A Chef's Tasting with Milwaukee's Justin Carlisle of Ardent

Jun 23rd

A Chef’s Tasting
Chef Justin Carlisle 


We’re ecstatic for you to meet Chef Justin Carlisle. His buzzy Milwaukee Chefs-Table Ardent, (adj. expressing warmth, passion, emotion, desire) has been named one of the 15 best new restaurants by Condé Nast Traveler; Plate Magazine names him one of the top 30 chefs to watch; and James Beard has nominated Justin, Best Chef Midwest and Ardent, itself nominated as Best New Restaurant. A few reasons were excited to make the introduction…

Growing up on a small beef farm in rural Wisconsin, Justin’s a huge supporter of the local food movement and brings a modern technical approach to his Tasting menu.

Grab your besties and clear your calendar for Sunday, June 23rd. This evening is a true chef’s tasting, meaning Justin will rely on summer seasonal ingredients and his menu will not be able to be published this far in advance. Some things we simply must leave up to Mother Nature.

Please list any allergies or dietary restrictions in your notes when booking your seats.

Sunday, June 23rd
4:00pm and 7:00 seatings
$55 per person + tax and service fee

A multi-course tasting menu by Justin Carlisle, reflecting Ardent’s approach to cuisine.

Ardent’s beverage pairing curated by frame’s resident wine director and sommelier, Bryan Lamorena plus a selection of wine, beer, and cocktails to choose from.

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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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