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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear hosted a Kentucky Proud dinner at the Governor's Mansion in Frankfort on July 23, 2009. Here is the official press release that followed the event. Here is Savoring Kentucky's post-dinner post.

With support from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, the Governor's Office of Agricultural Policy, and other donors, more than 70 people enjoyed this wonderful -- and replicable -- menu of beautiful Kentucky food.

Hors d'oeuvres Toasted Sesame Seed Crusted Bison Meatballs with Kentucky Honey Sauce Kentucky Shiitake Mushroom Croustades Grilled Kentucky Freshwater Prawns Marinated with Woodford Reserve

First Course Kentucky Bibb Salad with Goat Cheese, Blueberries, Najla's Nuts & Country Ham Crumbles with Mint Julep Dressing

Second Course Fried Green Tomatoes & Caramelized Onions with Cream Gravy

Third Course (Family Style) Molasses-glazed Kentucky Pork Loin with Peach Chutney Served with Fresh Corn Pudding

Roasted Organic Chicken & Rice Salad Served with Skillet Green Beans Garnished with Swiss Chard

Bourbon Farm Raised Beef Brisket Served with Farmers' Market Oven Roasted Potatoes

Kenny's Cheddar Cheese & Chive Biscuits

Dessert Rustic Blackberry Fruit Tart with Chaney's Ice Cream

Kentucky Proud Wines FeaturedRedsSmith Berry Winery - Burley Red StoneBrook Winery - Chambourcin

WhitesElk Creek Winery - Chardonnay Chrisman Mill Winery - Ensemble

View Sources and Contributors for the Governor's Kentucky Proud Dinner 2009 here.

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