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Taking cannabis-infused dinners to another level

Wallace Mar 15, 2019 9 min read
Taking cannabis-infused dinners to another level

As I bit into a delicately sliced and flame-torched, weed-infused scallop, I instantly knew this dish would become one of the best things I've ever had the pleasure of eating. The sweet and citrusy dressing complimented the fresh scallops so well--but, I'm getting ahead of myself...

How it Happened

It was a Saturday and I although I was supposed to have the day off, I decided to go into the office to get some writing done. The team and I were working on designing our new blog when Johnny walked in and asked, "Have any of you guys heard of Preserve Indulgence?"

He pulled up their website and our team crowded around to take a look: A Toronto chef named Cindy was offering up fancy cannabis-infused pop-up dinners in Toronto and she asked to connect with us.

BuudaBomb's been pretty generous when it come to sponsorships. So when Preserve Indulgence, which encourages and explores experimental culture (just like us!), asked if we could sponsor their loot bag, we jumped at the opportunity. It's of course, good promotion, but it's also a great way to bring forward a part of the cannabis-movement that still lives in the grey area.

We sent an email to Cindy to let her know we really loved her unique way of making food and cannabis come together and sent two cases of Grape Gummies her way.

The Invite

A week later, Cindy told us she was grateful for our generous donation and asked if we wanted to come to one of her pop-up dinners. Tickets to this exclusive Garden of Eden event go for $150 each, but Cindy generously offered us one for free.

I told Johnny that I'd really love the opportunity to check it out and unwind, if only for a few hours so he purchased a ticket one more ticket for my girlfriend to keep me company.

Meet and Greet

We got to the secret downtown location at 7 pm sharp. The staff greeted us, and helped us get comfortable. The space was open-concept and had a very industrialized look to it.  In the middle of it all there was a beautifully decorated table set up to to fit all the guests.


Each assigned seat offered up a full course menu, a loot bag and a name tag so we could all get to know each other during this intimate evening. We spent the next half hour hanging around the drinking area (there were only non-alcoholic drinks, including kombucha and wonderful infused teas) and chatted with everyone.

Ladies and gentlemen, you may be seated

At 7:30 p.m., everyone was seated. The magic was about to start.

Chef Cindy came to the table and explained how the night was going to go. To add to the experience, we were going to play a game of Cards Against Humanity while we ate.

(Full disclosure, I hate Cards Against Humanity. As someone who has a really unique, morbid sense of humour, I always feels like we're being forced to pick cards that we think other people will find funny, even if we don't find it ourselves...but I digress.)

As Cindy passed the cards around, everyone quickly talked about how they found out about this invite-only event and their experiences with cannabis-Infused food. It's honestly so interesting hearing everyone's stories. Some people come to party, some people come for the food and some people come because this is just a stop on their spiritual journey.

As the game got going, an amazing aroma filled the air. Everyone began talking about how their hunger was at an all-time high and just couldn't wait to taste Cindy's creations. So, without further ado, let's take a look at what was offered up.

The seven courses that lead to nirvana


"High Tea"

Egg, taro, black olive tapenade, wasabi caviar 


"Welcome to Weeden"

scallop, honey, scallions, lime, sesame oil, Dashi broth


"Stop Trying to Make Everyone Happy, If You're Not a Blunt"

Red cabbage, octopus, king mushroom, smoked paprika carrot puree, morning glory

I just have to chime in here to say that the scallops and octopus blew my and (everyone else's) mind. I'd never tasted anything like it before. The flavours, textures and presentation left us wanting more and more. 

After everyone had inhaled every morsel of the octopus (some even licked their plates!), colouring sheets were brought out. Dabbling in the arts while high is really dope and everyone loved it. 

"It's a Party. It's a Party"

Rainbow candy, sake, shiso, grapefruit, bacon


"Astronomonomnomical"

Chives, crab meat dumpling, edible gold

The high started to really kick in right before course six. Everything we tried was phenomenal. The woman sitting beside me was allergic to a lot of things and unfortunately wasn't able to finish half of her dishes. I remember being low-key mad every time the waiter took away each dish once she was done. I wanted her leftovers, that's how good it was! (If you asked me if there was one course that I'd pass on the second time around, It would have to be the sweet corn cake. It was heavy on the blue cheese and that just isn't my thing.)


