Clark Food & Wine Co. is celebrating its one-year anniversary by hosting an event that not only fills plates but also feed spirits. A special anniversary event will be held Thursday, Oct. 15, as a fundraiser for Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support, where $8 of every dinner will go to the non-profit to assist in their efforts to help women and their families.
At Clark Food & Wine Co.’s anniversary party on Oct. 15, from 6 to 10 p.m., guests will enjoy a three-course dinner including signature appetizers, delicious entrees and a special dessert for $40 per person. Guests will sample from appetizers including Brisket Meatballs, Crisp Artichoke Hearts, Smoked Shrimp Dip and Fontina Cheese Bark, before selecting from Arctic Char, Texas Chicken, Duck Confit with Housemade Sausage or Peppered Brisket for their main course. Each dinner includes a sweet finish — a piece of Mom’s Heavenly Hash, which is a delectable angel food cake with whipped cream, chocolate and pecans. To make reservations call 214-515-5500.
For chef and proprietor Randall Warder, the dessert, Mom’s Heavenly Hash, is special. Clark Food & Wine Co. is named in honor of his mom, Dianne, who inspired his love of cooking. “Clark” was her maiden name and to honor her legacy and the work of Genesis, Warder is serving one his favorite recipes from his mother. Dianne believed in supporting other women, and would be honored to be a part of these efforts during October’s National Domestic Violence Prevention Month. Sharing their good fortune with those in need makes this anniversary all the more special, says Warder, who, along with wife Courtney, opened Clark Food & Wine Co. a year ago.
“The women in my life have been so important to my success and to that of my culinary endeavors,” said Warder. “It seemed a natural fit to help other women, those who depend on Genesis for the help that they and their families need. Courtney and I want to say thank you to the community for the success of Clark this year, and this seems like the perfect way to do that.”
“We feel honored to be a beneficiary of Clark Food and Wine Co.’s one-year anniversary event, which pays tribute to Randall Warder’s mother and the influence she had in his life and his passion,” stated Jan Langbein, CEO, Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support. “We are grateful to supporters like Clark Food & Wine Co. that help us provide much-needed services to women and children in need in the Dallas Community.”
Clark Food & Wine Co.’s opening was an exciting part of the revitalization of lower Greenville, which is now a bustling, active entertainment and shopping destination. In its first year of business, the restaurant has enjoyed bringing a taste of Texas culinary heritage that represents our European immigrant sensibility to the area. Small, shareable plates, charcuterie, flatbreads and sandwiches, wine, artisan meats and cheeses are just some of the many items guests have found themselves sharing with friends. This Texas/American tapas-style dining experience has become a favorite for those who want a dining experience that defies convention and inspires conversation.