While the cannabis industry continues to grow and more markets cultivate their medical and/or recreational programs, it has served to foster vast amounts of creativity and innovation throughout all facets of the industry. Edibles in particular are a growing category of interest in the U.S., with a value of $9.6 billion in 2023, and the potential to reach up to $20.60 billion by 2028, according to an August analysis by ReportLinker.
However there’s a niche in the edibles industry that’s continuing to grow: cannabis dining events. While there are still many limitations to cannabis infused dining, such as restrictive laws about public consumption or a lack of approved consumption lounges, many successful chef-led dining experiences are putting spotlight both on cannabis as an ingredient, as well as the consumer enjoying unique dishes infused with the herb. Here are a few places you can check out right now.
Cannabis Supper Club
Courtesy Chef Chris Binotto
Co-founded by partners Mark Leibel and Chris Binotto in 2017, the Cannabis Supper Club showcases different cannabis brands, culinary artists, farmers, and a variety of other small businesses within its fine dining events. Chef Binotto, as he told High Times in our October 2023 issue, is all about creating long-lasting memories for diners. Up next for the Cannabis Supper Club is a 2024 New Year’s Eve Eve Party on Dec. 30.
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Just as the name suggests, Cannescape is a cannabis-centric getaway founded by Chelsea Davis in northern California. Guests are invited to stay at a unique location, participate in tours, and even have relaxing yoga sessions. Best of all chef Solomon Johnson, winner of the Chopped 420 cannabis cooking show that aired in 2021, is Cannescape’s exclusive chef, serving up delicious infused food. Solomon was featured in our August 2023 issue, where he explained his …
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