Iowa Pork Producers Association announces 2009 tenderloin contest
The Augusta Restaurant in Oxford won last year. It was Larsen's Pub in Elk Horn in 2007. Who will win the 2009 award for the Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin in Iowa?
The Iowa Pork Producers Association is announcing its 7th annual contest and encourages Iowans to nominate the café, restaurant or tavern they feel serves the best breaded pork tenderloin for a chance to win a $100 cash prize. The person submitting the winning nomination will receive the prize.
Nominations are limited to one per household. Forms are available at www.iowapork.org and in the May issue of the Iowa Pork Producer magazine and the May 16 issue of Iowa Farmer Today. The deadline for nominations is June 15.
Any Iowa establishment that is open at least half of the year and serves breaded pork tenderloins is eligible to be nominated. Restaurants must receive three nominations to be considered for the top prize. Restaurant owners and operators are prohibited from nominating their own establishment.
Representatives of the Iowa pork industry will judge the tenderloins on taste, appearance and physical characteristics and IPPA will announce the winner this fall.
The winning restaurant will receive $200, a plaque to display in the establishment and statewide publicity.
IPPA conducts the contest each year to recognize restaurants around the state that support their local pork producers by putting pork on their menu.