Chef Chris Sayegh recently opened Nostalgia Bar and Lounge, which is also home to the Secret Supper Club—a limited, members-only cannabis dining experience.
Nostalgia Bar and Lounge is owned and operated by famous cannabis chef Chris Sayegh of The Herbal Chef, and it recently celebrated its opening in late February in Santa Monica, California.
Food has always been a part of Chris Sayegh’s life. From his youthful experiences hosting cooking competitions in his parents’ backyard to his personal discovery of cannabis while studying molecular cell biology and physiology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Sayegh’s influence on the culinary infusion of cannabis into fine dining is legendary. His company, The Herbal Chef, has been raising the bar of cannabis food exponentially since its inception in 2013. He spoke with High Times in the February 2022 issue about his first experiences with cannabis, and how it led to where he is today.
“Cannabis deserves to be recognized as the superfood it is and plated with other foods,” Sayegh told High Times. “It’s way past time for diners to be enlightened to this point. In my mind, cannabis is just another food at the table with the added bonus of inducing happiness. My team and I witness this every time we feed our guests. It’s not rocket science, it’s the science of foods that uplift and heal.”
Sayegh’s values have led to the creation of Nostalgia Bar and Loungea 21+ venue that does not offer infused food, but does offer a wide variety of unique menu items, live music, and best of all, enticing CBD- and terpene-infused cocktails.
The menu will change regularly during each season, as according to Sayegh’s and Chef Jared Ventura’s current inspirations, to present elevated dishes that are inspired by childhood food favorites. The current offerings include Branzino Fish & Chips, Lobster Roll with Caviar, Dry Aged Porterhouse Burger infused with Wagyu Fat, Kobe Toast and Seasonal Trifles.
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Published: March 11, 2022
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