Administration releases menu details for Vice President Xi Jinping's welcome dinner

February 15, 2012

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

We would like to thank the Iowa Pork Producers, Iowa Soybean Association and Iowa Corn Producers and in addition Crème Cupcakes, Eden Farms Pork, La Quercia Prosciutto, Loffredo Produce, Maytag Dairy & Gong Fu Tea