Inside a CBD Dinner Party at Loosie’s in Brooklyn

Inside a CBD Dinner Party at Loosie’s at Brooklyn

Soon enough, the three-dozen guests took their seats at three tables, organized in a large U. I sat next to Drew, an anesthesiologist and mountain biker who could easily have passed as Vin Diesel’s hipster stunt double. Drew was the perfect audience for the day. A friend of one of the restaurant’s owners, he explained he had first tried CBD on a recent ski trip. Now, he was ready to find out more about its properties and effects.

Before we could chat more, we heard briefly from the event’s hosts.

Maya Shaw, the owner of Shaw.BK–a local business that sells pipes, incense holders and much more made by female artisans–spoke about breaking down stereotypes of female cannabis consumers, to raucous cheers.

Gabe Kennedy, the co-owner of plant people and aforementioned tincture evangelist, decked out in a green floral shirt, shared his own story of turning to cannabis after a spinal injury.

“Tell each other about the time you were most high! ” he then invited the audience; with that, thumping music has been turned on, guests started to shout their craziest cannabis memories at each other over the bass-heavy din, and the first course was served.

The word CBD appeared on the printed menus eleven times. No course sat above its sway. Tickets for the dinner cost $65, beverages included:

  • An apple carpaccio had CBD pickled beech mushrooms and a chipotle CBD aioli
  • CBD-poached beets with fried vermicelli noodles
  • CBD fritters and a light, flavorful Japanese eggplant

None of the courses betrayed cannabis’ earthy, tell-tale taste.

The day ’s mood, and message, was elevated when Kennedy–who exhibited a penchant for freestyle rapping about different foods–appeared at our end of the table and offered his tincture.

Rich in flavor and slightly sweet, with none of the excess oiliness or sharp tang that plagues many a tincture, it was easily the most enjoyable I’d ever had. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, as well a winner of ABC’s The Taste, Kennedy explained the properties of the specific fats, medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) and hash oil at the tincture with rapid fire glee.

Around the next course, it started to rain. Hard. The audience looked up and exclaimed one large collective “Whoooaaaa” as the ceiling shimmered with pummeling raindrops. A couple of puddles formed inside. The CBD had kicked . A neighboring diner spilled a glass of wine–a 2017 Loire Valley Yannick Amirault, no less–all over the table, followed by giggles and smiles from all sides. As the casually dressed wait staff served beignets, I asked Drew if I could mention him by name in this story. He hesitated, maybe apprehensive of his companies ’ response, but after some musing, he threw up his hands.

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Released at Mon, 29 October 2018 17:15:45 +0000

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