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.Dinner Gild


 January 20:  Bridge Gild’s Steelhead trout served with roasted vegetables, the Club’s special rice, a Greek salad with feta cheese and olives, rustic bread, and ice cream and cookies for dessert.

January 27: THE THIRD ANNUAL BURNS SUPPER – NOW SOLD OUT! There is a waiting list so cross your fingers!

Dinner Reservations:

Call 302-792-7139 or email (adgreservations@gmail.com) by 6:00 p.m. Thursday. 

Permanent diner reservations are also available.

Dinner is served at 6:00 p.m. from the first Saturday in October to the third Saturday in May in the Lower Gild Hall and Bratten Room. 



February 3: Jill, Joe, and Pat :  Coq au Vin, mashed potatoes and celery root with sage brown butter, roasted parsnips and carrots, salad, and deconstructed profiteroles for dessert.  Veggie option with be Seiten in mushroom wine sauce.

February 10:  French Cassoulet Dinner by Grace Ressler and Friends. First everyone will begin the evening with “Le Petite” Happy Hour featuring a glass of wine and French cheese, followed by Cassoulet of white beans, roast duck and pork, Asparagus (or other vegetable), Salad of greens, pears and candied pecans, French Baguette, Maitre D’Hotel Butter and Profiteroles with hot fudge for dessert.

February 17: ACRA will deliver Sicilian Rice Ball Casserole with a green vegetable, salad and dessert. More details as the date approaches

February 24: The Folk Gild’s Famous Chicken Curry prepared by Ismet Shah and friends. Also on the menu is potatoes and eggplant with fenugreek, red lentils, fried rice with peas, a yogurt dill cucumber salad and naan/roti bread. For dessert, Vermicelli pudding lightly seasoned with cordamon.


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.

Arden Club members: $11
Nonmembers: $13
Child’s size: $6

Seating is limited. Carry-outs are available.

Please remember our no-show policy – if you cannot come to the dinner, cancel your reservation before Thursday at 6:00 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 or Gildmistress Claire Ennis @adgreservations@gmail.com with questions or concerns. 

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.