BaoBuns and Booze: Bao Chicka Bao Bao by Chef Mark Butler

Aug 19th - Aug 22nd

Baobuns and Booze
Bao Chicka Bao Bao
Chef Mark Butler
wines by
frame’s Sommelier Sean Crenny
cocktails by
frame’s mixtress Jaz’min Weaver
frame’s back-lot tent

Booze and BaoBuns by Chef Mark Butler. Count Us In.

Studying at Le Cordon Bleu and playing off of his 13 years of fine dining experience: Sous Chef under two-Michelin-star Tom Lents at Detroit’s Foundation Hotel, Pastry Chef at Katoi (if you were fortunate enough to catch Katoi’s residency when we opened 4-ish years ago, you’ll know what a rare talent Mark is) and Chef de Partie at The French Laundry, Napa.

Bringing his creative acclaim to frame, previewing his brainchild concept, Bao Chicka Bao Bao, Mark brings tasty creations and energy to our backlot tent with a menu nodding to his years at Morimoto in Napa, where he mastered the BaoBun and his adoration with Asian cuisine.

We can hardly wait to spend a week with Mark before he dives into his next exciting project…at the hotly anticipated Freya in Detroit’s Milwaukee Junction alongside the brilliant Sandy Levine and Chef Doug Hewitt.

KimChee Tots. Authentic Baos. Sake. Thai Tea IceCream Push-Ups.
August : We’re Making The Most Of You! 


Part I
Cilantro Lime Popcorn

Deviled Eggs
Pickled Egg, Onion, Bacon
Sans Bacon (veg)

Part II
Tots, American Cheese, Caramelized Onions, Kim Chee Dressing

Part III

Pork Belly
Slaw, Cilantro, Fresno Peppers, Sweet Chili Sauce, Peanuts

Fried Chicken
Mayo, Pickle

Fried Mushroom (veg)

Mayo, Pickle

Part IV
Sushi Rice, Ahi Tuna, Avocado, Chives,
Sesame Seeds, Nori, Wakame Salad

Part V
Thai Tea Ice Cream, Cream Cheese Ice Cream, Chocolate Sable

++ Chef is kindly requesting no dietary changes to his dinner menu ++
Please note that there is a Standard and Vegetarian option at Checkout

Thursday, Friday, Saturday
August 19th & 20th & 21st
5:30pm and 8:30pm Seatings
Sunday, August 22nd
4:00pm and 7:00pm Seatings

$50.00 per person + fees + tax
A Bao Chicka Bao Bao Dinner Party by Chef Mark Butler
Choose Standard to Vegetarian at Checkout!

A pairing by frame’s beverage team.
wine by sommelier Sean Crenny
gorgeous bespoke cocktails by frame’s Mixtress Jaz’min Weaver
++ al-a-carte wine, frame cocktails, and beer ++

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. 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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What is Frame?

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!”

What are people saying?

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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