Nightmare Before Dinner with Chef Rebecca LaMalfa

Oct 28th

Nightmare Before Dinner
Chef Rebecca LaMalfa
with wines paired by
frame’s Sommelier
Sean Crenny
cocktails by
frame’s Mixtress
Jaz’min Weaver

Having a touch of cheeky fun with all things dark and delicious, Chef Rebecca LaMalfa brings a Nightmare Before Dinner inspired by the works of Tim Burton’s greatest cinematic hits.

Think haunting music scores, magical candlelight, deadly nightshades, and lots o’ elixirs.
And please refrain from saying Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice three times in succession during your experience…as the last thing at this Nightmare Before Dinner, we want…is to conjure up any unwelcome guests.

Welcome to the start of the holiday season where anything’s possible at frame.


(  1  )
Beetlejuice’s Shrimp Hand Roll
(watch your face!)
Poached Shrimp, Avocado, Cucumber, Spicy Aioli

(  2  )
Sally’s Famous Frog’s Breath Soup
With Deadly Nightshade And Worm’s Wort
Creamy Kale and Potato Soup with White Beans and Spicy Italian Sausage

(  3  )
Other Mother’s “Welcome Home Coraline!” Roast Dinner
Confit Chicken, Whipped Potatoes, Local Corn Pudding,
Charred Broccolini with Natural Chicken Jus

(  4  )
Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett’s
Off with your Head Apple Butter Pie
Brown Butter Crumble, Salted Caramel, Raspberry Cream

++ Chef is kindly requesting no dietary changes to this dinner menu ++
Choose Standard or Vegetarian at Checkout

October 28th
5:30pm and 8:30pm Seatings
Costumes are encouraged and the under 21 set is welcome at the 5:30pm seating!
But please note: at our frame tables grown-ups and children enjoy the same menu. 
$70.00 per person + fees + tax

Option #1 (the yurts @ frame)
parties booked for 6 guests per yurt

Option #2
Socially distanced inside seatings @ frame
Parties of 1 to 8

A Nightmare Before Dinner with Chef Rebecca LaMalfa inspired by the works of Tim Burton’s greatest cinematic hits.

A Wine Pairing by frame’s Sommelier and Wine Director Sean Crenny
Gorgeous bespoke cocktails by frame’s mixtress Jaz’min Weaver

Pre-Covid canceled frame tickets:
If you have a frame credit that you would like to use for this experience please email us here and we will happily honor your credit.

Covid Protocols at frame
Please know that our response plan includes every measure of the protocol on workplace infection-control practice and health and safety training. We are preserving the uniqueness of the frame experience while staying extremely conscious of the role we play in minimizing the spread of coronavirus.

Give the gift of frame and FRAMEbar
With an ever-changing line-up of chef residencies, wine workshops, chef-taught cooking classes, food and film collaborations, book dinners, cocktail masterclasses, 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.

Please choose:
the yurts @ frame
parties booked for 6 guests per yurt
the frame dining room (sold for 1-8 guests)

Looking to book more than 8 for a ghoul-ish dinner party inside, email us here and let’s host a little party together!

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What is Frame?

Tucked quietly behind FRAMEbar, 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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