Fresh out of culinary school, working alongside famed Chef DANIEL BOULUD at his NYC restaurant DANIEL, was the first job for ST. LUCIA-born Chef NINA COMPTON!!!
You may remember her placing second in the BRAVO: TOP CHEF - SEASON 11: NEW ORLEANS.
However, what you may not know is that she has moved from MIAMI to NEW ORLEANS and opened her first solo restaurant venture, COMPERE LAPIN, located inside of the OLD No. 77 HOTEL & CHANDLERY.
Chef NINA COMPTON is officially now Yours Truly CCG's homegirl!!!
PLAYBOY Journalist LINDSAY GOLDENBERG caught up with her just long enough to find out why Chef NINA COMPTON Wants YOU To HAVE MORE FUN When COOKING At HOME.
Here are the SAVORY 7 from the PLAYBOY INTERVIEW: 9 QUESTIONS with Chef NINA COMPTON:
1. What’s an underrated food city and why?
Miami. There are so many great restaurants down there. People assume Miami is just South Beach’s Ocean Drive strip, but there are incredible places and talented chefs in that city making really good food.
2. What food/food trend are you tired of?
Brussels sprouts. Don’t get me wrong, I like them. I just think food should not be trendy, it should be seasonal.
3. How do you feel about Yelp?
Yelp is a double-edged sword. It does help guide people to restaurants, but at the same time, it is an open forum for people to bash chefs and owners, sometimes ruining businesses.
4. If your kitchen is burning down, what’s the one gadget you save?
My Imperia Pasta Machine, without a doubt.
5. Your guilty pleasure food?
Recently it’s been doughnuts. My pastry chef Danny Alas makes a killer doughnut!
6. If you could cook for one person who would it be?
My late father, I think it would really make him smile.
7. What are five ingredients that are always in your pantry?
Maldon sea salt, lemon, chile paste, eggs, and plantains.