Caribbean Born Chef To Head New, New Orleans Restaurant

Former Top Chef contestant, Chef Nina Compton of St. Lucia, will head up the new INTERSECT BY LEXUS NYC restaurant.

By NAN Food Editor

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 15, 2021: Get ready for a Caribbean twist on the menu at the new Compère Lapin restaurant in New Orleans.

James Beard Award-winning Owner and Chef Nina Compton will offer her signature blend of Gulf coast ingredients and Caribbean-inspired flavors for an unparalleled dining experience as Manhattan fine dining restaurant, INTERSECT BY LEXUS NYC, debuts its seventh Restaurant-in-Residence.

The new Compère Lapin, is set to open on Oct. 20th and will be located at Old No. 77 Hotel in New Orleans’ Warehouse District and will feature items like Pork Belly with tamarind set atop green chutney and garnished with pickled mango and herbs, Striped Bass Escovitch set on top of jerk carrots and carrot beurre blanc and Doberge Cake served with lemon curd and alongside a lemon buttermilk sorbet.

Chef Compton was born in St. Lucia and is the daughter of Sir John George Melvin Compton, who served as Prime Minister of Saint Lucia on three occasions.

She graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park and began her professional journey at Daniel in New York City, working and continuing her culinary education alongside world renowned chef/restaurateur Daniel Boulud and his team.

In June 2015, Compton opened her own restaurant in New Orleans, Louisiana, Compère Lapin in the New Orleans Central Business District.

In March 2018, Compton opened Bywater American Bistro in New Orleans with Husband/Partner Larry Miller and Chef/Partner Levi Rains. Chef Compton achieved celebrity status after a stint on Top Chef. She was the Top Chef, Season 11 runner up and was voted fan favorite by viewers.