Afternoon Arrival - Welcome to the Rock!
After checking into your hotel, head for the banks of the Arkansas River to board the Arkansas Queen for a sunset cruise: dining and entertainment included.
Taste the Rock!
Begin your day with a delicious breakfast at your hotel before heading to the Farmers Market located in the River Market District. After shopping the local farmers fresh from the farm produce, step inside the River Market Hall. Dont fill up though, now its time for
a tour of the Pulaski Technical Colleges Culinary Program. A light lunch prepared by the students will follow.
How about a treat that will really stick with you! The Unilever Skippy Peanut Butter Plant
is located just a few minutes east of Little Rock. This tour is complete with a film and
free samples. Next, head for the Big Dam Bridge for a lovely stroll before dinner or spend
time shopping at one of the Rocks many shopping centers. Finally, the time has arrived for
fine dining and a tour of a state-of-the-art kitchen at one of Little Rocks participating
restaurants. Perhaps your group would prefer a dine-around with appetizers at one
location, the main course at a second and top the evening off with dessert at yet
anotherthe possibilities are endless. The day has come to an end, and it is time to return
to your hotel. Sweet dreams!
Sample the Rock!
Enjoy a hot breakfast at your hotel before heading to the Old Mill Bakery to see bread
being prepared from freshly ground grain. You will love the aroma and best of all, you get
to take a sample with you! What goes better with fresh bread than a steaming cup of java
made of freshly roasted coffee beans? So take your group to one of Little Rocks coffee
roasters. From here, switch gears and head to one of Little Rocks micro-breweries to see
how award-winning beer is brewed. If you choose, you can sample freshly brewed beerits not
just for breakfast anymore! Time for lunch choose from one of Little Rocks many venues.
Perhaps you would like to have lunch at one of President Clintons favorite dining spots
before taking a trip up the mountain to the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute and experience
their culinary arts programs.
The Arkansas culinary arts education programs are developed to recognize the pivotal role
food plays in the art of living, both on a personal and societal level. Since you are what
you eat, they strive to make all of their culinary arts programming not only a recreation,
but also an education in how to enjoy eating right with style. Current programs include:
Saturday Chefs Series, one-day, hands-on classes for recreational cooks and Chef-On-Call,
special sessions of one-day cooking classes scheduled for organized groups.