Washington Humane Society Sugar & Champagne Affair Returns February 4th


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.


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