frame (Sunday at Nonna’s)
Indian // Southern
Sunday at Nanny’s
Jennifer Jackson and Justin Tootla
She’s a “Little Bit Country.” And He’s a “Little Bit Rock ‘n Roll.
Chef Jennifer Jackson is from Georgia, growing up on Dolly Parton with a love for her Southern heritage.
Chef Justin Tootla is half Indian and from Detroit.
Mash-up the Sunday childhood staples from these two cuisines and we’ve got a family dinner at frame spanning two rock-star chef’s upbringings…..Think Potato Samoosa with Red Eye Gravy, Fried Butter Chicken, Bunny Chow with Curry and Cornbread and Carolina Gold Biryani with Sea Island Peas.
Since moving on from their family homes, Jennifer and Justin have carved out quite the incredible careers for themselves. Training together at CIA and working under the tutelage of kitchens from the likes of Le Bernardin in NYC and Chez Panisse in San Francisco, Detroit called their names…and were glad they picked up the phone as this wildly creative couple was recently named one of Food & Wine Magazine’s 2018 Restaurants of the Year, for Voyager in Ferndale, where they supremely reign the kitchen.
Let’s grab a seat for this eagerly-anticipated duet. One night only. Sunday at Nanny’s, November 18th, as we turn our ears to Jennifer and Justin’s favorite song, the 1983 County Music hit ‘Islands in the Stream’
And oh, yes we’ll be singing along with them, “How can we be wrong. Sail away to another world; from one lover-to-another; and rely on each other, ah-ah.”
We are proud to continue our Sunday at Nonna series and celebrate the family heritage and tradition. Time at the table with family is an important part of the growth of a strong family unit. Thank you for supporting this series!
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Sunday, November 18th
4:00pm and 7:00pm seatings
$65 per person + tax and service fee
An Indian Southern Feast – Sunday at Nanny’s with Voyager’s Chef Jennifer Jackson and Chef Justin Tootla
Wine, Beer, and frame fall cocktails
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.”