1.20.2010

Win VIP Tix To Sugar & Champagne

Update: Your comments have so warmed Ellen Gray's heart that she's offered a second pair of tickets to give away! I'll announce two winners Friday.

Love dogs? Love sugar? And Champagne? Have I got a party for you.

The 9th annual Sugar & Champagne Affair, hosted by Todd and Ellen Gray of Equinox and Salamander Hospitality, is coming up next Wednesday, Jan. 27 at the Ritz-Carlton (1150 22nd St. NW). Metrocurean is pleased to give away two VIP tickets (a $300 value). The shindig — dog dates welcome — raises money for the Washington Humane Society.

You guys know the drill: Leave a comment on this post by Friday at 10 a.m., and I'll choose one winner at random to receive the pair of tickets.

VIP tickets will get you into the new Chef’s Tasting Room, from 6-7:30 p.m., with savory dishes from Cathal Armstrong of Restaurant Eve, RJ Cooper of Vidalia, Robert Wiedmaier of Marcel's, Brasserie Beck and Brabo, Kyle Bailey of Birch and Barley, Ryan Witcher of the Ritz-Carlton, and host chef Todd Gray.

The main event runs from 7-9 p.m., featuring plenty of bubbly and desserts from the area's top pastry chefs. Participating restaurants include 2941, Art & Soul, Buzz Bakery, CityZen and Sou'Wester, DamGoodSweet, Et Voila, Nage and more. See the full list here.

General admission tickets are $90; VIP tickets are $150. Buy tickets and support this great cause here.

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Alicia said...

I rarely comment on your blog, but I really really love your coverage of the DC food scene. I send it to friends on a weekly basis :) Now can I please win these tickets, haha?

Rachel said...

Thanks for always keeping us up to date on what's going on in the world of DC food!

GoingGreenDC.net said...

Great cause and a great event!

Thrifty DC Cook said...

I like champagne and I like dogs. :)

K said...

I've always wanted to go to this event- thanks for the info and especially for having this giveaway!!

Dave Stroup said...

Come on lucky number whichever number this comment ends up being!! (#3 or #4?)

NACo 2008 Presidential Election Project said...

Great food and a great cause?? I'd love to go!

matt said...

love to go. can i bring my dog???

Townie said...

Thanks for this opportunity to support a worthy cause.

Marta said...

This event sounds like so much fun w/ some of my favorite chefs from DC. Keep up the GREAT blogging - I definitely turn to you for up-to-date news on DC's restaurant scene.

Wish I had a dog to bring if I win! :)

DC Food said...

What a great reason to get dressed up and support a good cause!

sk8chic said...

I mostly follow you on Twitter and love the inside tips on new places to go in DC. Keep up the good work!

Arminda said...

Love this event. Pick me?

Wolly and the Teev said...

What a great cause, if only I could have a dog in my apartment.

iEatDC said...

Puppies!!!!!

Rivka said...

Never been but wouldn't mind going!

belmontmedina said...

I only wish I had a dog to take with me....

Nat said...

Got a dog, got the love for sugar and sweets!

Brian said...

First time commenter, long time fan of winning things.

Daniel said...

if i go, my dog (jack) will totally dig the champagne too!

Anonymous said...

FUN! would love to attend a great event for a great cause. Thanks for the heads' up.

Tony Manela said...

Sugar & Champagne looks fantastic. Kudos for the dog-friendliness.

modern wench said...

Hooray for supporting animals! Thanks for doing this!

Arlene said...

sounds like great fun!

dafisk said...

Sounds like a great event!

Karen said...

looks like so much fun!

DCThrowback said...

This is a great site...glad I stumbled on to it from Twitter! I'd love to attend...thanks for the offer!

Jenny said...

What a wonderful cause and great excuse to dress up! Thanks for posting.

20Something said...

I am pro-dog! Thanks for always filling us in on the scoop metrocurean.

Corey said...

Makes me wish I had a dog to take!

jburka said...

Ophelia wants to know if Banjo will be there, and if so, if Banjo will continue to bark at her as always seems to happen when we're walking down 13th and cross paths...

