Anantara Chiang Mai’s spy themed The Service 1921 Restaurant and Bar resort launches a healthy and nutrition-rich cannabis infused menu.
Diners can now feast on signature dishes including – Deep fried seabass with crispy cannabis leaves and a cannabis tamarind sauce; Spicy grilled prawns with traditional Thai herbs and cannabis; Braised pork spareribs with a shitake mushroom and cannabis soup; Stir fried beef with cannabis and Grilled river prawns with a spicy lime cannabis sauce.
The Thai Government recently decriminalised most parts of the marijuana plant and although the THC rich flowers, buds and seeds remain off-limits, other parts of the plant such as the leaves have been removed from the prohibited list and have ended up on the fine dining menu due to their dietary benefits.
Cannabis leaves are highly nutritious and contain significant levels of essential vitamins and minerals which compliment healthy dishes and drinks. When the leaves of the cannabis plant are fresh and raw, cannabinoids in the cannabis plant are found in their acid form rather than their active form, meaning guests will not feel dazed from eating or drinking raw cannabis leaves.
The new menu also includes insta-friendly cannabis-based drinks such as the H.I.D. (Hemp in Distiller) with fresh cannabis leaves, monsoon jasmine tea, pandan leaf, dry orange and chamomile tea. The Genmaicha Hazelnut Latte including genmaicha tea, milk, hazelnut syrup, cannabis powder, cannabis leaf and chocolate cookies. Or for something a little more refreshing while catching the breeze off the Ping River from the spacious veranda, the Cannabis Fizzy, which includes soda, apple nectar, pineapple juice, lime juice, cannabis syrup and topped with cannabis leaf.
The Service 1921 Restaurant and Bar is a splendid old colonial house that is the centerpiece of Anantara Chiang Mai Resort. Opened in 1921 as the British Consulate, the house is celebrating its centennial this year. It was the former home of the consul’s family and included a courtroom, offices, servants’ quarters and stables for elephants. Welcoming a constant stream of visitors, drinks and meals were served in the consulate’s dining room, many a game of croquet was played on the lawn, and parties for the British King or Queen’s birthdays were social highlights of the year.
One hundred years later, The Service 1921 reimagines this heritage with a fictitious illusion of the British government’s secret intelligence service. Social and private spaces range from communal dining salons, an elegant bar with a plush lounge and al fresco seating on the wrap-around lower and upper verandas, to a wine cellar for connoisseur journeys, an exclusive whisky room and a private dining room accessed through a secret book shelf door in the library wall.