A taste of New Orleans with Chef Nina Compton

Explore New Orleans with James Beard 2019 Regional Best Chef Nina Compton.

As part of Capital One’s ongoing partnership with the James Beard Foundation, Capital One cardholders get year-round access to special events and dining experiences. “A Regional Taste” provides a one-of-a-kind culinary tour of the hometowns of five recent James Beard Regional Best Chef award winners. Join host and Chef Antonia Lofaso for this five-city tour that concludes with the chefs coming together to prepare a Capital One cardholder dinner at the James Beard House.

In this episode of “A Regional Taste,” host and Chef Antonia Lofaso joins James Beard 2019 Regional Best Chef Nina Compton in her hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. This episode was recorded prior to February 2020.

Food and music are central both to the character of New Orleans and to one of its most celebrated chefs: Nina Compton. Her restaurants, Compère Lapin and Bywater American Bistro, combine Caribbean, Creole, French, Southern and Italian influences. Born in St. Lucia, Nina is helping restore the Caribbean identity that defined much of New Orleans’ early history. Today she shares her favorite spots in the Big Easy, including a butcher shop, a music club and her own restaurant.

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