Article by Julia Veintrop, Cannabis Life Network
You and your partner just smoked a fat joint, getting you perfectly baked. Sitting with a soft, fuzzy blanket, you mentally note how comfortable it feels to sit on your living room couch. Hearing Gordon Ramsey, you look up and stare at the TV, hypnotized by the beef wellingtons coming out of Hell’s Kitchen. All of the sudden, the munchies hit you like a train but there is little in the house to satisfy that one specific craving. Even worse, you’re too baked to do anything about it…
Have you ever been there? If so, you are not alone. The struggle is real my friend, indeed it is. If you have ever been through something similar to the events described, this article is written for you. This holiday season, embrace the effects of getting super baked and attain the ultimate stoner movie munchie satisfaction. Level up your cannabis experience and create your own immersive stoner dining experience. Here’s how!
What is this fancy-schmancy bougie crap?
Immersive dining experiences are usually only available in fine dining. Essentially, a story is told with food pairings from a set menu. The dishes are served at select times that correlate with different parts of the story, accentuating the tale. For some, this sounds like a great time. For others, it’s a little weird; especially if you are baked. Needless to say, this is not usually the first choice when satisfying the munchies. However, when we apply these dining concepts to the food we eat after getting ripped, we can really live our best life.
Immersive dining is all about catering to all of your senses. It’s not just about the taste of the food, it’s about the texture, aroma, visuals, and the environment around you. The idea is to stir up a strong craving and then satisfy it, in a way that pleases all the senses.
How to create an immersive stoner dining experience at home
THERE ARE A FEW CRITICAL INGREDIENTS FOR AN IMMERSIVE STONER DINING EXPERIENCE AND ALL CAN BE MODIFIED TO FIT YOUR PREFERENCES. YOU NEED:
A comfortable environment – Set up soft lighting and cozy seating with blankets ready. Clear or make table space for snacks, drinks, and toking equipment.
A nice aroma – If your munchies smell amazing, you don’t need to do anything else. If not, light a scented candle or some incense to set the scene.
Planned out, non-medicated munchies – Have your snacks prepared and ready, aim for variety or quantity, not both. For example, if you are choosing to grab only candy, get many different types instead of a lot of just one. Making pasta? Commit to the recipe ahead of time so that you can get all the ingredients you need.
Hot and cold drinks – A hot drink to soothe a cough after a hard bong hit and a cold one to deal with the pasties.
Complimentary cannabis – Whether you are infusing some munchies or smoking and toking, the weed you use can really enhance the whole experience. If you are going to smoke it, think about the taste and burn of the strain you chose. Going for an edible? Make sure it’s one that you are familiar with, in terms of both dosage and taste.
Entertainment – Try to pair your entertainment with any of the elements listed above; the two will complement and bring out the best aspects of each other. Timing is essential to pairing and entertainment plays a role in this. After all, the better the visuals, the easier it will be to wait and save your munchies for the right moments.
Here are some examples of some seriously satisfying stoner pairings…
Trailer Park Boys
Cannabis: Bong rips, Bottle tokes with bubble hash
Munchies: BBQ Chicken Pizza, Pepperoni and cheese platter with pickles, Miss Vickie’s Jalapeno Chips
Dining Program: Begin with Season 2, as multiple episodes show the following items; when the boys toke and eat, so do you.
Cannabis: Big blunts, dabs of high-grade concentrates
Munchies: Meat sauce or alfredo pasta with garlic bread and a glass of milk or red wine.
Dining Program: Start watching the show and focus on getting baked. Try to ignore the pasta as long as you can. When you start to feel the munchies, wait for the next scene where Tony eats something and then dig in.