MuddyMaeSuggins said...

That picture makes me want a bulldog! So cute! Love your blog - hope you pick me!

NobleLawyer said...

Love Champagne, Sugar, the Humane Society, and free tickets.

ingamahfarten said...

I don't have a dog, but I'd love to attend!!!

Amanda said...

jburka - Tell Ophelia not to take it personally. Banjo has ... uh, "leash aggression" issues. We need Cesar...

Loren said...

Good food and drink + good cause = winning combination. Sounds like a great event, and one that I'd love to attend!

milkita said...

awww, the pic is so cute

Christina said...

This is such a great cause and I would love to be able to go (with my Australian Shepherd of course)!

Danielle said...

My family used to attend the Human Society Banquet and silent auction in Middleburg every year! What a great cause! As an aspiring chef and dog (well all animals really) lover, this would be such an amazing event to attend! :)

D

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great event!

p.murray said...

I would certainly love to go.

David said...

This event sounds fantastic. I hope I get to go!

Chimera said...

Oooooh, good for the belly, good for the soul. I'd love to go!

Jen said...

yes please!

Ben Detofsky said...

Such a great event. Hope I win!

Keep up the great work.

Food for Thought said...

Mmm, having been to Equinox and Market Salamander, am always happy to support anything Todd and Ellen Gray are connected to!

Mineko said...

What a fabulous event! I adopted my cat Billy from the Washington Humane Society and he's given me pure joy for 5 years. I'd love to attend and bring a little (figurative) meow into an evening of barks :-)

chaya said...

I would love to go to this event! Thanks for the opportunity.

Nicole said...

Sounds like a great event with delicious event - I would love to go!

Kir (House) said...

Our dog, Kiko (short for Kikkoman, yes, the soy sauce) are huge foodies and have always been dog lovers. We adopted kiko from a forever home foundation, not from the humane society, albeit still a rescue dog, and we are pro saving dogs and giving them good homes.

From DC to NYC and Back Foodies said...

Sounds like a great time at this event! Would love to actually have the opportunity to go to this event with so many well-known and recognized chefs!

Cathy said...

Keeping my fingers crossed!

Stephanie said...

What a wonderful event...hoping this is my lucky day!

amy said...

If there is anything my puppy loves it is Chanpagne. He's already picking out his bowtie!

thecheshiregrins said...

Two of my favorite things: foodie-ism and dogs :)

Olivia said...

I've got a great dog date for this event - and we both love champagne!! Yes please!

Kaitlin said...

Sounds great!

sharona said...

Sounds like fun!

pascal said...

thanks for a great blog! and great contest!

Zach said...

Love the blog and would love to go!

Reuvie said...

Would love to go. Fingers crossed

Carrie said...

I have the perfect date. He's a basset.

Sally said...

this is the biggest event on my pup's social calendar. she'll be devastated if she misses out. woof please.

The Pereras said...

If you give me the tickets I will ask my sister to give you lots of kissies..that's her favorite thing to do! Me?...I love parties and I love to eat! But just a warning...unlike my sister, I'm not a fan of clothes, I might just come naked. -Remy Laurent Perera, 4-yr old maltese pup

If my brother is going, then of course, I'm definitely going too! I love to give kissies and I love to dress up! I already know what I'm going to wear! -Ella Laetitia Perera, 4-yr old maltese pup

a said...

i love dogs!

Kyra said...

Thanks for all your coverage of the D.C. eating scene - what a great event to provide funds and awareness and with good food and drink to boot!

Emily said...

I also love dogs!!

Brooke said...

I would LOVE to go to this. As a foodie AND dog owner, this sounds like an amazing event. My maltese Henry would love to make new friends too since we just moved to the DC area!

LT said...

Bubbly & Barking -- couldn't think of a better way to spend a Wednesday night!

Sassie said...

Dogs + Sugar = awesome fun

MichaelA said...

I thought Dogs + sugar/chocolatey things was a bad thing?

I'm ok with being proven wrong.

chris said...

Yes please!

Rose said...

Some of my favorite things!

scgordo said...

