Dinner Gild

The Dinner Gild contributes to the strong sense of community among the residents of The Ardens, members of the Arden Club, and their guests, by providing opportunities to share wholesome, inexpensive meals in a neighborhood environment.  Bringing together our love of the arts, food, music, and most importantly, friendship.

 2018-2019 DINNER SEASON

Call 302-792-7139 or email adgreservations@gmail.com BEFORE 6PM the Thursday prior to the dinner. 

NO LATE RESERVATIONS WILL BE HONORED!

Upcoming Dinners!  6pm

November 17!  Enjoy a potluck dinner with neighbors and friends! Bring a dish or salad or appetizer that feeds 6-8 people around 5pm.  Then enjoy soup provided by the Dinner Gild, enjoy tasting various dishes, and top it all off with cake and ice cream to celebrate George Brocklesby’s birthday.  $5 and no reservations needed.

NO DINNER NOVEMBER 24 due to Thanksgiving

December 1: Edmond Bischoff will prepare the best winter dish around: Beet, Cucumber & Spinach salad served with herb vinaigrette, Bratwurst over Sauerkraut with warm German Potato salad, and a granny smith apple tart for dessert. Veggie option will be stuffed pepper with bulgar, dried apricots and brown rice served with sofrito sauce. No alcohol will be sold at this dinner since there is a concert upstairs later that night, so bring your favorite Oktoberfest or Winter beer of a delicious Riesling Wine!

December 8: Jill Althouse Wood will help us celebrate the Feast of St. Lucia (a wonderful Swedish festival). On the menu will be Swedish meatballs (veggie meatballs available), egg noodles with brown butter and dill, Swedish cabbage and fresh cucumber pickles. Dessert will be Gingerbread with lemon curd and whipped cream. Appetizers on the tables will include heritage pub cheese and assorted crudité and crackers. WOW!

NO DINNERS DECEMBER 15, 22, OR 29 – HOLIDAY TIME

January 5: Chili Cookoff; no reservations needed. Cost remains $10. Sponsored by and benefitting the Swim Gild.

January 12: The Dinner Gild will feed everyone when they prepare beef stew over linguini, with a salad and Apple Roly Poly for dessert. There will be meatless stew prepared for our vegetarians.

January 19: The Concert Gild will prepare Rob Matera’s delicious Jerk Chicken with coconut rice and black beans, tropical spinach salad, curry cabbage with carrots, and pistachio ice cream for dessert! Veggie option will be Portobello mushroom.

January 26: FOURTH ANNUAL BURNS SUPPER! RESERVATIONS TO BEGIN ON JANUARY 1, 2019. COST IS $27 FOR NON-MEMBERS, $22 FOR MEMBERS AND $12 FOR CHILDREN. NO TABLE RESERVATIONS THIS YEAR!

New this season!  Cooking demonstrations by Edmond Bischoff every Tuesday at 9:30 am in the Gild Kitchen.  Topics for the week can be found on the Arden Dinner Gild Facebook page and are subject to change or cancel based on Edmond’s work schedule!

A snapshot of each week’s menu is provided in the Club’s Monthly Newsletter, Arden Club Calendar .   A link to online copies of these newsletters are located on the upper right side of this page.  

Additionally, a detailed description of the menu is provided on our Dinner Reservation Line (302-792-7139) the weekend before.

When reserving your dinner(s), please specify if you are ordering the vegetarian alternative!  Bring wine if you like (over 21 only, please), glasses available.

Prices: remain Arden Club members: $11; Nonmembers: $13;  Child’s size: $6  Seating is limited. Carry-outs are available.  Dinner begins at 6pm

Please remember our no-show policy – if you cannot come to the dinner, cancel your reservation before Saturday at 3:00 p.m. or you will be billed.

Parking is limited and is shared with patrons attending events in the Gild Hall and the Buzz Ware Village Center across the street. So, if possible, please carpool, walk, or bike.

Contact Us:

Gildmaster Edmond Bischoff at 302- 593-3592 for information about cooking demonstrations. 

Gildmistress Claire Ennis at adgreservations@gmail.com regarding Saturday night dinners and all its details.

For scheduling and menus contact Laura Wallace, 302-743-5939.

Additional Information:

The Dinner Gild has several Facebook sites:

The Arden Dinner Gild

This is our current Facebook site with postings and photographs submitted by our Cooking Teams and Diners from September 2012 to just last week.

The Arden Dinner Gild Archive

This was our first Facebook site, with postings and photographs of our dinners from September 2009 to September 2012.

The Bored Gild

This site has a collection of the wonderful Chalkboard Art that David Yoder graces our dining room with each week.