Anthony Bourdain Tribute Dinner by Chef Nikita Sanches

Jun 9th

An Anthony Bourdain Tribute Dinner
Chef Nikita Sanches

On June 8, 2018, Anthony Bourdain took his life in Kaysersberg, France. Leaving us — to celebrate him and laud his approach to travel, language, passion, and food. For many of us, Anthony Bourdain was our trusted pioneer and our vessel to travel to hundreds of cities.

Our dear friend, and one of our communities most-adored Chefs, Nikita Sanches, had a secret-dream to cook for Anthony. Have a beer with him and chat about the culinary world with him.

Join us for an evening prepared in the spirit of the late Chef Bourdain with a glimpse at courses from some of his favorite places in the world.

In a nutshell: this is the dinner Nikita would have prepared for Anthony if he was in the room.
With glasses raised high, we will listen to music, gather around the frame tables and honor the man that shaped our culinary lives.


Corn bisque, mascarpone, coconut, tarragon, seared bay scallops

Foie gras deviled duck egg, duck crispy skin, shaved truffle

Ant and sesame encrusted tuna, white shoyu marinated cucumber

Bone marrow fritter, uni, tomato sauce, parsley salad

Fusilli Calabresi pasta,  bottarga, artichoke, lemon, evoo, parsley

Mole-braised beef tongue, roasted vegetables, avocado purée, lime crema, egg yolk

Frozen lemon ricotta, honey,  toasted pistachios

Sunday, June 9th
4:00pm and 7:00pm seatings
$50 per person + tax and service fee

A 7-course, family-style and plated dinner, by Chef Nikita Sanches honoring Anthony Bourdain’s culinary life.

Copies of the soon-to-be-released Harper Collins book, Anthony Bourdain Remembered, which collects tributes and photographs honoring Bourdain, compiled by CNN

A thoughtful beverage pairing by frame’s resident wine director and sommelier, Bryan Lamorena

A portion of frame’s profit from this dinner experience will benefit Michigan’s Association for Suicide Prevention, whose mission is to reduce the number of suicides and attempts in Michigan, support those left behind, and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and suicide.

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Tucked quietly behind FRAMEbar, 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!”

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Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press

“The vibe at the Frame dinners also reflected the personalities of the chefs, who were able to interact with guests and offer stories about their food memories while cooking rustic dishes without the same expectations that come with their respective restaurants. The food was predictably great and unpretentious, but the series also highlighted the growing importance of personality and storytelling to the modern dining experience.”

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