Art of the Cocktail Garnish by Roger James Fruin of Barda

Nov 17th

Art of the Cocktail Garnish
Roger James Fruin

It’s in our nature at frame to notice the details. But also bring to your attention the ones you perhaps didn’t know existed.
Meet: The Art of The Cocktail Garnish by frame(maker) Roger James Fruin of Detroit’s Barda.

The way a cocktail is presented to us is a critical component of the drinking experience: 0ur senses take in the sights, smells, sounds, and feel of the process.
Roger calls it the “cocktail’s handshake”… and we’re obsessed at thought of working with fire, learning how to properly torch citrus, and master the art of cutting designs with professional bartending sheers.

Neither symphonic nor voguish – but rather, a mesmerizing synthesis of both.
Oh, and did we mention we drink as well as learn the art of the garnish.

Book your spot for this frame(makers) November experience…
You’re one step closer to honing your creative genius.

Wednesday, November 17th
$90 per person + tax and service fee
Each workshop is limited to 24 guests

A two-hour hands-on cocktail garnish workshop by Roger James Fruin of Barda

A Cocktail Garnish Tool Kit to take home and master your art of the garnish with your new frame(maker)skills!

additional a-la-carte beer, wine ++ frame cocktails to sip while you learn.

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.

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