"Always Be Strong"

Brisket, scallions, bonito, red cabbage, thousand year old egg, lobster chip


"To the Moon"


Blue cheese, sweet corn cake, Nectar & Pollen CBD honey

To wrap things up, my Garden of Eden experience was nothing short of amazing. I respect the level of ingenuity and effort that it takes to pull off something like this (event after event). I really can't wait to see what Chef Cindy comes up with next.


Intrigued by Chef Cindy's fantastic creations? Check out Preserve Indulgence to learn more.

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anonymous says June 7, 2021, 10:01 pm

Cannot wait for lockdown to end so I can try this food!

anonymous says May 31, 2021, 9:42 pm

makes me want to try as well! Lot of hard work put into the food!

anonymous says April 24, 2021, 2:37 am

this looks delish

anonymous says April 24, 2021, 2:37 am

on god

anonymous says April 24, 2021, 2:37 am

right on y'all

anonymous says April 24, 2021, 2:37 am

good stuff

anonymous says April 24, 2021, 2:37 am

would love to try this

anonymous says April 24, 2021, 2:37 am

this looks unreal

anonymous says April 24, 2021, 2:37 am

hope to see more events like this after rona pisses off

anonymous says April 24, 2021, 12:17 am

yeehaw i love it yessir i do

anonymous says April 24, 2021, 12:14 am

uh huh

anonymous says April 24, 2021, 12:14 am

ethereal

anonymous says April 24, 2021, 12:14 am

eretheal

anonymous says April 24, 2021, 12:14 am

yes yes and fuck yes

anonymous says April 24, 2021, 12:14 am

gorgeous darling

anonymous says April 24, 2021, 12:14 am

actually genius

anonymous says April 24, 2021, 12:13 am

love it

anonymous says April 24, 2021, 12:13 am

great work, Chef Cindy! Blessing these beautiful stoners up

anonymous says April 24, 2021, 12:13 am

this is my dream fr fr

anonymous says April 24, 2021, 12:13 am

what a phenomenal idea

anonymous says April 24, 2021, 12:13 am

ITS THE CORN CAKE FOR ME THO

anonymous says April 24, 2021, 12:12 am

THE BRILLIANCE OF CHEF CINDY THO

anonymous says April 23, 2021, 4:48 pm

yes!

anonymous says April 23, 2021, 4:48 pm

beautiful plates!

anonymous says April 23, 2021, 4:48 pm

love this idea

anonymous says April 23, 2021, 4:48 pm

super intriguing!

anonymous says April 22, 2021, 5:12 pm

sounds delicious!

anonymous says April 22, 2021, 5:02 pm

glorius

anonymous says April 22, 2021, 5:02 pm

beautiful

anonymous says April 22, 2021, 5:02 pm

i stan so fucking hard

anonymous says April 22, 2021, 5:02 pm

hoorawy

anonymous says April 22, 2021, 5:02 pm

never heard anythign like this its great

anonymous says April 22, 2021, 5:02 pm

very cool idea

anonymous says April 22, 2021, 3:52 pm

superb

anonymous says April 22, 2021, 3:52 pm

daaaamn go off, Cindy

anonymous says April 22, 2021, 3:51 pm

i rate it i really do

anonymous says April 22, 2021, 3:51 pm

blessss

anonymous says April 22, 2021, 3:51 pm

love this idea so much

anonymous says April 22, 2021, 3:51 pm

fuck ya

anonymous says April 22, 2021, 3:51 pm

looks good as hell

anonymous says April 22, 2021, 12:43 am

get it

anonymous says April 22, 2021, 12:43 am

love it

anonymous says April 22, 2021, 12:43 am

you go, chef Cindy

anonymous says April 22, 2021, 12:42 am

AHHH this looks amazing seriously

anonymous says April 22, 2021, 12:42 am

bLESS

anonymous says April 22, 2021, 12:42 am

i want this so bad omg

anonymous says April 22, 2021, 12:42 am

jesus christ superstar this looks amazing

anonymous says April 22, 2021, 12:42 am

i love this

anonymous says April 22, 2021, 12:42 am

damn this looks so good

anonymous says April 1, 2021, 3:57 pm

This looks so tasty

anonymous says April 1, 2021, 3:57 pm

BOUJEE AF

Jonathan Y says March 29, 2021, 11:27 pm

anonymous says February 26, 2021, 7:53 pm

YUMMY

anonymous says February 26, 2021, 7:53 pm

frick this looks grand as hell

anonymous says February 26, 2021, 7:53 pm

yum yumq

anonymous says February 26, 2021, 6:52 pm

great looking dishes. chef cindy is a god

anonymous says February 26, 2021, 6:51 pm

this looks divine

anonymous says February 26, 2021, 6:51 pm

i want that carrot puree

anonymous says February 26, 2021, 3:55 pm

jesus this looks fabulous

anonymous says February 26, 2021, 3:55 pm

incredible!

