Compère Lapin • NOLA

By definition, Compere Lapin is…

  • anthropomorphic rabbit character who served as the mischievous protagonist in Creole and Caribbean folk tales;
  • Chef Nina Compton’s restaurant at Old No 77 Hotel and Chandlery in the Warehouse Arts District of New Orleans.

Chef Compton believes that dining is all about creating memories. Her dishes are simplistic and rely on the power of pure flavors. She blends indigenous ingredients and the rich culinary heritage of New Orleans with those of her Caribbean roots.

Her training is classic French; including collaborations in stellar venues; Daniel in New York; Palme d’Or at The Biltmore Hotel in Miami; and Casa Casuarina, a private club and boutique hotel in South Beach. And did I mention that she was a TOP CHEF finalist?  Nina is currently the culinary ambassador for St. Lucia, where she was born.

Dining at Compere Lapin is a win-win for everyone!

  • By Nancy Radlauer,