March wine Tasting Dinner
This month's tasting will be on Sunday, March the 16th at 1pm and our guide will be Mr. Robert Tabler from Buckeye Lake Winery, a central Ohio winery. He has some unexpected and beautiful wines for us to sample along with a most interesting story about Buckeye Lake Winery. Yes these are not Italian wines, yes they pair quite well will our traditional dishes and yes it's good to try something a bit different from time to time. We hope you will reserve a place at our table for this surprising taste from an Ohio source....the menu
Marinated Asparagus wrapped in Prosciutto and paired with the lightly oaked and so slightly smoky Buckeye Lake Winery 2012 Chardonnay
Farfalle Pasta with a sauce of flaked Salmon, olive oil, a hint of garlic and some very special and secret ingredients paired with the perfect acidity and body of Buckeye Lake Winery 2011 Pinot Grigio
Not your ho-hum meatloaf, Polpettone di Vitello e Tonno combines the classic flavors of veal and tuna with the fresh clean flavor of lemon and parsley. Pair this Italian classic with Buckeye Lake Winery velvety smooth and fragrant 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Just the thing for what we hope is the coming end of winter, Italian bread pudding made with the rich flavors of Panettone laced with raisins and orange zest. We’ve paired this warm and spicy dessert with the exotically fruity, full- bodied and well balanced Buckeye Lake Winery 2011 Zinfandel
Reservations are required and seating is limited so call and reserve your place at table $100/couple $60/pp
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)
Dine-in or Carry-out every Tuesday and Wednesday any size pizza and get a 9" cheese pizza 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.