Operated by Revolver founder Peter Dalinowski and owners Joe and Cari Vaughn, Frame launched as an extended pop-up venue in a space behind fellow newcomer Joebar earlier this spring. Lipar will be the second chef to take up residence at Frame, following up popular Northern Thai-inspired eatery Katoi.
Dalinowski tells the Free Press that the menus will consist of seven courses utilizing local, foraged, and fermented ingredients. The first set of seatings is scheduled for June 2. Tickets go on sale today at 3 p.m.
Since Torino’s closure in 2015, Lipar has appeared sporadically in metro Detroit with pop-ups and brief stints at restaurants. The chef — an Eater Young Gun who has been twice nominated by the James Beard Foundation for Rising Star of the Year — temporarily helmed the kitchens at Marais in Grosse Pointe in 2016.
He last appeared in Detroit during a dining series hosted by PlaceInvaders in August 2016. At the time, the Lipar was in the early stages of launching a new restaurant called Albena. Despite plans to open in early 2017, it appears the project has stalled. It’s unclear whether the appearance at Frame will offer previews of Albena or something different. Eater has reached out to Lipar for more details.
Correction: Peter Dalinowski is the operator of Frame in partnership with owners Joe and Cari Vaughn.
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