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.