chocolate custard, cocoa crumble with roasted banana ice cream @ Watershed- Washington, DC
courtesy of Plantains & Kimchi
It’s almost time for the Sugar and Champagne Affair — back next month for the eleventh year. As the name implies, Sugar and Champagne is a dessert and bubbly reception that benefits the Washington Humane Society.
Once again hosted by Chef Todd and Ellen Gray, the event highlights all things sugary and sweet, with chefs showcasing their confections. Of course, leashed dogs are welcome and encouraged to attend. So walk around with your favorite four-legged friend and eat desserts and doggie hors d’oeurvres respectively.
Chefs on-hand for the VIP reception include:
- Todd Gray, Equinox & Watershed
- Anthony Lombardo, 1789
- Jose Andres, Think Food Group
- Scott Drewno, The Source
- Robert Wiedmaier, Marcel’s
- Peter Smith, PS7
- Ari Kushimoto Norris, Kushi
- David Guas, Bayou Bakery
- Wes Morton, Art and Soul
- Patrick Yeager, Aria Pizzeria and Bar
- Todd Thrasher (Mixologist), Restaurant Eve
New this year: you can also meet contestants from TLC’s show Next Great Baker. Held Wednesday, February 1st, at the Ronald Reagan Building, the event begins at 6pm with the VIP Chefs’ Tasting Room followed by the General Reception at 7pm. Click here to purchase tickets.