J'aime votre blog!

Laura said...

I would love to attend!

Lisa said...

I would love to bring my god dog to this event!

allie eileen said...

I'm breaking into the nonprofit event planning sector, and this is exactly the type of event I hope to plan one day!

CorporateMonkey said...

What a great cause! I've got both a dog & a human to bring, and have wanted to try out all of the restaurants supporting. I'll cross my fingers!

Anna said...

Ginger and I would love to go. (And your blog is great!)

Dibbs said...

It'll be a "ruff" wait for those tickets but soon it'll be "rover."

Scott said...

I would LOVE to go to this. My black lab Buddy has never been to the Ritz and is dying to go!

Scott

Jason said...

My day is not complete without checking metrocurean. I mean, come on, how am I supposed to know where to eat???

G said...

My pup and I could use the pick-me-up having just lost our "owner cat" and leader last week. Great idea for a great cause! Thanks for the opportunity to win tix!

Shannon said...

Cannot think of a better cause!

bsp said...

Great blog! Great event! Would love to win tickets and support this great cause!

auralninja said...

Will they have fireworks, too? The Simpsons trifecta...

bsp said...

Do the VIP tickets cover general admission?? The website is not very clear. Thanks.

Lala said...

My beagle and I would love to go to the event!

Soumya said...

My bestie foodie and I would looove to go

Wanderlust1970 said...

Always enjoy reading your posts and would love to take our new lab "Dreyfus".

RK said...

This event looks awesome! Bulldogs are the best.

Chris said...

Are dogs allowed?

Kendra said...

ooh please pick me!

Barguv said...

Sounds like a really cool event.. Perhaps this is my lucky week !

Andrea said...

I used to work in the building above Equinox and always heard what an amazing event this is. I have wanted to go for a long time and bring my little Cairn, Wallace, with me. I know he will be the hit of the party! :) Love your site too...such good info for a wanna-be foodie.

Faulkner said...

Sugar, champagne, dogs... is it possible not to love this event?

Amanda said...

To answer a few questions:
- Yes, dogs are welcome. And many dress up.

- And yes, sweets (especially chocolate, a big NO-NO!) and dogs are not a good mix, which is why some doggie bakeries are always on hand to supply appropriate treats.

- The VIP tickets do include admission to the whole event.

Love to see the interest! You readers are great.

Jason said...

Should be great

Kimberly said...

Yum-o-rama! Champagne and an event with doggies, and for a cause so dear to me - what a combination. I am so glad they do this.

Joe R. said...

Wow! I read your blog quite frequently but haven't ever posted. I'm always looking for a new place to take my dog out on the town and this sounds like a great event for a great cause. I hope you pick me.

jefferson said...

This is absolutely brilliant!

foodie thoughts said...

I love adorable fundraisers! The picture for this post instantly caught my eye. This sounds like a great event.

John G said...

Great event, great cause!

We went last year with our 2 rescue dogs and they had a blast. We decided that tickets aren't in this year's budget - but I'd still love to attend if we're chosen.

Thanks for your consideration!

Rebecca said...

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! And woof!

R's said...

With free entrance, I'd make a free donation at the door :)

Leah said...

Yours is my go-to food blog in DC. And I ask every dog owner I see, "Can I say hello to your dog?" in order to get a little puppy love on the street. So it's a perfect match! (Plus I love sham-pan-nyuh!)

Sarah said...

this sounds amazing!!! would love to go

Amy said...

aww, i love the name. sugar & champagne and for doggies. I love events like these! are you going to go Taste of the Nation as well?

Chi said...

Would love to go to this event. I've visited the Washington Humane Society often to support them. I'm a foodie myself and would love to attend and pig out =D My little Pomeranian would love to go as well.

xoxo said...

My love of champagne is rivaled only by my love of puppies

Elizabeth said...

Great cause! Sounds like a lovely event.

JuliaM said...

Sounds lovely. Would love to win...

Catharine said...

I'm feeling lucky!

Amy J said...

Sounds like a great event! Thanks for the lovely giveaway. I will be crossing my fingers.

Abby said...

