Nina Compton

Grilled Gulf Shrimp with Heirloom Tomatoes Salad by Chef Nina Compton

18 (u9) shrimp with heads on (Note: Marinate in some olive oil, fresh rosemary and red chili flakes) 2 pints heirloom tomatoes, rinsed and cut into half. Method: In a blender combine yolks, mustard, garlic, anchovy and puree until smooth. Slowly drizzle in the oil until thick. Add cheese and remaining ingredients. For shrimp: grill just before serving at 350-450 degrees for 5-7 minutes, turning the shrimp halfway through the process. Toss the cherry tomatoes halves in the dressing and top with toasted bread crumbs and serve with grilled shrimp.
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The Journey That Led Chef Nina Compton to Open One of New Orleans’ Most Acclaimed Restaurants

The James Beard award-winner and "Top Chef" fan favorite’s experiences are reflected in her eateries. St. Lucia, a small Caribbean island of roughly 184,000, is one of few countries to boast of two Nobel Prize winners and a Pulitzer Prize winner. John Compton, the country’s most renowned politician, became St. Lucia’s first prime minister following its independence in 1979. Now as a James Beard award-winning chef, Nina Compton furthers her dad’s rich legacy, instilling great pride in her native country as one of the rising Black culinary voices and restaurateurs in America. And her journey began at home.
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Nina Compton to Be a Judge on Upcoming Season of ‘Top Chef’

NEW YORK — New Orleans-based chef Nina Compton will be among the judges when the long-running cooking competition show. Top Chef returns for its 18th season this spring on Bravo. The season will be based in Portland, Ore. A new batch of chefs and restaurant owners, representing a cross section of kitchens and food around the country, will vie for the coveted title. Contestants will compete in a variety of challenges, celebrate the region’s Pan-African cuisine and help feed hundreds of frontline workers.
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Nina Compton collaborates with chefs and restaurateurs on Black History Month dinner series at Compere Lapin

Nina Compton is celebrating Black History Month with a Thursday night dinner series at Compere Lapin. A native of St. Lucia, she worked in New York and Miami before becoming a fan favorite on season 11 of “Top Chef,” which was filmed in New Orleans. She moved here and opened Compere Lapin in 2015 and Bywater American Bistro in 2018. The James Beard Foundation named her Best Chef: South in 2018.
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Nina Compton Announces New Dinner Series for February

With pitch-black cast iron pots, worn wooden spoons and produce from the gardens they tended, enslaved cooks gave rise to much of our country’s culinary heritage and certainly gave us some of our most satisfying cuisine. In her 1976 book “The Taste of Country Cooking,” legendary chef Edna Lewis set...
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Ya-Ka-Mein Lady & Nina Compton Collab Dinner 2/4 – Black History Month Series Kick-off

James Beard: Best Chef South Nina Compton is pleased to announce that her flagship restaurant, Compère Lapin at the Old No. 77 Hotel in New Orleans, will celebrate Black History Month (Feb. 1 – March 1) with a series of collaborative dinners, taking place every Thursday in February. The month-long series is aimed to showcase the talents of some of the Crescent City’s brilliant black culinarians, as well as pay tribute to the amalgamation of cultures and cuisine that have contributed to America’s black culinary community.
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NOLA Chef Nina Compton, Others Ask Biden for COVID Relief

NEW ORLEANS – 32 New Orleans bar/restaurant owners joined Nina Compton – former Top Chef contestant and James Beard Award-winning chef/owner of New Orleans’ Compère Lapin and Bywater American Bistro (BABs) – in asking President-elect Joe Biden to end all tariffs on European food, wine and spirits on the first day of his administration.