Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sugar Rush

Who let the dogs out? Okay, so that was a completely predictable way to start out but my creativity may be lacking with the amount of sugar rushing through my system.  To say that this event was a success is an understatement.  This year's Sugar & Champagne exceeded all our expectations, with even more restaurants and wineries participating and the happy new addition of our local food trucks.  Why have been people gone to the dogs over this event?  Oh, I don't know it could be this....

Or this.....

Or even this...

I am seriously in love with that little goober above.  I wish I could have just swooped him up and taken him home.  But instead I picked up this cannoli and hoped that calories ingested for charity don't count. 

Cupcakes, brownies, donuts, gelato, cookies, panna cotta, mousse, eclairs.  Any sweet you could desire was there.  My personal favorites were ones with a touch of savoriness to them.  Like the donut and hot chocolate from Cork.

The donut was rolled in a mix of cinnamon, sugar, salt, and cardamom, which took this simple sweet treat to a whole new level.  I wanted to take them all, but had so many more things to try.  

And then there was the sea salt gelato and candied pork belly from Kushi.  

This was absolutely unreal.  That's all that needs to be said.  

The creativity that all of our amazing pastry chefs brought was truly unbelievable.




Yes, there were definitely plenty of sweets and bubbly, but when it comes down to it, people come to support the Washington Humane Society.  We are all animal lovers and it shows.



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