Chef Nina Compton to Host Benefit Dinner for Bayou Communities
NEW ORLEANS – On Wednesday, Sept. 22, Bywater American Bistro chef Nina Compton will host a one-night-only prix fixe dinner to raise funds for those in southeastern Louisiana’s bayou parishes impacted by Hurricane Ida. The three-course menu will showcase ingredients and dishes indigenous to the bayou and assist those that provide the unrivaled seafood and produce Louisiana is known for. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit www.bayoufund.org – a nonprofit fund spearheaded by chef Melissa Martin of Mosquito Supper Club and Jonathan Foret of the Helio Foundation.
“Ida’s devastation on the bayou is like nothing we’ve ever seen. 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,” said Compton. “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.”
Priced at $65 per person, excluding tax and gratuity, the menu will be on offer from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. with limited seating; reservations are suggested.