Anguilla’s favorite beachside hideaway, Malliouhana, Auberge Resorts Collection, is set to partner with the highly acclaimed, James Beard award-winning restaurateur and chef Nina Compton, as part of Flavors of Malliouhana, the resort’s newly curated series of collaborations with world-renowned chefs that celebrates the island’s rich gastronomic traditions. The month-long residency will be from July 22 - August 19, 2022, and will kick off with an immersive weekend event, hosted by Chef Compton on property, followed by exclusive menu items at the resort’s signature restaurant, Celeste, for the remainder of the month.
Part of Auberge Resorts Collection’s Taste of Auberge, a new culinary journey bringing together exclusive chef partnerships and restaurant pop-ups at select properties throughout 2022, the yearlong initiative will include exceptional new menus, intimate cooking classes and unforgettable epicurean events. In this next chapter of the series, Compton will artfully infuse her masterful expertise while utilizing the vibrancy and flavors of the local culture. Heralded as the culinary capital of the Caribbean, Malliouhana, Auberge Resorts Collection continues to put the island at the forefront of a global culinary discussion, providing epicurean enthusiasts and novices alike with a rare opportunity to indulge in transformative dining experiences and world-class Caribbean cuisine.
Born and raised in St. Lucia, Compton grew up with the flavors and beauty of the Caribbean. The chef and owner of James Beard award-winning restaurants Compère Lapin and Bywater American Bistro in New Orleans, Compton has placed a spotlight on Caribbean fare in both of her dining establishments, while reflecting on her life’s journeys, and its many experiences and influences in each dish. She will host an experiential weekend event at Malliouhana to celebrate the launch of the residency, showcasing her signature cooking styles, combining her love for French and Italian cuisine with native Caribbean flavors and ingredients to create inspiring dishes.
The weekend events will begin with an exclusive welcome cocktail party at Bar Soleil where guests will have the chance to meet Chef Compton while enjoying signature cocktails and light bites. The celebrations continue the following day at the resort’s signature restaurant, Celeste, where guests will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to cook with Chef Compton. The ultra-exclusive and intimate event will take the form of a live cooking class where guests will learn how to make her famed ricotta gnocchi with jerk summer corn and tomatoes. The interactive event will be followed by a private group lunch offered to only the class participants, where guests will enjoy Compton's cuisine as they take in views of Meads Bay and enjoy wine pairings. On the final day, guests will enjoy a Sunday brunch at Celeste, with a live musical performance and signature Chef Compton dishes, such as french toast topped rum caramel and BBQ shrimp and grits. To commemorate this culinary residency, Malliouhana’s famed dining outlet, Celeste, will feature exclusive custom menu creations from Chef Nina Compton through August 19, 2022.
Each of the Flavors of Malliouhana guest chefs closely with Anguilla’s local purveyors to create new menu items exclusive to the intimate oceanfront resort and its culinary program. The dishes will highlight the best of the local landscape, showcasing fresh fare harvested that day and sourced straight from the sea and shore just steps away.
Malliouhana, Auberge Resorts Collection will welcome Chef Nina Compton between July 22 - August 19, 2022, for the inaugural partnership of Flavors of Malliouhana. Dates for the additional chefs in the series will be announced in the coming months. For more information or to book a stay, please visit aubergeresorts.com/malliouhana.