The Cooks’ House Chefs Jen Blakeslee and Eric Patterson

Oct 1st - Oct 2nd

Traverse City’s
The Cooks’ House
with Chefs
Jen Blakeslee
Eric Patterson
Wines by frame’s Sommelier
Sean Crenny
Cocktails by frame’s Mixtress
Jaz’min Weaver
the yurts @ frame
inside @ frame 

With the turn of the calendar, we prepare for frame’s fall digs…outdoor dining in our lush natural heated yurts with chalet decor. Safe culinary experiences built for 6 where you’ll find solitude in your pod with an appreciation for curated food, drink, and music alongside a rotating lineup of ambitious chefs.

Speaking of ambitious, we’re beyond smitten to welcome frame crushes, Chef Jen Blakeslee and Eric Patterson of Traverse City’s The Cook’s House joining us to kick off our October editorial calendar.

Chef Jen and Eric’s commitment to “seeking out the magic” is no surprise given their start working in Michelin-starred kitchens, namely under iconic French chef André Rochat. It was there, their spark for a small chef-fare space in Blakeslee’s native Traverse City, built on the bounty of locally grown and foraged foods, became a well-received reality.

Join us as we bring a little bit of the Northern Michigan food scene to frame, with a seasonal vegetable-forward menu from the October crops.

 Chefs Jen Blakeslee & Eric Patterson’s
The Cooks’ House

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with Goat Cheese and Butter

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Roasted Corn Soup
with Crema

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Turnips & Kohlrabi
with Fried Egg Sauce and Chili Crisp

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Pork Belly with Apples, Grapes, Herbs, Ramen Broth
+ vegetarian version with have baby bok choy and mushrooms +

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Heirloom Tomato and Fennel Salad
with Babaganoush and Pea Shoots

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Shiso Ice Cream
Sweet & Sour Squash and Sherry-Honey Reduction

++ Chefs are kindly requesting no dietary changes to this dinner menu ++
please choose a vegetarian or standard menu

Friday & Saturday
October 1st & 2nd
5:30pm and 8:30pm Seatings
$72.00 per person + fees + tax

Option #1 (the yurts @ frame)
parties booked for 6 guests per yurt

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

A fall menu by Traverse City’s, The Cooks’ House, with Chefs Jen Blakeslee and Eric Patterson

A Wine Pairing by frame’s Sommelier and Wine Director Sean Crenny
Gorgeous bespoke cocktails by frame’s 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. We are preserving the uniqueness of the frame experience while staying extremely conscious of the role we play in minimizing the spread of coronavirus.

Give the gift of frame.
With an ever-changing line-up of chef residencies, wine workshops, chef-taught cooking classes, food and film collaborations, book dinners, cocktail masterclasses, and more, no two days at frame are ever the same.  frame gift cards are available in any denomination and make year-round gift-giving really easy! Purchase an eGift or mail a physical gift card HERE

Tickets on Sale Now.

Please choose:
the yurts @ frame
parties booked for 6 guests per yurt
the frame dining room (sold for 1-8 guests)

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

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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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