Friendsgiving with Chef Kieron Hales of Cornman Farms

Nov 1st

Chef Kieron Hales
Cornman Farms

The pop-culture experience that blends Friends and Thanksgiving. 
More relaxed than the classic American holiday you grew up with; yet similar to the scene of when the Pilgrims invited the Native Americans over for the autumn harvest.

So how do we welcome November and do Friendsgiving, frame style?
Big long tables, loud fun music, lots of wine from frame’s beverage director Bryan Lamorena, shared platters of turkey that have been brined in juniper berries and cooked sous vide, roasted carrots glazed with honey from Community Farms of Ann Arbor, crispy stuffing, salted butterscotch pudding and more, served family-style from Chef Kieron Hales of Zingerman’s Cornman Farms.

Best Friends. Neighbor Friends. Rust Friends (people you’ve known forever!) Work Friends. DanceMom Friends. Transplant From other Cities Friends. College Friends. Friends you’d like to get to know better. Friends. Invite them all.

Make your own Friendsgiving party at (frame)
Family invited, but not exactly encouraged.
It’s called Friendsgiving…For a reason.


Crookneck Squash Soup
Creamy squash soup with a sweet and nutty flavor

Family Style… The Real Deal
Thanksgiving Turkey

Brined for 10 days in thyme, sage, rosemary, garlic, shallots, juniper berries, and black pepper. Cooked sous vide for 24 hours to slowly develop the flavor, growing juicy and succulent along the way. Finally, roasted to a perfect golden brown and served with a rich turkey gravy sauce.

Mashed potatoes
Rich and creamy Green Mountain potato purée.

Crispy Stuffing
Flavourful and crispy breadcrumb stuffing made with, sage, thyme, rosemary, onion, garlic, celery, and leeks.

Honey Glazed Carrots
Roasted carrots glazed with honey from Community Farm of Ann Arbor.

Bacon Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
Roasted brussels sprouts, savory bacon, and tangy balsamic vinegar.

(the finale)
Salted Butterscotch Pudding
Pudding topped with Muscavato brown sugar and finished with sea salt.

Chef is kindly requesting no dietary modifications to the menu

Friday, November 1st
5:30PM and 8:30PM seatings
$50 per person + tax and service fee

A family-style All American Thanksgiving meal by Chef Kieron Hales of Zingerman’s Cornman Farms.

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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