Nightmare Before Dinner with Chef Rebecca LaMalfa

Oct 25th

Nightmare Before Dinner
Dinner by Chef Rebecca LaMalfa

Having a touch of cheeky fun with all things dark and delicious, Chef Rebecca LaMalfa has inspired this frame menu by the works of Tim Burton’s greatest cinematic hits.

Think roast duck with beets, warm brie with wild mushroom tartine, dark chocolate pot de creme, candlelight, potions and lots ‘o elixirs.

Please just refrain from saying Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice three times in succession during dinner. The last thing we want is to conjure up Betelgeuse from Tim Burton’s 1988 comedy Beetlejuice.
Welcome to the holiday season where anything’s possible at frame.


(  1  )
Mrs Deetz Fungus On Toast
warm brie and wild mushroom tartine,
winter squash, hazelnuts, warm honey, and time vinaigrette

(  2  )
Dr. Finkelstein’s Favorite Worms Wort Soup
leek and garlic soup
potatoes and poached egg

(  3  )
Sally’s Roast Duck with Beet Le Juice
balsamic brussels sprouts, beets and their greens, sauce Civet

(  4  )
Graveyard Through The Hinterlands
dark chocolate Pot de Creme
matcha, meringue, candied cocoa nibs, sour cherry

Friday, October 25th
5:30pm and 8:30pm seatings
$53 per person + tax and service fee

4 Courses by Chef Rebecca LaMalfa

A cocktail pairing by frame’s resident beverage team
++ a-la-carte beer, wine, and frame cocktails.

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Entertaining for the holidays?
Whether you’re looking to book a casual company strolling happy hour, a frame (academy) workshop for team-building or a groovy DJ with a seated chef dinner experience with paired wines and cocktails, we’ve got you covered with a frame holiday entertaining private experience, curated just for you.

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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.

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.”

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