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Sunday, July 13, 2013 Monthly Wine Tasting Dinner 1-3pm

Just a little French if you please! Coinciding with our tasting date this month is the French “Bastille Day” celebration on July 14th. And since we have tasted some very, very nice wines from the winery Fortant de France we thought now would be the perfect time to share them with you.

This afternoon we will greet you with a glass of deep red 2011 Carignan. Its rich flavors of fresh picked black fruit and spices with its long and lively finish will be paired with a few classic French countryside starters like crudités, marinated olives, cheese tarts, basil palmiers and artichoke tartlets. Not to worry pretty much all finger food!

We will start our four courses with a classic Salade Nicoise that we have paired with Fortant’s 2012 Viognier just the right white to go with olives, eggs and crunchy salad greens!

First course
Ah yes a Spinach soufflé high (we hope) and light full of summer flavor paired with Fortant’s 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon. This purplish red wine has beautiful aromas of dark berries and violets to compliment our soufflé.

Second course
Juicy Roasted Rosemary Lemon Chicken with its golden crunchy skin will be paired with Fortant’s 2012 French Malbec. Its hint of plum and pepper is just the right wine to complement our roasted chicken.

Blackberry Clafouti with its fresh berries, vanilla, orange zest and cream just begs for the soft smooth finish of Fortant’s 2012 Muscat with is aroma of roses and tropical fruit.

As always our seating is limited and reservations are a must. $60/pp or $100/couple call or stop in to reserve your seat at our table.

Did you know that this year Festa Italiana is selling raffle tickets for the chance to win two places with this October's two week Festa trip to Italy? You can purchase these raffle tickets from any Festa committee chairperson or stop in here at the El Rancho Grande. We have volunteered to be a location to purchase a raffle ticket for this exciting trip that beings in Sicily and ends in Rome! $20/ per ticket or $50/ for three. All proceeds go to Festa Italiana.

$5 Lunch Specials 11am to 2pm
Tuesday through Friday
Dine-in or Carry-out

Choose from

Side of pasta, salad and bread

Bowl of Soup and a house salad

6” meatball, house or Italian sub

Small antipasto

Small Muffulatta

Cup of soup and a sandwich
choose from ham, ham & cheese, Salami, Salami & Provolone
(Not valid with other offers or coupons)

We would like to remind you all that not only is there street parking, there is parking behind the Merchant’s Block building (the site of the former Freedlander building) to the west of us. This parking lot can be reached from the alley behind the court house or from Walnut Street. There are a few handicapped spaces facing The Parlor and after 5pm on weekdays and Saturdays and Sundays all of the spaces are available for use. Our back door is conveniently close to the east drive of the parking lot so walking around to the front door is not necessary.

We are well stocked with Anise, Chocolate, Citrus (orange/lemon) and Vanilla Pizzelle at $4.50/dozen. We also have a limited supply of GLUTEN-FREE Anise and vanilla pizzelle at $8.00/dozen.

We offer some of the best gluten-free pasta you have ever tasted, imported from Italy and dressed with your choice of gluten- free sauces and can be served with our seafood dishes as well. We also offer polenta and frequently offer risotto as a menu special.

We also make gluten-free pizza. Call ahead (the day before) for a really fresh and tasty gluten-free pizza.

FYI we also stock a premium imported Italian whole wheat pasta in a few different varieties/shapes.

Festa Italiana presents…..
2014 is around the corner and that means Festa Italiana will be on the square in August. It also means another 16 day adventure to Italy in October. This coming year “Wooster’s Italian Adventure of Southern Italy” will be from October 7-22, 2014. Some of the highlights will be Palermo, Monreale, Cefalu, Agrigento and the Valley of Temples, Piazza Armerina, Taormina, Mt Etna, Pompeii, Capri, Amalfi, Rome, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museum. There will also be plenty of free time to explore and satisfy your desire for adventure or need to visit a “family” home village!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stop in and take a look at and pick up a copy of the full itinerary and details including all pricing and contact information. If you’ve always thought of visiting Italy, this is a great opportunity with a wonderful itinerary.


Take advantage of our carry out special every first and third week of the month. Until 8pm order any 11" or 13" size pizza with any toppings and get a second of equal or lesser value for FREE! (Not valid with other offers or coupons)

If there is an engagement, reunion, family get-to-gether, wedding or birthday party in your future be sure to call and ask how El Rancho Grande can help make your special event less complicated. Whether you simply require a cookie tray or a four course buffet let us help you with your needs.

We are now providing some of your favorite area retailers with our handmade pizzelle in four different flavors, anise, citrus, chocolate and vanilla. Be sure to look for them or ask for them when you are out and about in the Wooster area.

Check us out on Facebook where we post all the latest news from El Rancho Grande and scumptious photos of our delicious dishes made just for you!

We are always glad to accommodate large events and private gatherings any day including Mondays. Give us a call to help you plan your next function.


In the year 1945, as World War II was winding down, John and Antonietta Grande purchased a restaurant from John’s employer, Mr. Crowley. The restaurant came with some land and a house.