The Bee Delightful dinner pop-up featured a CBD-infused menu and highlighted the benefits of CBD-lifestyle products while benefiting local Austin bees.
This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Bee Delightful Dinner pop-up as a guest of Chef Preston Day who is also the Chief Operating Officer at Bee Delightful. Bee Delightful is an Austin based honey producer that makes a CBD-infused honey called Rescue Blend™ of Canna Bees™. The dinner featured a CBD-infused menu, which highlighted the benefits of CBD-lifestyle products with all ticket proceeds benefitting local Austin bees.
If you aren’t familiar with CBD, it’s a cannabinoid derived from Cannabis plants like marijuana and hemp, with CBD oil from hemp being 100% legal in Texas. Although similar to THC, the psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana, CBD does not produce a ‘high’ but does emphasize relaxation without any form of bodily impairment. CBD is touted to offer many benefits —
- serving as an antidepressants
- reducing anxiety
- acting as an anti-inflammatory
- aiding in relaxation
- reducing chronic pain
Bee Delightful is an inspiring company that rescues honeybee hives at-risk of extermination and safely transplants them to their sanctuary in Liberty Hill. Bee Delightful then uses treatment-free, organic farming to harvest the rescued honey to make their hemp-infused honey, Rescue Blend™ of Canna Bees™.
As the sponsor of the event, many of the menu items featured Canna Bees™ honey which you can purchase locally at Thom’s Market or LazyDaze in Austin. While at the event, I had the opportunity to try the differentCanna Bees™ honey varietals with the rich Wildflower Honey being my favorite! It’s so good and I’m tempted to use it in my own recipe for Honey Lavender Sugar Cookies!
Without truly knowing what to expect from the CBD-infused menu by Chef Tiffani Janelle and Chef Preston Day, each bite I had Saturday night far from exceeded any expectations I could have imagined. The menu was fresh, innovative, and delicious. The venue itself was gorgeous — set to the backdrop of East Austin while incorporating local art, beautiful table settings, and a welcoming, warm environment. Below is a glimpse of my evening and a sampling of the event’s menu:
My night with Bee Delightful was one of my favorite events so far this year and something I can only hope to partake in again in the future. Thank you to Bee Delightful and Preston Day for the opportunity to learn, eat, relax, and save the bees.