Top Chef Nina Compton to Host Pop-Up at Cafe Mistral

Nina Compton: Bad ass chef!
Nina Compton: Bad ass chef!
Courtesy of Nina Compton

Since winning the fan favorite title on Top Chef, Nina Compton's been on the move.

The talented toque, who resigned her position as chef de cuisine of Scarpetta at Fontainebleau Miami Beach in June, has been traveling, racking up experiences, and, hopefully, recipes. Stops on the Compton world tour have included Alaska, New York, Italy, England, Boston, and Toronto, to name a few.

The good news is that chef Compton is back in Miami and hosting a pop-up dinner.

See also: Nina Compton on Life After Top Chef

On December 1, from 6 to 10 p.m., Compton hosts Breaking Bread, a five-course, Caribbean-inspired dinner at Cafe Mistral in SoFi.

Chef Compton told me she decided to host the pop-up to give Miami diners a taste of her cooking. "A lot of people have said they miss my food, so I want to give Miami a taste." This time, however, Compton is doing it her way. "I don't think many people have tried my Caribbean side."

The chef chose Cafe Mistral because "I live in the neighborhood and the cafe is cozy and very inviting."

The evening will feature five courses of Compton's favorite dishes, but don't expect a full menu posted in advance. "I like to keep a little bit of mystery. I want people to come in and be really excited to try my dishes. It's going to be a fun night with good food in an intimate setting. I want people to have a good time and eat good food."

The Breaking Bread pop-up costs $75 per person, excluding tax and gratuities. Reservations are available from 6 to 10 p.m. on December 1 and can be made by calling 786-626-8103.

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