Isla's Filipino Friends & Family Night with JP Garcia & Jacqueline Diño

May 8th

Filipino Friends and Family Night
JP Garcia and Jacqueline Diño

Married chef-owners JP Garcia and Jacqueline Diño’s creation of Detroit cult-favorite Isla, is that of a love story.  Pairing their classic French culinary training with their Filipino heritage, this duo is satisfying our craving for sour, sweet and salty, all at one table.

Creating a frame space that cultivates community, good vibes and an ever-changing line-up of emerging talent. This low-key bohemian vibed Filipino dinner party is for each other, for friends, for family, for community, for food. And for celebration in keeping Isla buzzing, as their home kitchen at Fort Street Gallery incubator suddenly closed 10 days ago.

With tropical-themed cocktails and old school hip-hop coming through the speakers, JP and Jacqueline have a frame evening planned to make us feel as though we’re visiting old friends. Isla means “island” in Tagalog and is meant to celebrate the Philippines as a “melting pot.”
Frame is our home.
Maligayang Pagdating.
We want everyone to feel welcome here.


(   1   )
Trio of Small Plates
Bangus (Milkfish) Croquettes, Purple Yam, Banana Ketchup

Beef Lumpia
Spring Roll, Sweet Chili Sauce

Pork and Beans
Mung beans, Coconut Milk, Grilled Pork Belly

(   2   )
Fresh Lumpia
Crepe Wrapper, Vegetable Mix,  Garlic Sauce,  Pistachio

(   3   )
Kansi  Served with Garlic Rice
Beef Bone Broth, Beef Shank, Bone Marrow

(   4   )
Tropical Ube Cake 

Friday, May 8th
5:30 pm and 8:30pm
$55 per person + tax and service fee

A multi-course Filipino dinner by Chefs JP Garcia and Jacqueline Diño of Isla
++ Chefs are requesting no dietary changes to their menu++

A beverage pairing by frame’s beverage team.
++ a la carte additional beers, wine, and frame cocktails

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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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“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!”

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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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