Washington Humane Society Sugar & Champagne Affair Returns February 5th


The annual Washington Humane Society dessert and champagne reception returns Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. This event honors our local animal crusaders while raising critical funds to help care for the homeless pet population in our nation’s capital and is presented by Trade Center Management Associates, the operator of the Ronald Reagan Building.

Join hosts Chef Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray (Equinox Restaurant, Muse at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and Salamander Resort & Spa) as they kick off the event in the VIP Chefs’ Tasting Room for an exclusive savory gathering from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Exquisite samplings will be prepared by the finest chefs in the region, including host Chefs Todd Gray and Xavier Deshayes, Executive Chef for the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. A limited number of tickets are available for $150 each and include entry to the main event.

Doors to the general reception open at 7:00pm and tickets are $90 each. The area’s most talented pastry chefs will dazzle the senses with visionary works of edible art, gorgeous gourmet desserts, champagne, and some of the finest sparkling wines until 9:00pm.

To purchase tickets to both the VIP and general reception, and to see the lineup of culinary talent, visit http://www.sugarandchampagne.org.

Tommy McFly (94.7 Fresh FM Radio) returns as Emcee to keep the festivities flowing with the Cake Challenge. Select Pastry Chefs will display show stopping cake creations and guests will “bone up” and vote for their favorite. Plus, a few lucky bidders will be able to take home these delicious creations that night! You won’t want to miss the return of the Golden Ticket, and the chance to win other once- in-a-lifetime prizes. Golden Tickets are just $50 each and only 250 will be sold onsite at the event. As always, leashed dogs are welcome and encouraged to attend (no retractable leashes please). All proceeds will directly benefit the animals and programs of the Washington Humane Society. This event is for guests 21+, please bring a valid photo ID.

This event will sell out! Visit http://www.sugarandchampagne.org for more information and tickets.


The Washington Humane Society (WHS) is the only Congressionally-chartered animal welfare agency in the United States and has been the leading voice for animals in the District of Columbia since 1870. WHS provides protection and care to over 43,000 animals each year through its broad range of programs and services including: sheltering, adoption, humane law enforcement, spay and neuter, humane education, human – animal rehabilitation programs, and lost and found services. For more information, please visit http://www.washhumane.org.

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