A Proper French Dinner & Cooking Lesson w/Chefs Joe VanWagner & Ian Frahm

Feb 3rd

frame ( @ home Wednesdays )
A Proper French Dinner ( and cooking lesson )
by Chefs
Joe VanWagner
Ian Frahm
Dimey French

Sear, stretch, steam, and get hands-on at home. At the end of the day, A little assembly can go a long way.

As an ode to keeping Wednesday’s délicieuse, February frame@home … Goes to Paris!
Meet: Chef Joseph VanWagner (Chicago’s Purple Pig, Chartreuse, Bacco Ristorante)
And Chef Ian Frahm, whose cut his teeth in dozens of kitchens, meeting all manners of amazing people from unique food communities along the way, with one pivotal stop working under David Chang at Momofuku.

Together in the frame kitchen, these two masterminds have tapped into an understanding of the way we want to eat right now …
with a modern approach that puts French food center stage.

Think Rillette Toast (grilled rye, confit chicken leg whipped with whole grain mustard and Featherstone Garden petite greens ). Cassoulet ( white, beans, mirepoix and tomato, braised with chicken, duck, and pork ragu).
French Onion Soup (brioche and gruyere).
And Classic Apple Tatin.

Grab a glass of wine, frame’s sommelier Bryan Lamorena has paired retail bottles for you, pull out your apron and pop on the Zoom, as frame is bringing a live 15 minute Q+A French Cooking Lesson with Chefs Joseph and Ian upon opening your Dinner Kits.

Follow along for two weeks of menu’s as together on Zoom, Chef’s 
walk you through the steps of cooking and building your French dinners properly.  Ask your most burning questions on Cassoulet, the rich, slow-cooked casserole in your kit originating in southern France and learn Chef Joseph’s tricks on the anatomy of a plated dessert.

Chefs in the frame kitchen. You in your kitchen.
Bring it on February. This Kit is a Beaut.

(frame @ home Wednesdays)

A Proper French Dinner
Handmade fresh and comes ready to bake
with cooking and plating instructions via a live Zoom with Chef Joseph VanWagner.
Baking and Zoom prep time is around 30 minutes.
So please plan your night accordingly!

Week #1 Menu
February 3rd


Sauce Mornay
Winter Salad
Assorted Hearty Greens, Shaved Red Onion, Michigan Cherry, Candied Pecan,
Grilled Butternut Squash, Caramelized Celery Root, Mustard Vinaigrette, Pecorino

Rillette Toast
Grilled Rye, Confit Chicken Leg Whipped with Whole Grain Mustard and Confit Fat,
Topped with a Salad of Featherstone Garden Petite Greens, Herb Oil, and Pickled Mustard Seed

The OG Casserole of White, Beans, Mirepoix, and Tomato, Braised with Chicken, Duck, and Pork Ragu,
Topped with Herbed Bread Crumbs, Fresh Herbs, and Crispy Chicken Skin
Chocolate Cake
A French-style Entremet with Layers of Dark, Milk, and White chocolate


Week #2 Menu
February 17th
Vegetarian French Dinner

Sauce Mornay
French Onion Soup
Brioche, Gruyere
Green Salad
Haricot Verte, Tomato, Shaved Red Onion, French Feta,
Lemon-Dijon Vinaigrette, Fresh Herbs
Gnocchi Parisienne
Grilled Vegetables, Pistou
Tarte Tatin
Classic Apple Tart


(frame @ home Wednesdays)
A Proper French Dinner
$82 per kit (each kit feeds two) 

Add on cocktail carafes, and wine from frame bar for the full French frame@home experience! 

Pick Up Wednesday, February 3rd and 17th

Pick-up times 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm behind our building
Pick-up time is 6:15 pm at a Woodward location in Birmingham.
Please stay in your car, and our team will bring your frame@home box(es) out to you.

Covid Protocols at frame
As we make our way into February,  please know that our response plan continues to include every measure of the protocol on workplace infection-control practice and health and safety training for dine-in and carry out. We’re continuing to keep extremely conscious of the role we play in minimizing the spread of coronavirus.

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

Give the Valentine’s Day Gift of frame @ home! 
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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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