SONOMA COUNTY (CBS SF) — Over the weekend, an unusual first-of-its-kind gala took place in Sonoma County where a remarkable gourmet meal was served at a secret location with a secret ingredient.
More than 150 guests mixed and mingled in a redwood grove as they listened and grooved to live music performed by the psychedelic-roots rock band Moonalice.
In their hands, the cocktails were cold, but inside the kitchen at the spacious location, the action was hot with pot.
“We’re really on the cutting edge of something new this is the end of prohibition,” exclaimed Chef Jeff.
He’s known as “JeffThe420Chef,” a Ganja Gourmet who has been described as “The Julia Child of Weed.”
On this night, he cooked a huge feast with dishes infused with cannabis. This is no ordinary potluck; it is a feast for the “canna-curious.”
“We’ve elevated the experience. It’s no longer your typical chocolate-chip cookie, brownie or cupcake that’s infused with cannabis. We’ve taken it to a whole new level where we’re catering fine dining meals,” explained Jeff.
On the menu were cannabis-infused cocktails including an Irish cream, aqua de jamaica, and Revive Hibiscus Kombucha. The food courses started with a canna-watermelon gazpacho appetizer before a main course of roasted Cornish game hens with onion drenched roasted potatoes and CBD zucchini-green papaya nests, with or without a raw quail egg.
For the vegans and vegetarians, there were stuffed portobello mushrooms. Each course includes — if the guest requests — a tiny dose of cannabis. Chef Jeff uses a proprietary method that removes the grassy, herbaceous taste.
“Everything we’re infusing we’re infusing with anywhere from 1.5 to 2 milligrams,” the chef explained. “So by the end of the night, everyone is going to have only 10 milligrams. That’s the most that I’ll serve and that