It may be the other white meat, but on Sunday pork was the meat of choice in Rapid City.
After successful years of hosting a similar competition in Sioux Falls, the South Dakota Pork Producers Council hosted their first annual "Taste of Elegance" competition in Rapid City.
Top chefs from the Rapid City area create a pork dish ... and then they're critiqued on their unique and delicious culinary creations.
Chef Benjamin Klinkel from Tally's Silver Spoon won first place in the competition with his dish of autumn pork flat iron and puffed shoulder.
He received $1,000 and an invitation to attend the pork summit at the Culinary Institute in Napa Valley, California.
"We just decided ya know we wanted to expand our
horizons a little bit. West River isn't really that prominent in pork production
but we wanted to bring the flavor of pork out here to chefs and see what they
can do with it," said Andrew Arhart, President of the South Dakota Pork Producers.
A silent auction was also held at the event with proceeds going to the Cornerstone Rescue Mission.