Chef Nina Compton Host Culinary Tour of India

00:00 November 30, -0001
By: Alena Cover

Nina Compton, the chef who brought Compère Lapin and Bywater American Bistro into the world, is having a moment that has lasted for years.

In 2015 Food & Winechose Compton for their "Best New Chef" award, and in 2017 she won the James Beard Foundation award for Best Chef: South--the biggest of big deals in the restaurant world. She's the pride of our city, but in 2020 she will be leaving New Orleans.

For twelve days, that is. Nina has announced that she will be hosting a culinary tour through India. The tour will go through New Delhi, Jodhpur, Chanod, Udaipur, Mumbai, and Jamtara, and travelers will get to see deserts, beaches, and jungles. They'll visit temples, markets, palaces, and some of the best restaurants in India, and meet local artists and chefs alongside Nina.

Nina grew up on the Carribean island St. Lucia, and has always been interested in the influence that Indian cooking has had on Carribean cuisine. Indian curry came to the Carribean islands in the 19th century and has been popular there ever since. She's excited to explore the history and culture of India on-site, in-person.

Compton told Modern Adventure magazine, "I'm excited to have an authentic Indian experience because it really is part of my own culture."

Tickets for the trip are on sale here, along with details about the planned route.

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