This event is basically a dream come true. Mmmmm.

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lg said...

Would love to go to the event!

Elyse said...

wow! It'd be incredible to attend this event! Sounds amazing!

Lauren said...

I'm a big supporter of the Washington Humane Society and I'm sure my pup would love to go!

Lacy said...

This event sounds like a dream come true! Thanks for offering the give away!

Sarah said...

Sounds like an amazing event for a wonderful cause!

Nicole said...

This is a dog lover's and sugar lover's dream! (I am both.)

Vicki said...

im more than willing to suffer through the indubitable sugar+champagne hangover for such a great cause.

Erich said...

Thanks for sharing the wealth! This event sounds like a great time.

FrenchTwistDC said...

If I win, it'll be the perfect excuse for me to make my yearly trip across the motte to VA ;-)

Rachael said...

Great cause and looks like a wonderful event!

Krista said...

I would love to go! Thanks for the opportunity.

Pete said...

Love reading yoru website on the goings on of the DC restaurant scene. My wife, a foodie and I would love to attend the event if chosen at random. My wife tunes into the Food Network every evening. Plus, we have two King Charles Cavaliers so the cause is near and dear to our heart.

Jake said...

Woo hoo! Dogs, sugar and champagne are probably my girlfriend's three favorite things in life.

Dskco said...

Great cause and all the things I love!

Grace said...

this event sounds wonderful... my dogs would love it

Rachel said...

This would really help lift my spirits. I'd love to go! Thanks.

Kira said...

This event sounds wonderful and is for such a great cause! I love dogs, champagne and good desserts and would love to have the chance to go! Thanks so much for offering the giveaway!

Shane said...

What a great event! Would love to attend. Thanks for the chance to win!

Jennie Lee said...

I'd love to go, it sounds amazing!

M said...

Puppies and bubbly? HOORAY!!

Eric said...

Is the dog food all gourmet like the human food? I mean... it's not like the dog cares. Doesn't matter if it's a steak or a stick, he'll find a way to eat it.

Amanda said...

This sounds amazing!

Eric Vilhelmsen said...

I like pastry, I like champagne, and I've got a face like a bulldog. Clearly, these tickets were meant for me. That, or I can be the winner's "dog date". I'm housebroken!

dragonflyer220 said...

This sounds awesome! I'm sure my dog agrees!

Cassandra said...

I would LOVE to attend this event with my husband. We love dogs, champagne, AND sweets!

Diana said...

I'd love to go!

Alyssa said...

keeping my fingers crossed...

RedShirt said...

I "ruff" this site. Pick me! Pick me!

Michelle said...

I like Champagne and animals :-)

Daniel Korn said...

I'll take a whole box of Claritin for this event!

terra said...

I love food but am too cheap to go to these fancy places!

Ms. Chompy said...

Could we bring TWO dogs? We have two pugs who would certainly appreciate the food. :)

Adam said...

Sounds like a lovely event! Would love to attend!

msusarahfluff said...

What a fantastic cause! I didn't even know this happened in DC - we're making a donation in lieu of a gift at our wedding to the Humane Society because the animals affected by the foreclosure crisis are so often overlooked.

Thank you Metrocurean for bringing attention to such a great and important cause :)

Skald said...

This looks like a crazy good time!

Sarah said...

Would love, love, LOVE to go to this.

29...for now... said...

My husband and our dog Koa would love to go!

Traveling Twins said...

Would love to attend!

Carrie's Stuff said...

Would love to go!

Cancemini4 said...

Sugar, champagne AND dogs? Yes, please :)

PigglyWiggly said...

I would like to go! But I'll have to borrow a dog. I don't think my cat would enjoy the evening.

anita said...

ooh, i want tickets!

Mr. Q said...

Please please pick me...love dogs, champagne and sugar...in that order!

Renee said...

My dog is a former shelter resident who appreciates good food and is always up for something delicious. She's fed gourmet dog food. Do I deserve something delicious too? The sweetest answer would be YES!

Megan said...

