The Great Shellfish Dinner Party with Chef Matt Dean Pettit of Toronto

Jun 23rd

The Great Shellfish Dinner Party
Chef Matt Dean Pettit of Toronto

Toronto’s Matt Dean Pettit, revered author of The Great Lobster Cookbook and the chef behind Matty’s Seafood, has deep ties with Detroit thanks to a long-standing chef brotherhood with Joe McClure of McClures Pickles (make pickles and bloody marys with Joe McClure with frame (workshop) HERE.  It’s safe to say that these two hardworking chefs have succeeded in bringing their products to modern food culture status; social fixtures in todays food scene.

After the success of  Chef Matt’s bestselling debut, The Great Lobster Cookbook, Chef Matt Dean Pettit is back with a brand new book,  The Great Shellfish Cookbook, demystifing crustaceans with clever tips on cleaning, prepping and cooking to perfection.

Chef Matt Dean Pettit will bring his Crawfish Boil, along with other highlights of the book to The Great Shellfish Dinner Party. Take home a personally signed copy of this new beautiful cookbook to add to your signed cookbook library.

He’s trekking in from Toronto to Hazel Park for one day only to treat us!
We’re honored!


Fresh Raw Oysters
micro greens + cucumbers  +  lemon granita

lobster + shrimp

Spanish Mussels
Baked PEI Mussels + Manchego Cheese + Sour Cream + Crushed red chilies + Chives

Classic Crawfish Boil
Old Bay Seasoned Crawfish + Chorizo + Michigan Sweet Corn + Michigan New Potatoes

Michigan Summer Frozen Fruit Pops

Saturday, June 23rd
6:00pm and 9:00pm

$60 / person + tax and service fee

Shellfish Family Style Dinner Party hosted by Matt Dean Pettit
Meet and Greet with Chef Matt Dean Pettit

The Great Shellfish Cookbook personally signed by Chef Matt Dean Pettit ($16 advance / $24 at the event)
McClure’s Bloody Mary with a McClure Pickle + Shrimp Skewer
Summer Beers, Wine and frame Cocktails
Gratuity very much appreciated

Please let us know upon checkout of food allergies and party seating arrangements.
We’ll do the best we can to accommodate. Thanks for understanding!

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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.

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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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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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