Dinner Gild

Menus and News...

April 6th: The Scholar's Gild and The Writer's Gild join forces with Laura Wallace leading. They will be cooking White Fish and Seabeans, with Kale & Mushroom Bread Pudding (savory), and Edmond Bischoff will be creating a dessert tbd.
April 13th: Rob Matera is cooking another dinner this season with friends. He's making Mediterranean Grilled Sirloin Beef Kebabs with Zhoug (green sauce), Mushroom Falafel (veg option), Moroccan Chickpea and Vegetable Stew, Greek Salad, Fresh Homemade Pita, Lemon Cardamom Spice Cake
April 20th: Gardeners' Gild led by Jill Althouse-Wood are bringing another Vegan Extravaganza! The Earth Day cooking team will be making 50 of each style of burger, so get to dinner early if you want your pick. After everyone has eaten, you can request a second burger—perhaps one you haven’t tried. All burgers will come with side of garlic fries.
Burger Choices:
Sherwood Forest Burger - Pink Bun with Lentil Mushroom Walnut Burger, Coconut bacon, Balsamic onion jam, Arugula, and a Garlic herb “cheese” spread
Indian Circle Fire Burger - Yellow Bun with Spicy Black Bean and Corn burger, Vegan cheddar cheese, Vegan chipotle map, Guac/Tomatillo Salsa Mix, Pickled jalapeño pepper slices on side
Shady Grove Burger - Green Bun with Chickpea sweet potato burger, Vegan American Cheese, Festival sauce (savory, slightly sweet, a little smoky and perfectly tangy bite), Pickles, Lettuce, Tomato A smaller version of this burger will serve as Kid’s option with Vegetable toppings served on the side.
On the table, you will find Perpetual Quick pickles (Cukes, green beans, carrots, red peppers, etc) in mason jars. Nosh on them at dinner and take the jars home to add more vegetables to the brine, store in fridge, and enjoy perpetual pickles over the next two months.
For dessert: Vegan Tandycake—a take on the Tastykake favorite sponge cake topped with peanut butter and enrobed in chocolate. We will be capping the dinner at 120. The Vegan Dinner has sold out in the past two years, so get your reservations in early. Kids eat free, but need a reservation.
April 27th: Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday with the Gild dinner led by Laura Wallace will bring you Beef Bourguignon with Mushrooms, Broccoli, Salad tbd, Gingerbread Cookies for dessert.

Please email us at adgreservations@gmail.com to reserve your spots by the Sunday before. We often have flexibility with that, so you can always ask if you forget by that Sunday. PLEASE NOTE: You must request a vegetarian meal ahead of time. We make them based on request, and although we sometimes have a few extra, we often don't.

There will be a firm Sunday evening cutoff for reservations and cancellations.

Price Change: To keep up with rising food costs our price per dinner will be $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers.
We now invite you to come up for seconds at no extra charge.
Children 12 and under will continue to eat for free! If the price increase will prohibit you from coming to dinner please reach out to us at adgresevations@gmail.com.
Season passes will not be introduced this year.

Please consider signing up to cook! Please reach out ASAP to get your date scheduled email us at adgreservations@gmail.com to sign up. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to ask!
Please be sure to look for emails regarding our permanent dinners list. If you are on the list please do let us know when you will not be able to make it.
A children’s meal option will be available upon request.
Please do not bring containers from home for takeout. We will no longer be packaging food in your containers. We will be using cardboard containers exclusively.
Please be aware that bringing food to be shared is not permitted. If you need to bring a personal meal for dietary reasons that is an exception. Food from home or other restaurants cannot be brought in and served at Gild Hall dinners.
Vegetarians: we are asking our lead cooks to put some extra effort and consideration into the meatless main course option!

Please email us at adgreservations@gmail.com to reserve your spots by the Sunday before (we often have flexibility with that, so you can always ask if you forget by that Sunday) Or if you want to cook!

As always menus and news will be available on the Arden Club website and the Dinner Gild Facebook group.

Doors open at 5:15 and dinner is served at 6:00 p.m. Takeout service begins at 6:15 or when the seated diners have been served.
November Dinners may be added last minute. Please check our Facebook group and your email for updates in case we miss the calendar deadline next month.
Prices:
Non-member: $20, Member: $15, Children: Free.
Reservations can be made via adgreservations@gmail.com
Reservations must be made by 6pm the Sunday before.

Remember, we need more cooks!  To sign up please reach out ASAP to get your date scheduled email us at: adgreservations@gmail.com. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to ask!

Jen and Keri
Gild Leaders

Important Notice!!
Outside alcohol is not permitted at dinners, but we do have wonderful beverage options available:
We've partnered with Dave Gavatos at Swigg Wine Shop in Independence Mall. They've provided us with delicious wines, at a price break to the Club, which will be offered as house wines. One red and one white will be available at every dinner.

These will be the ONLY wines sold by the glass (6oz for $5) and… by the carafe (12oz for $8).
Additional Wine Options: A wider selection of wines will be available for purchase by the bottle at $15 each (Again—at a price break.)
• While we can't offer a customized wine selection for each meal, we'll strive for food-friendly pairings.
• Beverage service starts 30 minutes before meal service and ends when George’s announcements begin.
• Currently, only cash and checks are accepted. Please plan accordingly.
We're constantly learning and appreciate your suggestions! Please feel free to share your thoughts.
Thank you again for your continued support as we implement this new service. AND A Big Thank You: Diners have stepped up and completed the necessary server training, allowing us to maintain compliance with regulations.

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Please let us know if you are interested in leading a dinner and if you are interested in doing any kind of volunteering at the dinners or with the Dinner Gild.
Write to us at adgreservations@gmail.com or call 302-238-6860

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.

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