Jonathan Gold is know for his food criticism, now he is putting herbal meals to the test. Golden’s latest endeavor involves a 9 marijuana infused, course meal prepared by chef Laurent Queniu and organized by Nguyen. Gold writes that he attended the dinner not because of the marijuana, but because “secret restaurants are increasing in importance in Los Angeles,” and “transgressive eating has become voguish.”
“The notion of an ‘herb’ dinner wasn’t especially my thing,” Gold writes. “The last time I had sampled this particular herb was many years ago, in the course of reporting a story on Snoop Dogg and his 15 pit bulls, and its culinary uses were not apparent even back then.”
The green menus included a moonshine cocktail with ganja-infused sesame oil; cured duck breast, raw yellowtail, and compressed watermelon; papaya, partridge, wild boar, and ginseng; and a marijuana-infused onion-bacon-potato tart. For dessert, the chef served panna cotta with osmanthus topped with a marijuana-coconut oil.