In the heart of Little Rock’s River Market, Cache is the definition of elegant. Local father and son team Rush and Payne Harding have created an urbane dining experience centered on fine ingredients and a posh atmosphere. At Cache, details are key, and everything from plating to service matters.
Chef Harding trained at the Culinary Institute of America based in New York, where he learned the importance of engaging his audience. Thus, a huge, open-air kitchen takes center stage, inviting guests to watch as their dishes come to life. Whether you sit beneath the twinkling modern lights or alongside the sleek, minimalist bar, you’re guaranteed a good view. Also, if the weather’s nice, Cache has some of the best patio space in town. Sit back, grab a creative cocktail from the excellent drink menu, and watch the River Market’s activity from your vantage point.
The culinary offerings are creative and wide-spread, as Harding wanted to offer a unique menu. If you want pizza or pasta, or if you can’t chose between fish, duck, or something a little more red, you can expect it to be on the menu at Cache – served up with a flavorful twist. Try Harding’s take on the Southern favorite Shrimp and Grits, or get serious with the Maple Glazed Pork Chop.
Don’t count Cache out for lunch. Whether you’re feeling hungry after a day of River Market exploration, or need the perfect backdrop for a business meeting, Cache has open doors to those craving good food.
- Head upstairs: Cache has one of the best bars for slow sipping in the city. Bonus points if the weather is nice enough to sit on the patio.
- Use the valet service: No doubt about it, Rivermarket parking is awful. Cache offers free valet and it is worth every penny (especially since it is free, as opposed to nearby deck parking). Because of traffic in the Rivermarket it sometimes takes a minute for your car to return, so grab a drink after you hand over your valet ticket.