By Lester Black, SFGATE on March 22, 2023
Putting a heady twist on the age-old wisdom that you should always “eat your greens,” Bay Area chef Solomon Johnson is bringing marijuana to high-end cuisine. All of the courses at his new Cannescape event series are infused with cannabis.
The Bay Area’s first winner of “Chopped 420,” a “Chopped” spinoff from Discovery+, Johnson cooks up food that is both delicious and pleasantly stoning — I attended the first Cannescape event at the Phoenix Hotel in San Francisco last month. The multiday events include a five-course dinner infused with cannabis, as well as an overnight stay at a premier Northern California hotel. Dr. Wilkinson’s Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs in Napa Valley is scheduled to host the next event April 20, otherwise known as 4/20 — fitting for the “Chopped 420” champion.
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