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February 4, 2015 

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM     NEW! Exclusive Experience
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM     VIP Chefs' Tasting Room
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM     General Reception

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

Hosted by Chef Todd Gray & Ellen Kassoff Gray
Equinox Restaurant
 & Salamander Resort

Presented by Trade Center Management Associates

The Washington Humane Society’s annual dessert and champagne reception honors our local crusaders against animal cruelty: Washington Humane Society’s Humane Law Enforcement Officers, Animal Care & Control Officers, and Humane Educators. This celebration of all things sweet, showcases the DC area’s most talented pastry chefs. Enjoy delectable confections complemented by some of the world’s finest sparkling wines. The VIP Chefs' Tasting Room presents an exclusive savory gathering prepared by the finest chefs of the national capital region. Our new Exclusive Experience provides special guests with a unique opportunity to make their own desserts, learn to concoct magnificent drinks, view exceptional demonstrations, and try items not offered to any other guests.

In addition to honoring our own, the Washington Humane Society honors our community's "Humane Heroes" who have had a positive impact on the lives of animals in the District and who have shown tremendous support for our programs and services. These award recipients have proven their commitment to and support of WHS and we truly appreciate their dedication to our mission.

If you cannot attend the 2015 Sugar & Champagne Affair but would like to make a donation, please click here.

*Please visit our Flickr site to view images from the 2015 Sugar & Champagne Affair!* 

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Photo ID required.

21+ years of age to drink. 

Tickets are Non-Refundable. 

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New! Exclusive Experience Ticket: $250
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 PM. If you love knowing how it's made, join 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 make your own truffles with the culinary team from the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, exclusive drinks from Cava's very own mixologist Glendon Hartley, and a demonstration from Watershed Coastal Cuisine's chef Joseph Paire with take home pies!
Exclusive Experience ticket includes entry into VIP Reception as well as General Reception. 50 tickets available.

VIP Chefs' Tasting Room Ticket: $150
Includes an exclusive savory reception by some of DC's top chefs prior to the unveiling of the desserts in the General Reception.

VIP ticket includes entry into the General Reception.

General Reception Ticket: $90
The metropolitan area's most talented pastry chefs will dazzle the senses with visionary works of edible art and gorgeous gourmet desserts. There will be free-flowing champagne and some of the finest sparkling wines.

 Please bring a valid photo ID.

All proceeds will directly benefit the animals and programs of the
Washington Humane Society.

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New Participants
are being added daily.
Check the website often for updates. 

Baklava Couture
BlackSalt Restaurant
Blind Dog Bakery
BLT Steak
Brasserie Beck
Cabot Creamery Cooperative
Chaplin's Restaurant
Co Co Sala
Cork Market & Tasting Room
Daily Dish
The Dairy Godmother
Dean & DeLuca
Diamond District Wines
 Dolci Gelati
Equinox Restaurant
 Epicurean Experience
The Fainting Goat
Gaylord National
Gold Cup Wine Bar
Hanks Oyster Bar
The Hamilton
Heirloom Catering & Event Design
Hello Cupcake
Honest Tea
Harrimans Virginia Piedmont Grill
The Howard Theatre
Il Forno 
Jack Rose
Lilly Magilly's Cupcakery
Makin' Whoopie
Mango Tree DC
Mate DC Sushi
Mixology by Simo
Penn Commons
Poste Modern Brasserie
Rappahonnock River Oysters
Repubilc Restaurant
Righteous Cheese
Ruffino Prosecco
Santa Lucia Estate Coffee
Salamander Resort & Spa/Market Salamander
Shake Shack
Slate Wine Bar + Bistro
Society Fair
Souper Girl
The Source
Stella Cidre
Sticky Fingers Bakery
Sugar & Ice
The Sugar Association
Team Spirits Imports
Thiabaut-Jannison Winery
Tico Restaurant DC
Trummer's On Main
Uncle Dave's Kettle Korn
Wildflour Fine Baking Co. 
Watershed Coastal Cuisine



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Leashed dogs are welcome and encouraged to attend.

NO retractable leashes.

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Ronald Reagan Building and
International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004 

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Sarah Cook

Special Events Manager

Scott Giacoppo
Chief Programs Officer & VP of External Affairs

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Use Parking Panda to pay for event parking
and give back to WHS!

WHS is excited to partner with Parking Panda to provide parking options for our event guests! Download the app today, or CLICK HERE to find and pre-purchase parking online to ensure an easy trip downtown! A portion of revenue will be donated back to WHS after the event.  

The Ronald Reagan Building and this event are protected by the K9 officers of the 
Federal Protective Service.

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