Washington, DC – The annual Washington Humane Society dessert and champagne reception returns
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 to 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.
NEW this year, hosts Chef Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray will kick off the event with an Exclusive
Experience, open to only 50 guests! Guaranteed to please, this interactive experience starts at 6:00
p.m. If you love knowing how it’s made, join host Chef Todd Gray as he delights Exclusive Experience
guests with a liquid nitrogen “dip-n-dots” demonstration station. Grab a scoop of freshly made dip-n-dots
and see how nitrogen works to create these much-loved beads of confection. This Exclusive Experience
also includes sugar pulling demonstrations by Co Co Sala, the opportunity to hand craft truffles with the
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center’s own pastry chef, Shane Goettlicher, exclusive
drinks from Cava’s very own mixologist Jason Gehring, and more! Tickets are $250 each, which also
includes entry to both the VIP and general receptions.
The VIP Chefs’ Tasting Room provides guests with an elite savory gathering from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.
Exquisite samplings will be prepared by the finest chefs in the region. 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.
Tommy McFly returns as Emcee to keep the festivities flowing. Throughout the event, guests will be able
to purchase Golden Tickets for the chance to win amazing once-in-a-lifetime prizes. Golden Tickets are just
$50 each and only 250 will be sold onsite at the event.
To purchase tickets and to see the lineup of culinary talent, visit http://www.sugarandchampagne.org. 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
aged 21 and over, 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.