Modern Filipino with Portland's Carlo Lamagna

Apr 25th

Modern Filipino
Chef Carlo Lamagna 

Portland Chef, Carlo Lamagna at frame for one night only.  Refined versions of quintessential Filipino dishes. Vintage vinyl tunes. Need we say more?

Living in the Philippines for much of his childhood and teenage years, Carlo’s dishes are a glimpse into his life.
Where he comes from : influences of his dad’s pork adobo and his mom’s potatoes and beef on rice.

And where he’s been: after graduating with honors from CIA, Carlos staged in kitchens in Germany, France and Spain, moved to Chicago to work with chefs from the likes of Paul Virant, and to Portland to chef at the James Beard nominated, Clyde Common.

But it wasn’t until his father passed away in 2009 that he needed to truly explore and push the boundaries of Filipino culinary by starting his cult followed pop-up series, Twisted Filipino.

Doing a little travel before he opens his next concept, Magna in Portland, Carlo makes frame his home kitchen to share his classic Filipino techniques with modern, beautiful plating, old school flavor and new school style.


{  1st  }
Ensaladand Barrio
market vegetable salad, salted egg vinaigrette

{   2nd   }
Rellenong Tahong
mussels, sweet pork sausage, pickled garlic

{  3rd  }
octopus, hakurei turnip, turnip greens, habanero , tamarind broth

{  4th  }
smoked beef, alliums, garlic fried rice, grilled cilantro relish

{   5th  }
Buko Pandan
pandan ice cream, young coconut, almond sponge cake, magic shell

Thursday, April 25th
5:30pm and 8:30pm seatings
$60 per person + tax and service fee

5 Filipino courses by Portland Chef, Carlo Lamagna.
Jon Francois spinning vintage vinyl tunes

Beer, Wine and frame cocktails

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“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!”

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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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