For all-things-culinary at Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery in New Orleans' Warehouse Arts District, Provenance Hotels partnered with Top Chef: New Orleans alumnus Chef Nina Compton launched Compère Lapin in June 2015. Formerly of the critically acclaimed Scarpetta at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, where she worked under celebrity chef/restaurateur Scott Conant, Compton brings to Old No. 77 close to 15 years of experience in the industry and a unique style melding Caribbean flavors, Italian cookery and Louisiana's indigenous ingredients. The menu is as diverse, colorful and tempting as the city itself with offerings ranging from conch croquettes with pickled pineapple tartar sauce and curried goat with sweet potato gnocchi to pici pasta with lobster and squash and roasted banana zeppole. With a beverage program overseen by cocktail maven Abigail Gullo, Compère Lapin is one the Crescent City's most buzzed about restaurants. Compère Lapin is located at Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery in New Orleans' Warehouse Arts District, 535 Tchoupitoulas Street. Telephone: (504) 599-2119; www.comperelapin.com.
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