s Jason Reaves To Design 10th Anniversary Cake

In Event News, Participants on January 20, 2011 at 11:29 am

Market Salamander‘s Pastry Chef, Jason Reaves, is set to design a very special cake in honor of the 10th anniversary year of the Sugar & Champagne Affair. We can’t wait to see what Reaves, who studied baking and pastry arts at CIA, has in store for guests on February 1st!

Event News} Sabor’a Street Added to Food Truck Lineup

In Event News, Participants on January 20, 2011 at 9:59 am

Just added to the Sugar & Champagne Affair’s food truck line up: Sabor’a Street!

Sabor’a Street, literally “flavor of the street”, is a food truck selling Latin-inspired street food to hungry Washingtonians.  It is the vision of husband-and-wife team Jorge Pimentel and Christine Sarapu.  Chef Pimentel, a native of the Dominican Republic, has worked his way up the ranks of some of DC’s most flavorful kitchens including Mark & Orlando’s, Masa 14, and Commonwealth.

The fare is Chef Jorge Pimentel’s interpretation of street food from Latin America, the Caribbean and Spain including staples such arepas, tostones, churros and more. Plus, their meat is all natural, grass-fed, and hormone-free, and we have vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free/wheat-free options available.

New for Sugar & Champagne this year, we’ve invited the top food trucks to join us in showing support for the Washington Humane Society.

The gourmet mobile meal units will be parked along M Street outside of The Ritz Carlton and ready to help us generate some pre-event excitement for both guests and their pets. Starting at 4pm, you will be able to stroll up to the trucks for a taste of everything from empanadas and mac ‘n cheese to pizza, churros and lobster rolls. The food trucks are generously donating 50% of their proceeds from 4-8pm on 2/1 directly to WHS so please make sure to schedule a doggie-friendly-dining walk on Tuesday February 1st and treat yourself to one of the tastiest delights to roll this way in a long time.

We’re thrilled to have Sabor’a Street,  Cap MacDC EmpanadasDC Slices and Red Hook Lobster Poundon board for the 10th Annual Sugar & Champagne Affair. If you haven’t indulged in the gourmet food truck trend yet, follow the trucks on Twitter to see if they’ll be parked in your neighborhood soon!

For tickets to Sugar & Champagne, please visit the Washington Humane Society web site >

Event News} The Latest Online Buzz

In Event News on January 19, 2011 at 12:43 pm


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