In West Hollywood Americas first cannabis restaurant, Lowell Cafe has opened it’s doors. Andrea Drummer who is head chef and co-owner, has worked with cannabis food pairing pioneer Nea Frasier. “It’s about ensuring the flower supports and doesn’t overpower the food, while also discovering which flavor profiles of herbs pair with a specific cuisines.
Drummer is best known for her appearances on Netflix shows like Chelsea Does, & Cooking on High. She’s also spent years crafting private THC & CBD-Infused meals for enthusiasts like Wiz Khalifa & Chelsea Handler.
In addition to meat-based dishes, there are plenty of vegan options on the menu, like the signature vegan nachos made with cauliflower meat, black beans, follow your heart cheese sauce, guacamole, and pico de gallo with house chips. (Suggested pairing: a mild Jack Herer sativa)
”The cannabis aspect is more forward in the cafe, but we really wanted to pump the food and not have it be secondary and a reason on its own to just come in. When it comes to pairing, it’s all about finding that space where the flower supports the food as opposed to clashing with it, and it’s important for the guest to know their tolerance and what they are looking for,” Drummer told LA weekly.
“Every single day we are authentically enamored with the diversity of people who come in here—-all different ages, and cultures who sit together peacefully and enjoy each other’s company some good food, and a little bud.”