WeedLife News Network
BOULDER, Colo. – Nervous at first, they enter cautiously through the discreet side door, men in ties and women in high heels, clutching little green gift bags.
The first time cannabis chocolatier Vanessa Lavorato tried a marijuana-infused edible, it was on 4/20, the national cannabis-culture holiday, and she was at a celebratory gathering in Santa Cruz.
Welcome to the world of bespoke culinary cannabis, where fine dining’s playbook is re-imagined for the moneyed marijuana enthusiast.
Chefs are working with marijuana growers to chart the still-very-unscientific world of pairing food and weed.
If these chefs have proven anything, it’s that marijuana can be infused into any dish and paired with any flavor, technique and texture.
Cannabis experts are matching undertones of different strains of weed with tastes of different foods – but is it a gimmick or a new frontier?