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Episode 111: The Preacher Has A New Son A Conversation With Chef Neal Gray

About the Show: 

We recently sat down with Chef Neal Gray from The Preacher’s Son in Bentonville, AR. This episode is our second podcast with this signature restaurant from the Ropeswing Hospitality Group Family.  We initially met with Chef Matt Cooper more than a year and a half ago.  Since Chef Matt left in December of 2020, the restaurant has been in the more than capable hands of Chef Gray.  

With a career encapsulating both fine dining and approachable, everyday cuisine, Chef Grayl has extensive experience working at world-class restaurants, including The Inn at Little Washington in Virginia, the highly prestigious French Laundry in Northern California, and Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Tarrytown, New York.

The Malvern native is doing quick work to redefine the menu at The Preacher’s Son while honoring its gluten-free roots by consistently offering various GF options on each menu. 

Overall, guests can expect a showcase of seasonal ingredients that allow the food to shine without feeling manipulated or overworked. 

When we published these show notes, The Preacher’s Son was still observing all Pandemic protocols for dining. We ate there and enjoyed our meal, the wine pairings, and the overall atmosphere in the award-winning restaurant.   

All of this and more on this episode of the I am Northwest Arkansas podcast. 

Important Links and Mentions on the Show*

Chef Neal Gray’s Bio

Website for The Preacher’s Son

Website for The Preacher’s Son Menu

The Peacher’s Son on Facebook

The Preacher’s Son on Instagram

Website for Ropeswing Hospitality Group

The Preacher’s Son

201 NW A St.

Bentonville, AR 72712

(479) 445-6065

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