anonymous says February 26, 2021, 3:54 pm

looks great!

anonymous says February 26, 2021, 1:20 pm

corn cake? sounds fuckin great

anonymous says February 26, 2021, 1:18 pm

hell yeah

anonymous says February 26, 2021, 1:17 pm

this looks blesssed

anonymous says February 26, 2021, 1:17 pm

get itttt

anonymous says February 26, 2021, 1:17 pm

this looks awesoem!!

anonymous says February 26, 2021, 1:17 pm

all seven courses look amazing. great job, chef cindy!

anonymous says February 26, 2021, 11:35 am

it's a party indeed

anonymous says February 26, 2021, 12:00 am

this right here :D

anonymous says February 26, 2021, 12:00 am

like the sound of this

anonymous says February 26, 2021, 12:00 am

this looks so amazing

anonymous says February 25, 2021, 9:39 pm

wanna try this

anonymous says February 25, 2021, 9:38 pm

love and eating food

anonymous says February 25, 2021, 9:37 pm

chef cindy is a hero no joke

anonymous says February 25, 2021, 9:36 pm

what a great idea

anonymous says February 25, 2021, 9:36 pm

thanks! i enjoyed reading this

Andrea M says February 25, 2021, 9:35 pm

best thing i've ever seen

anonymous says February 24, 2021, 8:25 pm

so effing cool

anonymous says February 24, 2021, 8:25 pm

thank you for such a detailed article! sounds like an amazing time!

anonymous says February 24, 2021, 7:31 pm

afjsdfjsj no words

anonymous says February 24, 2021, 7:31 pm

scallops look fantastic!!

anonymous says February 24, 2021, 7:17 pm

exceptional

anonymous says February 24, 2021, 7:17 pm

trippy

anonymous says February 24, 2021, 7:16 pm

dooope

anonymous says February 24, 2021, 7:16 pm

this sounds like a dream

anonymous says February 24, 2021, 7:04 pm

looks incredible!

anonymous says February 24, 2021, 7:04 pm

yum

anonymous says February 24, 2021, 7:03 pm

all of this looks really good! i wonder what thousand year old egg tastes like

anonymous says February 24, 2021, 5:13 pm

delish

anonymous says February 24, 2021, 5:13 pm

so cool!

anonymous says February 24, 2021, 5:11 pm

mmmm looks divine

anonymous says February 24, 2021, 5:10 pm

this looks straight outta heaven

anonymous says February 24, 2021, 5:10 pm

i wanna try this so bad

anonymous says February 24, 2021, 10:57 am

right on!!

anonymous says February 24, 2021, 10:57 am

like this very much

anonymous says February 24, 2021, 10:57 am

oooo yum

anonymous says February 24, 2021, 10:05 am

very cool

anonymous says February 24, 2021, 10:05 am

love this

anonymous says February 24, 2021, 10:05 am

Wow! very interesting

anonymous says February 24, 2021, 12:34 am

oh yeah

anonymous says February 24, 2021, 12:34 am

this sounds superb

anonymous says February 24, 2021, 12:34 am

you go chef cindy!! :D

anonymous says February 24, 2021, 12:34 am

sounds like chef cindy really did a fantastic job!!

anonymous says February 24, 2021, 12:34 am

love this idea!

anonymous says February 24, 2021, 12:33 am

wait what this is freaky but real cool

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 9:37 pm

gorgeous

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 9:37 pm

chef cindy blessin y'all!

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 9:31 pm

hell ya

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 9:30 pm

looks to die for

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 9:30 pm

mmmmm yum

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 9:30 pm

this looks delish bro

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 9:30 pm

yo this looks blessed af

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 7:24 pm

super dope

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 7:24 pm

love this idea!

