Nina Compton to Host Bayou Benefit Dinner Sept. 22


NEW ORLEANS (press release) – On Wednesday, Sept. 22, Bywater American Bistro’s Chef/Restaurateur Nina Compton will host a one-night-only prix fixe dinner to raise funds for those in Southeastern Louisiana’s bayou parishes gravely impacted by Hurricane Ida. The three-course menu will showcase ingredients and dishes indigenous to the bayou and assist those that provide the unrivaled seafood and produce Louisiana is known for. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit – a non-profit fund spearheaded by Chef Melissa Martin of Mosquito Supper Club and Jonathan Foret of Helio Foundation.

“Ida’s devastation on the bayou is like nothing we’ve ever seen. People think that once the power comes on, the problems are solved, but that’s only the beginning. The supply chain is very much broken; supermarket shelves are still bare; and the sportsmen and fishermen that give us those delicious oysters, shrimp and seafood we all love, are in dire straits,” says Compton. “This dinner is to celebrate the bounty of the bayou, shine a spotlight on Southeastern Louisiana, and raise funds to help those communities in desperate need.”

Priced at $65 per person, excluding tax and gratuity, the menu will be on offer from 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. with very limited seating; reservations are strongly suggested. Menu follows:


First Course

Served Family Style

Boiled Shrimp with Vietnamese dipping sauce
Cornbread with cane syrup and smoked onion butter

Little gems with shallots and buttermilk dressing

Tuna Ham with avocado and croutons
Oyster Pan Stew


Second Course

Served Family Style


Redfish Courtbouillon with Jasmine Rice

Smothered Greens


Third Course

Choose One


Banana Bread Pudding

Chocolate Ganache with Rum Caramel and Coconut Sorbet

Tete de Moine Tart with Petite Salad

*Menu is subject to change based on availability of ingredients


Bywater American Bistro is located in the Rice Mill Lofts at 2900 Chartres St. in New Orleans’ Bywater district. Dinner is served Wednesday – Sunday 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.. For additional information and reservations, please visit or call (504) 605-3827.




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