Dim Sum (Boogie) Nights
Toronto’s MasterChef Canada, Eric Chong
Late 1970’s Disco and Dim Sum. Count Us In.
Eric Chong, winner of season one of MasterChef Canada, brings a playful Dim-Sum doubleheader, straight from the heart of Toronto’s Chinatown to frame for a mid-November weekend.
With years of sharpening his skills by apprenticing in the kitchens of Buca in Toronto and traveling extensively through Asia, Eric is chef and partner of Toronto’s R&D, a slightly non-traditional Chinatown dining experience with mentor and partner, Alvin Leung of Hong Kong’s Michelin-starred Bo Innovation.
At R&D, poutine comes topped with silken tofu and General Sanders’ Chicken pairs fried bird with Sichuan maple syrup and Hong Kong egg waffles.
For this frame weekend, Eric’s experience brings handmade Dim Sum delicately handcrafted and steamed to perfection in our open kitchen. Paired with wine and cocktails from frame’s marble bar, this is Dim Sum – the Toronto way.
Japanese Savoury Custard, Dashi, Dungeness Crab, Sea Urchin
Steamed Dim Sum Trio
Fun Guo – Chicken, Truffle, Bamboo, Carrot
Siu Mai – Pork, Shrimp, R&D Chili Sauce
Lo Bak Go – Daikon, Scallop, Har Mi
Baked/ Fried Dim Sum Trio
Char Siu Bao – Chinese BBQ Pork, Fresh Brioche, Mexican Bun Topping
Spring Roll – Beef Short Rib, Caramelized Onions, Swiss Cheese
Fried Har Gow – Tapioca & Shrimp Crusted Prawn, Sweet Sambal Sauce
Thai Beef Curry
Bone-in Beef Short Rib, Bone Marrow, Lemongrass, Seasonal Vegetables, Coconut Rice
Organic Matcha Mascarpone, Callebaut Sponge, Hong Kong Milk Tea Mousse, Fortune Cookie
++Chef is kindly requesting no dietary modifications to the menu++
Saturday, November 16th
5:30pm and 8:30pm seatings
Sunday, November 17th
4:00pm and 7:00pm seatings
$65 per person + tax and service fee
A modern Canadian Asian dinner experience by Chef Eric Chong
A wine pairing by frame’s resident wine director and sommelier, Bryan Lamorena.
++ a la- carte beer, wine, and frame cocktails.
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While we are so grateful it’s still warm and sunny, we know the inevitable winter is…coming.
And with the change of season comes the excitement of holiday parties — whether you’re looking to book a casual company happy hour or a seated chef dinner experience with paired wines and cocktails, we’ve got you covered with a frame private experience, curated just for you.
What is Frame?
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.
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.”