HINTON, Iowa — Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach’s Flavors of Northwest Iowa program is bringing fresh, local ingredients straight from the farm to your plate at the Tucker Hill Vineyards Farm to Fork Dinner in Hinton, IA on July 17 from 6 – 8 pm. The cost for the dinner is $35 per person, $60 for two. The dinner will incorporate various local flavors into portions of the meal with an opportunity to learn more about the producers who grew each product, a tour of Tucker Hill Vineyards, and a wine tasting.
The meal, prepared by M’s on Fourth, starts with a beet & berries salad with feta and a red wine vinaigrette made with wine from Tucker Hill Vineyards. The second course is pork tenderloin medallions with spiced Templeton Rye & honey glaze, sweet corn succotash and goat cheese mashed potatoes. For dessert, diners will enjoy an apple & aronia berry crisp with vanilla bean ice cream. Local ingredients go into every course, giving diners a meal they won’t soon forget made from the rich culinary possibilities found in Northwest Iowa.
The setting for the dinner will be the beautiful Tucker Hill Vineyards, a local wine producer in Hinton, IA. Diners will be given a tour of the operation, which has approximately 550 vines of many different varieties growing, can produce approximately 500 gallons of wine per year, and has a tasting room and processing area on site. Attendees will also be treated to a wine tasting, sampling from Tucker Hill Vineyards’ extensive list of wines.
Space is limited and the dinner is expected to fill up quickly, so those interested in attending are advised to register sooner rather than later. To register, please visit www.extension.iastate.edu/woodbury. Online and mail-in registration are available. Waiting list registrations will be available once the event is full.
For more information, please call Woodbury County Extension at (712) 276-2157.
— Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
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