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.
Each Thursday at Compère Lapin, Compton will join forces with a gifted guest Chef to create a multi-course dinner highlighting each Chef’s respective cuisine. With prices starting at $60 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), guests can choose between a 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. seating.
To kick things off on Thursday, Feb. 4, Compton has tapped the iconic Ms. Linda Green, known internationally as the Ya-Ka-Mein Lady. The award-winning Chef has been serving up her Ya-Ka-Mein, fried pork chop, gumbo and bread pudding to people from all over the world for decades and has earned raves and accolades including being named winner Chopped Pride of New Orleans, Anthony Bourdain’s Travel Channel show No Reservations, and much more.
That evening guests can enjoy a multi-course prix fixe dinner that will feature an array of dishes from both Chefs, including Ms. Green’s Crawfish Macaroni and Cheese and her famed Ya-Ka-Mein. Dinner is priced at $60 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). Optional wine and cocktail pairings are available.
Additional February collaborations follow:
Thursday, Feb. 11 – Addis NOLA/Chef Biruk Alemayehu
Thursday, Feb. 18 – Dooky Chase/Eve Haydel (granddaughter of Leah Chase)
Thursday, Feb. 25 – Queen Trini/Lisa Nelson
Reservations for each dinner are required for the 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. seatings and capacity is limited, so guests are strongly encouraged to book early!
Compère Lapin is located in The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery at 535 Tchoupitoulas St. in New Orleans. Ample free street parking is available. For reservations and additional information, please visit www.comperelapin.com.