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Nina Compton's Farewell Dinner: "Leaving Miami Wasn't Easy" (Photos)

Monday night was bittersweet as Nina Compton took control of the kitchen one last time and cooked her last supper for the Magic City. The former Scarpetta chef de cuisine and Top Chef: New Orleans runner-up (as well as fan favorite) is trading South Beach for the French Quarter in less than a week, but not without a proper goodbye -- one that included four-courses, good friends, and, of course, gnocchi.

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Carla Torres found her inner gourmand voice while writing for Miami New Times in 2012. She has also worked with Travel & Leisure and Ocean Drive. She balances passions for wine, sweets, yoga, and kayaking.