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Branstad, other dignitaries to wine and dine Chinese Vice President tonight… see the menu

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today released the full menu slated for tonight’s welcome dinner with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping. The menu features Iowa cuisine from start to finish, showcasing some of the best food and beverages Iowa has to offer.

The meal will follow an 8 p.m. toast from both Gov. Branstad and Vice President Xi. Approximately 650 individuals are expected to attend, including 160 from the Chinese delegation.

The menu for tonight’s dinner is as follows:

“A Taste of Iowa Menu”
Wednesday February 15th, 2012

Passed Canapes
B.L.T. Bites (Bacon, Lettuce $ Tomato)
Smoked Trout w/Midwest Cranberry Compote

1st Course
Edamame & Corn Salad
Carrot~Ginger Terrine, La Quercia Prosciutto Rosette &
South Union Bread

Main Course
Medallions of Eden Farms Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin w/Cider & Green Peppercorns & Certified Angus Beef Tenderloin w/Demi Glaze & Onion Ring Maytag White Cheddar Stuffed Twice Baked New Potatoes
Curried Butternut Squash Sauté

Crème Apple Pie Cupcake w/ Iowa Maple Syrup Frosting
Maytag Blue Cheese w/ Iowa Honey drizzle
Mini Iowa Sweet Corn Cheesecake

Gong Fu China Green Tea

Pre Dinner Beverages – Peace Tree Brewery Root Beer, Jasper Winery Behind the Shed Red & La Crescent wines , Madhouse Brewery Pale Ale Beer
Wines with Dinner Summerset Frontenac Red & Vignoles White


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