Great Lakes 2020 Eat + Drink Week benefiting The James Beard Foundation

Mar 19th - Mar 21st

frame
presents
Great Lakes
Eat + Drink Week
celebrating the
2020 James Beard Award Semifinalists
of
Michigan, Illinois, and Ohio
and benefiting
The James Beard Foundation

The James Beard Foundation’s mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders making America’s food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone. Frame’s mission is to create extraordinary food, wine + cocktail experiences and play host to a line-up of experts in their field who share in our philosophy.

Marry these two mission statements along with the just-released announcements of the 2020 James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards semifinalists of Michigan, Illinois, and Ohio and we’ve designed a really lovely line up of remarkable genius for this year’s Great Lakes Eat + Drink Week benefitting the James Beard Foundation.

Come meet these diverse rising talents, taste their creations and hang out in our open kitchen as proceeds will benefit The James Beard Foundation and their National Scholars Program, providing high-impact scholarships to food-focused candidates of exceptional talent.

We’ll be ready for you with drink in hand as together we celebrate our Great Lakes, furthering our reach with The James Beard Foundation in Doing GOOD with GOOD food.


Courses by 2020 Semifinalists: Best Chefs Great Lakes
Mike Ransom of Ima, Detroit
Sarah Welch of Marrow, Detroit
James Rigato of Mabel Gray, Hazel Park
Ji Hye Kim of Miss Kim, Ann Arbor
Kenny Scott of Larder Delicatessen & Bakery, Cleveland
James Anderson of Ray Ray’s Hog Pit, Columbus, Ohio
Thai Dang of HaiSous, Chicago
Erick Williams of Virtue, Chicago
Brian Jupiter of Frontier, Chicago

Courses by 2020 Semifinalists: Best New Restaurant
Saffron De Twah, Detroit
Thattu, Chicago
Tzuco, Chicago

Courses by 2020 Semifinalist: Outstanding Baker
Spencer Budros of Pistacia Vera, Columbus
Lisa Ludwinski of Sister Pie, Detroit

Courses by 2020 Semifinalist: Rising Star Chef of the Year
Lena Sareini of Selden Standard, Detroit

Cocktails by 2020 Semifinalist: Outstanding Bar Program
The Sugar House, Detroit


Thursday, March 19th
Erick Williams of Virtue, Chicago
James Rigato of Mabel Gray, Hazel Park
James Anderson of Ray Ray’s Hog Pit, Columbus, Ohio
Kenny Scott of Larder Delicatessen & Bakery, Cleveland
Lena Sareini of Selden Standard, Detroit
Cocktails by The Sugar House, Detroit

Friday, March 20th
Carlos Gaytán of Tzuco, Chicago
Margaret Pak of  Thattu, Chicago
Brian Jupiter of Frontier, Chicago
Omar Anani of Saffron De Twah, Detroit
Spencer Budros of Pistacia Vera, Columbus, Ohio
Cocktails by The Sugar House, Detroit

Saturday, March 21st
Thai Dang of HaiSous, Chicago
Mike Ransom of Ima, Detroit
Sarah Welch of Marrow, Detroit
Ji Hye Kim of Miss Kim, Ann Arbor
Lisa Ludwinski of Sister Pie, Detroit
Cocktails by The Sugar House, Detroit


March 19th, 20th, and 21st
5:30pm and 8:30pm seatings each night
$88 + tax and service fee

Included
Time spent with the James Beard team with menus and cocktails by the 2020 Great Lakes James Beard semifinalists for Best Chefs, Best New Restaurants, Rising Star Chef of the Year, America’s Classics, Outstanding Bakers and Outstanding Bar Program.

Additional
Cocktail Pairing by The Sugar House, Detroit
Non-Alcoholic Cocktail Pairing by frame’s resident beverage directors
Wines by frame’s resident Sommelier
++ a la carte additional beers, wine, and cocktails

Sorry, we cannot accommodate dietary restrictions or offer substitutions for this dinner series.

Special thanks to our sponsors
Seafood by Fortune Fish
Prime Beef by Fairway Packing
Garden Vegetables by Chef’s Garden, Ohio
Culinary Specialties by Northern Haserot
Spirits by Heaven Hill Brands
Wine by Great Lakes Wines & Spirits
Donations by Schoolcraft College
Aloft Detroit at The David Whitney Building for hosting our traveling JBF chefs

Aloft Detroit


Tickets on sale Monday, March 2nd at Noon
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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.

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Megan

“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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