Chicken Offerings return of the
Edithâ€™s Chicken Kitchen
A tribute to Judge & Mrs. Wesley Osborne of the Sugar Pine Ranch 1946-1996
Sugar Pine Ranch History “In 1946 the Peri Ranch was purchased by Edith and Wes Osborne. No electricity, water or heating was in the old house. The fireplace, a jewel of the Sierras’, was their only means of heat. In 1947 they built the first cabin, thus creating one of the most enjoyable stops along the way. The rest is history. Soon, Mrs. Osborne’s chicken dinners became famous, and their hospitality was known world wide.” Courtesy of Craig and Elaine Maxwell, owners of The Sugar Pine Ranch
Introduction While talking with dinner guest, Barbara Gustafson, daughter of Judge and Mrs. Wesley Osborne, Innkeeper Peggy was inspired to offer tribute to Edith Osborne, one of the Grand Ladies on The Hill. In 1946 the Osbornes purchased an old 1860’s era ranch and transformed it into the Inn at Sugar Pine Ranch. From the moment they opened, Edith Osborne was known throughout the area for her delicious chicken dishes. We are proud to pay tribute to Edith’s skill and renown through this new, additional menu, Chicken Offerings: Return of Mrs. Osborne’s Chicken Kitchen of the Sugar Pine Ranch at The Groveland Hotel. Each of the five Chicken dishes is offered as a meal in three courses. Although we can’t bring you Mrs. Osborne’s original 1946 pricing, we think you will be tempted by the $14.95 cost as well as the warm and cozy comfort food. __________________________________________________________________________________
Just a little note of interest: The picture on the cover of the Sugar Pine Ranch menu was found on ebay with the following comment: "Cannot find a date, but can tell you that ham & eggs with toast and coffee set you back $1.30."
CHICKEN OFFERINGS Three-Course Dinner $14.95
Edith’s Fried Chicken 3 pieces crispy fried chicken: Leg, Thigh, Half-Breast
Roasted Chicken Tender and juicy roasted half chicken
Southern Style Chicken and Dumplings Tender Homemade Dumplings with succulent Chicken
••• Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Luscious Chicken in Flaky Crust
••• Each of the delectable meals above is offered with: Your choice of Soup or House Salad with choice of dressing Potatoes du Jour Seasonal fresh Vegetables Flaky, Homemade Hot Biscuits with Honey and Butter Warm Fruit Cobbler or Warm Brownie (Add Ice Cream $2.00)
Thank you for being our Guest, Peggy & Grover Mosley and the Staff of
THE GROVELAND HOTEL at Yosemite National Park 18767 Main Street ~ Groveland, CA 209-962-4000 ~ www.groveland.com
Published on Jan 4, 2011
History of the chicken dinner at Sugar Pine Ranch and the current chicken dinner menu at the Cellar Door dining room at The Groveland Hotel.