From left to right: Kelly Sharp (Owner), Krysten Pierce (Sous Chef), David Bergren (Culinary), Andrew Phelps (Executive Chef), Caitlyn Phelps (Food & Beverage Manager), and Maddie Hougham (Server)
The Iowa Beef Industry Council (IBIC) has been a long-standing sponsor of dsm Restaurant Week as a way to pay tribute to the talented chefs that prepare an enjoyable and affordable eating experience with beef.
With the goal to elevate and celebrate the food service industry in the Des Moines area, this 10-day event gives restaurants the freedom to create a specialized menu for customers and encourages locals to try new places.
This year IBIC wanted to raise the steaks and showcase palate-pleasing beef dishes by awarding one participating restaurant with the title of “Best Beef Entrée of dsm Restaurant Week 2020”.
Vino209 Wine Bar & Bistro claimed the title with their crowd-pleasing Steak Roulade—prime beef filled with Swede Point Creamery chevre, roasted red pepper and power greens, creamed Iowa sweet corn, sauce au poivre, and herb salad. The dish was paired with a bold and spicy red blend to perfectly complement the beef.
To be eligible for the award and recognition, voted on by Restaurant Week attendees, restaurants were required to have a minimum of at least one, 100% real beef entrée on their dsm Restaurant Week menu.
The Executive Chef, Andrew Phelps, and his team developed this delicious dish specifically for dsm Restaurant Week customers. “I enjoy the challenge of taking an under-utilized cut of beef to create a new and flavorful dish,” said Chef Andrew. Vino209 is a sophisticated, yet cozy place to dine—located in the charming shopping and dining district of West Des Moines.
Although restaurant week has concluded, Vino209 is still open for business with several other beef dishes on their menu to enjoy.
209 5th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Tuesday – Saturday: 11 AM to 9 PM
For more information contact IBIC’s Director of Marketing and Communications, Kylie Peterson at [email protected].
About the Iowa Beef Industry Council: The Iowa Beef Industry Council is funded by the $1-per-head National Beef Checkoff Program and the $0.50-per-head Iowa State Beef Checkoff. Checkoff dollars are invested in beef promotion, consumer information, research, industry information and foreign market development, all with the purpose of strengthening beef demand. For more information, visit www.iabeef.org.