The Best Of Winter
A Foraged Dinner
Chef Joseph VanWagner
As an ode to winter’s harvest, we introduce to you the rather brilliant Chef Joseph VanWagner, who’s cut his teeth at Chicago’s Purple Pig and held posts as Sous Chef at Chartreuse and Executive Sous Chef at Bacco Ristorante. One of the genuine pioneers of foraging, gathering, and harvesting; and on a mission to introduce us to the best winter fare Michigan has to offer…
We call him the ‘ Vegetable Whisperer.’
With acute respect for farmers and producers, Joseph spends his time in search of our state’s tastiest ingredients which he serves up in playful menus supercharged with modern interpretations at Tecumseh’s Evans Street Station.
Winter Carrot Cake with Smoked and Whipped Great Lakes Fish.
Chowanmushi of Last Seasons Fermented Chantrelle Mushrooms, Parsley Root Tortellini, Stuffed MI Squab, Wintered Turnip Gratin and Fermented Beet Snow(Cone)s.
The result is a style that demands attention. And trust us. We’re listening.
(( a vegetarian option is available at checkout ))
( 1 )
Sunchoke Cake, Sunchoke Cream, Sturgeon Caviar
( 2 )
Toasted Birch Cream, Foraged and Fermented Sumac Pearl
( 3 )
Chowanmushi of Last Season’s Fermented Chantrelle Mushrooms
Winter Carrot Cake with Smoked, and Whipped Great Lakes Fish
Grilled Stuffed Fennel with Fennel Sausage, and Toasted Cream
( 4 )
Parsley Root Tortellini
Parsley Broth, Parsley Oil
( 5 )
Stuffed Michigan Squab
Foie Gras and Pistachio draped in Last Summer’s Preserved Sour Cherry
Served with Wintered Turnip Gratin
( pre-dessert )
Fermented Beet Snow(cone)
Cured Opo Squash(cone)
( 6 )
Worcestershire, Ginger, Maple, Sherry
Recipe by Pastry Chef Ben Robison of Detroit’s Chartreuse
Saturday, February 22nd
5:30pm and 8:30pm
$65 per person + tax and service fee
A beautiful 6-course dinner and time with Chef Joseph VanWagner
A vegetarian option is available at checkout.
++ Chef is kindly requesting no dietary modifications to the menu ++
A wine pairing by frame’s beverage director Bryan Lamorena
++ a-la-carte frame cocktails, wine, and beer
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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.”