Top Chef Nina Compton Opening New Restaurant in NOLA

Oven Roasted Chicken from Scarpetta, Chef Compton's previous restaurant | YELP, Pooja M. 

Oven Roasted Chicken from Scarpetta, Chef Compton's previous restaurant | YELP, Pooja M. 

By Mae Velasco, Assistant Editor

Although she has never lived in New Orleans, Top Chef alumnae Nina Compton is no stranger to the Big Easy. She competed in the Bravo television series “Top Chef: New Orleans,” where she placed second and where she was voted as Fan Favorite.

That’s why it’s probably no surprise Compton, who has lived in Miami for 14 years, resigned from her chef de cuisine position at Scarpetta and is making New Orleans her new home — and she’s coming back with a new restaurant.

Details of this new gastropub are still in the works, but Compton plans on taking it with a fun approach that will match her personality. Her food will reflect her Caribbean background, but will also incorporate the Italian and French cuisine knowledge she acquired in her experience.

New Orleans, are your tastebuds ready for this unique blend of flavor Compton will be bringing? Read More