Kate Williams previews Lady of the House at frame

frame presents
Kate Williams and Lady of the House

Her time has come.
Years of helping spearhead the culinary movement in Detroit has resulted in the final payoff.  A vibrant, growing restaurant scene in the city, and Lady of the House.
It’s a win/win.  And, she always understood the formula to get there.  Collaboration, not competition.  The Lady can’t exist without The City, and Kate wouldn’t even want it to.  She was scouring Detroit for small farms producing beautiful, seasonal vegetables, while others were still relying on 18-wheelers to deliver theirs.  She opened Rodin, a French small plates concept in Midtown’s Park Shelton, when others were still wary of crossing 8 Mile with their investments.  Then, she conceived of and implemented Republic Tavern and Parks & Rec, in Downtown’s spectacular Grand Army of the Republic building, two of the hottest restaurants in Detroit, to this day.  She initially thought that was the goal, and a wondrous achievement it was, but sometimes things just don’t feel right.  Sometimes you need to keep searching.  So, she embarked on a 2-year journey that led her to Lady of the House, in Detroit’s oldest neighborhood, Corktown.  Long a stronghold of independent business and spirit, Corktown is the perfect landing spot for Lady.  The building is completing renovation, the menu is undergoing final tweaks, and the city awaits.  In the meantime, come experience a taste of what’s to come at our Lady of the House preview, with the Lady herself, at frame Hazel Park.

– 5 courses over 2 hours –
– sparkling & mineral water –
– gratuity –
– sales tax –

Available for purchase night of:
– limited, curated bar menu of wine, beer, and cocktails –
created by
Lady of the House Beverage Director Christian Stachel
– wine bottle service –



– strawberry vinegar, ham, brined peas, sesame –

– whitefish, nasturtium kraut –

– pickled & grilled, mushroom vinaigrette, grit chips –

– grilled scallion, buttercream sauce, strawberry piperade, basil –

– nut custard, chamomile –


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