May 14 2018

Fresh From the Oven: A Letter from Frog CEO Christina Sterner

After a somewhat unpredictable start, we can finally say spring has arrived and summer is on the way. Here at Frog, it’s been a wonderful time of transformation as well. We’re celebrating our 45th anniversary year, a huge milestone and opportunity for reflection. We just wrapped up the annual Awards Dinner, which was a resounding success and attended by nearly 800 guests. The event helped The Franklin Institute raise more than $1 million to fund youth education programs and further its mission to inspire a passion for learning about science and technology in ways that honor the legacy of America’s first scientist Benjamin Franklin. We also threw a Westworld party, launching the new season of the hit HBO show, another fabulously memorable party that showed off The Franklin Institute’s festive and infinitely versatile gathering spaces.

And the choices are growing: Adding to the panoply of options is the Elaine Levitt and Joel Gershman Education and Conference Center, a state-of-the-art meeting space that opens out onto a lush terrace and rain garden—the perfect place for a summer meeting and social gathering
. We’re looking forward to creating magic there in the coming months. To find out more information about the space, contact 215.448.1165

At home, this is the key season for cooking and entertaining, as home cooks enjoy stepping up to the grill and welcoming friends and family. As usual, we’ve got you covered, with great recipes for preparing grilled feasts ahead, a take-anywhere pickled slaw and ideas for mixing and matching your food with spirits. You can top all of that off with our guide to the city’s best ice cream.

We’re also looking ahead. We explore our kitchen under new Executive Chef John Peralta and Chef de Cuisine Chris Greway and their vision for our cuisine, welcome other new staff and ramp up for The Franklin Institute’s coming highlights.

Here’s to a fantastic summer full of long days, fresh flavors and the companionship of loved ones.


2018 Annual Awards Dinner

2018 Annual Awards Dinner



Read All 2018 Newsletter articles
Seasonal Musings
At Home 45th Anniversary
By the Glass
Party in Focus
The Dish
The Takeaway
Sweet Talk
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