Traverse City Dinner with Conifer Chefs Patrick & Michael Evans

Jun 4th - Jun 5th

An Early Summer Traverse City Dinner
Conifer Chefs
Patrick and Michael Evans
Michigan wines by
Sommelier Sean Crenny
Cocktails by frame’s
Mixtress Jaz’min Weaver
the patio @ frame
inside @ frame 

It’s official : June is upon us and we’re taking things outside… transforming our outdoor space into our 24 person supper club, with a summer series of chef experiences hand-picked by us, for you. Extensive summer wines chosen by frame’s Sommelier Sean Crenny and bespoke cocktails paired specifically for each chef menu by frame’s mixtress Jaz’min Weaver.

Expansive cafe umbrellas, green lushy trees, a ready supply of heaters for alfresco summer vibes.
So with all of this….first up?
Just in time for the hotly anticipated outdoors: Join us as we bring a little bit of the Northern Michigan food scene to frame, with Conifer Chefs (and brothers) Patrick and Michael Evans, specializing in regional Northwestern Michigan food.

Patrick and Michael’s commitment to “seeking out the magic” is no surprise given their years in  San Francisco Michelin Star restaurants from the likes of Lord Stanley and Atelier Crenn and Traverse City darling, The Cook’s House.

But when you know, you know, and the Evans brothers decided that it time to say goodbye to the Golden Gate and focus on getting their own thing off the ground. And boy are we pleased they did.

Bringing it back to their roots, prepare to meet their wildly popular Northern Michigan pop-up concept ‘ Conifer’
based on Michigan produce and foraged foods.

Think cured and smoked salmon with potato, horseradish pudding and sorrels. Lamb saddle with peas, fava and ramps. And Farmer’s cheese dumplings with wild mushrooms, hazelnut, nettles and praline oil.

Paired with Michigan wines by our sommelier, Sean Crenny.
Mari Vineyards, “Bestiary Ramato,” Bella Vista Vineyard, Old Mission Peninsula
bigLITTLE, “C-3 Pinot,” Brut, Leelanau Peninsula
Black Star Farms, “Arcturos,” Sur-Lie Chardonnay, Old Mission Peninsula
Shady Lane, “Franc n’ Franc,” Leelanau Peninsula
St. Ambrose Meadery, “Royal Reserve” Mead

This menu is composed of the best of the best seasonal ingredients…keeping simplicity in mind…
letting Mother Nature do her work, so the chefs can do theirs.

Grab your pashmina and let’s gather under the June stars as we welcome a slice of
that unmistakable Northern Michigan optimism.

An Early June
Conifer Traverse City Dinner

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Cured and Smoked Salmon, Potato, Horseradish Pudding, Sorrels

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Turnips, Bone Marrow, Cured Beef

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Farmer’s Cheese Dumplings, Wild Mushrooms, Hazelnut, Nettles, Praline Oil

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Grilled Lamb Shoulder, Peas, Fava, Ramp, Idyll Gris

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Chocolate Tart, Puffed Wild Grains, Sea Salt, Caramel Whip Cream

++ Chefs are kindly requesting no dietary changes to this dinner menu ++

Option #1
Socially distanced outside patio seating @ frame
June 4th & 5th
Parties of 1 to 6
Friday and Saturday seatings at 5:30pm & 8:30pm
$70 per person + fees + taxes

A 5 course Northern Michigan dinner experience by Conifer Chefs Patrick and Michael Evans

A Perfectly Paired Wine Pairing of Michigan wines
by frame’s Sommelier and Wine Director Sean Crenny.
Gorgeous bespoke cocktails by mixtress Jaz’min Weaver.

Option #2
socially distanced inside seatings @ frame
Parties of 1 to 6
$70 per person + fees + taxes

A 5 course Northern Michigan dinner experience by Conifer Chefs Patrick and Michael Evans

A Perfectly Paired Wine Pairing of Michigan wines
by frame’s Sommelier and Wine Director Sean Crenny.
Gorgeous bespoke cocktails by mixtress Jaz’min Weaver.

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, and walking around the building but can be taken off once seated. booking parties of six to dine in our new frame format; 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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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.

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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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