Food And Cannabis Pairing: An Elevated and Enchanting Winter Dinner Experience

Another event for the books from Mason Jar Event Group. Kendall Norris, the brains behind the Mason Jar magic, has a God given gift for bringing friends and family together in a luxury cannabis friendly fashion. Kendall hosts four cannabis pairing dinners a year, one to accompany each season. Her recent Winter Dinner was nothing short of spectacular, and as usual we left the event still mentally processing how amazing it is that an experience like this is even possible. Hosted in an intimate creative community space in Boulder, we were greeted upon arrival by a warmly lit room with beautiful art, painters, and live jazz music flowing in the air. Guests mingled as they drank and sampled the evening’s featured cannabis selections, as well as enjoyed the first round of appetizers which included Royal Red Shrimp Ceviche and Spicy Pork Kimchito Empanadas. These were paired with Olio’s Sleeping Monkey Live Resin Sugar, Olio’s Cherry Diesel Live Resin Sauce, and Sanita Brewing Company’s Citrus Lager.

At $200 a person, you can only imagine the premium quality of the food, pairing options, and contents of the goody bags that each guest received throughout the night. The goody bags were equipped with the remaining cannabis pairings, so that guests could conveniently enjoy from their seats for the rest of the meal. The remaining courses included a Hamachi and Organic Salmon Tiradito, BBQ’d Eggplant Tostada, Braised Oxtail, and my personal favorite, the Lobster Tamalitos. Cannabis pairings for these included The Labs’s “Panama Punch” Era Pod and The Clinic’s “Citrus Sap” Flower, and the Live Neos Vape Pen featuring Blue Dream. Dinner was followed by a rich and mouth-watering Spiced Chocolate Cake with Hibiscus Jam, which was dusted with the flakes of Blue Kudu’s 100mg Cherry Almond Dark Chocolate Bar as the final pairing.

One thing I always take away from a Mason Jar Event (besides a very full belly) is a new found love and appreciation for the evolving state of the cannabis industry. Being surrounded by such passionate and professional people sparks my inspiration like no other, and it feels like such a privilege to be able to partake in these kind of events. As legalization continues to move forward throughout the country, I hope that Mason Jar Event Group will continue to set the standard for Luxury Cannabis Parties.

Melissa Joy

Melissa was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, where she couldn’t stay out of trouble for smoking weed--especially during college. Immediately after graduating with a business degree from Elmhurst College in 2012, Melissa made her way to the safe smoking haven of Colorado, where her love for live music and music blogging eventually led her to a part-time writing position with DOPE Magazine. Melissa enjoys medicating with indica-dominant hybrids, and will never say no to a big solventless glob. When she isn’t busy writing, Melissa loves spending her time in the mountains with friends, practicing her violin, and exploring the never-ending amounts of dank breweries and restaurants in Denver.