Compère Lapin (New Orleans, LA)
A native of St. Lucia, Nina Compton has trained in French, Caribbean and Italian kitchens. She has worked under renowned Chef Daniel Boulud and now lives in Miami where she worked for acclaimed chef Scott Conant. A self-proclaimed "gnocchi queen," Nina always keeps Maldon salt, good olive oil, lemon, calabrese chilies, and either pancetta or guanciale on hand. Nina strongly believes one should enjoy the moment whenever they are cooking.
Awards and Accolades:
- James Beard Award for "Best Chef: South" 2018
Saturday, March 9
Celebrate open flame cooking with savory grilled seafood offerings, chilled seafood bites and desserts prepared by 18 renowned chefs.