An American Cider Book Dinner - Author+Cider Sommelier Dan Pucci & Chef Michael Barrera

Aug 12th

Summer Cider House
An American Cider Book Dinner
Chef Michael Barrera
Cider Conversation
Book Author + Cider Sommelier Dan Pucci
Ciders Paired
frame’s wine director
Sean Crenny
Dan Pucci
frame’s mixtress
Jaz’min Weaver

We at frame are obsessed with Dan Pucci’s just-released book: American Cider.

And looks like we’re in good company: Alice Waters (activist, author, owner of Chez Panisse in Berkeley, CA) writes, “Not just a thorough guide to the history of apples and cider in this country but also an inspiring survey of the orchardists and cidermakers devoting their lives to sustainable agriculture through apples.”

Coming into town to curate a Summer Cider Dinner Party with our frame team, Dan, a certified cider sommelier, is here
One-Night-only. Just For Us. And We’re Literally Smitten.

Running the gamut from sweet to dry and smooth to funky, we’ll gather for an evening of cider sipping and tasting. Plan on duck rillettes with blackberry mostarda, learn why some ciders are hopped like beer…indulge in grilled red cabbage with brown sugar cider gastrique and get a’going in pursuit of your cider education.

Chef Michael Barrera heralding the plates. Wine Director Sean Crenny hand-selecting the ciders. Mix’tress Jaz’min Weaver methodically pairing cocktails. And Pastry Chef Carla Spicuzzi, crafting, of course, house-made cider donuts!

Summer learning and imbibing. it’s one of the things we do best at frame
Move over grapes if only for one night
Dan will be signing copies of American Cider after each seating


{   1st   }
Duck Rillettes
Blackberry Mostarda, Baguette

{   2nd   }
Butternut Squash + Pumpkin Bisque
Creme Fraiche, Pumpkin Seed, Thyme

{   3rd   }
Grilled Red Cabbage
Applewood Smoked Bacon, Walnut,
Brown Sugar Cider Gastrique

{   4th  }
Bone-In Heritage Pork Chop
Spiced Apples, Fingerling Potatoes,Charred Onion, Mustard Soubise, Sage

{   5th   }
House Made Cider Donuts

By Pastry Chef Carla Spicuzzi

++ Chef is kindly requesting no dietary changes to this dinner menu++

Thursday, August 12
5:30pm and 8:30pm Seatings
$65.00  per person + fees + tax 

Option #1
Socially distanced outside patio seating @ frame
Parties of 1 to 6

Option #2
Socially distanced inside seatings @ frame
Parties of 1 to 8

A Five-Course Cider House Dinner by frame’s Chef Michael Barrera
and Cider Conversation with Book Author Dan Pucci

A Cider Pairing by frame’s Sommelier and Wine Director Sean Crenny
Gorgeous bespoke cocktails by frame’s mixtress Jaz’min Weaver
++ al-a-carte cider, wine, frame cocktails and beer ++

A Personally Signed copy of American Cider by Dan Pucci and Craig Cavallo, published  Penguin House Random.

Pre-Covid canceled frame tickets:
If you have a frame credit that you would like to use for this experience please email us here and we will happily honor your credit.

Covid Protocols at frame
Please know that our response plan includes every measure of the protocol on workplace infection-control practice and health and safety training for both dine-in and carry-out. Masks are required when entering the patio @ frame, inside @ frame, the tent@ frame, and walking around the building but can be taken off once seated. We are preserving the uniqueness of the frame experience while staying extremely conscious of the role we play in minimizing the spread of coronavirus. 

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Tickets on Sale Wednesday, June 16th at Noon.
Be Ready!

Please choose:
the patio@ frame (sold for 1-6 guests)
the frame dining room (sold for 1-8 guests)

Looking to book more than 8 for a celebration, email us here and let’s host a little party together!


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