He’s done it again. Matthew McClure
, executive chef at The Hive
in Bentonville’s 21c Museum Hotel, has been named a semifinalist for the 2017 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards
in the Best Chef: South category.
It’s the fourth year in a row McClure has been nominated. McClure was also a semifinalist in 2014, 2015 and 2016, and in 2016 was a speaker at the foundation’s conference. He’s also been named “The People’s Best News Chef"
for the Midwest by Food & Wine magazine.
The museum describes the menu as “High South,” McClure calls it “refined country.”