Since the opening of South on Main in 2013, pastry chef Matthew Lowman has been an important component of the restaurant’s success. Lowman’s whimsical, yet technical approach to the dessert course was often filled with nostalgic admiration for the sweet treats many adults grew up with. The irony of eating something like a “fancy” candy bar in one of the most celebrated restaurants in the city, filled with some of the most talented chefs in town, was just part of the joy and excitement patrons found in Lowman’s desserts.
At Loblolly, Lowman plans to direct the development of new ice cream and sherbet flavors, as well as creating other novelties and possibly baked goods. Lowman will work in conjunction with Dan Moore, long time ice cream maker for the business.
Lowman says, “Hopefully I’ll be able to help Loblolly grow even greater in the direction they’ve already been going–making small batch, badass, ice cream while growing in Arkansas, and with Arkansas.”
Chef Lowman’s creations have always brought a smile to our faces, and we’re sure he will be sorely missed at South on Main. But we congratulate him on this new opportunity and wish him the best of luck. If you ever needed another reason to eat more Loblolly…here you go. Keep an eye out for Lowman’s ice cream and other sweet concoctions in the very near future.