Recap: Sugar & Champagne for the Washington Humane Society

DC’s best dressed two- and four-legged friends gathered on Wednesday night at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center for the 2015 Sugar & Champagne Affair benefiting the Washington Humane Society (WHS). A standout event every winter, this year’s event did not disappoint. Processing throughout advantage of the spacious venue, Sugar & Champagne guests were treated to endless tastings and cocktails as they made their way throughout the stately ballroom and adjoining spaces. A very small handful of lucky guests–less than 50, Little Black Blog included–were invited to join the VVIP tasting reception, held on the second-floor annex overlooking the ballroom. Here, … Continue reading Recap: Sugar & Champagne for the Washington Humane Society

March of Dimes Signature Chefs Gala

Nearly 50 of the area’s renowned chefs, mixologists and vintners will sample their best creations at the 18th Annual Signature Chefs Gala presented by Dixon Hughes Goodman and TTR Sotheby’s International. Mike Isabella, celebrity chef/owner of G, Graffiato, Kapnos and Kapnos Taverna, served as the event’s honorary chef. Jo-Jo Valenzuela of DC Craft Bartenders Guild returned as the cocktail chair. Proceeds support the March of Dimes mission to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The event featured an array of adventurous foods, as always. Big on this year’s menus across the many restaurants participating were … Continue reading March of Dimes Signature Chefs Gala

Fall Wine Tour with Coravin

Last week, I joined a private group of writers and foodies to enjoy a tour around DC’s best restaurants, sampling wines through the Coravin System. The Coravin uses technology that keeps the cork in the bottle, where it’s been since the bottle was sealed. Pour glasses whenever you like, and know that instead of oxidizing, the remaining wine will continue to age naturally. The Coravin System was inspired founder Greg Lambrecht’s love of wine and the never-ending discovery in taste and aroma that it provides. His dream was to magically pour wine from bottles without ever pulling the cork so the remaining … Continue reading Fall Wine Tour with Coravin