BENTONVILLE, AR (April 25, 2017) – This month, get a taste of how tempting soybeans can be as Bentonville’s Tusk & Trotter American Brasserie serves up the Arkansas commodity three different ways. As the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board’s partner in the Kitchen|Fields Table Tour in May, Tusk & Trotter will dish up sorghum-glazed soybean fritters, soybean succotash and soybean vinaigrette, all of which compile a fun dish to make, serve and savor.
The Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board’s educational food program, the Kitchen|Fields Table Tour, collaborates exclusively with Arkansas-based restaurants to develop a unique dish using soybean elements. During each restaurants’ monthly feature, they will serve their take on soybeans, which allows diners to learn about the impact the state’s soybean farmers have on Arkansas’s $2 billion soybean industry.
The partner restaurants for the 2017 Kitchen|Fields Table Tour:
- Trio’s Restaurant, Little Rock: January
- J Town’s Grill, Jonesboro: February
- La Petite Cajun Bistro, Stuttgart: March
- Taylor’s Steakhouse, Dumas: April
- Tusk & Trotter American Brasserie, Bentonville: May
- Brave New Restaurant, Little Rock: June
In addition to the featured dish at each restaurant, the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board encourages Arkansans to eat more soy foods and soy-fed protein, such as pork, beef, turkey and chicken. Foodies around Arkansas can find more information on the program, including facts on our soybean industry by visiting TheMiracleBean.com.
Located a block off “The Square” in downtown Bentonville, Tusk & Trotter features an atmosphere casual enough to invite families with a menu sophisticated enough to wow the most traveled gourmet. Its menu features local produce when possible and shifts seasonally to accentuate available ingredients, and Rob Nelson, owner and executive chef of Tusk & Trotter, has been recognized repeatedly as one of the region’s best. Rob was voted on to Citiscape Magazine’s Best of NWA 2009 & 2010 Reader’s Poll, and most recently, he won the Arkansas Hospitality Association’s Arkansas Iron Chef Competition in September 2010, beating out top chefs from across the state.
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About the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board: The Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board consists of soybean producers appointed by the Governor and nominated by various producer organizations within Arkansas. Although board members contribute many hours of their time to administering the program, they serve without pay.