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Sweets, bubbly and fur

The Washington Humane Society claims that attending their Sugar and Champagne Affair will satisfy your sweet tooth and your soul. Odds are they’re right.
More than 65 restaurants, bakeries and food and beverage purveyors are supporting the 2015 Sugar and Champagne Affair, 7  to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Attendees will be able to indulge in luscious desserts complemented by some of the world’s finest sparkling wines. This is the sweet tooth portion of the event.

With regard to rewarding one’s soul, the Washington Humane Society’s annual reception honors local crusaders against animal cruelty including the Washington Humane Society’s Humane Law Enforcement Officers, Animal Care & Control Officers, and Humane Educators. In addition, all proceeds from the event directly benefit the animals and programs of the Washington Humane Society, which provides comfort and care to over 43,000 animals each year.

General admission tickets are $90. There are also VIP tickets available for $150, which include a special reception (6 to 8 p.m.) with savory bits as well as access to the desserts.
Additionally, the event’s official hosts Chef Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray (Equinox and Salamander Resort & Spa) are offering just 50 attendees the opportunity to be part of a new “exclusive experience” (6 to 7:30 p.m.) that will include sugar demonstrations, the opportunity to make your own truffles, and mixology lessons. Tickets for this portion of the reception are $250 and include access to the VIP reception and the desserts.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit .
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Troy Petenbrink is Metro Weekly's contributing writer for food and travel. He can be reached at

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