A Japanese Peruvian Dinner with Chef Brandon Zarb and Rising Stars Academy

Dec 1st - Dec 2nd

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The Detroit Free Press
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A Japanese Peruvian Dinner
Chef Brandon Zarb
Rising Stars Academy

However you look at it, Chef Brandon Zarb loves to feed people.

A well acclaimed chef and a culinary influence to Rising Stars Academy, Brandon holds the enviable task of mentoring and teaching special needs students the cooking, workplace and life skills needed to become gainfully employed in our modern Metro Detroit food industry.

Grounded in and revolving around making the most of their facility, Rising Stars Academy is a myriad of ingenuity enrolling students with disabilities ages 18-26.  Amongst offering courses in math, reading and the arts, it houses a hands-on culinary education in a work-based learning program.  An on-campus Urban Farm complete with greenhouse herbs, vegetables and chickens.  And an on-site restaurant, and full-service kitchen with Chef Brandon Zarb and other professional chefs teaching students classic culinary training from chopping and clean-up to service and plating.  Boiled down: an opportunity to change a life, every day.

Which brings us to frame.

For two special early December evenings, Chef Brandon Zarb will merge traditional Peruvian ingredients and Japanese recipes to present us with a Nikkei dinner experience that’s big on technique and even bigger on flavour.  This evening will all be about joy as Chef Brandon’s Rising Stars Academy students will be  alongside him in the frame kitchen plating his dishes.

Chef Brandon’s profits from these four dinners solely benefit Rising Stars Academy, making these experiences a winter treat for Brandon’s loyal foodie followers as well as new found fans of Rising Stars Academy alike.


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leche de tigre
langoustino • mango • togirashi • ikura

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ceviche nikkei
ahi tuna • prickly pear • quinoa • jalapeno

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pepino y pepitas
yuzu kusho • jicima • edamame • wasabi tobiko

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wild boar • toasted nori • aji rocoto • sakura honey

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pollo a la brasa
bamboo rice omusubi • aji verde • red shiso

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empanada de camote
okinawa sugar • coconut • acai berry

Saturday, December 1st
5:30 pm and 8:30 pm seatings
Sunday, December 2nd
4:00 pm and 7:00 pm seatings

$55 per person + tax and service fee

A Japanese Peruvian Dinner Experience
led by Chef Brandon Zarb
and plated by Rising Stars Academy students

wine, beer and frame seasonal cocktails

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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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