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 7:23 pm

that egg and taro is makin me hungry

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 6:44 pm

food porn

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 6:43 pm

love itttt

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 6:43 pm

this looks like the best time ever tbh

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 5:52 pm

really wanna do something like this one day!

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 5:52 pm

love the touch of colouring sheets hahaha i agree getting high and doing crafts is the best

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 5:08 pm

thing a beaty

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 5:08 pm

i really wanna try the grape flavour now lol

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 5:04 pm

oh wow this looks good

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 5:04 pm

love this <3 <3 looks incredible will definitely look into more of chef cindy's work

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 5:02 pm

this is beautiful, well done chef cindy!

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 5:02 pm

dayyyuuummmmm

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 5:02 pm

wow!

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 5:02 pm

chef cindy is a real star!

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 4:59 pm

looks really great

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 4:59 pm

a grand looking time if i ever did see one

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 4:36 pm

um okay what hi hello this is amazing

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 4:18 pm

this looks totally blesssed

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 4:18 pm

this looks amazinggggg

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 4:18 pm

hope there are more of these in the future!!

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 4:17 pm

this looks divine

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 4:17 pm

my kind of party lol

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 3:59 pm

blessss upppp

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 3:59 pm

super cool

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 3:59 pm

loved reading about this! thank you for telling us about it!

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 3:58 pm

this sounds like the best time ever

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 3:58 pm

thank you for sharing this! i loved reading about it!

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 3:58 pm

would love to experience this one day

Andrea M says February 23, 2021, 3:52 pm

beautiful

Andrea M says February 23, 2021, 3:52 pm

such intriguing much talent

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 3:52 pm

tasty tasty stuff

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 3:51 pm

yummmmyyyy

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 3:51 pm

i'm hooked on this idea

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 3:51 pm

love this. hard approve

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 3:51 pm

dafuq this is the best thing I've ever seen

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 3:51 pm

mmmmmmmmmmm

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 3:50 pm

these dishes look amazing

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 12:33 pm

what a talented chef! collaborating with my favourite edibles brand this is amazing on all levels good for all of you :D

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 12:32 pm

nectar honey! i wanna try that omg

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 12:31 pm

this looks dope as fuck

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 12:31 pm

these dishes all sound and look amazing!

anonymous says February 23, 2021, 9:27 am

it's definitely a party

anonymous says February 22, 2021, 7:57 pm

a stoner-foodie's dream

anonymous says February 22, 2021, 7:56 pm

wow! looks marvelous!

anonymous says February 22, 2021, 7:56 pm

would love to try something like this one day. seems like a really cool and unique experience

anonymous says February 22, 2021, 5:40 pm

yum yum

anonymous says February 22, 2021, 5:40 pm

real thing a beauty

anonymous says February 22, 2021, 5:39 pm

ingenuity right here, people

anonymous says February 22, 2021, 5:39 pm

a fucking revelation

anonymous says February 22, 2021, 5:39 pm

winner winner stoner dinner

anonymous says February 22, 2021, 4:22 pm

this is both hilarious and brilliant

anonymous says February 22, 2021, 4:22 pm

can't wait to have a high feast when covids done

anonymous says February 22, 2021, 3:10 pm

bonjour j'adore BuudaBomb

anonymous says February 22, 2021, 3:10 pm

i like i like a lot

anonymous says February 22, 2021, 3:10 pm

genius!!! and grape gummies are back in stock! thanks buudabomb! can't wait to try them!

anonymous says February 22, 2021, 3:09 pm

i hope a restaurant like this will open one day

anonymous says February 22, 2021, 3:09 pm

what a stellar idea

anonymous says February 21, 2021, 11:21 pm

#fire

anonymous says February 21, 2021, 11:21 pm

this is goals yo

anonymous says February 21, 2021, 11:21 pm

wow this looks good

Andrea M says February 21, 2021, 11:20 pm

delishhhhhh

Andrea M says February 21, 2021, 9:08 pm

legendary

Andrea M says February 21, 2021, 9:08 pm

this looks incredible

Andrea M says February 21, 2021, 9:08 pm

love a high feast

Andrea M says February 21, 2021, 3:08 pm

yayyy

Andrea M says February 21, 2021, 3:08 pm

can't wait to try the grape gummies myself

Andrea M says February 21, 2021, 3:07 pm

great idea!

