Mardi Gras, NOLA Dinner + Live Jazz with Chef Chris Johnson

Feb 29th
Mardi Gras, NOLA Dinner + Live Jazz 
Chef Chris Johnson

In splendid time to experience Mardi Gras, Chef Chris Johnson brings us a full-on Laissezfaire NOLA dinner party.  The French call it Mardi Gras; the Brazilian and Caribbean cultures call it, Carnival. We call it a great reason to throw a party!

Think French wine, New Orleans’ famed cocktails, dozens of colorful Mardi Gras beads, masquerade masks, Shrimp Poboy’s with Smoked Oyster Mayonnaise and a live blues-jazz band.
To boot – it’s Leap Year Day, only happening every four years –
granting us this extra day for innovative imbibing and whooping it up.


{{   First   }}
Shrimp Poboy
Smoked Oyster Mayonnaise, Pickled Fennel, Petite Herbs


{{   Second   }}
Maque Choux

Pimento Cheese Hush Puppy


{{   Third   }}
Duck breast Tasso and Grits
Crawfish Butter, Melted Leeks, Slow-Roasted Tomato


{{  Fourth   }}
Basted Quail

Andouille Sausage Stuffing, Gumbo, Rice


{{   Last But Not Least  }}
Banana Foster Pot Au Creme
Rum Caramel, Pecan, Beignet

Saturday, February 29th 
5:30pm and 8:30pm seatings
$63 per person + tax and service fee

A multi-course NOLA style dinner from Chef Chris Johnson, dozens of colorful Mardi Gras beads, masquerade masks and live blues jazz music.  ++ Chef is requesting no dietary changes to this menu ++

A New Orleans’ beverage pairing
+ a la carte wine, beer, and New Orleans’ style cocktails

Give the year-round 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 master-classes 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.

Hire Us

For Memorable Parties & Events
We're ready to make your next event extraordinary. Tell us more...

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.

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.”

23839 John R Rd #2

Hazel Park, MI 48030