A Zao Jun Pan-Asian Test Kitchen
Chef Lloyd Roberts
Chef Lloyd Roberts resume is so impressive it sounds made up. Executive Chef at Wakame Dubai. Executive Chef at Gramercy Park Hotel in NYC, Executive Chef at Nobu in Moscow and at Nobu in Budapest. We could go on, but we don’t want to embarrass him.
Snatching inspiration from some of the world’s most beautiful environments with an imaginative Japanese style of his own. You might be wondering …what’s next up for Lloyd? We’re glad you asked: he’ll be working his magic at frame for one night only, as a Test Kitchen for his new concept, Zao Jun.
Prepare to be inspired by our latest chef-crush, who has a personal motto we hold close to our hearts as well, “Never give up on your dreams, there is always another way to create something beautiful.” – Lloyd Roberts
( first )
CRISPY CHICKEN MONEY BAG
Cilantro, Green Onion, Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce
BRAISED SHORT RIB BAO BUNS
Pickled Cucumber, Jalapeno & Sriracha
( next )
GREEN PAPAYA SALAD
Fresh Green Papaya, Coriander, Mint & Peanut
CREAMY BURRATA & CRISPY EGGPLANT SALAD
Yuzu Truffle Dressing
( next )
GOCHUJANG-MARINATED LAMB CHOPS
Pickled Cucumbers, White sesame seeds, Julienne Ginger
STIR-FRIED KUNG PAO CHICKEN
Red Chili Peppers, Onion & Cashew Nuts
Thursday, May 23, 2019
5:30 pm and 8:30 pm seatings
$50 per person + tax and service fee
An evening with the inventive Chef Lloyd Roberts as he rolls out his new menu for his next venture, Zao Jun.
A curated Zao Jun cocktail menu, beer and wine
Sake – Dragon God Junmai Yamahai Sake
Tozai Snow Maiden Junmai Nigori Sake
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.”