Lunar Night Celebrating Chinese New Year with Ann Arbor's Of Rice & Men
Later this week we’ll be ringing in the Chinese Lunar New Year, The Year of The Ox … with a full-blown traditional epic Lunar Experience in the Yurts complete with Dim Sum, Whole Branzino and Peking Duck. We can hardly wait for Ann Arbor’s, Of Rice + Men to join the frame kitchen, working with the absolute finest ingredients they can get their hands on, bringing us an early February weekend full of creativity and energy.
Family-friendly, bright, colorful and full of customary dishes to delight all the senses: think multiple courses each with distinct, historical significance to set ourselves on a track for good luck in the new year.
Exceptionally Long Longevity Noodles: 长寿面 chángshòu miàn, representing a long, long life. It’s customary to slurp down the noodle without chewing so that the strands aren’t severed.
Spring Rolls: 春卷 (chūnjǔn) to attract good fortune for the coming year.
And Whole Fish: a staple for New Year celebrations intended to welcome prosperity for the entire year. ”It’s customary to serve the fish with the head and tail intact and only eat the middle because of another expression: 有头有尾 (yǒutóuyǒuwěi), which literally means “to have both a head and a tail.” Meaning to be disciplined and finish everything that one starts. _________________
three ways: to experience the Lunar Night, frame-styleEach yurt @ frame will be transformed into an independent, personal glowing Lunar experience for six guests preserving the uniqueness of the frame experience while staying extremely conscious of the role we play in minimizing coronavirus spread. We are seating socially distanced inside @ frame … And for frame@home, in ready-to-pick up dinners with crazy delicious courses, packaged to-go with Lunar decorations included ~ for the full celebration effect.
Add on cocktail carafes of Pimms, Gin, Ginger-Lemongrass-Chili Syrup, Ginger Beer, and Togarashi … And shall we say: It’s not just what you expect from the Ox Year, but What the Ox expects from you.
Any way you look at this frame experience…you’re in for a Taste of Good Fortune.
( 01 ) Guava & Salted Plum Sphere
( 02 ) Longevity Noodle Wild Forest Mushroom, Baby Bok Choy
( 03 ) Dim Sum Berkshire Soup Dumpling, Shrimp Sui Mai, Chicken Spring Roll
( 04 ) Whole Branzino Ginger, Garlic Chives, Sesame
( 05 ) Peking Duck Marinated Tangerine, Hoisin, Scallion Pancake
( 06 ) Nian Gao Traditional Chinese New Year Cake
Tang Yuan Black Sesame Dumpling, Warm Ginger Soup
Hong Kong Mango Pudding
++ Chef is requesting no dietary changes to this menu ++
Option #1 (the yurts @ frame) parties booked for 6 guests per yurt booking parties of six to dine in our new frame format; preserving the uniqueness of the frame experience while staying extremely conscious of the role we play in minimizing the spread of coronavirus. $65 per person + tax and service fee February 4th, Thursday – 5:15pm & 8:00pm February 5th, Friday – 5:15pm & 8:00pm February 6th, Saturday – 5:15pm & 8:00pm February 7th, Sunday – 6:00pm Included: Lunar Chinese New Year feast by the Chefs of Ann Arbor’s Of Rice & Men Additional: A Perfectly Paired Beverage Pairing by frame’s cocktail mixtress Jazmine Weaver. ++ a-la-carte beer, wine, and cocktails
Option #2 (inside @ frame) socially distanced inside seating @ frame parties of 1 to 6 $65 per person + tax and service fee Included: Lunar Chinese New Year feast by the Chefs of Ann Arbor’s Of Rice & Men, socially distanced indoors.
Option #3 (frame @ home)
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 for both dine-in and carry out. Masks are required when entering our yurts, inside @ frame, and walking around the building but can be taken off once seated. Based on the nature of our ever-changing climate, you can always change your reservation to frame@home on the day of your ticketed experience. Give the gift of food and drink! Choose a gift card by clicking HERE and let your recipient choose between a frame@home dinner kit or a Yurt dining experience.
Lunar Chinese New Year on Sale Now. Please choose: the yurts @ frame (one price for up to 6 guests) or frame @ home or the frame dining room (now with limited availability)