Using Specific Marijuana Strains for Cooking with Cannabis
In Colorado, chefs have been exploring ways to incorporate cooking with cannabis into fine dining experiences. Corey Buck, head of catering for Blackbelly Restaurant in Colorado said “We talk with the (cannabis) grower to understand what traits they saw in the marijuana … whether it’s earthy notes, citrus notes, herbal notes, things that we could play off.” The chefs have been working to pair meals with specific marijuana strain flavors in order to get the most complimentary taste experience. With some experimentation under the belt, the first weed based fine dining experiences have kicked off.
An Exquisite Experience
Restrictions for Fine Dining with Weed
Marijuana retailers in Colorado are not allowed to sell food, so guests had to purchase a $25 “goodie bag” from a dispensary to consume along with dinner. The bags even contained tiny shavers for guests to use to shave the pot chocolate onto their ice-cream, since it is illegal for the waiters to do it. Diners were even driven to and from the event in a private bus, to prevent anyone from driving home high.