Like the untamable Arkansas orchid that is its namesake, Lady Slipper is at once exuberant and elegant. A speakeasy lounge and restaurant situated in the basement of Bentonville’s historic Massey building, its unassuming location invites you to find it for yourself. Once inside, its intimate interior filled with rare art and unexpected décor begs you to stay awhile.
Reservations not offered at this time.
Chef Arturo Solis is a Miami native with a passion for travel, art, and history. Each of these interests inspire his culinary creations, which have been described as having Spanish, French, and Mediterranean influences. There’s a comfortable elegance to his signature “sharables” showcased at Lady Slipper. The popular small plates feature familiar flavors with nods to both his classic French training and his adopted hometown of Bentonville.
A graduate of Miami’s Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in 2005, Chef Arturo’s experience includes Chef de Cuisine at the Capital Hotel in Little Rock and being the first chef at 21c Museum Hotels in Oklahoma City. He also worked at the Biltmore in Miami where he was mentored by renowned Chef Arnaud Berthelier.
In 2018, Chef Arturo brought his talents to Bentonville. When he's not in the kitchen, he and wife, Rachel, love experiencing the arts and culture of the community and enjoy spending time with their rescue animals – two dogs, Penny and Beezu, and Albus, the cat.