Andrea M says February 21, 2021, 3:07 pm

every dish photographed here looks fabulous

anonymous says February 20, 2021, 3:30 pm

hell yes boi

anonymous says February 20, 2021, 3:30 pm

flawless

anonymous says February 20, 2021, 3:30 pm

daFUQ this is wild in the best way possible

anonymous says February 20, 2021, 3:30 pm

mmmmmm yum

anonymous says February 20, 2021, 3:30 pm

super cool!

anonymous says February 20, 2021, 3:29 pm

amazing

anonymous says February 20, 2021, 3:29 pm

love it

anonymous says February 20, 2021, 3:29 pm

i hope in heaven I get to eat this

anonymous says February 20, 2021, 3:29 pm

hello

anonymous says February 20, 2021, 3:29 pm

seriously can't stress enough how cool I think this is

anonymous says February 20, 2021, 1:11 pm

frick ya bois

anonymous says February 20, 2021, 1:11 pm

yeehaw

anonymous says February 20, 2021, 1:10 pm

amazing! looks like it was very well done!

anonymous says February 20, 2021, 1:10 pm

this is truly dope

anonymous says February 20, 2021, 1:10 pm

CHEF'S KISS

anonymous says February 20, 2021, 1:09 pm

genius

anonymous says February 20, 2021, 1:09 pm

love this idea so much

anonymous says February 20, 2021, 1:09 pm

wtf this is incredible wtf

Andrea M says February 19, 2021, 10:29 pm

love having high feasts

anonymous says February 19, 2021, 9:59 pm

bless buudabomb

anonymous says February 19, 2021, 9:59 pm

this looks incredible

anonymous says February 19, 2021, 9:58 pm

i want sweet corn cake

anonymous says February 19, 2021, 9:58 pm

literally what dreams are made of

anonymous says February 19, 2021, 5:09 pm

love this

anonymous says February 19, 2021, 5:09 pm

whaaaaat this is awesome

anonymous says February 19, 2021, 4:59 pm

as a foodie and a stoner, this truly just touches my soul

Andrea M says February 19, 2021, 4:59 pm

amazing. so creative!

anonymous says February 19, 2021, 4:58 pm

what a clever idea

anonymous says February 19, 2021, 4:58 pm

this looks delsih

anonymous says February 19, 2021, 4:58 pm

im gonna do this for my friends once covid f*cks off

anonymous says February 14, 2021, 11:40 pm

omg the food tho

anonymous says February 14, 2021, 11:29 pm

OMG CRAVINGS

anonymous says January 12, 2021, 6:23 am

these look so good!

anonymous says November 9, 2020, 6:00 pm

I love the idea of putting cannabis in savory food that's so cool!

anonymous says November 3, 2020, 8:18 pm

I usually just put weed in my desserts but cooking with cannabis and making savory dishes is such cool idea!

anonymous says November 2, 2020, 10:33 pm

whaaaaat... this looks amazing!!

anonymous says November 2, 2020, 7:16 am

that octopus looks delish. well it all does.

anonymous says November 2, 2020, 7:16 am

This looks so cool! Thanks for sharing! And good on y'all for supporting other businesses! :)

anonymous says October 26, 2020, 8:08 pm

This gives the term "high tea" an entirely new meaning! Love it!

anonymous says September 25, 2020, 3:44 am

Elevating taste buds yumm

Matthew B says August 12, 2020, 9:13 pm

Would love to see you guys get into the tincture game.

anonymous says March 25, 2020, 5:15 pm

that food looks great!

anonymous says December 15, 2019, 7:35 pm

where does this take place

anonymous says December 15, 2019, 7:32 pm

to the moon!

anonymous says December 15, 2019, 7:32 pm

Need to try this. Need to ELEVATE my experiences.

anonymous says December 15, 2019, 7:31 pm

The octopus looks amazing!!

anonymous says October 3, 2019, 3:23 am

Great to really get a perspective. Never had it before, but something I'd love to try.

Brenda C says August 9, 2019, 3:51 am

This was very interesting, I have never heard of anything like this before.

anonymous says August 5, 2019, 8:59 pm

Looking forward to the next!

anonymous says June 10, 2019, 9:11 pm

Dope!

anonymous says June 3, 2019, 9:42 pm

When is the next one? I want to go!

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