Long regarded as a mecca for natural healing and exploration, Sedona couldn’t be a more natural fit the Verde series from Cloth & Flame, a cannabis-inspired culinary program that launched, fittingly, on April 20, 2021. While “Volume I: Homegrown” took adventurous diners to the urban core of downtown Phoenix, “Volume II: High Country” is being hosted among the lush, green landscape of Oak Creek Canyon in Sedona.
“As cannabis became recreationally legal in Arizona this year, we knew there was an opportunity for Cloth & Flame to share a new kind of experience rooted in connectivity and nature. The Verde Series was launched as a platform to showcase and celebrate the cannabis plant, while bringing people together to enjoy an immersive, safe, and sophisticated experience. Every detail of our event has been thoughtfully crafted with the guest’s experience in mind,” said Tracy McGinnis, Director of Business Development at Cloth & Flame. “We are thrilled to be pioneering in this space and showing how cannabis events can be approachable for everyone, regardless of their experience level.”
In partnership with Copperstate Farms—one of the largest greenhouse cannabis producers in North America located in Snowflake, Arizona—the two-night dinner event begins with infused mocktails and passed bites, live music, and comfortable creekside lounges. At sunset, dinner will be served, featuring creative courses expertly infused with CBD and THC. Guests are encouraged to “choose their own adventure” throughout the evening and are given the opportunity to modify the strength of their cannabis experience.
Nick Rusticus, Cloth & Flame Executive Chef of Emerging Markets, has crafted an expertly-infused meal with a total of 10mg THC/10mg CBD that includes:
• Miso glazed mushroom, pistachios, smoked romesco
• Smoked salmon, mesquite johnny cake, pickled cipollini, mustard
• Peaches, beets, cucumbers, sourdough gremolata, black pepper feta
• Orecchiette, roasted onions, summer squash, sweet corn, cannabis pesto
• Achiote crusted pork, sweet potato, blackberry mole
• Blue cornmeal cake, lavender agave, whipped goat cheese
• Brown butter churros, dulce de leche
• Horchata ice cream, toasted pecans, dark chocolate
After dinner, guests are invited to continue the experience by partaking in such activities as stargazing with renowned astronomer and star guide Dennis Young, enjoying the good vibrations of a healing Sedona sound bath experience, and relaxing in hammock lounges, all to the live music stylings of MACKandgold.
A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Last Prisoner Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to cannabis criminal justice reform. Founded in 2019, the group works to help release and rebuild the lives of those who have suffered from cannabis criminalization. Copperstate Farms will generously match Cloth & Flame’s donation to the organization.
Dates: Friday, June 25, 201 and Saturday, June 26, 2021. Guest arrival: 6 p.m.
Location: Sedona, Arizona. Location details will be shared with guests after reservations have been made.
For more information and to make reservations, visit Verde Series, Vol. II: High Country – Cannabis Dining Experience with Copperstate Farms.