Caribbean Cuisine – Caribbean-born chef to run New Orleans restaurant
By NAN Food Editor
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri October 15, 2021: Get ready for a Caribbean twist on the menu at the new Compère Lapin restaurant in New Orleans.
James Beard owner and award-winning chef Nina Compton will offer her proprietary blend of Gulf Coast ingredients and Caribbean-inspired flavors for an unprecedented dining experience as Manhattan’s fine dining restaurant INTERSECT BY LEXUS NYC opens its seventh restaurant in residence.
The new Compère Lapin, which opens on October 20, will be located at the Old No. 77 Hotel in the warehouse district of New Orleans. Striped bass escovitch over jerk carrots and white carrot butter and a Doberge cake served with lemon cream and lemon buttermilk sorbet.
Chef Compton was born in Saint Lucia and is the daughter of Sir John George Melvin Compton, who has served as Prime Minister of Saint Lucia three times.
She graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park and began her professional journey with Daniel in New York, working and continuing her culinary education alongside world renowned chef / restaurateur Daniel Boulud and his team.
In June 2015, Compton opened his own restaurant in New Orleans, Louisiana, Compère Lapin in the central business district of New Orleans.
In March 2018, Compton opened the Bywater American Bistro in New Orleans with her husband / partner Larry Miller and chef / partner Levi Rains. Chef Compton achieved celebrity status after a stint with Top Chef. She was Top Chef, a season 11 runner-up, and was voted fan favorite by viewers.