WATERBURY, Vt. (WCAX) “It adds a subtle flavor. The whole idea is to not make it super-overpowering,” said Chef Mike Giffune of Zen Barn.
A not-so-secret ingredient infused into food at the Waterbury restaurant is CBD derived from cannabis.
Giffune, a chef of over 20 years, says adding CBD products on their menu– like salad dressings and infused butters– has brought people through their doors seeking a new flavor.
Like anything else in his kitchen, the CBD products are labeled and dated to make sure there is no cross-contamination. CBD does not have the psychoactive properties of THC, the active ingredient of marijuana. The chef says CBD adds a subtle flavor.
“If you are not familiar with the flavor, say, if it’s the first time you have ever done it, you might not be aware it’s in there,” Giffune said.