Matt Borgersen, the 25-year-old executive chef at Westwood’s Caffe Anello, has fond memories of a creamy brie he enjoyed at a dining event in Colorado. Instead of honey, it was served with an agave nectar infused with THC — the psychoactive compound of marijuana.
“I can’t wait until I can start making similar dishes in New Jersey, if and when recreational marijuana is legalized,” said Borgersen.
Legislators have been back and forth on the issue of legalizing recreational marijuana in New Jersey, and recently put the decision off until 2020. If marijuana is legalized in New Jersey in 2020, it could plunge chefs into a brave new world of cooking possibilities.
But judging by other states’ examples, that plunge might take longer than home cooks, chefs and diners might want, if at all.