As the legal cannabis industry emerges, the popular image of marijuana usage is becoming less associated with subculture. Now, creative chefs are staging high-end dining experiences using cannabis, opening up new territory for culinary innovation.
The Herbal Chef (real name: Christopher Sayegh) has been serving up high-end, cannabis-laced dining experiences for just over a year. A former Michelin-starred chef, Sayegh’s multi-course events have included braised oxtail, sous-vide salmon, and ice cream made with locally foraged fruits—all infused with cannabis. Tickets, which sell for $200 to $500, also include wine pairings and cannabis aromatics.