As the demand for premium pot products continues to rise, chefs such as Aaron Ziegler have begun throwing cannabis-infused dinner parties for well-to-do smokers. Instead of brownies and cookies, Ziegler serves up gourmet edibles with restaurant-quality flair.
Ziegler's cannabis-infused dinner parties are six-course meals that take place every Friday and Saturday night in Los Angeles. All of the dishes are made with locally sourced ingredients, many of which are grown in the chef's own garden. However, unlike other gourmet restaurant experiences, each of the dishes served by Ziegler are carefully dosed with cannabis to create gourmet edibles. One such dish is the black cod with squid ink salsa verde, which is coated in cannabis-infused oil.
The high-end dining experience demonstrates how the edibles market is expanding beyond simple baked goods to include gourmet dishes.