The legalization of marijuana has changed a lot of things here in the 206. We've got pot delivery services and the police department handing out bags of Doritos at Hempfest.
But will it also change our city's culinary culture?
Taking the concept of wine dinners and beer dinners to the next level, Chef Thomas Marin of Cap Hill stalwart Area Mercantile hosts the country's first gourmet pot dinner on April 20.
Chef Marin will pair eight courses of exceptional food with eight varietals of marijuana.
Each guest will receive a "one-hitter" pipe loaded with a different kind of kush before each plate, starting with a light Kali Mist and finishing with a dense White Rhino for the dessert course.
Marin claims that the marijuana will stimulate the taste buds and allow you to experience his dishes — including a filet of salmon served on a "plank" of reconstituted nacho tortilla chips — in ways you never could before.
Is it a gimmick? Sure, but Marin's food is always spectacular, so we're down to try it with a little extra herb.