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Nina Compton to Host Benefit Dinner for Louisiana’s Bayou Communities

13:00 September 15, 2021
By: Burke Bischoff

Famed local chef Nina Compton will be hosting a one-night-only prix fixe dinner in order to raise funds for people negatively affected by Hurricane Ida in Southeastern Louisiana's bayou parishes.

The dinner will take place at Bywater American Bistro, located at 2900 Chartres St., and will be from 5:30-9 p.m. on Wednesday, September 22. The dinner is $65 per person (not including tax and gratuity) and will feature a delicious three course menu showcasing local Louisiana ingredients.

First Course

Served Family Style

Boiled Shrimp with Vietnamese dipping sauce
Cornbread with cane syrup and smoked onion butter

Little gems with shallots and buttermilk dressing

Tuna Ham with avocado and croutons
Oyster Pan Stew

Second Course

Served Family Style

Redfish Courtbouillon with Jasmine Rice

Smothered Greens

Third Course

Choose One

Banana Bread Pudding

Chocolate Ganache with Rum Caramel and Coconut Sorbet

Tete de Moine Tart with Petite Salad

*Menu is subject to change based on availability of ingredients

All proceeds raised from the dinner will directly the Bayou Fund, which has been organized by Chef Melissa Martin of Mosquito Supper Club and Jonathan Foret of Helio Foundation

"Ida's devastation on the bayou is like nothing we've ever seen," Compton said. "People think that once the power comes on, the problems are solved, but that's only the beginning. The supply chain is very much broken; supermarket shelves are still bare; and the sportsmen and fishermen that give us those delicious oysters, shrimp, and seafood we all love, are in dire straits. This dinner is to celebrate the bounty of the bayou, shine a spotlight on Southeastern Louisiana, and raise funds to help those communities in desperate need."

Seating is limited, so reservations are encouraged. To make a reservation, visit bywateramericanbistro.com or call 504-605-3827.

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