A native of Saint Lucia in the Caribbean, Nina Compton is the chef/owner of Compère Lapin in New Orleans. She worked with Daniel Boulud in Manhattan and Norman Van Aken and Scott Conant in Miami. She’s also competed on Bravo’s Top Chef, where she was a fan favorite. At Compère Lapin in the Old No. 77 Hotel, her menu is a mélange of influences that include Caribbean, Italian and English (her grandmother is British). Compère was named a best new restaurant by The Huffington Post.