Winter's Little Italy. An Italian Christmas by Chefs Gabriel + Gabriela Botezan

Dec 10th - Dec 12th

Winter’s Little Italy
An Italian Christmas
Chefs Gabriel + Gabriela Botezan
wines by frame’s
Sommelier Sean Crenny
cocktails by frame’s
Mixtress Jaz’min Weaver
the yurts @ frame
inside @ frame 


Buon Natale !
As the countdown to the holiday season gets closer, we’re already daydreaming and drooling over Chefs Gabriel & Gabriela’s next up experience guaranteed to get you into the holiday mood as we transform into Winter’s Little Italy with loads of warm holiday lights and spiked boozy cheer.

Mix’tress Jazmin Weaver has a cocktail list focusing on seasonal reimaginings of holiday classics.  While frame’s wine director Sean Crenny is hand-selecting lots of bubbly and vino, perfect for cozy-ing up to one of our most anticipated experiences of the season.

An immersive grand holiday Italian feast centered around the most marvelous cultural dishes:
frito misto, cotechino con lenticchie (braised lentils with sausage), baked timballo with fresh pasta.
And ricotta fritters with zabaglione, known by Italian Nana’s everywhere…a genuinely next-level traditional Christmas treat.

A truly special weekend merging the highest standards and attention to detail with the warmth and conviviality of feeding the people we love, which is you.
Get ready for an festa di vacanza.
As this is how Italians do Christmas in Italy, frame-style.


(  PRIMO  )
Fritto Misto
Crispy Fried Calamari, Scallops, Shrimp, Zucchini, Peppers, Eggplant, and Lemons

Cotechino con Lenticchie
(Braised Lentils with Sausage)
Onions, Celery, Carrots, Stock, and Savory Traditional Sausage

(  TERZO  )
(Baked Pasta and Vegetables)
Braised Vegetables, Fresh Pasta, Tomato Veloute, Basil Oil

(  QUARTO  )
Spezzatino di Vitello con Porcini
( Braised Veal and Porcini Stew)
Veal Breast, Porcini Mushrooms, Soft Polenta, Natural Jus.

(  DOLCE  )
Zeppole Alla Ricotta e Zabaglione
(Ricotta Fritters with Zabaglione)

Friday and Saturday, December 10th and 11th
5:30pm and 8:30pm Seatings
Sunday, December 12th
4:00pm and 7:00pm Seatings
$70.00 per person + fees + tax

Option #1 (the yurts @ frame)
parties booked for 6 guests per yurt

Option #2
Socially distanced inside seatings @ frame
Parties of 1 to 8
If you have a party larger than 8, please let us know as this dinner longs for sharing and we think it’s the perfect holiday gathering!

An Italian Christmas Dinner Experience by Chefs Gabriel + Gabriela Botezan

A Wine Pairing by frame’s Sommelier and Wine Director Sean Crenny
Gorgeous bespoke cocktails by frame’s Mixtress Jaz’min Weaver
A Polaroid Camera Package for Rent to Use During Your Italian Christmas Experience to Snap Up The Memories!

Pre-Covid canceled frame tickets:
If you have a frame credit that you would like to use for this experience please email us here and we will happily honor your credit.

Covid Protocols at frame
Please know that our response plan includes every measure of protocol on workplace infection-control practice and health and safety training.

Give the year-round gift of frame and FRAMEbar
With an ever-changing line-up of chef residencies, wine workshops, chef-taught cooking classes, food and film collaborations, book dinners, cocktail master classes, and more, no two days at frame are ever the same.  frame gift cards are available in any denomination and make year-round gift-giving really easy! Purchase an eGift or mail a physical gift card HERE

Holiday Bookings at frame and FRAMEbar
Let our stylish space play host for your holiday get-togethers .. we do it all in-house, executing everything to the highest standard, thoughtfully and creatively, frame-style.

Tickets on Sale Now.

Please choose:
the yurts @ frame (one price for up to 6 guests)
the frame dining room (sold singularly for 1-8 guests)

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What is Frame?

Tucked quietly behind FRAMEbar, 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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