It sounds like a great event for a great cause!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fabu event - champagne, treats, dogs, people!!! And all for a great cause! And I'd love to be there! Laura

Navin Nat said...

Great cause for paws. Our golden and our food are our two fav things. Your blog is a close third! Thanks. Bill

mcrkenney said...

Your blog and all your recipes are wonderful, and it's fantastic that you're publicizing this great cause!

Cory said...

Puppies, champagne and good food! PUPPIES!

Gayle said...

Thanks for your coverage of the DC food scene. Who could ask for more from an event -- dogs, booze and good food!

Capitol Heel said...

I like desert, my dog likes champagne. Sounds like the perfect date!

lauren said...

It sounds like such an amazing event...I'm not sure what more you could ask for than puppies, champagne and great food. :) Thanks for all your great coverage of DC dining!

Megan said...

What a great idea for an event. Plus the Washington Humane Society is really cool!

Mitra said...

Yum! I hope I win.

Mae Cooper said...

I love champagne, and dogs and Equinox! What a great event, and from a great blog. Keep up the good work!

Nathalie said...

Yay Sugar and Champagne!

Heather George said...

my mutts and I would both be thrilled!

sleepysammy said...

Puppies! Champers!!! And all for a good cause. It doesn't get much better.

Sarah said...

I'd love to go!

InfamousOreob said...

I wonder what puppehs look like through a glass of bubbly?! I wonder what a glass of champagne would be like with puppehs AS the bubbles?!?! WHOA! DEEP THOUGHTS MAN!!

Audrey D said...

The Washington Humane Society is one of my favorite non-profits. I've never attended Sugar & Champagne, primarily because it is during the week. But I would love to go!

Dave said...

Sounds like a great event! Not only do I love dogs and champagne, but my dog like champagne! Who coulda thunk it...

anikak said...

Great cause - and that it's hosted by the Grays affirms my admiration for them. Fingers crossed!

Kate said...

What a great cause! Thanks for publicizing it :)

Clare said...

This event sounds great - I'd love to go!

elaine said...

Great cause! Woof!

Angshuman said...

Good cause....and a great event to support it.

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Eric said...

Too bad there isn't a dog tasting room with some gourmet kibble

Jessica Erfer said...

I know my Wash Humane adopted dog would LOVE to go to this event with her mommy and daddy!

I've volunteered at it before and it's awesome. If you can't go, you can always become a WHS volunteer and work this event, and many other fabulous ones, after you're trained!

BC said...

Bubbles, desserts and dogs!! What more do you need?!? Sounds like a perfect event.

Erik said...

My english bulldog Meatball would love this

Barbara said...

I am a big (yet silent) fan. I follow your posts regularly and love it. Thanks for offering up this contest, I'd love to go to this event!

JulieD said...

I wish I had a yard so I could have a dog!

amycat said...

pretty pretty please with sugar on top (and a side of champagne!)

Molly said...

i couldn't think of a better way to help animals in need than eating and drinking some of the area's most delicious food!

stevep said...

i am a strong advocate of animal welfare. Please!

eatingaroundDC said...

Sounds like a great and tasty event! eatingarounddc.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

I can't think of a more perfect night! Champagne and sweets with my boy Bruno (an adorable red mini poodle) and getting to hang-out with some of the best Chefs and foodies in town - all for the benefit of The Humane Society!

LK said...

I love that by telling my friends what I've read on your blog, they think I'm on the cutting edge of the DC restaurant scene. Thanks for all the good intel...

shann said...

Wow, what a wonderful event! I would love to be a part of this evening!! Can I bring my miniature poodle George? :) He would love all of the people and dogs, and I have to say he is somewhat of a foodie himself!

I just moved to the area and came across your food blog and---well done! I'm new to food blogging but I'd love suggestions! www.andbemerry.blogspot.com

Thanks for announcing this giveaway!
~Shannon

Em said...

Ah sounds fantastic

Stephanie said...

I hope no one confuses the Kibble and sugar! I'm all for supporting the Humane society.

sandee said...

I have two little dogs, who are sweet and like sweets, they love people, food and socializing. The best part is, together they weigh less than 14 lbs.

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