3 Reasons to Travel with Nina Compton
Nina Compton, chef/owner of Compère Lapin in New Orleans, takes inspiration from the Caribbean comfort food of her native St Lucia, prepared with the technical mastery of Italian cuisine she honed in the kitchens of Daniel Boulud and Norman Van Aken. Nina's odes to creole cooking have earned her national attention: a stint on “Top Chef”, Food & Wine’s Best New Chef in 2017, a coveted James Beard Award in 2018. Nina is a force of nature, brave and bold, always searching for inspiration. We're honored to experience India with her.
Full of Life
If you live in the Big Easy, you generally know how to have a good time. Nina's optimism and sense of adventure is matched only by her sense of humor.
Nina was born in St Lucia and moved to New Orleans to open Compère Lapin. She immediately fell in love with the city's mashup of cultures, tastes and global influence in one crazy package.
Nina’s passionate about exploring the influence of India on the Caribbean. From curry spices to culture, we’re excited to learn—and taste—along with her.