Posting from a press release… This isn’t in the future, anymore. It’s our present, and I endorse the health benefits of marijuana. All images have been borrowed from The Herbal Chef, Christopher Sayegh‘s Instagram page.
(I’ve only edited the following, as I use the Gregg Reference Manual, in my writing.)
CANNABIS CUISINE, A CEREBRAL EXPERIENCE
HOW LEGAL CA CANNABIS IS SHAPING CULINARY ARTS
And, COMMANDING ATTENTION THIS SUMMER FESTIVAL SEASON
The Herbal Chef™ Invites Guests to a ‘Symphony for the Senses’ at Emerald Exchange, August 12 and 13, to Experience the First Cannabis-Infused Pop-Up Restaurant to Prelude Future LA-area Brick & Mortar Cannabis Restaurant, HERB
Be among the first to experience what The Herbal Chef, Christopher Sayegh, the Number-1 Cannabis Infusion Chef in the world, has to offer with HERB at EMERALD EXCHANGE’s “SUMMER OF SUN-GROWN,” a Cannabis Farmer’s Market & Wellness Festival in MALIBU, CA.
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LOS ANGELES / MALIBU, CA / JULY 7, 2017 – HERB, a first-of-its-kind cannabis restaurant, by The Herbal Chef™ Christopher Sayegh, will make its debut this August 12 and 13, in a series of dinner and brunch dining services, at the fourth installment of Emerald Exchange [“EmEx”] “The Summer of Sun-Grown.” This is a cannabis farmer’s market and wellness festival. Michelin trained chefs leave behind the stuffy confines of the classic kitchen and re-imagine a new style of fine dining, featuring a 5-course meal comprised of fresh produce, outstanding culinary talent, and a full sensory experience for the canna-curious foodie. After years of trial and error, edible after edible, The Herbal Chef team brings EmEx guests the perfect balance of cannabis and cuisine, as part of a sneak preview to HERB, the first ever brick and mortar cannabis restaurant slotted to open in the LA-area in late 2018.
Sayegh, who has a background in molecular science that enables him to understand the chemistry of cannabis, describes the luxury cannabis dining service as a “cerebral experience,” meant to introduce more than just a high. “There are terpene (plant) extracts in my centerpieces creating tantalizing aromas, guests are surrounded by art stimulating thoughtful conversation. So now it becomes an immersive experience, where you are present in the dining experience,” says Sayegh. “You’re eating with a different perception with each bite, with each course. You’re literally changing your brain chemistry, and you are viewing this food differently than you did five minutes ago, and then 10 minutes ago, it’s a journey of sensory pleasures.”
[Herbal Chef’s sponge cake]
In a captivating atmosphere, this multi-course duet of THC-infusions by Jetty Extracts and gourmet food, with kitchen setup by Julabo, all takes place outdoors on a scenic, 17-acre ranch in Malibu, California. Cannabis flower is provided by 3C Farms along with cannabinoid (CBD) water.
Emerald Exchange guests will choose from four separate dining services, as festival ticket add-ons including Saturday Dinner at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sunday Brunch at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. With full bellies and relaxed bodies, guests will be asked to partake in a post-dinner ‘Decompression Lounge,’ sponsored by Fontera and Get Higher Beauty – a concept that will be implemented with playful luxury at the future HERB restaurant. This all helps ease the mind and balances everyone, before sending them back into the festival environment (or world), to experience everything else Emerald Exchange has to offer.
In a rapidly growing industry (U.S. cannabis sales are expected to hit $22.8 billion annually, by 2020), Christopher Sayegh continues to change the landscape for cannabis-infused cuisine worldwide. Sayegh and The Herbal Chef team played an active and vocal role as new California recreational cannabis regulation; which was being put forth, in efforts to pave way for the HERB restaurant reality. Not only is The Herbal Chef creating a dining experience that is completely new to the culinary world, the team is also setting an industry standard across the globe, for what a cannabis restaurant should be. From the systems of operation, to the care of each and every guest, the attention to detail is unprecedented, in what can only be known as a landmark in culinary revolution.
CANNABIS FARMER’S MARKET SHOWCASING
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA’S TOP SUN-GROWN CANNABIS CULTIVATORS
ELEVATED CANNABIS INDUSTRY NETWORKING and EDUCATIONAL SPEAKERS SERIES
WELLNESS VILLAGE FEATURING SPA ACTIVITIES and HEALING WORKSHOPS
MUSIC FESTIVAL, INFUSED DINING and INCREDIBLE COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE
Defining the future of elevated ‘Pot Culture’, Christopher Sayegh joins fellow cannabis entrepreneurs, and EmEx co-founders Justin Calvino of the Mendocino Appellations Project, and Michael Katz of EVOXE Laboratories, along with partner and event producer Jessica Cure of Cure Designs.
Emerald Exchange originated from the collective vision of like minded cannabis lovers and entrepreneurs. These people wanted to create experiences, which not only empower small businesses and promote mindful communities that foster sun-grown organic product, but also celebrate the rich history of the Northern California cannabis movement. This simultaneously penetrates mainstream, popular events, with a new paradigm and perception of cannabis being fostered today.
About Christopher Sayegh, The Herbal Chef ™
A walking brand full of charisma and charm, Christopher Sayegh, The Herbal Chef, has pioneered Cannabis Infused Fine-Dining to elevate the perception of Marijuana into mainstream media. Dinners include a synergistic blend of art, music, fine wine, and top notch ingredients, while simultaneously educating his audience, and effortlessly entertaining, at the same time. Currently, Christopher is producing a brand of gourmet edibles and frozen CBD and THC-infused dinners, as well as offering catered and private dinners. With the innovation of the ready-made frozen THC/CBD infused meals and the two television shows being produced about The Herbal Chef, Christopher has already been able to solidify his space as the Number 1 Cannabis Infusion Chef in the World. He is a science minded biology student, who turned to the chemistry of food and herbs to feed the intellectual side of creation. Chris is eager to share his brick and mortar cannabis restaurant vision with the world – HERB by The Herbal Chef ™. For more information, please visit www.theherbalchef.com, or follow The Herbal Chef on Instagram @the_herbal_chef.