An Italian Wine Dinner with Chef Michael Barrera & Sommelier Sean Crenny

Sep 30th

An Italian Wine Dinner
Chef Michael Barrera
with wines paired by
frame’s Sommelier
Sean Crenny
cocktails by
frame’s Mixtress
Jaz’min Weaver

Mark our words:
Thursday nights at frame this fall.
There are few spots better to appreciate the wind-down of the week in all its glory.

Next Up: frame’s Wine Director Sean Crenny and frame’s Chef Michael Barrera – creating a symbiotic experience of Italian Fare with a Deep Wine List, Served Rustic, with Love…frame-style

Drawing on his knowledge of history, language, and travel, Sean continues week after week to introduce our palettes to new discoveries and imaginative pairings.

Here, dedicated to small lesser-known producers of artisan wines that are expressions of the soils and cultures that produce them…We’re thrilled to be welcoming Michael Heintz of Enotec Importers as he joins at frame for an evening of collaboration and commitment to his portfolio of Italian family-owned estate-driven wines from the likes of:
Gagliardo Favorita 2019
Palladino Gavi di Gavi 2019
2013 Terra Rossa ‘Le mie Bollicine’ Sparkling Sangiovese
2015 Fanetti ‘Riserva’ Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

24 intimate seats either al fresco on the patio @ frame or inside, socially distanced.
Sip. Learn. Taste. Count Us In.

The Italian Table Menu 

{  Benvenuta }
Olive Oil-Cured Squid, Arugula, Sauce Cren

{  prima }
Cauliflower Sformato
Ricotta Salata, Olive Oil, Aged Balsamic Vinegar

{  Seconda  }
Rigatoni alla Vodka
Tomato, Pecorino, Basil

{  Terza  }
Bistecca alla Fiorentina
(for 2) 

Porterhouse Steak
Cannellini Beans, Crispy Tuscan Kale, Lemon, Ciabatta

{  dolce  }
Parmigiano Reggiano
Aged 18 months, 24 months, and 36 months

++ Chef is kindly requesting no dietary changes to this dinner menu++

Italian Wine Dinner
Thursday, September 30
5:30pm and 8:30pm Seatings
$70.00 per person + fees + tax
Tickets sold in pairs

Option #1
socially distanced inside seatings @ frame
sold in pairs
Parties of 2 to 8

Option #2
Socially distanced outside patio seating @ frame
sold in pairs
Parties of 2 to 6

An Italian Table Dinner by frame’s Chef Michael Barrera

An Italian Wine Pairing by frame’s Sommelier and Wine Director Sean Crenny
Gorgeous bespoke cocktails by frame’s mixtress Jaz’min Weaver
Retail wine for take-home to keep the Italian love; flowing

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, the tent@ frame, and walking around the building but can be taken off once seated. 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 patio@ frame (sold for 1-6 guests) – Sold in Pairs
the frame dining room (sold for 1-8 guests) – Sold in Pairs

Looking to book more than 8 for a celebration, 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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