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Recap } 10th Annual Sugar & Champagne Affair

In Event News on February 9, 2011 at 10:54 pm

Hosted by Ellen and Chef Todd Gray of DC’s Equinox restaurant, the District’s most fashionable feet found their way to The Ritz-Carlton on Tuesday February 1st to enjoy a night of champagne and decadent desserts. Hundreds of people and pets came out in the wintery weather to honor the officers of the Washington Humane Society and celebrate the 10th Annual Sugar & Champagne Affair.

Highlights included a roster of over 40 top area chefs and cupcakeries; the amazing dog cake designed by pastry chef Jason Reaves; and, the first-ever food truck gathering outside of the posh hotel serving up an inspired gourmet mobile menu.

A special thanks to Emily Clack Photography for capturing the Sugar & Champagne images for our festive slide show. Enjoy the event recap experience — we hope to see you at the 11th annual celebration in 2012 }


A First Look at Tuesday’s Sugar & Champagne Affair

In Event News on February 3, 2011 at 9:09 am

Tuesday’s celebration at the Ritz-Carlton DC honoring the officers of the Washington Humane Society brought out DC’s finest guests – both people and pets – to enjoy over 40 restaurants’ pastries and sparkling beverages to celebrate the 10th year of Sugar & Champagne.

A first look at the event from

DC Metro Mix :

…and The Scene BisNow


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

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


From Ask Miss A >

Celebrate & Support!

In Event News on January 13, 2011 at 11:17 am

Tickets available on Washington Humane Society web site >

Event News :: Food Trucks To Donate 50% of 2/1 Sales to Washington Humane Society

In Event News, Participants on January 12, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Ellen Gray (Equinox) warms up before Tuesday's snowstorm with Cap Mac DC.


Following a meeting at The Ritz-Carlton yesterday, we made sure to stop and say hello upon seeing the bright yellow Cap Mac DC food truck in the area. Cap Mac, along with three other mobile gourmet food trucks, will be rolling up to The Ritz on Tuesday February 1st in support of the Sugar & Champagne Affair’s fund-raiser for the Washington Humane Society.

The food trucks will be contributing 50% of their evening sales’ proceeds (4pm – 8pm) to the cause — please make an effort to check out the trucks on your way into the event. Better yet, take your pooch for a walk prior to the event and pick up something to have waiting for you at home…you never know when a sudden mac ‘n cheese craving will strike!

For a look at all of the event pastry and food chefs plus participating beverage companies and food trucks >


Event News

In Event News on January 5, 2011 at 8:31 pm

10th Annual Sugar & Champagne Affair Updates:

Latest online media coverage about the Sugar & Champagne, including some buzz in the Washington Examiner >

Latest list of all-star chefs, food trucks and beverages you can expect at this year’s event, including our VIP tasting room roster:

Equinox Restaurant
Bourbon Steak
Restaurant Eve
Rogue 24
The Source

You’re Invited!

In Event News on December 26, 2010 at 12:29 pm