COMPÈRE LAPIN INTRODUCES ISLAND HOP THEMED DINNER SERIES
Weekly Rotating Menus Highlight Islands Throughout Caribbean
Located in the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery, Chef Nina Compton’s Compère Lapin has earned raves for its contemporary cuisine, creative cocktails and bustling atmosphere. Now, the Warehouse District hotspot is inviting diners to embark on a culinary tour through the Caribbean with a series of rotating menus, each week showcasing the unique cuisine from a different Caribbean destination. Inspired by Chef Compton’s sister Fiona Compton, a London-based Saint Lucian Caribbean historian, visual artist and cultural ambassador, the series is set to launch on Sunday, September 1, 2019 and will highlight a different island each week throughout September.
“My sister and I are very connected to our Caribbean heritage, so it was only natural that we decided to put this series together,” says Compton. “Even though the cuisine at Compère Lapin is Caribbean inspired, I want these menus to really shine a light on the typical, local cuisine from each island.”
The weekly dinners, priced at only $45 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), will include four courses, with an optional $25 cocktail pairing featuring Caribbean rums. For the premiere dinner, Compton will serve up a Cuban inspired feast featuring media noche empanada, pork belly with platano and mojo verde, vaca frita with congris, and flan de coco. Libations include canchánchara or canchá for short – Cuba’s oldest cocktail made with Havana Club Añejo rum, fresh lime juice, and honey syrup; Havana especial – a cocktail that can be traced back to 1935 made with Havana Club Añejo rum, pineapple juice, lemon, simple syrup, and maraschino liquor; and El Presidente – a boozy, dry cocktail made with Havana Club Añejo Clasico rum, vermouth blanc, orange curaçao, and grenadine.
Additional islands showcased will include Haiti, Jamaica, St. Lucia and Martinique.
The Cuban themed dinner menu will be available during dinner only Sunday, September 1, 2019 through Saturday, September 7, 2019. Compère Lapin is located in The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery at 535 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. The restaurant serves lunch daily 11:30AM–2:30PM; light bites 2:30PM–5:30 PM; Happy Hour 3PM–6PM; and dinner nightly from 5:30PM–11PM. Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30AM–2PM. Valet parking is $5 and ample municipal parking is available. For more information, please visit www.comperelapin.com or call (504) 599-2119.
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About Chef Nina Compton
St. Lucia Culinary Ambassador and native, Chef Nina Compton is Chef/Owner of New Orleans’ gastronomic gem, Compère Lapin with her husband Larry Miller as well as their newest restaurant concept, Bywater American Bistro (BABs). Compère Lapin has garnered multiple accolades since opening in 2015 – both nationally and locally – for Nina’s one-of-a-kind Caribbean-inspired Louisiana cuisine, and BABs has already garnered national praise since opening in Spring 2018. The talented toque has been named one of Food & Wine magazine’s "Best New Chefs 2017", and in 2018 Chef Compton earned the ultimate culinary honor by being awarded "Best Chef: South" by The James Beard Foundation. Compère Lapin is the first New Orleans restaurant to receive the prestigious Spirited Award® by the Tales of The Cocktail Foundation – honored as the "Best American Hotel Bar" in 2019. Formerly of the critically acclaimed Scarpetta at Fontainebleau Miami Beach – where Compton worked under celeb chef/restaurateur Scott Conant – the rising star chef fell in love with the Crescent City while filming Top Chef New Orleans where she was runner up and fan favorite. Compton was lured to New Orleans when an opportunity with Provenance Hotels presented itself, and her journey as a renowned restaurateur has since taken off.
About The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery
Located in the Warehouse Arts District – just three blocks from the French Quarter and a short stroll from the Convention Center – the 167-room Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery features art from the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts and Where Y’Art; a Chandlery retail space featuring items from New Orleans makers; award-winning cuisine from Chef Nina Compton at Compère Lapin and Tout La; and Provenance Hotels’ signature programs like Well+Fit kits and Pet-friendly services to Pillow and Spiritual menus. The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery can be found online at www.old77hotel.com