Spring Vegan Dinner and clean cocktails by Cacao Tree

May 24th

Spring Vegan Dinner and Clean Cocktails
Cacao Tree and The Clean Plate

Plant based for over 20 years, Cacao Tree and The Clean Plate owner, Amber Poupore, believes in transformation through respect, equality and constant outreach to the community through healing foods, quality ingredients, and education. Driven by passion, Amber has been dedicated to introducing medical students to plant-based nutrition as well as working with corporations and providing community classes and events throughout southeast Michigan.

Before opening Cacao Tree in 2010 and The Clean Plate in 2013, Amber was best known for working a decade at Inn Season in Royal Oak. Believing in a no hierarchy philosophy, Amber is proudly joined by long time collaberator, Bryan Nieradka and owner of Mayan Chai,  James Osborne (previously at  Inn Season — A vegetarian and vegan institution in Michigan)

Amber and her team are excited to debut Frame’s first vegan menu.

Frame is pleased to continue it’s mission to offer diverse experiences and collaborations.  Thank you all again for supporting our chefs, teachers, artists, Musicians and restaurants gracious enough to share their passion with our guests.  This one will be special.  See you there.


Sunchoke Fennel Croquette
roasted fennel ~ radicchio ~ white wine jus

Watermelon Radish Carpaccio
asparagus radish salad ~ smoked cherry sauce

Spring Mushroom & Fiddle Head Fern
sautéed mushroom ~ fiddle head fern ~ ramp ~ smoked tofu

Braised Endive
polenta ~ rhubarb sauce

Asparagus Pie
lavender crust ~ asparagus sautéed, fire roasted and mousse ~ carrot-lemon sauce

Strawberry Rose Cheesecake
rhubarb Sauce

*menu ingredients may change based on seasonal availability

Menu can be gluten free by request. Please let us know in the notes section upon checkout.

Thursday, May 24th 6:00pm and 9:00pm

$45 / person + tax and service fee

– 6 vegan courses over 2 hours –

Clean Cocktail Pairing
Wine, beer and Frame cocktails available à la carte.
Cash Gratuity very much appreciated.

Tickets on sale Monday, April 30th at Noon.
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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.”

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