Chichi edibles and cannabis-infused cooking classes are all the rage these days, but a secretive San Francisco group is now taking weed to the next level with an underground dinner series centered around toking at the table. Calling themselves Luck Pot, they were profiled in the New York Times this week, along with a bevy of guests ranging from reiki masters to university professors to high-powered finance types.
With a price tag of $120, Luck Pot opens with cannabis-infused hors d'oeuvres like glazed pecans and pretzels, then segues into multi-course dinners from high-end chefs (Robin Song, of Hog & Rocks, prepared Korean-inspired fare at the dinner profiled by the Times), paired with joints for each course. There's even an on-site weed sommelier, who offers tasting notes like "sweet evergreen with light hints of pepper-spiciness."
While the duo of thirtysomething entrepreneurs behind Luck Pot refused to reveal their identities (or how to get tickets) to the Times, the dinners appear to be completely legal: attendees are carded for their medical-marijuana prescriptions at the door, and since the state treats private gatherings in public spaces in the same way they would a gathering at a private home, the organizers aren't violating the law. The truly interesting question: once weed becomes legal in California (which many are expecting to happen in 2016), could cannabis-pairing pop-ups bubble out of the underground to become major restaurant players, in the manner of Rich Table or Lazy Bear?