Compère Lapin Introduces New Cocktail Program & Head Bartender Jordan Deis
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 11:52 AM
Compère Lapin’scocktail program has received numerous awards and accolades since Chef Nina Compton’s flagship restaurant first opened in New Orleans’ Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery in June 2015. Not content to rest on their laurels, Compton and husbandLarry Millerhave just unveiled a new cocktail program under the direction of recently-appointed Head Bartender Jordan Deis.
Deis, an accredited Sommelier and head bartender at some of the city’s top restaurants, spent months collaborating with Compton and the bar team to create one-of-a-kind cocktails designed to complement the restaurant’s robust dishes and flavors. “This cocktail program shines a spotlight on all of our talented bartenders, says Deis.” “We all have different training and palates so it is nice to have an assortment of cocktails that reflects our varied backgrounds.”
In tune with Compton’s culinary philosophy, the cocktail menu will continuously change to showcase the best and freshest of whatever is in season. Deis works closely with local farms to source only the best ingredients available. The Crow’s Nestcombines aged brandy with roasted banana, vermouth, thyme and three different types of fortified wine, stirred and served straight up. The Penultimate Oathfeatures tequila’s northern cousin, Sotol, along with herbaceousTúnel de Mallorca, cucumber and citrus granita. Other new cocktails includeSummer of ’63– Singani 63 brandy, tequila reposado, vermut blanco and honey;Melonious Funk– Bolden local vodka, melon shrub and fresh citrus with a spiced salt rim; and theEquinox– a frothy concoction of gin, Campari, egg white, chartreuse and orgeat, with some fresh squeezed grapefruit juice. Compère Lapin’s frozen daiquiris rotate seasonally and feature blended creations such as theRamos Gin Freeze– gin, citrus, orange blossom and oats. Of course, favorites are still on offer including theBateador de Louisville– bourbon, apple brandy, chicory and smoked vanilla; and the signature Copper Bunny– Absolut Elyx, pineapple-jalapeño tequila and ginger, topped with Champagne and served in an actual copper bunny.
Compère Lapin is located in The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery at535 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. The restaurant serves lunch daily 11:30AM–2:30PM; light bites 2:30PM–5:30 PM; Happy Hour 3PM–6PM; and dinner nightly from 5:30PM–11PM. Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30AM–2PM. Valet parking is $5 and ample municipal parking is available. For more information, please visitwww.comperelapin.comor call(504) 599-2119.
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About Chef Nina Compton St. Lucia Culinary Ambassador and native,Chef Nina Comptonis Chef/Owner of New Orleans’ gastronomic gem,Compère Lapinwith her husbandLarry Milleras well as their newest restaurant concept,Bywater American Bistro(BABs). Compère Lapin has garnered multiple accolades since opening in 2015 – both nationally and locally – for Nina’s one-of-a-kind Caribbean-inspired Louisiana cuisine, and BABs has already garnered national praise since opening in Spring 2018. The talented toque has been named one ofFood & Winemagazine’s"Best New Chefs 2017", and in 2018ChefCompton earned the ultimate culinary honor by being awarded"Best Chef: South" by The James Beard Foundation. Compère Lapin is the first New Orleans restaurant to receive the prestigious Spirited Award® by theTales of The Cocktail Foundation– honored as the"Best American Hotel Bar" in 2019. Formerly of the critically acclaimed Scarpetta at Fontainebleau Miami Beach – where Comptonworked under celeb chef/restaurateur Scott Conant – the rising star chef fell in love with the Crescent City while filmingTop Chef New Orleanswhere she was runner up and fan favorite. Compton was lured to New Orleans whenan opportunity with Provenance Hotels presented itself, and her journey as a renowned restaurateur has since taken off.
About The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery Located in the Warehouse Arts District – just three blocks from the French Quarter and a short stroll from the Convention Center – the 167-room Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery features art from the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts and Where Y’Art; a Chandlery retail space featuring items from New Orleans makers; award-winning cuisine from Chef Nina Compton at Compère Lapin and Tout La; and Provenance Hotels’ signature programs like Well+Fit kits and Pet-friendly services to Pillow and Spiritual menus. The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery can be found online at www.old77hotel.com.