Even in the marijuana Nirvana that is adult-use California, any bars and restaurants that openly allow cannabis consumption can put their liquor licenses in jeopardy, while anyone who publicly advertises a weed dinner risks fines (or worse) for throwing an unlicensed cannabis consumption event.
Still the final frontier of cannabis legalization, a weed-friendly restaurant experience has yet to be fully realized, even though the day is fast approaching when you’ll be able to toke and eat in the same establishment — at least in West Hollywood!
But in the meantime, where can you smoke California’s finest cannabis while dining on seasonal, farm-fresh cuisine? The answer is a little complicated, but nonetheless exciting: Cannabis social clubs, where it’s very legal and very cool for adults to share weed while at a private venue.
In order to gather with likeminded euphoric epicureans at underground supper clubs, you’ll need to sign up for membership to receive invitations to private parties. Get introduced to the local cannabis scene and meet new friends while indulging your munchies and discover how much fun high dining can be! Follow these groundbreaking pioneers of high hospitality and get yourself a reservation to one of these upcoming events.
High Dining Moonlit Moveable Feast
May 18, 2019 / Joshua Tree, California
Coming up this weekend, the High Dining series is one of California’s most unique and magical cannabis events. Held in the high desert, this experience blends inspirational surroundings with art, mysticism, and gourmet fare from talented local chefs. The fifth iteration of this event features cuisine by Chef Stephen Lee, a Master Chef finalist, beverages infused with cannabis terpenes, pairings by Mendocino’s Heartrock Mountain Farms, ambient grooves from Dynasty Electrik and an array of intriguing surprises designed to delight.
Cannaisseur Series Fourth Anniversary
May 24, 2019 / San Francisco
Join the OGs of cannabis dining in San Francisco for a celebration of their four years in business as high hospitality pioneers. Led by Chef Coreen Carroll, co-author of Edibles: Small Bites for the Modern Cannabis Kitchen, the Cannaisseur Series seamlessly blends fine dining with cannabis culture. By adding “joint intermezzos” between courses that feature different varietals designed to induce a “psychedelic progression” throughout the event, Carroll sharpens her diner’s appetites and enhances mood to elevate the total experience. Join as a member and get invites to future fun such as a planned Wake n’ Bake Drag Brunch on June 22 as part of Pride celebrations.
Grassfed Taste Buds Event
June 1, 2019 / Los Angeles
Known for their far-out events featuring burlesque, virtual reality and goat dance parties, the crew at Grassfed is back with a more conventional “brunch and munch.” This Taste Buds feast will feature food from private chef Melissa Schwimmer, and a trivia contest hosted by Abdullah Saeed, formerly the host of VICELAND’s “Bong Appétit” and currently a re-occurring character on HBO’s “High Maintenance.” Complete with a vaporizer bar, this brunch will set you up for a psychedelic Saturday that you won’t soon forget.
June 30 / Oakland, California
Created by entrepreneur and activist Amber Senter, Easy Sundaze combines weed, food and jazz to create memorable brunch events. With a speakeasy vibe, these intimate gatherings feature live entertainment, bottomless mimosas and a menu prepared by Chef Anthony Martinez. Expect connoisseur-quality cannabis pairings, along with a dab bar featuring PuffCo Peak rigs and incredible terpy extracts from Beezle. Meet movers and shakers from the Oakland cannabis scene, savor the best dabs and sip champagne cocktails in a private art gallery, making Sunday the real fun day.
TELL US, have you been to a fine dining cannabis event before?