Sugar Shock: A Dinner of Just Desserts

Remy Thurston
Desserts made by Josselyn Perlmutter of Sweet Affairs, one of the chefs participating in Sugar Shock.

Here's an event to satisfy even the sweetest tooth: Sugar Shock. A group of Charlotte's top pastry chefs will come together on Monday, May 16, to make a six-course tasting menu comprised solely of desserts. The decadent evening will begin at 6:30 with light hors d’oeuvres, with dinner starting at 7 p.m.

Each course will include a beverage pairing, ranging from wine to an assortment of local beverages: Old North Soda, sodas made by Shelby farmer Jamie Swofford; Topo Vodka, an organic vodka out of Chapel Hill; and Pure Intentions Coffee, made by a small batch roaster right here in Charlotte.


A dessert by Chef Samantha Ward of Fig Tree.

All proceeds from the event will go towards the Project 658 Culinary School and Community Feeding Project. Organizers are encouraging guests to bring a seasonal clothing donation for the Project 658 free clothing store. You can also make a donation online at the same time you purchase tickets, which are $65.00. The chefs who will be making desserts for Sugar Shock are:

Josselyn Perlmutter, Sweet Affairs and The Asbury

Alyssa Gorelick, Chef Alyssa's Kitchen

Jason Lemon, Global

Samantha Ward, The Fig Tree Restaurant

Miranda Brown, 300 East

Cara Jorgensen, Gâteau Baking Company


Sugar Shock

Monday, May 16

The 658 Center

3646 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28205

6:30 p.m. – light appetizers

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Categories: Agenda, Food + Drink