Chef Alex Young
Previews The Standard Bistro & Larder in Ann Arbor
Chef Alex Young has always had a thing for Julia Child. “I considered her to be my first mentor,” he says. The James Beard Foundation award winner in the Best Chefs in America category, has been around the culinary world a time or two, including founding his most recent smash hit; Zingerman’s Roadhouse.
After 30 years of studying of dreaming French cuisine, Alex is heading home to where his heart is. And lucky for us, he’s transforming frame into a Parisian Bistro as a preview to his new restaurant, The Standard Bistro & Larder.
What is Frame?
Tucked quietly behind joebar, frame is a revolving creative hub, home to a carefully curated programs of chef residencies and all round awesome experiences.
Chef residencies, Sunday at Nonna’s Dinners, rap battles, art workshops, live acoustic sessions, cocktail pairings, you name it… explore your interests, hone your skills, master a new art craft. meet new friends, share a meal. drink cocktails. No two days here are ever the same. Seasonal, locally sourced and above all delicious, we’ve built our reputation on the food and drink we serve at frame.
We also partner up with a variety of brands on events of all different shapes and sizes, offering up top-notch food and drink and creative in-house production. frame can seat up to 50 guests dining or 80 guests, theater-style.
What are people saying?
“Tried out frame as part of the ‘grandma’s basement series’ with Chef James (Mabel Gray) and Chef John (Grey Ghost). Our Italian Family Dinner was delicious! Enjoyed every course (which kept coming). Best meatballs I’ve ever had!! Love the idea of home Cookin with a little flare, shared Family style with strangers. A wonderful evening!”