Derek Simcik, executive chef at The Thompson Seattle, prepared place settings for his seven-course, cannabis-inspired dinner in Seattle. | AMBER FOUTS / NEW YORK TIMES
More hotels and resorts plan to offer cannabis-based menu items and wellness treatments, as laws around the country relax toward medicinal and recreational use of the drug. And customers — both locals and guests — seem to be thoroughly enjoying them.
Cocktails and desserts in Hollywood
Jessica Schupack, a Los Angeles resident who works in marketing, is a regular at the Hollywood Roosevelt, where she loves ordering the mojito ($18) infused with cannabidiol (CBD), a nonintoxicating compound found in the cannabis plant. “Part of the reason I have a drink is to relax, and the relaxation effect of this mojito is even more profound,” she said.
Schupack was tempted to try the CBD cocktail, she said, because she was hearing constant talk about cannabis-infused food and drinks. “Everyone I know was all excited about the prospect, so I got into the idea, too,” she said.
The Hollywood Roosevelt began offering the mojito earlier this year, and at the same time, also introduced three CBD desserts ($10 each): a lemon bar with frozen yogurt and a raspberry crumble, a green apple Bavarian cream and a yogurt panna cotta with macerated berries.