Chef Nina Compton Offers Decadent Three-Course Prix Fixe Lunch
After a sold-out smashing success in December 2019, Chef Nina Compton has just announced that her very special Truffle Tuesday Lunch at Compère Lapin will continue every Tuesday from 11:30AM – 2:30PM until truffle season ends in late February 2020.
Available for $45 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), the Truffle Tuesday three-course prix fixe features Hamachi Tartare with caviar and truffles; Tagliatelle with black truffles; and a decadent Black Truffle Sundae. The regular a la carte menu will also be available on Tuesday during lunch.
Those that can’t make it to lunch on a Tuesday can still enjoy Compton’s Caribbean-meets-New Orleans fare at an affordable price with a $30 two-course weekday lunch. Available Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, guests can choose from one first course lunch offering and one specialty second course item. First course offerings include beet & carrot salad with pecans; cold smoked tuna tartare with avocado and crispy bananas; whipped ricotta with roasted apples, truffle honey and pine nuts; and marinated shrimp with roasted jalapeno jus. Specialty second course items include pumpkin agnolotti with curry granola; snapper with roasted squash and Brussels sprouts; and a hot fire chicken sandwich with pickles. Diners can also choose how quickly or leisurely they’d like their meal to be served with the In & Out option. The full lunch menu is also available for those who prefer to dine a la carte.
Compère Lapin is located in The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery at 535 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans. The restaurant serves lunch Monday – Friday from 11:30AM–2:30PM; light bites 3PM–5:30PM; 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 call (504) 599-2119, or visit www.comperelapin.com
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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, along with her 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 thereafter, 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. The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery can be found online at www.old77hotel.com.