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


This news story was published on February 15, 2012.
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(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

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

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    Rezept Lasagne Reply Report comment

    February 16, 2013 at 7:54 am

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    terry Reply Report comment

    February 15, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    maybe they can add a little bit of lead to the diet!!

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    Jim Reply Report comment

    February 15, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    I think it is a farce, why not let him eat what most Iowans have to eat, why not big Mac’s quit trying to put on a show….

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    El Norte Reply Report comment

    February 15, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Are we’re hosting (sucking up to) the Vice President of the largest slave labor mill country in the world (proudly featuring mobile execution vans and hideous air quality) for what reason again? Maybe a mock firing squad will round out the evening’s entertainment, or a slide show of the political prisoner’s camps. Would you like a cognac with that Governor?

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      Laura Reply Report comment

      February 15, 2012 at 4:08 pm

      We have to be nice to china we owe them trillionz of dollarz.

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    anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 15, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Peter, you need to get out more and visit some of the fantastically fine restaurants in Des Moines. Garlic and olive oil abound! Trust me, it’s in this menu. I shall have to give you a tour some day.

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    Peter Children Reply Report comment

    February 15, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    No oil & garlic there. Might as well feed them hay.

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    Observer Reply Report comment

    February 15, 2012 at 11:16 am

    None of the Amana Colonies fine wines?

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      anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 15, 2012 at 11:49 am

      I would never call Amana wines “fine” and given the quality of the Iowa cuisine in the meal, they would have no place except to maybe disinfect the silverware after the meal. This is a wonderful menu!

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    Snorg Reply Report comment

    February 15, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Dang… that’s a meal.