The Sweet Charity Results, and a Blogger's Lament

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Recently Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance presented Sweet Charity, a dessert-based fundraiser for the arts on Friday, Nov. 16.

Drooling over the list of sweets they had on hand from awesome local restaurants (more than 20 different ones, including Feast, RA Sushi and Busy B's Bakery who were among the winners), and signature dessert cocktails, I’m totally bummed that my invitation was apparently lost in the mail. More than 400 people came together to enjoy great desserts, support arts education and take in a a wonderful Arizona night. I guess I will forgive the SAACA folks this time…still jealous though.

Take a look below the cut to see the list of the winners, including the top prize, which went to Wildflower American Cuisine.

WINNERS

GRAND PRIZE: Sweetest of the Sweet Award
Wildflower American Cuisine

Best Overall Presentation
Marco's Patisserie

Most Creative
Le Bon Gâteau and Mini's Cupcakes

DESSERTS

Best Baked Dessert
Feast Restaurant
Doug Levy, Kathy Prosser
Pear and Toffee Bread Pudding

Best Chilled Dessert
Hacienda Del Sol
Sweet Potato Pana Cotta

Best Frozen Dessert
RA Sushi
Sweet Mochi

Best Chocolate Dessert
Tavolino Ristorante Italiano
Chocolate Bonet

Best Fruit Dessert
JW Marriott Star Pass
Tropical Fruit Verrine, Vanilla Chiboust

Best Candy Dessert
Busy B's Bakery
Vanilla Cake Pops

Best Sweet & Salty Dessert
Wildflower American Cuisine
Chef Amber Haddad
Salted Caramel Pretzel Verrine

COCKTAILS

Best Sweet Cocktail
Shlomo & Vito's New York Delicatessen and Pizza Kitchen
Chocolate Dreams

Best Creative Cocktail
Hacienda Del Sol
House made Chocolate infused Vodka-Martini

Best Fruit Based Cocktail
Wildflower American Cuisine
Cinnamon Pisco Punch

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