Now lets talk about the food and drinks of "High In The Sky"...
If you take your eyes off of the beautiful sunset and surroundings for one second you can probably see me making cocktails in the background of this picture. The drink that I'm making was to start our culinary Adventure by activating the endocannabinoid system. My intention with this cocktail, (That I called The Stoned Hemingway) was to get a nice dose of THC-A and CBD into the guest's system. I muddled mint leaves and cannabis fan leaves in with grapefruit juice, orange bitters, a little bit of vodka and a CBD simple syrup and soda water to make this drink. Everyone got one of these cocktails to start the meal, and to lay down the cannabanoid groundwork for everyone to have a good time. The Grapefruit and Mint flavors of the cocktail were to pair with the flavors of our Spearmint and GrapefruitSelect CBDpens so when you took a puff and sip, all of the flavors would co-mingle in harmony.
When it came to the food of High In The Sky I went with a vegan menu, and I wanted to give a nod to breakfast in every course, since my previous event was High Noon Brunch, this past April.
This along with the @select_CBD pens that were on each place setting, made for a very balanced start for each guest at our little Cannabis adventure.
I wanted this event to be vegan so that everyone digested their dose a bit quicker and to showcase some of my favorite vegan recipes.
One of the experimental measures that I took to make sure that everyone who attended this dinner was within the same age range. A lot of the studies that I read and lectures that I have audited have suggested that age range has more to do with absorption than weight or height. This also helped to almost guarantee that people would have commonalities to strike up conversation at each table.
The 2nd Course was beautiful and simple. Grilled, marinated asparagus with a vegan hollandaise sauce, topped with a micro green salad that was tossed in an Lemon and RSO vinaigrette. I compared the lemon notes in this vinaigrette to the terpene "limonene". This course had 4mgs of THC and 3mgs of CBD.
For the Hollondaise sauce I used Hot For Food's hollandaise sauce recipe and it was so perfect!
This recipe incorporated lots of lemon and nutritional yeast to give it a nice creamy but also acidic flavor which really tasted incredible with the grilled, marinated asparagus.
(Check out Hot For Food on Youtube for amazing vegan recipes and meal ideas!)
When guests returned to their tables we went right in to the Main Course, a 3 day Vegan Bolognese sauce made with heirloom tomatoes, soy and seitan, that was topped with grilled "Grits" or polenta and a creamy cashew mozzarella. This dish was dosed with about 5 mgs of decarbed flower under the vegan Mozzarella (made with Miyoko's Kitchen), the herbaceous flavor of the flower played really well with the fresh Oregano and Basil in the dish.
The point of this was to show guests that you do not HAVE to infuse flower into fat directly to absorb it.
We finished out our meal with a layered dessert that consisted of a layer of Egg Nog cashew cheesecake, a layer of Chocolate and Coffee aquafaba creme and topped with a crunchy Speculoos crumble that consisted of 5 mgs of THC that was infused in vegan butter.
This was my first time working with Aquafaba and seeing the water from a can of beans whip up EXACTLY like egg whites made me feel more like a scientists than even converting percentages into milligrams could!
So the entire meal was around 30 mgs of THC and a LOT of CBD in layers so for guests the experience was more like wading into water more than waves crashing over you.
I covered a lot of ground with this dinner, I got to speak with so many people about cannabis science, theories, and food.
So for me it was basically a dream date with a lot of amazing *cannabis enthusiasts. (Weed nerds**)
I can not wait to show you guys what I have planned for Napa in January...
All professional photos taken at High In The Sky were taken by Forest Casey.