Dinner with James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef in the Midwest Paul Berglund

Oct 8th - Oct 9th

Dinner with:
James Beard Foundation’s
Best Chef in the Midwest
Paul Berglund
Wines by frame’s Sommelier
Sean Crenny
Cocktails by frame’s Mixtress
Jaz’min Weaver
the yurts @ frame
inside @ frame 

When Chef Paul Berglund decided it was time to claim a new sense of home, he knew Grand Rapid’s rich agriculture and strong food community was the magic.

The James Beard Foundation’s 2016 Best Midwest Chef winner…awarded for his Northern European cuisine as executive chef at The Bachelor Farmer in Minneapolis (Bon Appétit Magazine named Top 10 Best New Restaurants)
is heading to frame…and we’re beyond smitten.

In between projects ( hint: Grand Rapids is about to be getting something really fabulous) Paul connects his own heritage and elemental style into dishes like ‘roasted squash gazpacho with sea salt croutons’, ‘homemade kale and eggplant lasagna with late-season tomatoes’ and ‘pork loin roasted over coals with chimichurri ‘ –
nailing his obsession – and we don’t use the word obsession lightly – of working with Midwestern flavors.

A few bites in, and you’ll too be swooning & understanding why Paul has earned such accolades.
Join us for a taste of what’s to come to Western Michigan.

Dinner With:
James Beard Foundation’s
Best Chef in The Midwest
Paul Berglund

{ 01 }
Roasted Fall Squash Gazpacho
Manchego Crisps, Sea Salt Croutons

{ 02 }
Charred Italian Frying Peppers
New Potatoes, Smoky Pistachio Sauce, Red Onions, Parmigiano-Reggiano

{ 03 }
Kale and Eggplant Lasagna
Late Season Tomatoes, Pecorino Romano

{ 04 }
Cauliflower and Pork Loin with Chimichurri
Roasted Over Coals

{  Sweet Ending  }
Mom’s Crackle Cookie Sandwich

Homemade Peppermint Patty Buttercream

++ Chef is kindly requesting no dietary changes to this dinner menu ++

Friday & Saturday
October 8th & 9th
5:30pm and 8:30pm Seatings
$75.00 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 Fall 5-Course Dinner Party with Chef Paul Berglund 

A Perfectly Paired Wine Pairing
by frame’s Sommelier and Wine Director Sean Crenny.
Gorgeous bespoke cocktails by 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 trainingpreserving the uniqueness of the frame experience while staying extremely conscious of the role we play in minimizing the spread of coronavirus. 

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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 fall 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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