Join New York’s hottest pastry chefs as they transform a hip bar in Chelsea into a sugar wonderland on behalf of animal welfare at this year’s “A Sugar and Champagne Affair.” Proceeds will benefit the Humane Law Enforcement Department of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). An all-star lineup of pastry chefs will be paired up with handpicked champagne producers for this intimate evening of sumptuous sweets and delicious bubbly.
“A Sugar and Champagne Affair” debuted in Washington, D.C., two years ago, spearheaded by Ellen and Todd Gray of Equinox (www.equinoxrestaurant.com). This year they are bringing the event to New York and featuring the sweet sensations of Lisa Scruggs of Equinox; Jean François Bonnet of Daniel; Jason Licker of The Peninsula Hotel; John Miele of Aureole; Susan Punturieri of Chanterelle; Vicki Wells of Mesa Grill; and William Yosses of Citarella.
Tickets are $75 and may be purchased by calling (212) 876-7700 ext. 4652. Additional funds will be raised at the event through the sale of boxed chocolates donated by pastry instructors of the French Culinary Institute. For more information, go to: www.sugarandchampagne.com
Founded in 1866, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was the first humane organization established in the Western Hemisphere and exists to promote humane principles, prevent cruelty and alleviate pain, fear and suffering in animals. The ASPCA provides national programming and leadership in humane education and public awareness, government affairs and public policy, shelter support, animal placement, animal medical services and poison control services. The New York City headquarters houses a full-service animal hospital, animal behavior center, adoption facility, and Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) Department, which is responsible for enforcing New York's animal cruelty laws. For more information, visit www.aspca.org.