A Personal Romanian Dinner
Chef Gabriel Botezan
Proudly focusing on Romanian ingredients like salt roasted beets and braised beef goulash, we’re gathering to taste and learn about Romania’s rich cuisine at shared tables led by Chef Gabriel Botezan.
Born in Romania, a reality TV star on Hell’s Kitchen of Romania, and long-time Chef De Cuisine at Bacco under Luciano Delsignore, we most recently met Gabriel while working under Anthony Lombardo at Detroit’s SheWolf.
It was here that we knew there was a taste for a true Romanian dinner in our open kitchen. Adding endless inspiration to the concept is Gabriel’s wife Gabriela, a pastry chef born in Transylvania, a part of Romania known for its hospitality, beautiful scenery and the occasional vampire.
Let’s round out the month with this powerhouse couple and an evening which promises a glimpse into the true Romanian culinary traditions.
5 courses of Romanian food from Chef Gabriel Botezan’s childhood
Chestnut puree, eschabeche vegetables, spicy baby greens
Salt roasted beets,horseradish, whipped ricotta, caraway lavash
Half deboned chicken,root vegetables,natural jus
Braised beef,dumplings,kale,natural reduction,bone marrow
Plum stuffed potato dumpling, bread crumbs.
Sunday, March 31st
4:00pm and 7:00 pm seatings
$55 per person + tax and service fee
A Personal Romanian dinner created by Chef Gabriel Botezan .
A wine pairing by frame’s resident wine director and sommelier, Bryan Lamorena++ beer and frame cocktails.
Winemaker Guilio Parentini of Moris Farms will be featuring wine from his winery in Maremma in Tuscany.
Retail bottles will also be available.
Tickets on sale now.
What is Frame?
Tucked quietly behind joebar, 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.”