A Summer Farm Dinner
Fennville’s Salt of The Earth
Chef Mike Kenat
There are Michigan farms and then there’s Fennville’s Salt of The Earth.
It’s here, three hours west, that Chef Mike Kenat is savoring the bounty of the Western Michigan farm, developing an imaginative, witty and downright delicious spin on a Midwestern Rustic American menu with profound respect for every single ingredient.
Mike’s philosophy is to source the best quality ingredients he can get his hands on, then work in tandem with the rest of his restaurant family to create memorable, caring experiences for his guests, from the house-made bread and butter that starts the meal to the heirloom tomatoes from the restaurant’s garden, just 42 steps from their back door (can’t get closer than that!)
This late August shared meal promises summer feels with wines paired by frame’s sommelier Bryan Lamorena and a divine Plum Tart by pastry chef, Cory Barrett, the recent winner of Food Network’s Spring Baking Championship, the Food Network series where 10 pastry chefs from across the country are pitted against each other in a baking competition.
Together we gather to share a meal with Salt of the Earth, defined as basic, fundamental goodness.
Let Summer Live On!
Welcome Salumi Board
with Housemade Cures, West Michigan Local Cheeses, Fruits, and Treatments
Salt of the Earth Garden, 42 steps from soil to back door
basil panna cotta – cardamom crumble – heirloom tomato – cucamelon – herb vinaigrette
chicken sausage – crispy thighs – cape gooseberry – poached potato – charred cucumber
farmers cheese – peach vinegar – roasted plum conserve
Prepared by Pastry Chef, Cory Barrett, the recent winner of Food Network’s Spring Baking Championship
Sunday, August 25th
4:00pm and 7:00 pm
$55 per person + tax and service fee
A warm welcome by the Salt of The Earth culinary family with 4-courses savoring the Western Michigan farm.
A vegetarian option is available at checkout
A thoughtful beverage pairing by frame’s resident wine director and sommelier, Bryan Lamorena
++ a la carte beer, wine, and summer frame cocktails
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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.”